Why Ski Courchevel?


Known as the largest linked ski area around the world, this ski resort is divided into four levels depending on their altitude, namely Courchevel 1300 (or Le Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 (or Moriond), and Courchevel 1850. Seated in the Tarentaise Valley in the Savoie region, part of the Les Trois Vallιes in France, it is a very famous ski resort that comes with a pretty expensive price. Throughout the years, there has been an influx of younger skiers going to Courchevel. The villages pose a lot of accommodation choices, but no matter where you are lodging, vast skiing area will ultimately draw you in together.

Easily accessible and good choice of ski transfers

Courchevel is in France, and since this is a premier skiing country, there are a lot of transportation facilities available for tourists and hardcore skiers. The airport with the most transfer options is Geneva. Other airports like Lyon St Exupery, Chambery, and Grenoble are also available access points. There is also an airport in Courchevel open for private flights but it has a short runway and only a few certified aviators can manoeuvre the ins and outs of flying in this airport. Courchevel is one busy resort so booking in advance, whether you go by air, train, buses, or shared vehicles, is highly advised.

If you are planning to drive your way to the resort, travel time is 12 hours if you start from Calais. Using this transfer option however, brings additional expenses, including parking fees, which can for up to CHF70 for a week of parking, and the infamous toll charges in the French motorways which can accumulate up to CHF66.10. Taking the train route is also feasible, but trains are usually only available on Fridays and Saturdays. The final change would be going to Moutiers station, which has a snow train service going to Courchevel.

Ski Facts

Here are other things you need to know why you need to ski at Courchevel:

Highest lift: 3200 m (10499 ft)
Lowest Lift: 1300 m (4265 ft)
Total vertical drop: 1055 kilometres
Piste Length: 600 kilometres
Longest run: 5 kilometres
Snow Cannons: 523
Cross country: 66 kilometres
Total Lifts: 198
Snow Park: 4

The ski resort is excellent for both expert and intermediates skiers because it holds a few of the most difficult black runs in the world. Given that, there are still easy slopes for first time skiers and learners. Courchevel is also very good for snowboarders. The ski domain of Courchevel comprises of 8 % black runs, 33 % red runs, and 37 % blue runs. The ski lifts can accommodate more that 68,500 skiers or snowboarders every hour. The snow cannons also have the capability to augment snow on more that 21 kilometres of ski trails. Snow sure and scenic, this ski destination is perfect for hardcore skiers and families enjoying their seasonal ski break. It has a good number of off piste terrains and also large ski areas, boosted by good mountain restaurants and competitive ski schools.

Accommodation

Courchevel provides a wide variety of places to stay in, whether you want expensive upmarket hotels or a simple backpackers' apartments or flats. One tip is to reserve your lodging in advance, and if you are on a budget binge, try to make reservations at the beginning or end of the skiing season, when there are a lot of bargain offers and discounts. The village with infamously higher priced accommodations is Courchevel 1850, which is the centre of the skiing village. Courchevel 1650 is the second largest village that is connected to 1850 through shuttles. Cheaper accommodations are available in 1550 and 1300. The villages have bus link systems which enable easy access to the slopes or to the other villages.

Costs at Courchevel

If you are still thinking why you should ski Courchevel, you might as well check the expenses you might make in the resort.

Local Lift Prices
Highest adult pass for 1 day: CHF38
Highest adult pass for 6 days: CHF182
Highest child pass for 1 day: CHF26.50
Highest child pass for 6 days: CHF127.50

Equipment Rentals
Boots and Skis
Courchevel 1850: CHF112 – CHF347.20 (7-day hire)
Courchevel 1650: CHF82.40 – CHF212.80 (7-day hire)
Courchevel 1550: CHF82.16 – CHF162 (7-day hire)
Courchevel 1300: CHF86.40 – CHF152.80 (7-day hire)

Top Hotel Prices
Hotel Telemark, La Tania – Rate starts from CHF49 or £38
Hotel Les Airelles, Courchevel 1850 – Rate starts from CHF900 or £760
Le Portetta, Courchevel 1650 – Rate starts from CHF145 or £122 (per person, per night)
Hotel Le Chabichou, Courchevel 1850 – Rate starts from CHF360 or £279 (per double room, per night)
Hotel Saint Roch, Courchevel 1850 - Rate starts from CHF660 or £517 (per room, per night)

Submit Courchevel Ski Accommodation Request

Submit one single ski accommodation request form, Your requirement is shared with all relevant and registered ski accommodation providers. Individual Courchevel ski accommodation owners can submit a quote and you can pick the one that does suit you. Even if it is not the Courchevel accommodation you initially planned to book.

Please also try our sister site Ski Transfer Finder. Helps you find Courchevel Ski Transfers and get Ski Transfer Enquiries in the same way Ski Accommodation Finder does.

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Ski Accommodation Finder is the only site that allows you share your ski accommodation requirements with all registered Courchevel owners and ski accommodation providers. There are no middlemen and there is no commission to pay. This should enable you to get the cheapest Courchevel ski accommodation possible.

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