Purpose-built yet attractive, Courchevel 1850 is one of the most glamorous resorts in the Alps with its own airstrip, countless Michelin-star restaurants, ritzy hotels, bars, shops and luxury ski chalets.
Courchevel 1850 has several distinguishable areas with the main lift base and central area around it known as La Croisette. The resort spreads up the hillside through the chalet-filled suburbs of Cospillot and Nogentil to the altiport. Courchevel 1850 is famous for the quality of its ski-in/ski-out luxury chalets available for rent, which have a range of superb facilities from private spas to home cinemas.
Part of Les 3 Vallees, Courchevel 1850 has a vast ski network covering 600 km. The local slopes offer 150 km of pistes served by 58 lifts, making it easy for skiers to navigate the resort. Beginners will appreciate the special ZEN zones created for them to ski in safety whilst more experienced skiers can enjoy steep descents and some of the best off-piste skiing in the Alps. Powder skiers can take on the couloirs of Saulire and the serious terrain in the Creux Noir bowls whilst the Family Park has plenty of features from half-pipes and kickers to gentle ski cross. Every Wednesday, the Verdons run and Family Park are open for night time skiing.
For those who aren’t so keen on skiing, there are a number of other ways to explore the resort, from helicopter rides and paragliding to segways and mountain biking. Snowshoeing and nordic walking are popular activities as is the 2 km sledging run from the Tovets ski run in Courchevel 1850 down to Courchevel Village. A great choice for families, Courchevel 1850 has a bowling alley and cinema whilst skaters can test their skills at the indoor ice rink in the centre of town.