The famous French ski resort of Courchevel is one of the most exclusive, luxurious ski resorts in the world, and as part of the Three Valleys ski domain, taking Courchevel accommodation also provides you with some of the finest skiing terrain in France. Courchevel is actually a collection of small villages in the peaks of the Rhone-Alps, each named in accordance with their height in metres.
The skiing credentials of the Three Valleys ski domain are unquestionable. With nearly 200 ski lifts, 600km of downhill pistes and 120km of cross-country skiing trails alone, any level of skier, snowboarder or winter sport enthusiast will feel right at home in Courchevel accommodation. The skiing credentials don’t stop here either, there are many miles of fearsome off-piste areas, plenty of backcountry and five snow parks. Of the Three Valley resorts, Courchevel is often regarded as the best for snowboarding too, especially due to the snowboarder-cross courses and half pipes associated with the resort.
Courchevel has 63 lifts itself, with 117km of downhill pistes, 66km of cross-country pistes and over 10,000 hectares of off-piste country. The skiing in Courchevel itself is fantastic, catering for levels of experience from the absolute beginner to the seasoned professional. Family skiing holidays in Courchevel are excellent, as there are enough ski schools, children’s ski centres and après-ski facilities to keep every member of the family more than happy during your stay in self catering Courchevel accommodation.
There is also an amazing amount to do from Courchevel accommodation if your would like a day of your Courchevel holiday away from the slopes. There are go-karting tracks, ice rinks and bowling alleys and cinemas, as well as exceptional rock and ice climbing possibilities, para-gliding and hand-gliding options and many, many miles of snow shoeing, hiking and walking trails.
There are actually 5 villages making up the Courchevel ski resort. The lowest and almost certainly the most charming, Courchevel 1300 or Le Praz is stunningly beautiful, but what you make up in alpine charm, you can loose in skiing prowess, as Le Praz is the lowest altitude of all the Courchevel villages. Courchevel accommodation in Courchevel 1800, the highest altitude, is the priciest, but with the huge number of facilities and pistes which can be found within a few minutes of your luxury, private Courchevel ski chalet, the extra price is worth it. It is also the scene of the best nightlife, although you can easily reach the bars and restaurants of Courchevel 1850 from accommodation in Courchevel 1650 and 1550.
The main airports used for reaching a private, luxury Courchevel ski chalet are Geneva (GVA) and Chambery (CMF), which are connected with cheap flights from the UK by easyJet, Flybe and BMIbaby especially. With so many visitors flying to these airports to reach their self catering Courchevel accommodation, there are some fantastic airport transfers available. Aside from taking a hire car from the airport, there are plenty of fixed price taxis, mini-busses and coaches waiting to meet you off your flight and whisk you to the front door of your private, luxury ski chalet in Courchevel for a very reasonable price.