Courchevel is a good all-around resort. Its ski area offers a good selection of runs for all levels and it is also popular with young families and beginners as the green runs and nursery slopes come right into the center of 1850 and so make the skiing really accessible. This is a resort of impeccably groomed pistes and fast efficient lifts with pretty tree skiing at lower levels and stunning views from the top.
Courchevel has 93 miles (150 km) of local runs which when combined with Val Thorens, La Tania, Les Menuires, and Meribel give you 372 miles (600 km) of skiing ( which is actually enough if placed end to end to get you to Paris!). This makes it part of the largest linked ski area in the world. There are several links over to the Meribel Valley with the 2 main lifts being La Saulire cable car and La Vizelle gondola from the center of 1850.
In addition to piste skiing, there is a huge amount of off-piste in the Courchevel valley. If you’re a fan of powder in the trees, hit the runs off Dou des Lanches and head down through the woods where you’ll eventually join the Creux piste. We do recommend hiring a guide to get the most from the area. From advanced ( and brave) skiers there are a number of (in)famous couloirs off the top of Saulire – the Grand Colouir is still officially a piste and is reached via a narrow ridge off the top of the Saulire cable car.
There is a great snow park under the Vizelle bubble with jumps and rails and there is a border cross under the Pralong chair. In addition, there are 41 miles (66km) of cross-country tracks with a long red linking Meribel and Courchevel.
|Skiable Terrain||600 km of piste 10,500 hectres of ski area|
|Vertical||2,130 m (6,988)|
|Top Elevation||3,230 m (10,597 ft)|
|Base Elevation||1,100 m (3,608 ft)|
|Winter lifts Total||166|
|Longest Run||12 km (7.4 mi)|
|Snowmaking||2,100 + cannons|