Ski Holidays in Courchevel Moriand at 1650m, France
Courchevel Moriand (formerly Courchevel 1650) is the place to go for affordable hotels and lively nightlife, with a great selection of apres bars and clubs open until the small hours. Even though the main road up to Courchevel (1850) cuts through the resort, it is not really noticeable as the village is centred around a quiet square and so retains the feel of an Alpine village.
There is a good selection of shops here, including a Carrefour supermarket which self-caterers will find useful.
We spent a fantastic Xmas week 2007 at Chalet Niege in Courchevel 1650. Snow was good and the resort was great f... read full
There are good beginners runs at 1850 where you can take the verdons bubble up rather than a pommer lift saving... read full
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The free bus links
all four Courchevel villages from early morning until around 1am the following morning so it is easy to explore the other villages during the day or for a change of scenery on a night out.
There are also 2 lifts into 1850
, ensuring that easy access into the Three Valleys
is still possible and a day trip into the furthest resort of Val Thorens
is well within reach.
The ski area above Courchevel Moriond (1650) has some lovely long green runs for Beginners to graduate to from the nursery slopes. Intermediates have a selection of blue and red runs to discover in the immediate area, including the lovely Chapelets run, before moving on to explore the rest of the local area. The slopes above Courchevel Moriond (1650) are wider and usually a little quieter than those higher on the mountain and there are some good areas for heading off-piste. There are also some great tree-lined runs for days when the weather closes in.
Courchevel 1650 is an attractive old village with quietly situated chalets, but it does offer a lively nightlife. It is also only a short bus journey from Courchevel 1850 for those wanting more evening entertainment during your ski holiday.
Please note: Number of lifts and runs for Three Valleys ski area.
The bubble bar: Live music, mad staff and more flavors of vodka than you can shake a stick at!
Space Bar: intimate with cheap beer. Every Thursday night is band night.
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