COURCHEVEL VILLAGE, FRANCE
Ski Holidays in Courchevel Village, France
Courchevel Village (formerly Courchevel 1550) is one of the quietest of the Courchevel resorts, as well as being the least exclusive and the most affordable of the four Courchevel resorts at the northern tip of the 3 Valleys ski area. These three other resorts are Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel Moriond (1650) and Courchevel 1850.
Courchevel Village is linked to Courchevel (1850) by both a cable car and chairlift, as well as the free bus. This resort is great for families looking for a quieter base from which to explore the Courchevel ski area, or the wider 3 Valleys.
- Off piste
|Directions of Slopes||N, E, S/E, W|
Skiing in Courchevel Village
The small ski area directly above Courchevel Village is predominantly blue runs, with a couple of reds and greens. It is within immediate proximity to the Croisette, Courchevel 1850’s centre which is connected via a gondola lift and from here is where the mountain really opens up and skiers and boarders of all levels will find runs to enjoy. Most of its accommodation are slopeside or very close, which is why it proves a popular resort amongst families. The accommodation also often overlooks the valley and the slopes, offering beautiful views.
There is a huge variety of slopes, a terrain park and half pipe that will keep skiers and boarders entertained during a week skiing holiday in Courchevel. The Wood Park on the Tovets run just above Courchevel Village (1550) has a selection of rails and tables for freestylers.
Snow conditions in Courchevel Village
Courchevel Village has excellent snow conditions due to its north facing slopes plus the resort has over 600 snow making machines.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Courchevel Village
Those wanting a night out can take advantage of the late-running bus service or the Grangettes Gondola (stays open until 12.30am) to spend an evening in Courchevel Moriond (1650) or Courchevel 1850 which offer more nightlife. If vibrant apres ski and nightlife aren’t for you and you’re looking for a more chilled spot to unwind then The Bar and Le Caterail are good options.
Its restaurants cluster around the main street, which is the heart of the resort, and offers great spots to admire the stunning scenery in its south facing orientation. Les Flocons and La Cortona are recommended for lunch or dinner and provide a welcoming and friendly feel.
You can visit the food and clothing market opposite the Tourist Office each week, usually on a Tuesday. The resort also has a selection of shops but it is worth knowing the resort doesn’t have a pharmacy. Or visit the Aquatic Centre located between Courchevel Moriond and Courchevel Village with swimming pools, a wave pool, spa and wellness centre, tennis and basketball courts and a climbing wall!
There is also 2 km toboggan run from Courchevel (1850) back to Courchevel Village (1550) which is floodlit in the evenings until 7.30pm.
Transfer times to Courchevel Village
Chambery (CMF) - 1 hr 10 mins
Grenoble (GNB) - 1 hr 30 mins
Lyon (LYS) - 2 hrs 10 mins
Geneva (GVA) - 2 hrs 10 mins
Ski Hire in Courchevel Village
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Courchevel Village. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Courchevel Village:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£79||£55|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£109||£71|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£129|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£139|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Courchevel Village here