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Courchevel Ski Resort Guide

Courchevel, France

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length150km93 miles
Highest Lift2,740m8,990ft
Resort Height1,300m4,265ft
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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The ski area of Courchevel is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,300m4,265ft, with 150km93 miles of marked runs.


Courchevel is part of the Three Valleys ski area with access to 600km373 miles of downhill skiing, with 497 marked pistes, served by a total of 180 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Courchevel itself (150km93 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Three Valleys ski resorts of La Tania, Les Menuires, Méribel, Saint Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens.

Courchevel comprises the villages of Courchevel 1850, Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel Moriond and Courchevel Village.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Courchevel is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Courchevel.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Courchevel?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Courchevel.

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Snow Forecast by day for Courchevel

Ski Area Stats

Courchevel Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
150km93 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
66km41 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

The Three Valleys Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
600km373 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
130km81 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Courchevel Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,740m8,990ft
Lowest Piste1,300m4,265ft
Resort Altitude (Courchevel)1,300m4,265ft
Max Vertical1,440m4,724ft

Ski Slope Aspects


Courchevel has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Courchevel
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Courchevel Overview

The resort now comprises six self-contained villages of which the best known is Courchevel 1850.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Couloirs de la Sauline'.

Ski Hire in Courchevel

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Ski Hire Shops in Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel Village and Courchevel 1850.

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Ski Lessons in Courchevel

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Courchevel Ski Schools and Courchevel Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Courchevel?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Albertville, Département de la Savoie.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Courchevel is Chambery, 70 minutes drive away.

Grenoble, Annecy, Lyon Bron, Geneva, Lyon St-Exupéry, Saint-Étienne and Sion airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 67 ski lifts are able to uplift 68,350 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 21km13 miles of ski runs, with 617 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Courchevel open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Courchevel Piste Map

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