Skiing in Courchevel 1650
Courchevel Moriond, often reffered to as Courchevel 1650, has seen significant development over the last couple of years and is an excellent alternative to the exclusive Courchevel 1850 for those on a stricter budget. It is also incredibly popular with families and beginners.
Courchevel 1650 Overview
The north facing slopes in 1650 offer some of the quietest and safest slopes in the Courchevel Valley & Three Valleys ski area. Often overlooked, Courchevel 1650 offers some great skiing with wide, open pistes and often has excellent snow conditions. It is also a very good resort for beginners or those waiting a more relaxed skiing experience with a number of green and blue runs.
Skiing Around Courchevel 1650
Courchevel 1650 is excellent for beginners and families as there are a number of green and blue pistes surrounding the resort. As you get further out there are also some more challenging red and black piste.
In Courchevel 1650, you will find 5 green, 14 blue, 8 red and 1 black piste.
Access to Other Areas
Although on the outskirts of the Three Valley ski area the excellent lift system in place across the Three Valleys makes it easy to explore the other areas that make up the world's largest ski area.
Courchevel 1850 & Other Courchevel Areas.
Courchevel 1850 can be accessed by catching the Ariondaz telecabine from the centre of Courchevel 1650, it is then a short ski down a green and then blue piste to the Aiguille du Fruit charilift. From there, follow the Altiport blue piste down into 1850.
From 1850, you can ski down into Courchevel 1550 or Courchevel Le Praz.
Meribel can be accessed the same way intitally as Courchevel 1650 by getting the Ariondaz and Aiguille du Fruit lifts. From there, you can either ski down to the Marmottes or Suisses chairlifts which will take you to the top of Saulire. Once at the top of Saulire you can ski down to Meribel Mottaret, Meribel Centre or even Meribel Village.
Once in Meribel you can access Val Thorens within 2/3 lifts.
Our Favourite Run
Get on the Ariondaz telecabine from the centre of Courchevel 1650, then follow a short blue to the Signal chairlift and continue past it down the Indiens blue piste.
This is a lovely blue run that takes you through the trees in Courchevel 1650 and back into the centre of resort.
Ski School Meeting Points
The vast majority of ski school meeting points are by the Ariondaz telecabine.
Best Area for Children and Beginners
The centre of Courchevel 1650 has access to a couple of button lifts taking you up to the Belvedere area of 1650 where there are a couple of green piste.
Courchevel 1650 itself it great for beginners and children as you can ski back into the resort via all greens (Petites Bosses, Praline, Belvedere) from the top of the main lift out of Courchevel 1650, the Ariondaz telecabine.