Crystal about Courchevel


Date 16 July 2019

Wonderful outside of school holidays

My rating of Courchevel

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking

Great ski area for all levels
Lots of activities for kids
You CAN find reasonable prices (if you look really hard)
Crazy traffic in the resort centre
Maybe too big of a resort if you have very young children

Tips from Crystal on Courchevel

We spent a week at Courchevel 1850 during February half-term with our children aged 7 and 10. Great ski resort with lots to do for the kids, cinema, luge, climbing wall, skating rink and the Family Park, which they really enjoyed. Only thing was it was crowded due to the French school holidays, if you can go outside those dates you're better off.

Average ratings about Courchevel

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking
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Date 21 March 2015

From: Jennifer about Courchevel

Super sized ski resort

We just finished a week with the kids in Courchevel - we stayed in 1850. Snow low down in terrible condition and no snow in the village which is a shame as I can imagine how stunning the resort looks when there's snow everywhere - there are some really stunning buildings. Snow up high was very varied - depending on exposure as we had a lot of sun and high temperatures. We didnt even do a 10th of the ski area i don't think - we made it to Meribel where we caught a bit of the World Cup - great atmosphere. Kids had a great time in the respective ski lessons - the teachers were really kind and patient. Tons of stuff to do in the evening - almost too much as its hard to choose - and fit in the budget of course.


Date 10 March 2015

From: Dan about Courchevel

Super snowboarding spot

Great snowboarding but very expensive resort! Nice to discover the different villages of Courchevel which each have their own character. What is consistent is that they are all quite expensive - Le Praz is the least pricey. The ski area is vast and really beautiful! For apres-skiers there is clearly a great choice of hot spots. La Folie Douce included of course!


Date 28 July 2014

From: Anthony about Courchevel

The top of the top in the 3 Valleys

Can't give Courchevel a 10 because of its disappointing, overrated, overpriced nightlife. This resort has unfortunately been spoilt by its reputation as a resort for the jet set. This is very true in the palaces of Courch '1850 but its not the case everywhere - we visited Le Praz which is a lazy little village with almost nothing going on! Courchevel 1650 is more authentic too. If you're looking for some awesome skiing on almost empty slopes (as this part of the 3 Valleys has a reputation for being really tricky) the Saulire is where you'll find the best snow and it's not as hard as we expected! The Alpine Garden has some easy runs which we really appreciated on those mid-week days when everything hurts!


Date 6 February 2013

From: Emily Bain about Courchevel

Great skiing, great access to three valleys. not great night life, more fairly friendly, over priced

Excellent skiing but the resort and nightlife is disappointing and very over priced. Excelletn ski schools who all speak English! Found the food quite average compared to other resorts. Hated the bus service. However the skiing is good.


Date 29 January 2013

From: Catherine Adam about Courchevel

Beautiful place, Fantastic skiing

I have always stayed in Méribel before which although I think it has better aprés ski has not a patch on the beauty of Courchevel. The lifts are queue free at the bottom making it just so easy to get up and go and get onto the mountain as early as you like. The whole of the 3 valleys area is the best place I have ever skied and gives you everything you could want from beginners to advanced. We did a lot of off piste - or piste adjacent skiing as the conditions were so perfect but the motorway runs are amazing for beginners or people who just like to ski fast and have fun. The weather information on this site gave us everything we needed to plan our days and decide where to go / how far away from base so Thank you to SnowPlaza for that. I could not recommend Courchevel or the 3 Valleys more! Have a great holiday as we did.

Overview of the ski area Les Trois Vallées


Ski lifts

Additional information

Green slopes96 km Drag lifts36Start of the season5 December
Blue slopes240 km Chair lifts61End of the season16 April
Red slopes204 km Gondola lifts39Glacier
Black slopes60 km Train0Min. altitude1300 m
Total600 km Capacity26276 Pers./HourMax. altitude3200 m
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