Courchevel is a skier’s paradise, celebrated by the tourists (and locals from neighboring valleys) for its long sloping pistes, incredible views of Mont Blanc and south-facing slopes. Situated in the Tarentaise Valley within the Savoie Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, there’s a huge 150 km of piste to explore here. The main ski areas to familiarise yourself with in Courchevel are Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650 (Moriond or village), La Tania and La Praz.
When there’s a fresh dump of snow, dip under the Altiport chairlift through the trees for some safe, yet knee deep, beginner off-piste action. For the powder hounds, there are a couple of controlled zones worth a mention in the Courchevel valley, including the freeride lab and what’s known as the ‘go-pro’ couloir – both are exceptionally good spots.
Local tip – you’ll find the impressive Cave des Creux restaurant at the bottom of the wide sloping Cave des Creux piste. From the top of the Saulire lift it’s a fantastic ski down for intermediate and above levels. If you’re lucky you may be serenaded by resident strolling band The Strikes and be persuaded to stay for lunch. Of course, the Courchevel Family Park deserves a mention too, boasting a boardercross, giant airbag and everything you’d expect from an impressive snowpark.
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For beginners, there’s a huge range of slopes to learn on and Courchevel has extensive areas dedicated to beginner friendly fun like the Bellecote, Biollay Altiport, Belvedere and Signal pistes across Courchevel 1850 and 1650. If skiing isn’t your thing, why don’t you check out our family-friendly activities guide specific to Courchevel for some more inspiration.
If you decide to take the plunge and choose Courchevel as your ski holiday destination this winter, our A.M.A Selections concierge team can help organise ski passes, private ski or snowboarding lessons and more.
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