Ski holidays in Courchevel

Sensational skiing in one of the most prestigious resorts in the Alps

  • 600km of marked pistes
  • 53 green, 137 blue, 106 red and 32 black runs
  • Ski up to an altitude of 3,230m

Courchevel is truly a world class ski resort with over 600km of slopes located in the Three Valleys Ski Area, you won't be short of pistes to explore during your holiday. Snow cover is more or less guaranteed throughout the winter season given the altitude of the resort. Whether you have been skiing for decades or this is your first time on the slope you will enjoy the diversity of the runs throughout Courchevel itself and in the wider ski area. 

Skiing and snowboarding in Courchevel

Being in the Three Valleys Ski Area, Courchevel has excellent access to the largest linked ski area. With 600km of marked pistes you won't have to do the same run twice. Beginners will enjoy the ZEN areas which have gentle slopes and will allow you to practice your turns and technique, while the experts can enjoy the vast number of red and black runs throughout the resort. 

Where to stay in Courchevel

We offer accommodation in three of the villages; Courchevel Village 1550 is the original Courchevel hamlet, it has a more laid back atmosphere and is more popular with families, it also has quick and easy ski lift links up the valley and over in to Meribel. Sitting just above is Courchevel Moriond (1650), a more traditional village with its own superb linked ski area, and access to a number of gentle green and blue slopes. Courchevel 1850 is the highest resort and is renowned for its glitz and glamour, it has a wide selection of fine hotels, designer boutiques and a buzzing nightlife.

Bars and restaurants in Courchevel

Courchevel is a lively area with a variety of restaurant and après options. There are numerous fine dining establishments in and around the resort, with 13 Michelin stars across eight restaurants. For the less gourmet options, there's also numerous pizzerias and restaurants serving traditional alpine dishes. On the mountain, there's a lot of restaurants dotted around the ski area for that well deserved mid-morning hot chocolate and lunch break. 

If you are after a resort renowned for its apres ski, look no further. Courchevel has some great spots to enjoy after a day on the mountain, whether you want to dance on the tables in La Folie Douce or want a more laid back drink with live music you can find somewhere to suit you.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Courchevel

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on either self catering, half board or bed & breakfast. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Ski hotels in Courchevel

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Hotel Les Cascades is in an amazing location in Courchevel Moriond (1650) and is offered on a bed and breakfast board basis. Being right opposite the slopes and ski lifts, allowing guests quick and easy access onto the slopes to enjoy the vast Three Valleys Ski Area!

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The Hotel New Solarium is situated in Courchevel 1850. This modern and comfortable hotel benefits from direct access to the slopes and a short walk from the chair lift, giving you access to the Three Valleys Ski Area. After a day on the slopes make the most of the wellness area with a pool, or sit back and relax in the lounge with a fireplace. This hotel is offered on a bed and breakfast board basis with the opportunity to upgrade to half board basis. 

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Hotel Les Sherpas is a lovely family-run hotel located in the Jardin Alpin area of Courchevel 1850 village. A perfect hotel for families and with a great spa area facilities, including an indoor pool with panoramic picture windows. This hotel is offered on a half board basis.

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  • 30 rooms
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Sitting at the foot of the pistes in the village of Courchevel 1550, this family run hotel offers comfortable bedrooms and excellent cuisine. This hotel is offered on a half board basis and is exclusive to Inghams.

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Les Chalets du Forum Exterior

The Chalets du Forum are ideally located close to the ski lifts and slopes to allow easy access for a day's skiing on the mountains. These self catered apartments are well equipped and furnished with an alpine style with picturesque mountain views. The property is also close to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants allowing guests to explore the local village. 

  • from£889pp
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Hotel Olympic Exterior (1)

This hotel has a fantastic location in Courchevel, close to the Croisette ski lifts and the resort centre plus a free lunch each day available from the Hotel Le Mottaret! Available on either a bed or breakfast board basis or half board basis. 

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Comfortable and fully refurbished hotel and apartments in a fantastic location with ski-in/ski-out access. Available on a bed and breakfast or half board basis.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Courchevel

Courchevel 1850 is the best place for beginners to learn to ski or snowboard. There are a number of 'Zen Areas' throughout the resort which feature a concentration of gentle green and blue runs, perfect for practicing your turns and techniques.  There are four Zen areas within the Courchevel ski area: in 1850 you have the Golf Zen area next to the Jardin bubble with two magic carpets and the Pralong Zen area next to the Altiport lifts. In Courchevel Moriond you have the sectioned off area next to the free Mickey lift and the Envolée Zen the foot of the cable cars in Le Praz.

Novices will find easy blues throughout the resort to suit gentle progression and the excellent ski schools in both villages are blessed with a high proportion of English speaking instructors.

Intermediate skiing and snowboarding in Courchevel

As you would imagine in such an enormous ski area as the Three Valleys, the opportunities are virtually endless, with an excellent mix of high altitude and tree line skiing. Try the excellent reds down into the Creux valley and the numerous, less crowded pistes of 1650 including the Grandes Bosses run a sunny wide red run down into Moriond. Alternately head down the Combe de la Saulire piste, a top rated ski run, for a bit more of a challenge and views of Mont Blanc on a clear day. 

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Courchevel

Advanced skiers will enjoy carving down the numerous black runs in the Three Valleys. If you fancy a real challenge have a go at the famous un-groomed 'Face' slope which was created for the 1992 women's Albertville Olympic downhill competition. If high speed skiing isn't for you, some of the best off-piste skiing can be found on The Grand Couloir at the top of the Saulire or the descents from the summit of the Creux Noirs or Chanrossa chairlifts. 

Freestyle and freeride in Courchevel

There is a vast amount of off piste areas around Courchevel. Make the most of fresh powder in The Grand Couloir, an ungroomed black run or head further afield to La Tania where you can find runs through the trees, it is best to get here early as it does get skied quickly especially on a powder day. More experienced skiers and borders can enjoy the more extreme terrain in the back country. We would recommend hiring a guide to show you the best spots, ask your Inghams representative for further information.

For the freestylers, your ski pass gives you access to the snow parks across the ski area.  The Family Park in Courchevel has a variety of different level kickers, boxes and pipes. There is also the airbag to test out new tricks. You can also find the DC Area 43 and Elements Park in Meribel, both of which have a variety of boarder cross sections, kickers, rails and half pipes for a range of different levels.


Mountain facts
Area 600 km
Resort Altitude 1850m
Ski Alt. From 1100m
Ski Alt. To 3230m
Runs 53 136 113 35
Lifts Lifts 158
Lift Ski LockersNo
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Snow Cannon Coverage50%
Off-piste OptionsYes
Things To Do

Restaurants, food and drink

Courchevel is a lively resort with plenty of restaurants to choose from. If you are looking to head out for dinner, enjoy Savoyard specialties such as tartiflette, fondue and raclette at L'Anerie a renovated farm building or authentic Italian dishes at San Marco.  There are also 13 Mitchelin stars to be found in Courchevel if gourmet cuisine is more to your taste.

On the mountain there is just as much choice. Enjoy fine dining at the famous La Folie Douce La Fruitiere restaurant or lunch in the sun at Le Monchu located on the Rhodos piste. You an also find a number of snack bars or self service restaurants throughout the Three Valleys.

Apres, bars and nightlife

Courchevel Moriond has a lively apres scene with plenty of reasonably priced spots including the Funky Fox which has live music and DJs throughout the winter season.  You are never far from live music,  DJ sets, dancing on tables or relaxing spots in Courchevel 1850. La Folie Douce is a renowned apres spot up in the mountains, popular for its open air clubbing. Once you have made your way back down to resort enjoy Le Tremplin located on the snow front for the last of the afternoon sun and live music. If you’re in Courchevel 1550 there are some hidden gems hidden away, Le Caterail often has live music and sports streaming to keep you entertained.

Spas and relaxation 

Guests staying at the Hotel Les Sherpas can make the most of the hotels own wellness area which includes a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. To truly unwind, treatments and massages are also available to book locally.

The public Aquamotion Centre has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool heated to 34°c, as well as a hammam, sauna and jacuzzi. Perfect for an afternoon of relaxing when its either to snowy to ski or you just need a day off the mountain.

Shopping 

For those staying on a self catering basis there are a number of supermarkets available to purchase groceries. The resort has luxury boutiques and quaint traditional shops dotted throughout the resort.  You can find the likes of Dior, Moncler and Chanel selling the seasons trending items or local shops selling regional products.

Equipment rental and sports shops are typically open until late in the day so you can maximise your time on the mountain before returning your equipment at the end of your last day.

Things to do in Courchevel

Aquamotion

This state-of-the-art pool and spa center is a brilliant way to take a day off from skiing and rest your legs. Perfect for the whole family, the swimming area has a children’s play pool, two large pools, diving boards and slides. There is also a mini wave pool to test your surf skills. Payable locally.

Ice skating 

Swap your skis for a set of skates and enjoy the indoor ice skating rink which is open daily throughout the season. You can also watch ice hockey matches throughout the winter. Payable locally.

Snowshoeing

Courchevel lets you walk into the heart of its unspoiled natural environment with 11 snowshoeing itineraries which are categorised from green to black, just like the ski runs. Whether you’re an occasional rambler or a hard-core hiker, there are snowshoeing itineraries for all abilities. Payable locally.

Night skiing

Courchevel opens the Verdons Gondola after the rest of the slopes have closed for an evening of skiing in the moonlight. The run is lit up and music adds to the unique atmosphere. It is a fun and different experience and a great time to ski without any queues, plus it is included with your lift pass.

Tobogganing

Race down the 3km toboggan run in Courchevel Moriond (1650) it is incredible fun for the whole family. You can also whizz down the 2km long sledge run in Courchevel in both day and night. Payable locally.

Snowmobiling

This is a great opportunity to experience the mountain in a different way. Once the ski area and lifts have closed for the day head on a guided snowmobile expedition around the snowy landscape. Payable locally. 

Dog sledding 

See a different side of the mountains by taking a dog sled ride in to the middle of the forest and a protected natural environment. You will be driven by a professional musher, while comfortably seated in the sledge. Payable locally.

Ice diving

Go on an underwater dive in the Courchevel Le Praz lake at an altitude of 1300m. Led by a professional diver you can head under the ice for a thrilling (and chilling) adventure. Payable locally.

Parapenting

Take to the skies and experience the mountains from above, an experienced guide will take you to new heights where you glide over the stunning mountain landscape. Payable locally.

Hot air ballooning 

If you don't fancy gliding through the air, you can go on a hot air balloon flight and admire the Alps from above.  The balloons tend to come from the Altiport of Courchevel 1850, and take you on an hour tour of the mountains. Payable locally.

Bowling

For an activity which doesn't involve skiing, snowboarding or après, head to the bowling alley at the Forum for a game or two. There is also a bar and restaurant onsite, as well as billiards and arcade games to keep you entertained. Payable locally.

Lift Pass
6 days Season Child
5 - 12 years
Adult
13 - 64 years
Senior
65 + years
Three Valleys Area Pass Low £243 £284 £275
Mid £254 £296 £284
High £281 £331 £315
Local Pass Low £204 £254 -
Mid/High £254 £316 -

Lift pass information

Free lift passes for children under 5 and seniors over 75 are issued locally, photo ID required. Please bring a passport sized photo.

Local Lift Pass covers Courchevel.

Three Valleys Area Pass covers Meribel, Meribel Mottaret, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Orelle.

Season dates

  • Low season: 19 - 30 Apr 25
  • Mid season: 07 Dec - 13 Dec 24 & 12 - 18 Apr 25
  • High season: 14 Dec 24 - 13 Dec 24

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Equipment Hire
6 days Category

Child

6 - 12 years

Adult 

13 years +

Skis Red - £119
Black - £135
Skis & boots  Blue - £135
Red £107 £158
Black - £181

White category skis, boots and helmet available for children aged 3-5: £59

6 days Category

Child

8 - 12 years

Adult 

13 years +

Snowboard Red - £119
Black - £135
Snowboard & boots Red £107 £158
Black - £181

Equipment information 

A helmet is included for children.

Please see here for description of hire categories.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Tuition

Ski tuition 

Child 6 - 12 years

Adult 13 years +

Courchevel 1650

Courchevel 1850 

Courchevel 1650

Courchevel 1850

6 days AM

£296

£331

£296

£331

 

Snowboard tuition

Child 6 - 12 years

Adult 13 years +

Courchevel 1650

Courchevel 1850 

Courchevel 1650

Courchevel 1850

6 days PM

-

£316

-

£316

 

Kids club 

Child 3 - 5 years

Village Des Enfants 

6 days AM

£353

 

Private tuition

2 hours

1-5 people

£152

Tuition information 

Ski AM timings: 9:30 - 11:45am

Snowboarding PM timings: 2:15 - 4:45pm 

Village Des Enfants timings: 9:30am - 12pm and 2 - 4:30pm

Private tuition timings: 12 - 2pm

Levels of tuition

  • Beginner: never skied before
  • Level 1: advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2: low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3: good intermediate, Parallel turns 
  • Advanced: fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Please ensure you pre-book tuition for high season dates to avoid the ski schools being fully booked.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Travel Information

All our holidays include return travel to resort either by flight or train and then the transfer between the airport or railway station and Courchevel.

All departures are on Saturdays with stays for 7 or 14 nights.

The transfer in Courchevel will stop as chose as possible to your chosen accommodation. In some cases there may be a couple of minutes' walk due to regulations on where coaches can stop..

Private transfers and self drive options are available, call to book these.

Travel By Air

Flights to Chambery or Geneva from 13 UK airports

Transfer Times

  • Chambery airport: approx. 2 hours 15 mins by coach
  • Geneva airport: approx. 3 hours by coach

Transfers may be longer during bad weather conditions or French school holidays. French school holidays span 21 Dec 24 - 06 Jan 25, 08 Feb - 10 Mar 25 and 05 Apr - 05 May 25.

 

Travel By Train

We have a 7 night train option to Courchevel that can be booked on line.

This is a train that departs and returns Saturdays which a much shorter transfer of 45 minutes from Moutiers railway station. Add an extra 10 minutes if staying in Courchevel 1850.

 Here are the provisional timings

Saturdays 

Arrive

Depart

London St Pancras

-

 07:04

Change at Lille Europe

09:26

11:03

Change at Lyon Part Dieu

14:00

14:50

Moutiers

18:10

 

Upon arrival you meet you transfer up to Courchevel (45-55 minutes)

Return timings are as follows

Saturdays

Arrive

Depart

Bourg St Maurice

-

 13:17

Change at Lyon Part Dieu

16:10

17:00

Change at Lille Europe

19:58

21:00

London St Parcras

21:27

 

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing
  • Free bus service in resort
  • Chic superstar of the Trois Vallees area
  • Train and plane travel options
  • Inghams rep service
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