Ski Holidays in Courchevel Moriond
Courchevel Moriond, formerly known as Courchevel 1650 is one of the four villages of Courchevel resort which is part of the world’s largest ski area, The 3 Valleys. The other resorts include Courchevel Le Praz (1300), Courchevel Village (1550) and Courchevel 1850.
Courchevel Moriond is situated on a main road that links together Courchevel 1850 with Courchevel village and offers more budget-friendly options compared to its luxe sister, 1850. It offers a more relaxed atmosphere compared to 1850 too and has a more mountain village atmoshpere.
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Skiing in Courchevel Moriond
Courchevel Moriond is a perfect resort for all abilities, offering unprecedented mileage (150km local and 600km in the whole area) and interlinked to an array of resorts right from ist doorstep.
The ski area above Courchevel Moriond has some lovely long green runs for Beginners to progress to from the nursery slopes. A great blue run to ski with the family is the ‘Indiens’ run which is a themed piste based on an Indian tribe camp with teepees, face painting and red-Indian dress up.
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 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 such as the runs arounf the Roc Mugnier, Gravelles and Chapelets lifts.
Advanced skiers will also be in their element as the resort and the whole 3 Valleys offers a number of challenging runs to keep experienced skiers more than satisfied for a week. The Grand Coulior and Coulior Tournier accessed by the Saulire gondola are both excellent and tough off-pisted and steep runs.
The Family Park has some great features such as a boardercross run, tables, rails and jumps. Plus there are 66.5km of cross country ski trails across Le Praz, Courchevel village and Courchevel Moriond.
Snow conditions in Courchevel Moriond
1650 has reliable snow conditions due to its north facing orientation and high altitude terrain as well as having 617 snow cannons in the resort alone so you won’t be caught out during early and late season.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Courchevel Moriond
There is a good selection of shops here, including a Carrefour supermarket which self-caterers will find useful. 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.
The main road in the village is lined with a number of shops, bars and restaurants. Some fantastic recommendations are the family friendly La Table de Marie and for gourmet dining, Manali.
Courchevel Moriond is also known for its lively nightlife. The top spots to go to after a day on the slopes are La Boulotte Bar, Funky Fox and Le Bubble if you are looking for a party on top of the mountains. For a more relaxed vibe, grab a drink at the Le Portetta or the Fire & Ice Bar.
There are a huge array of activities as part of the world’s largest ski area, so non skiers will be able to find something to keep them occupied. Activities in the resort include quad biking, snowshoeing, tobogganing, ice skating, helicopter/plane rides, or visit the Aquamotion centre below Moriond which has indoor and outdoor pools, diving pool, surfing area, water slides, saunas, steam room, jacuzzi and climbing wall.
Transfer times to Courchevel Moriond
Chambery (CMF) - 1 hr 30 mins
Grenoble (GNB) - 2 hrs
Lyon (LYS) - 2 hrs
Geneva (GVA) - 2 hrs 30 mins
Gare de Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains railway station - 45 mins