Luxury Chalets in Courchevel 1550
Chalet Dulcis CasuSleeps 12 + 2
Chalet KandaharSleeps 18 + 3
Chalet SamarraSleeps 8 + 2
Chalet ElistaSleeps 10 + 1
Whether you’re looking for opulent splendour, or world-class skiing and hospitality, there’s no doubt that Courchevel will deliver beyond your expectations.
The resort was the first in France to be built for the sole purpose as a ski destination. It was the first purpose-built ski resort in France that aimed for skiing to be its primary industry. It’s made for skiers. Nestled in the far-stretching Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world, it has more than 600km of runs to choose from, with cutting-edge lifts, an airstrip and 6 Michelin-star restaurants.
Consisting of Le Praz, 1550, 1650 & 1850 and La Tania, the exclusive, impeccably-catered chalets are the crown jewels of the valley. And as the haunt of choice for rock stars, models and celebrities, it’s impossible to say otherwise.
There are plenty of options for when you want to wind down, too. From fantastic shops and designer stores to luxurious wellness spas and a plethora of eateries and bars. Indeed, many visitors to Courchevel indulge in everything else there is on offer, without ever skiing.
With breathtaking views all around, Courchevel offers incredible skiing throughout the day, with Northeast-facing slopes meaning great quality skiing morning til evening, topped off by jaw-dropping sunsets.
Ski in/ Ski out accommodation
Large ski area
Easy runs to the resort
Courchevel 1550 Ski Overview
The scale, variety and superior grooming of Courchevel’s pistes, along with its lift systems and snowmaking, means learners and intermediates have some of the best snow in the Alps. Since 2013, there has been some €125m invested in the resort to further improve the pistes, with state of the art grooming equipment and the best lift system that money can buy.
What is really striking about Courchevel’s skiing is the variety – the mix between broad ultra-smooth pistes, tree runs and steep descents. There’s an A-list descent to suit every level of skier, and every change in the weather. The central section of slopes is where the resort’s reputation has been forged – home to an array of soothing blues and greens that’ll give even the most cautious of second-week skiers the confidence to experiment, and push themselves. Both above and below that mark the terrain is steeper, and this is where you find the reds and blacks. Combe Saulire in particular, is a classic – among the most enjoyable pistes in France, and, indeed the Alps.
Generally speaking, in the mid-winter months of late December, January and February, the skiing is so good here that many piste skiers rarely venture over into the next sector of the 3 Valleys – Meribel. Yet when you do venture to the other resorts within the Three Valleys, you are left with the conundrum of having some of the best skiing in Europe crammed into one Ski pass, with limited time, and over 600km of runs to choose. With around 337 downhill skiing pistes; 53 Green, 136 Blue, 113 Red, and 35 Black, only the seasonaires are truly able to claim full coverage!
- Ski Area: 3 Vallees
- Resort: 1850m // Top: 3230m
- Pistes: 600km
- Beginners: 101
- Intermediate: 146
- Advanced: 28
- Ski Lifts: 198
- Snow Park: 4
- Nursery Areas: 5
- Cross Country: 66km
There is a plethora of non-skiing activities available in Courchevel, from ice skating to beauty therapy, there is enough to convince you that skiing is only a secondary attraction of the resort.
One of the most exhilarating experiences you can have on the mountain, paragliding is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling ways to see the beautiful views of Courchevel and the 3 Valleys.
Hiking & Snowshoeing
Walking around the picturesque mountains of Courchevel is undoubtedly one of the best ways to spend your time as a non-skier. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to routes to walk, so taking a guide is a great way to discover the best places to visit.
Aquamotion Centre - The swimming pool and spa is a huge highlight for visitors to Courchevel Moriond. Ideal for children and non-skiers, we recommend the 18-hour pass, which gives plenty of opportunity to use up excess energy on the slides, or to relax in one of the adults-only spa zones. There’s also a seriously cool climbing wall, which is popular with youngsters, as is the wakeboarding wave centre.
Courchevel offers a sledging run 2 km long, with 300 m of vertical and an average incline of 15%. The run is floodlit from start to finish, allowing evening descents. The runs departure point is located at the edge of the Tovets ski run in Courchevel (1850); its arrival point is in Courchevel Village. Access to the sled run is provided by the Grangettes gondola, from Courchevel Village, also its arrival point.
Ever wondered what it would be like grooming the pistes? In Courchevel, you have the opportunity to get behind the controls of the machines that make the pistes amazing. Courchevel Aventure allow you to take control of the snow moving tanks and feel what it is like to groom the piste, make lumps and much more.
The ice rink in Courchevel is located at the heart of the Forum building and is truly huge. Open for the majority of the winter season (late December to late April) the ice rink is a great place to take the children in the afternoon.
Discover the mountains in an original way with the family, on a dog sled ride, in the middle of the forest and a protected natural environment. Driven by a professional musher, comfortably seated in the sledge, covered by a blanket, let’s look for animal tracks. A unique adventure.
Ten Pin Bowling
Get the competitive juices flowing back in the Forum where you find 8 lanes to get the family battle going. Perfect activity if the weather is inclement or if you are looking to perfect your turkey dance.
Another activity in the Forum building in 1850, a 14 meter high wall for you to tackle, if the weather is particularly bad they occasionally open this earlier to keep you occupied.
Film lovers will find all they need in Courchevel. The cinema at the centre of the resort provides an opportunity for a little escapism with 2 daily screenings of the latest releases. Every winter in March, the resort also holds the Ski and Movies film festival enabling visitors to preview 5 films.
A new activity that has recently arrived in Courchevel. Discover new sensations and try this new generation of mountain bike, especially conceived and adapted for the snow. A fun afternoon of the ski’s for the family or a group of friends.
Take to the sky in a small plane with family or friends. Fly over Courchevel and the Three Valley massif in the company of a pilot specialised in mountain flying, who will also provide a commentary on the panoramic views. Courchevel's high altitude airport is the only international mountain airport in Europe, which is kept clear of snow throughout the winter.
If you want to know what it feels like to fly like a bird, hang-gliding is the activity for you! Attached to a delta-shaped wing, take off and discover new flying sensations while admiring the magnificent landscapes! Accompanied by an experienced pilot, don't hesitate to try out this alternative way of discovering Courchevel.
Hot Air Balloon
A balloon filled with hot air is the simple way to fly. Let yourself be transported by the wind, to an unknown destination! Climb aboard a hot air balloon and discover the peaceful beauty of the mountains seen from the sky!
A horse, pair of skis, and off you go for an uncommon ride! Go off the beaten tracks with this unusual activity as closely as possible to the animal and nature. Suitable for all ages over 10 years old – try something new!
You’re hooked to a tandem instructor whose in charge of everything. You just enjoy the ride; 45 seconds free fall and then a 5 mins ride under the canopy. Suspended from a canopy, allow yourself to be carried by the wind, swirling in the air over Courchevel and gliding above our massifs and valleys!
Motorsports fans should head to the altiport! Spend a day following a private trail or set off in the evening along the pistes especially reserved for this activity. Tame the slopes and bends of the ski area. Guaranteed thrills!
If you know where to look, the region has some fabulous gourmet secrets. In fact some of the finest restaurants in the Alps, from Michelin-starred blowouts to welcoming chalets with drop-dead views, can be found just a snowball's throw from these popular pistes.
La Table De Mon Grand PèreFrench, Alpine, European
If local ingredients, generous portions, old family recipes takes your fancy, then you’ll be asking why you don’t have family in Le Praz. La Table De Mon Grand Père is a cosy inn which has operated here since 1938. To this day, it's a local favourite. The menu is Savoyard, the tarte au beaufort is pure comfort, and fresh fish and oysters fluctuate according to seasonal availability. Everything from the pasta to the pastry is homemade. Expect a familial welcome, and let the good times roll.
Le Chabichou - 1850Gastronomic, Michelin Star
Le Chabichou is our recommendation for a special meal to remember. Here, the dishes are decadent, but somehow lunch at this Michelin two-star temple still manages to feel properly sportif. Holding the wine alone listing is an aerobic workout, and it's a dizzying challenge choosing between treats such as roast saddle of wild boar or scallop carpaccio with caviar.
La Table des Flocons – The VillageFrench, European
Imagine, the sun on the beautiful terrace, just steps from the ski slopes and facing the children’s Village there is more to let yourself be carried by than just the culinary tradition. La Table Des Flocons is a great place to enjoy traditional cooking, on the sunny terrace or in the cosy dining room.
Le Palace des Neiges - 1850Gastronomic
Discover two essential pleasures courtesy of the kitchen. First, the place; the dining room dotted with pillars, chandeliers and archways, and outside, the terraces set against a scenic mountain backdrop. At lunchtime there’s a bistro menu with daily specials, and in the evening, it’s time to experience the delights of gourmet cuisine with a delicious hot and cold buffet, discover its new menu L’Ecailler, a wonderful shellfish and seafood experience.
Le Cap Horn - 1850French, European, International
Dance on tables, your ski boots on, let yourself be washed over in a decibel storm mastered by a DJ set above the terrace. The extensive list of 500 wines references, the private lounges, and a top quality cooking will ensure an unforgettable experience. Be prepared for the bill!
Annapurna - 1850French, European, Gastronomic
You can enjoy traditional French cuisine, carefully prepared by your Chef Lionel Blondin, who has been holding his position for more than 20 years. At the first sun’s rays, and if temperatures are favorable, the terrace welcomes skiers for a lunch on the slopes. A smoking room, annexed to the restaurant, is at your disposal for a break for a cigarette, cigar, or shisha.
Le Chabotté - 1850International, French, European
Savoy and contemporary style, a bistro menu, with ethnic and regional specialties, Le Chabotté comes alive around its open kitchen and by night with a "live music" atmosphere at the bar, with musical nights on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening (pop, rock, jazz). All year around, Le Chabotté is accessible by the slopes (Boulevard du Chabichou), directly through the hotel or by its main entrance, which leads into the heart of Courchevel.
La Soucoupe – 1850Meat, Gastronomic
Discover the perfect place to enjoy the most delicious gastronomy and relax while admiring the most amazing mountain views. In the restaurant & on the terrace at the foot of the slopes, prepared for you; an exquisite variety of starters, suggestions and the finest grilled-meats and above all accompanied of the best wines and champagnes.
Le Bistrot du Praz - Le PrazBistrot, French, European
The Bistrot du Praz is accessible by ski, and located opposite to the Forêt ski lift on the banks of the lake. This restaurant offers hearty, traditional cuisine such as leg of lamb and prime rib of beef to be shared in a warm and cosy ambiance. Menu made from fresh products.
Ferme-Auberge de l'Ariondaz - MoriondFrench, European
Cool in the alpine chalet or in the sun, you are greeted by Emilie and Bernard, farmer alpagiste. They will make you discover the best specialties of the region as well as their own traditional recipes concocted with care from their own production.
Azimut - Le PrazGourmet, International
The Azimut offers delicious gourmet cuisine in a beautiful wood and wrought iron décor with a cosy fireside atmosphere. Journey to a land of exciting flavours and new dishes, the culinary choices are inspired by the natural richness of the region and other contemporary influences, often from far across the globe.
Le Petit Savoyard - MoriondSavoyard, French, European
Traditional Savoyard restaurant serving a range of pizzas too., located in 1650, Pascal and his friendly team will serve you your meal with a smile and with large portions and great food you are sure to walk away feeling full and satisfied. The cepes Fondue, steaks and pasta are particularly great. They also offer typical Savoyard dishes and wood oven pizzas.
Le Bel Air - MoriondEuropean, French
Located at the top of the Ariondaz gondola, the restaurant can be reached by walk or ski. The whole team will be glad to welcome you either on the south-facing terrace or in the restaurant room which is very bright thanks to large bay-windows. Here you can enjoy some great traditional cuisine finishing with a Genepi to warm the cockles.
Fire & Ice Bar - MoriondBrasserie, Italian, European
Angela Hartnett has taken to the slopes of 1650 with Cucina Angelina. The first of its kind in Courchevel Moriond, Cucina Angelina will serve Italian influenced mountain food – with a nod to the local Savoyard cuisine with the best Italian cuisine specialities. Plenty of locally sourced produce and a terrific range of meats and cuts that will be grilled on an open grill within the restaurant!
Courchevel is extremely family-friendly. The Village des Enfants boasts the “largest ski area in the world for kids”, with 5km of very gentle child-only pistes, its own lift, rope tows and magic carpets. Children as young as 18 months start by sliding on tiny skis in soft supple boots, while over-threes have more formal lessons in the snow playground. The Village also has a chill-out room (with TV) and canteen. And you’ll get your money back if your little one doesn’t enjoy the experience.
Once your children are up and skiing, there are themed areas on the mountain that add a touch of magic and storytelling, such as the Piste of the Wicked Fairy Godmother in Courchevel Moriond, and the Indians Piste, where children go in search of the Grey Wolf and the Chief of the Indian tribe.
There are several free lifts for beginners in the valley, including Troika (La Tania); Envolée (Le Praz 1300); Roys (1550); Belvedere and Mickey (1650); and Cospillot, Bellecote, and Etoiles (1850) . NB not all of these are marked on the lift map. All lifts are free for the under-fives too