The most glamorous ski resort in Europe combines impeccable service on the slopes with five-star hotels, starred restaurants, designer shops and renowned spas. Along with Méribel and Val Thorens, Courchevel is part of the largest ski area in the world. Known as Le Trois Vallées, this region excels in off-piste skiing while being a paradise for those who prefer to stay within the circuits: the three valleys are connected by 162 lifts and 600 km of slopes.
Illuminated by Christmas lights that stay on throughout the season, its center is made up of narrow streets, where horse-drawn carriages pass and where each wooden chalet hides an exquisite establishment behind its rustic facade.
Amid so many superlatives and impeccable services, it’s easy to understand why Courchevel remains the favorite resort of the international jet-set.
Northern Hemisphere January to April
Base - 4429 feet
Top - 8982 feet
96 SKI RUNS
In the village: Excellence and variety define the gastronomy of Courchevel, which has more than 60 restaurants. Skiers find gourmet options for lunch even in the middle of the slopes. There is also good diversity among those starred by the Michelin Guide: from the French classics at Le Chabichou, through the reinterpretations of traditional recipes at Le 1947 to the creative cuisine at Le Montgomerie. On the mountain: Skiers find gourmet options for lunch even in the middle of the slopes. Panoramic views add to the gastronomy at Cap Horn, which has several titles of wines and dishes with vegetarian options, at Chalet de Pierres, with its unmissable fondues and raclettes, and at La Cave Deux Creux, which has an Asian influence.
WHAT TO DO BEYOND THE SKIING
Snowmobile and fat bike rides are among the options for activities in the snow. Outside, there is a skating rink, go bowling or relax in one of the excellent spas in Courchevel. Among them, the beauté centers signed by prestigious brands, such as Spa by Guerlain and Spa Lana by Clarins, stand out.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
In the Villages des Enfants, children learn to ski safely, in addition to taking part in supervised activities and games. There are also several themed areas spread across the tracks, such as the Indian Village and the Family Park. For those who want to vary the schedule, Aquamotion brings together waterslides, heated pools and even a pool with waves, where the little ones can surf. Les Chalets du Forum has ice skating and indoor climbing.
The resort is one of the best shopping destinations in the Alps. You can shop even with ski boots on your feet - Moncler has a concept store right on the Verdons piste. Brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermés and Prada are gathered in the village of Courchevel 1850, in a setting full of charm. In addition to designer stores, there are jewelry and multi-brand stores.
The action starts with the après-ski at Le Folie Douce, a restaurant on the mountain that is the scene of very lively parties, and ends at La Mangeoire, where people go to spend the night listening to DJs. But there are also options for those who prefer something more relaxed: Le P’tit Drink, for example, serves great drinks in an authentic and elegant atmosphere.
HOW TO GET HERE
This exclusive boutique hotel, which has only 31 accommodations, opens its glass doors directly to the Bellecôte slopes, offering its guests ski-in/ski-out access. The services, inspired by a traditional French chateaux, turn guests’ stays into an unforgettable experience. The après-ski is cozy, and the views are incredible.
Located in Courchevel, about 328 feet from Verdons, the hotel features an indoor pool, sauna, hammam, and beauty salon. The suites and apartments have room and butler service. The hotel also offers free shuttle service and 24-hour reception.
Barriere les Neiges, localizado no coração de Courchevel 1850 e na base das famosas encostas de Bellecôte, tem aproximadamente 40 acomodações e um serviço incrível. A atmosfera sofisticada do Les Neiges combina perfeitamente com as montanhas e a paisagem francesa. Os quartos modernos têm vistas deslumbrantes, dois restaurantes e uma…
Hotel Le Lana is in Courchevel 1850, with exclusive ski-in/ski-out access and close to the best shops and restaurants. The hotel has from rooms and suites to duplex and triplex apartments that can accommodate up to ten people. The decoration is contemporary and elegant, but without losing the alpine atmosphere…
Le Sivolière is an updated, elegant version of a mountain chalet which includes 30 charming rooms. The service is impeccable, including elements such as a discrete butler who will unpack your bags and organize your closet. There’s a ski lounge for skiers to store their equipment. There are two award-winning…
Combining elegance with a unique family atmosphere and located in the exclusive Jardin Alpine in Courchevel 1850, L’Apogee offers an unforgettable lodging experience.This excellent option for families has several apartments with internal communication doors. Special facilities for skiing, a world-class spa, and top cuisine make the hotel one of the best…
Located in the heart of Courchevel, the iconic white walls at Chabichou combine mountain style and contemporary architecture with great service and facilities. Chabichou (a Relais & Châteaux property) is the ideal winter getaway in Courchevel 1850. Its cozy atmosphere includes different styles of accomodations, a Shu Uemura salon, and award-winning, Michelin-starred restaurants.
Located in Courchevel, about 16 miles from Moutiers and with direct access to the ski slopes, the Grand Hotel au Rond Point des Pistes has sauna, seating area with a fireplace, gym, parking, and a ski room.
Exuberating charm, elegance, comfort and love of snow sports in generous doses, Le Strato is a five-star hotel that stands out for its shape – it is a kind of large private chalet totally ski-in/ski-out. The Boix-Vives family, which owns the hotel, has its history closely linked to design and…
Palace Les Airelles is an enchanting place in the heart of the most glamorous ski resort in France. This impressive mountain castle is now a Palace, thanks to its location and history. The 37 rooms and 14 suites are beautifully decorated, a private apartment on the fourth floor provides incredible panoramic mountain…
Located in the center of Courchevel, the hotel offers a ski shop, indoor pool, spa, and wellness center. All of the suites overlook the mountains. Breakfast is served throughout the day, in the restaurant or in the room. The hotel also has a bar and room service.
The Lys martagon, which is located in Courchevel 1850, offers ski-in and ski-out access as well as spectacular mountain views. The chalet has a unique design and is perfect for families seeking comfort and privacy while traveling.
Six Senses Residences Courchevel takes traditional mountain living to new heights having been meticulously designed and appointed with interiors inspired by its surroundings. It is set at the heart of Courchevel 1850 in the renowned three-valley ski area – the largest linked ski area in the world. Contemporary and traditional…