Courchevel is a part of The Three Valleys, a popular ski destination in the French Alps. Of all The Three Valleys’ resorts, Courchevel offers the most ski runs (117 in total) and the best, long-lasting snow conditions because of its north-facing pistes. Courchevel is divided into four individual villages named by their altitude in metres. Each village is distinctly different, but all offer opportunity for an exceptionalholiday.
The most expensive village, 1850 is the playground of the rich, royal, and famous. This is where you willfind the most luxurious, large, and lavish chalets. The village is home to the most Michelin starred restaurants of any ski resort in the world. In addition to skiing, visitors can also dance at the Les Caves night club, enjoy the fitness centre with spa, or take the family to the skating rink. There is always something fun to do in 1850.
Courchevel 1650 is a beautiful French village very popular among families. There are many things to do in 1650 for families with children. The most popular is Aquamotion – an indoor water park with a water slide, wild water rapids, surfing wave, sauna, and more. The offices of two ski schools, ESF and New Generation, are also located in 1650’s town centre. The town centre is home to many great restaurants, a supermarket with impressive displays, and shopping.
Courchevel 1550 (Also known as Courchevel Village)
Those seeking out a peaceful retreat that is also affordable should consider Courchevel 1550 because it is quiet and less expensive than the other Courchevel villages. Most people are attracted to 1550 because of its well-priced chalets and apartments. Visitors can easily get to Courchevel 1850 by ski lift to expand their entertainment options. However, 1550 does have a few restaurants and ski runs of its own to entertain those who want to stay within 1550.
Courchevel 1300 has a larger permanent-resident population than the other villages, but it is very welcoming to visitors and offers elaborate chalets for holidays. The village is home to the annual Ski Jumping World Cup and a ski-jumping hill built for the 1992 Olympics. It is also home to many sophisticated restaurants. Gourmet dishes are served at Azimut, a Michelin starred restaurant, and delicious wines are served at Cav de Lys wine bar. The village is popular in the winter, but also in the summer because of its lower altitude and beautiful lakes where you can fish and kayak.