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Ski Guides Courchevel

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  1. Resort Information
  2. Ski Resort
  3. Ski Slopes
  4. Apres Ski

Resort information for Courchevel

Useful Resort Contacts

Magic in Motion Ski School:0033 479 010181
Tourist Information:0033 479 080029
Hotel Bellecote (4 star):0033 479 081019
Hotel Rond Point (3 star):0033 479 080433
Medical Cabinet du Forum:0033 479 083213
Courchevel Taxi Association:0033 479 082346

Useful Resort Information

  • Weather and Snow report for Courchevel
  • Courchevel webcams for snow conditions
  • Download Courchevel piste map
  • www.courchevel.com
  • Piste Rating for Courchevel

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    Transfer Times

    Transfer Times
    Geneva3.5 hours
    Lyon3.5 hours

    The Ski Resort

    Courchevel is made up of four varied villages with completely different characters, generally known by numbers very loosely related to their altitudes. A road winds up from Le Praz (1300) past 1550, through 1650 to 1850.

    The Ski Slopes

    Although there are plenty of trees around the villages, most of the slopes are essentially open. A network of lifts and pistes spreads out from 1850, which is very much the focal point of the area. Two gondolas go over its lower slopes towards the links with Maribel and the rest of the Three Valleys. The combination of Courchevel's orientation (its slopes are north or north-east facing), its height, an abundance of snowmaking and excellent piste maintenance usually guarantees good snow down to at least the 1850 and 1650 villages. Courchevel's image is of up-market luxury and pampered piste skiing, but it is one of the world's best resorts for off-piste too.

    Apres Ski

    Mountain restaurants are plentiful and pleasant, but it is sensible to check the prices as they can be very expensive. Even at New Year and in mid-February, when 1850 in particular positively teems with people, queues are minimal, thanks to the excellence of the lift system. 1850 is the largest village with most of the smart nightlife and shops. 1650 by contrast is calm and uncrowded, 1550 is a quiet dormitory, and Le Praz is an old village set amid woodland and excellent for pre-skiing children. If you want lots of nightlife, it's got to be 1850. There are some exclusive nightclubs, with top Paris cabaret acts and sky-high prices. There are a lot of good, very expensive restaurants in Courchevel you can pay through the nose to eat, drink and stay, but more affordable places are not impossible to find.

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