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Top 5 Winter Activities in Courchevel

Situated in the Three Valleys, Courchevel has a fantastic variety of winter attractions.

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1. Courchevel Adventure Camp

Children and adults alike will revel in the variety of activities on offer at Courchevel’s Adventure Camp near the Altiport. Under the watchful eye of a guide, try your hand at snowmobiling around a 700-metre closed track. Children (aged six and over) have their own special track to contend with.

For a further adrenaline rush why not have a go at airboarding? This relatively new sport involves hurtling headfirst down the mountain on an inflatable sled-like cushion. Other sliding opportunities include monosliding, tubing and of course the snake gliss, where two to fifteen people descend down the mountain together on several sledges linked together.

Courchevel is also home to some fantastic tobogganing tracks. Whizz down the 2 km track between Courchevel 1850 and Courchevel 1550 or try the 3 km Grand-Prix style Moriond track with its challenging hair-pin bends .

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2. Night skiing

Every Wednesday evening between 6pm and 8pm, the Verdons gondola opens and the slopes and Family Park are open for skiing. With music pumping, ski down the floodlit pistes before enjoying dinner or a drink at Les Verdons mountain restaurant.

You can also take part in a torchlight descent; just strap your skis on and, following your guide, make your way down the piste in a torchlit descent. This is a simply magical experience as the flickering torches light up the slopes around you.

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3. Take to the skies

Take off from the Altiport and enjoy a panoramic tour over Courchevel and the 3 Vallées Massif with a pilot specialised in mountain flying. For further thrills, enjoy a hot air balloon ride or have a go at paragliding. Carried by the wind, glide over the snow-capped peaks and deep valleys whilst taking in the captivating views.

For the ultimate adrenaline boost, tandem skydiving flights from 5000 metres are also available. With 45 seconds of free fall and a further five-minute canopy ride back to earth, this is an incredible way to experience the beauty of the mountain landscape.

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4. Ice skating

Get your skates on and head to The Forum where you will find an Olympic-size ice rink for you to practice your pirouettes on. Used for skating and ice hockey, the rink is open daily between 3pm and 7pm and on Wednesdays 4pm to 10pm.

Also at the Forum is a 13-metre high indoor climbing wall, open every day from 9am to 10pm. This is the perfect place to hone your climbing skills before tackling tricky rock faces in the great outdoors.

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5. Make a splash at Aquamotion

Situated between Courchevel 1650 and 1550, Aquamotion offers state-or-the-art facilities for exercise, fun and relaxation. With a 25-metre swimming pool, indoor and outdoor lagoons, a diving pool, baby pool, indoor surfing wave and water slides, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained for an afternoon on a bad weather day.

Whilst the children splash around, parents can unwind in the Aquawellness area which features a saltwater pool, sauna, steam room and caldarium. There’s also a spa and balneotherapy area offering cryotherapy, massages and a range of treatments.

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