The six villages of Courchevel are nestled along a forested winding road in the heart of the Alps on the Tarentaise valley in France. Linked by ski lifts or free shuttles, the resort region offers a "ski-in/ski-out" adventure for those who genuinely love winter sports.
Courchevel ski tradition began in the village of Saint-Bon, with the construction of the resort’s first hotel. This historic village features a baroque church and breathtaking panoramic views over the valley. Shuttle buses link Saint-Bon to the other towns of the three Vallées.
Courchevel Le Praz
Located only eight minutes from Courchevel 1850 by cable, the charming alpine village of Courchevel Le Praz features France’s only Olympic ski jumps. The forest of Courchevel le Praz is a perfect environment for sliding on skis.
Courchevel La Tania
Nestled at the forest's heart, Courchevel La Tania is the most recent of the three Vallées resorts, a cosy car-free village that offers fun activities and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the Folyères run through a frosted spruce forest.
The snow front at the heart of Courchevel village offers direct access to Courchevel 1850 and the entire three Vallées ski area. A 2.5-kilometre toboggan run with a 300-metre descent starts at an altitude of 1,850 metres and finishes at the village centre.
Set back from the mountains, the village of Moriond is where you’ll go to bask in the sun for an aprés-ski at the Savoyard bistro, oyster bar or English pub. Moriond offers green and blue runs. You can ski from there to Courchevel 1850 in a few minutes. If you want to try something different, the Aquamotion water park is quickly accessible by escalator or shuttle.
Courchevel 1850 is considered by many to be the jewel of the Alps. The village has everything—from fine hotels to six Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury brand shops, and an active nightlife. You can quickly reach La Saulire—at 2738-metres it is the resort's highest point. Choose between easy skiing or expert skiing in the Grand Couloir.
Where to stay
There are a host of fine hotels and private chalets available for hire at Courchevel, but here are two we think you’d be delighted to call home for the duration of your trip.
Les Airelles Courchevel
Les Airelles palace exudes elegance and offers guests impeccable service. You can book rooms, suites, and even an apartment with a plunge pool and large deck. Only steps from the Jardin Alpin piste; it is as ideal for skiers as for those who prefer non-ski activities. Enjoy a treatment at the underground Le Mer spa, including a pool and outdoor hot tub.
There is no shortage of fine dining with the three restaurants on-site and two others slope-side. You’ll find fine Italian dining at Piero TT by Pierre Gagnaire; and fondues and frites at Le Coin Savoyard. If you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine, try Aman Le Mélézin’s Japanese restaurant Nama.
Les Airelles is also family-friendly with a children’s programme with a Kid’s Kingdom that includes a Super Nanny, a fortified castle, arcade games, a cinema room, a clown and a magician. Plus, there’s an outdoor heated treehouse and ice rink.
An ultra-luxury piste-side hotel in the heart of Courchevel. Stylish, large chalet-style rooms, combined with high-end restaurants and highly attentive service to cater for all your needs.
Straight out of a fairytale, this palace cottage-style hotel boasts of contemporary style combined with the natural beauty of Courchevel. They have a host of luxury rooms and activities like dog sledging available too. They host events throughout the year, making sure you have fun throughout. Special mention to the ski room, probably the best you may find.
If you want the ultimate ski holiday in an exclusive setting, Chalet Edelweiss offers expansive mountain luxury in a catered chalet that feels more like a boutique hotel. It can accommodate up to sixteen guests in eight bedrooms.
Surrounded by pine trees in Residence de Bellecôte, the Chalet has direct ski-in/ski-out access to the blue Bellecôte piste. It is also ideally located only a couple of minutes from the centre of Courchevel 1850.
Guests will find an entire floor of spa facilities with a swimming pool, indoor Jacuzzi, gym, therapy room, Hammam and sauna. There is also a private nightclub in the basement, with a DJ booth, bar and dance floor, and a private cinema room.
Personalised service includes butlers, two professional chefs, and a dedicated chauffeur to take you into town and back, though you could easily stroll there.
World Ski Championships
Cheer on the competitors at the 13 races scheduled over two weeks. Starting with opening ceremonies on 5 February 2023, the World Ski Championships at Courchevel and Méribel include an entertainment programme every afternoon or evening through the closing ceremony on 19 February.
Book your travel early if you intend to attend the championships. There is an altiport at Courchevel which accommodates helicopters and private jets. A LunaJets advisor can help you coordinate flights that suit your needs and arrange any ground transportation you require.