Famous as the destination of the rich and famous, Courchevel indulges visitors with much more than luxury shopping and champagne bars (although it has lots of that too).
The 5 towns of Courchevel are linked by a winding road that runs up the valley and are connected by pistes and a frequent free bus service. The lowest town being Le Praz (1350m) and the highest Courchevel 1850.
Situated in the Trois (3) Valleys, Courchevel is linked to neighbouring resorts of Val Thorens, Les Menuires, and Meribel to make up the World’s largest ski area. Boasting a leg burning 600km of ridable piste at altitudes of up to 3320m, suiting all levels and ages.
Whether you venture there to ski your heart out or spend relaxing afternoons in the Alpine sun you will find endless possibilities in this picturesque setting, high in the French Alps.
Sip Champagne with Russian Oligarchs, explore endless terrain and enjoy the world famous atmosphere of Courchevel, high in the French Tarentaise valley
Courchevel 1850 is by far the largest town in the area where visitors can find a huge variety of shops, restaurants, bars and amenities along with some great art galleries and sporting facilities. The other towns are also equipped to satisfy even the most active of visitors and if you can't find what you are looking for in your own village there is a free bus service and taxis that run until late at night to the neighbouring resorts.
Off Peak Week recommends taking your swimming costume and checking out Aquamotion, an enormous waterpark and sports centre that is packed with features such as waterslides, a wellness spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an indoor climbing wall, and even a surfing wave!
Eating out in Courchevel is an absolute delight so long as you and your squad can decide between the huge variety of fantastic restaurants serving local dishes along with worldwide cuisine served from the local restaurants and 5 michelin starred eateries.
What happens in Courchevel?
There are some great events to think about when planning your trip to Courchevel including the Audi Womens Alpine Ski World Cup, the International Fireworks Festival and the White Ink Tattoo Convention.
The lively bars in each town often put on great live music and other events, perfect for both Apres Ski and late night festivities.