Courchevel 1850 ski resort information
This is, without doubt the most popular ski resort within the most popular and biggest linked ski area in France (and the world) ; the 3 valleys. Home to some of the most expensive ski hotels, some charging up to and over £1000 per night, a burger and chips in one of the many mountain restaurants can cost over €30+. Recent years have seen a influx of wealthy Russian clients who arrive over New year and stay for 2 weeks, reports of the best bars and restaurants stocking up on fine Crystal champagnes for the arrival of wealthy oligarchs have done nothing to dampen the reputation of high prices in the most wonderful of ski areas. But coming here needn’t break the bank.
Our catered chalets have proven to be the most popular ski holiday option here and we have some great ones at reasonable prices too. We also deal with most of the hotels and also have some slope side apartments.
Courchevel 1850 is the highest of the 4 villages that make up the Courchevel ski area and with skiing to suit every level from complete beginners to advanced. The lift systems around Courchevel are superb and fast and the pistes are normally perfectly groomed.
Many of the properties here are slope side and few are so far that you need to take a bus.
Après ski in ski resort Courchevel 1850
There is plenty going on when the slopes close such as Cap Horn with DJ’s. But later on many expensive night clubs are available. The Cave, Kalico and The Grange are popular clubs and stay open until the small hours.
Activities off the slopes in ski resort Courchevel 1850
Indoor Ice rink, Climbing walls, Cinema, Bowling, hot air ballooning and much more.
Beginners skiing in ski resort Courchevel 1850
Courchevel 1850 is one of the best ski resorts for beginners, some great independent ski schools and private instructors are available to get you started. Many of the slopes around the village are wide gentle greens and prefect to build confidence. Once you have mastered the basics there are some wonderful cruising blue runs around 1850 1650 and 1550.
Intermediates skiing in ski resort Courchevel 1850
For Red run skiers it’s simply perfect with so much to choose from both the local area and further a field in the whole ski area.
Every sector has long testing reds and some easier blacks and even some easy off piste runs to keep you happy all week. For more timid intermediate skiers the long blues close to the ridge above La Tania offer the best runs and don’t forget that wonderful long sweeping blue piste ‘Folyeres’ down to La Tania which for many is a dream run and a great place to have lunch avoiding the higher priced mountain eateries.
Advanced Skiing in ski resort Courchevel 1850
Expert skiers will have loads to keep them happy both in the local area and in the rest of this massive ski area of the 3 valleys. For a thrill head to the top of the Saulire cable car and descend down one of the three shady couloirs which are some of the steepest in Europe. Also the black down to La Praz can be fun and drops over 1000m.