Family Ski Holidays in Courchevel
Courchevel 1850, considered by many to be the ultimate ski resort, offers guaranteed snow on the Peclet Glacier and so attracts all who search for the very best in their next family ski holiday. A designer ski destination, this resort retains its premier position as the most stylish place to ski in France. With access to over 600km of perfect pistes shared with the Meribel and Val Thorens valleys, Courchevel 1850 is ideal for skiers of all standards.
Courchevel offers real French charm in the wide variety of chic shops and fine restaurants and thoroughly deserves its top-flight reputation. It is renowned for having one of the longest ski seasons and the best snow cover in the whole of the Alps, and has headed skiers’ list of prestige resorts for many a year now. 1850 is located in a wide bowl, where the skiing encircles the resort, with runs leading to virtually every corner of town.
BEGINNERS – Courchevel 1850 is superb for beginners. There are extensive slopes green and blue slopes all across the bowl local to 1850 and skiers in their early days really can get the feel of traveling round the mountains and not be restricted to one or two slopes.
INTERMEDIATES – The wide open pistes are absolutely perfect for intermediate skiers to perfect their turns. To the east, Courchevel 1650 is mostly gentle, and everyone, including better skiers, will have a smile on their face as they cruise down scenic and winding runs like Pyramide. Down the valley, around 1550, Le Praz and La Tania, is wonderful roller-coaster country, and you will discover slopes here suitable for all.
ADVANCED – There is plenty to keep advanced skiers happy in Courchevel, such as the two steep black runs down to Le Praz, Jockeys and the Jean Blanc, mogul fields on the top of the Suisses and the steep terrain on the slopes of La Vizelle .
OFF PISTE – Formal off-piste itineraries are limited for such a big area but some of the guided tours are extremely popular with better skiers. There are various off piste oportunites for advanced skiers.
SNOWBOARD – With three snow parks and a dedicated Border-cross area, snowboarders are spoilt for choice in just the Courchevel area. Across the Three Valleys there are several more to explore making this area an absolute mecca for boarders.
APRÈS SKI – Courchevel 1850 is renowned for both the quality and variety of its après ski life. Ranging from highly sophisticated through to loud and lively, it is mostly based around the atmospheric heart of the village. The Café de la Poste is ideal for a family pizza or the Refuge for a more traditional fondu or raclette. Once the children are in bed you can perhaps take advantage on our staff night off to catch a celebrity in an exclusive club or enjoy a cocktail in one of the many lounge bars.