- Easy access to the world's largest ski resort, The 3 Valleys.
- A huge range of activities for the family.
- Plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from.
Courchevel is a world-renowned winter sports destination both on and off the mountain. The four villages that make up the resort are connected to the world's largest ski area, The 3 Valleys, offering an unrivalled extent and variety of skiing with over 600km of terrain to explore. Combine this with first-class services, facilities and infrastructure as well as a great après-ski scene and you get one of the world's best ski resorts. However all of this does come at a price with the main village of Courchevel (formerly Courchevel 1850) known for being a playground of the rich and famous. This should not put visitors off as the glitz and glamour can be avoided if you know where to look and the skiing is too good to miss.
Courchevel is divided into four villages, each of which were traditionally named according to their altitude. The altitudes have been dropped in recent years and replaced by more authentic names in order to differentiate and increase the identity of each village. As touched upon above, Courchevel (formerly Courchevel 1850) is the highest, largest and most exclusive village and the favoured choice of Russian oligarchs and international celebrities. It also offers the best access to the ski area. Below lies Courchevel Moriond (formerly Courchevel 1650), a popular choice amongst families and British tour operators, with a friendly atmosphere, a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants and it's own section of the ski area which is often less crowded than the rest of the valley. Courchevel Village (formerly Courchevel 1550) is smaller and quieter than the other villages, offers very good access to the ski area and is ideal for those looking for a more peaceful base. Courchevel Le Praz (formerly Courchevel 1300) is a traditional mountain village with year-round residents and thus a more authentic atmosphere. La Tania is also part of the Courchevel Valley in terms of the ski area but considers itself a separate resort.