Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
  • Access to sheer number of runs in 3 Vallées provides endless skiing
  • Efficient lift system even during holiday periods
  • Tobagganing and heli ski available
  • Courchevel 1850 is quite expensive



Courchevel is the best known of Les Trois Vallées - the biggest ski region on the globe. Courchevel itself is quite big - comprised of four French ski villages, Le Praz 1300 - the charming Savoyard village, the more family-friendly Courchevel 1550 and 1650 (denoting their elevation in meters), and Courchevel 1850 - the highest and most upscale ski resort.


beginner23 %9 %
intermediate35 %39 %
advanced32 %37 %
expert10 %15 %
total runs99 67
ski area1,210ac 1,043ac
summit elevation8,982ft 9,685ft
total lifts52 45
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket€52 EUR ($59 USD) €52 EUR ($59 USD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall47″ 59″

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Courchevel Reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5
based on 7 reviews

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Superb!5 / 5Nov 19, 2019
Courchevel ReviewsAlex G.
advanced skier
Fantastic resort! Sow was great. Fun time hanging out with my friends there! I am definitely going to come back there. I also loved skiing the three valleys ! I will return!... More
Good!3.6 / 5Nov 12, 2017
CEChris E.
advanced skier
Went to 1750. Was decent but pricey. Apres ski was pretty good but had better. Best part was you could access meribel and Val thorens. Folle is a must do!... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 08, 2017
expert skier
Courchevel benefits from sitting at the edge of the best resort in Europe with the 3 Valleys offering miles of pistes. You will struggle to see everywhere in a week. Courchevel offers great options for beginners and families trying skiing for the first time, just make sure you bring enough Euros. Courcevel 1850 could benefit from improved options... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 06, 2017
SCSal C.
advanced skier
The Rolls Royce of ski areas, but not cheap.fantastic runs....the ability to ski to other villages grat ski town, bars,restaurants;they even have a mini mall.One of the best places to ski in the alps.period. ... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 18, 2017
SHSteve H.
This resort is one of the best ski areas in the world! The pistes are immaculate and most of the people are skiing on piste, one of the resons that you should ski here! There is so much fresh powder to be had!!!! Lines everywhere and the backcountry you can access from the lifts will blow your mind. This is a must for every skiing.
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 10, 2017
JMJon M.
Courchevel is very interesting place, the skiing is a little crowded but has good infrastructure and lifts. The most interesting part is the town - from mothers and daughters dressed in their matching fur coats to the 6 star hotels and 500EUR pp dinners. Don't stay in Courcevel unless you're planning to spend $$$
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 08, 2017
Courchevel is another one of France's great resorts that is within easy striking distance of Geneva, Switzerland. If you are going to Europe on a ski trip, courchevel is one to add to your list.

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