Skiing in Courchevel
Courchevel is amidst stunning scenery in Les Trois Vallees and links with Meribel and Mottaret, Val Thorens, Les Menuires and a number of other smaller villages, which are fun to ski to, if only for a well-earned lunch. With 600 kilometres of pistes and over 200 ski lifts, the scope is unlimited. When the weather conditions are right, touring Les Trois Vallees across to Meribel, Mottaret, Val Thorens and Les Menuires offers an exhilarating days skiing. The Grand Couloir is thought to be one of the ten most challenging runs in the world. The deep powder and steep black runs will also give enjoyment to the best of skiers.
For beginners, there is a vast expanse of green and blue runs and there is a free beginners’ lift very close to the chalet.
For snowboarders, the terrain is as demanding as one wants it to be and there are a number of competitions for those who want to test their ability.
There are a number of ski and boot hire shops in Courchevel Village but we have found that Intersport run by Bernard and Chantal have given particularly good services to our clients for the past 18 years – they bend over backwards to help. Skies are waxed and edged using a high-tech stone grinder each time they are hired out.
We also can highly recommend ESF Couchevel. They offer group lessons in English as well as individual lessons. For these, the instructors will come to our Chalet and collect you.
There is also a brand new purpose built 300 square metre creche with direct access to Club Piou Piou. This welcomes children from 18months to 12 years old. It is run by the ESF ski school. Children can remain there all day, mornings or afternoons, and is about 300 metres from the Chalet.
The Three Valleys
Courchevel is a wonderful ski area. The beautiful Combe de Saliure is said to be one of the best runs in the world.
- The Three Valleys offer:
- 600Km of Piste.
- 198 Ski Lifts, including 68 Chairlifts, 43 Cable-Cars and 87 Draglifts.
- High Lift 3200m.
- The Longest run 5Km.
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