Ski Holidays in Courchevel, France
Courchevel is a cluster of four resorts at the northern tip of the Three Valleys ski area. Renamed in 2012, Courchevel Le Praz (formerly Courchevel 1300), Courchevel Village (Courchevel 1550), Courchevel Moriond (Courchevel 1650) and Courchevel (Courchevel 1850) are linked by a free bus service which runs frequently from early morning until late at night. Widely regarded as the winter playground of the rich, Courchevel boasts 7 Michelin-starred restaurants and two 6-star hotels, however it is possible to enjoy a holiday here on a much more reasonable budget.
Courchevel is a great option for all levels of skiers and there is plenty for non-skiers to do too. The local Courchevel ski area has a great selection of runs from gentle greens to the Grand Couloir, graded black, and of course the vast areas of off-piste. Experienced skiers will want to upgrade to the full area pass so they can explore Meribel and Val Thorens but the local area with 150km of pistes, three snowparks and a boardercross area offers more than enough to keep most entertained.
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Skiing in Courchevel
The immediate skiing in Courchevel is hard to beat and offers slopes for all abilities; anybody who tires of it during their ski holidays in Courchevel always have the rest of the Trois Vallees at their disposal. With over 470 snow cannons and 22 piste bashers, the pistes are always immaculately groomed and snow is perhaps more reliable than the rest of the Trois Vallees as most of the slopes are North facing.
Courchevel is the northern gateway to The Three Valleys offering the most varied terrain from long gentle blues to steep couloirs, and superb skiing both above and below the tree line The lift system is also very modern, fast and efficient. Ski schools abound and offer classes in 8 languages for every standard and discipline, from snowboarding to telemark.
Lying to the west of Lyon the resorts of the 3 Valleys must have the greatest concentration of British skiers. Resorts include Courchevel, Méribel, St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. There is a direct train to this area from London on Friday nights and Saturdays and it is relatively easy to make an overnight connection via Paris, Lille or Brussels.
Courchevel Ski Chalets
Separated into 5 villages Igluski has a wide selection of Courchevel chalets to choose from. Book a luxury Courchevel chalet in the exclusive resort of Courchevel 1850, enjoy a family skiing holiday in Courchevel 1350 with a family Courchevel chalet or enjoy the buzzing nightlife of Courchevel 1650 with a group Courchevel chalet, whatever your choice Igluski has a Courchevel chalet to suit you.