Skiing for beginners in Courchevel
Courchevel is a great resort for first-time skiers and snowboarders. Beginner skiers will have everything they need to become competent enough to then explore the world’s best ski resort.
Key points for beginners:
- There are 5 designated beginner areas in Courchevel
- There are some world-class ski schools in Courchevel
- There are 21 green runs (green runs are the easiest) in Courchevel
- There are 41 blue runs (a bit more difficult than green runs) in Courchevel
- There are 10 free ski lifts for beginners to practice on
- There is an excellent free bus service in Courchevel
Courchevel is split into 5 main areas each has its own designated beginners area and ski school meeting points. The two best areas are in Courchevel 1850 and Courchevel 1650 as they have a variety of green pistes. On the piste map (you can download by clicking the red box on the right-hand side of this page) you will see the ZEN areas these are the beginner areas which all have a free lift making them great to practice on.
In Courchevel 1850 we recommend the area out of the Verdon lift there is a couple of lovely green runs back through the trees into the centre of the resort. Alternatively, the ZEN area in the Altiport area is great for beginners and can be quieter.
In our option, Courchevel Moriond 1650 is the perfect place to master your turns and become an intermediate skier/snowboarder. If you make your way to the top of the Pyramides drag lift and ski the beautiful blue and green runs back into the centre of Courchevel Moriond anyone new to skiing will love these runs.
If you are staying in Courchevel 1550 or Le Praz you easily access the beginner areas in 1850. Please note if you are staying in Le Praz there are no blue or green runs back into the resort so you will have to use the free resort bus service or Le Praz bubble to get back down the mountain.
La Tania is another great place to learn to ski with some lovely green runs through the tree from the top of the La Tania bubble lift.
Ultimately if you are a beginner you should always book lessons with a professional instructor, they will help improve your technique, increase the amount of fun you have and most importantly keep you safe. There are ski school meeting points in every village apart from Le Praz.
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