Ski Holidays In Courchevel
The 'chic' resort of the Trois Vallees
One of the most glamorous ski resorts in the Alps, Courchevel is a regular ski holiday destination for many celebrities. The ski resort of Courchevel is actually made up of four separate village-resorts: Courchevel 1850, 1650, 1550 & 1300 (or La Praz).
The ski resort of Courchevel is made up of four different villages, generally known by the numbers of their altitude. The mountain road to Courchevel winds up from Le Praz (1300), the quaintest village past 1550, through 1650 to 1850. The ski resort of Courchevel 1850 is probably the most cosmopolitan of the four villages in the Trois Vallees and certainly one of the top luxury resorts in the world. The lift system covers both sides of the valley and the world's largest cable car, heading up to La Saulire, connects Courchevel to the rest of the 3 Valley ski area. With spectacular scenery, wonderful restaurants and great nightlife, Courchevel is an excellent choice for your ski holiday.
Ski Accommodation In Courchevel
As one of the most popular ski resorts in France, Courchevel has an exceptional choice of catered chalets and hotels. Courchevel is effectively four ski resorts at four different levels - 1300, 1550, 1650 and 1850 and there really is something for everyone. From the luxury ski hotels and luxury ski chalets of 1850 to the more family and groups orientated lower ski resorts of 1300, 1550 and 1600.
Whichever ski resort you choose, it will still be part of one the largest most well know ski areas in the world, Les Trois Vallees.
About the Skiing and Boarding in Courchevel
Courchevel has some of the best groomed pistes in Europe and forms part of the fabulous Trois Vallées ski area (600km). The Courchevel lift system is excellent, enabling beginners to find wide and easy slopes, intermediates to ski and board the length and breadth of the Trois Vallées, and experts to find truly challenging blacks and vast areas off-piste. The facilities for free-stylers are excellent across the whole Trois Valleés ski area.
Après Ski in Courchevel
Apres ski in the ski resort of Courchevel is plentiful and varied. All four villages have a variety of bars and restaurants. The ski resort of Courchevel 1850 has the largest selection of après-ski activities, with a wide choice of good bars, restaurants, boutiques and nightspots. For refreshment close to home you need venture no further than TJ's bar (ground floor of the hotel Catina). 1850 has 2 popular nightclubs Le Purple and Le Kalico, both of which feature a wide range of resident DJs and live bands. There are also many relaxing bars throughout the villages of Courchevel which stay open late, such as Bubble Bar in 1650. Other places to head as the slopes close in 1650 are Rocky's, Space Bar and Moriond Lounge. In 1550 The Bar, Barouf and Channossa are worth a visit for great happy hour deals and original music. Other activities on offer in Courchevel include ice-skating, bowling, tobogganing, ice climbing, hang-gliding, climbing, skidooing and cinemas in both 1650 and 1850 showing english spoken films.
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