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Courchevel

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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Courchevel

The French ski resort of Courchevel is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,300m4,265ft, with 150km93 miles of marked runs.

Summary

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.

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

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?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 2 December, with around 23cm9in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Courchevel Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
10
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
42
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
40
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
27
Downhill
Total Length
150km93 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
66km41 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
67

The Three Valleys Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
49
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
175
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
207
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
66
Downhill
Total Length
600km373 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
130km81 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
180

Altitudes

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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Courchevel
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

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

For more information, see our page about Courchevel Ski Hire.

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 The Three Valleys, Savoie.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

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

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

Infrastructure

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?

 Open from : 4 December 2021.

 Closes : 25 April 2022.

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
Courchevel

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Courchevel, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Courchevel Tourist Office for the latest.

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