Cosmopolitan Courchevel offers fantastic skiing for every ability; the pick of the mountain restaurants and a range of exclusive hotels. Of the four separate villages, named after their height, 1850 is the highest and most definitely the chicest, attracting an international jet-set clientele to its luxurious hotels nestling on the slopes just above the village. Several ski schools are available (all with classes for children) and ESF (Ecole du Ski Francais) runs Le Village des Enfants for non-skiing and skiing children. Courchevel is part of Les Trois Valees, the world’s largest linked ski area.
At a Glance
Snow: A combination of high altitude, snow making facilities and piste grooming usually guarantees good snow. Lift system: Surprisingly the old lifts are still in the majority but they’re generally pretty good with links between the village stations and queues aren’t a problem. Apres Ski: 1850 offers visitors a lively and varied nightlife, including exclusive night clubs and lounge bars. Families: With plenty of gentle slopes, ski schools and childcare options both in resort and at many of our featured hotels, 1850 is great for families. Other activities: Dog sledding, snowmobile rides, snowshoeing, walking, tobogganing