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7 Jan, 2019

Which Courchevel is for me?

Courchevel Valley Views

Today we spent the day visiting Georgie our chalet host at Chalet Emily in Courchevel 1650 and exploring more of the resorts. There’s always so much going on across Courchevel and the skiing is so varied, it’s impossible to get bored!

Most people are aware of the three main resorts that make up the Courchevel area – 1550, 1650, and 1850. But there are in fact two lesser known resorts with their own unique ski areas and nightlife. You have La Praz at 1300m and Saint Bon at 1100m. You also have La Tania, technically not part of Courchevel, but still very well linked and a great little ski-in/out resort with fantastic après-ski.

Within the Courchevel area, it’s possible to find something to suit any budget, taste or skiing ability. The general rule is that the higher the resort, the higher the in-resort prices but the quality of skiing is consistently high across all areas.

Courchevel (1850)
World-class skiing combined with world-class luxury. Courchevel 1850 has a reputation as being one of the most exclusive resorts in the Alps. This makes it the perfect location for a truly luxurious break, a special treat or for a really romantic break. The skiing is second to none and is a must even if you are staying elsewhere in the 3 Valleys.

Courchevel Moriond (1650)
Slightly quieter than its big sister, Courchevel Moriond or 1650, is a great all-round resort. Ski Weekends’ Chalet Emily is located just a 5-minute walk from all the fun, including a great selection of shops and restaurants as well as the super-fast Ariondaz gondola. The skiing is not to be sniffed at either, there are a range of green, blue and red runs, including the famous Pyramids.

Courchevel Village (1550)
A great little resort for families and beginners. You can enjoy Courchevel-quality skiing for lower resort prices. Superb links with Courchevel 1850 and La Praz mean you’re never far from fabulous skiing.

La Praz
A beautiful little town set slightly further down the mountain at 1400m. Don’t be fooled though, La Praz is still full of character with great après at the Drop Inn and superb restaurants serving local dishes. La Praz can be accessed by a trio of great long red runs, perfect for working up an appetite for a nice mountain lunch.

La Tania
If you love tree runs, you’ll love La Tania. On a powder day, this is the best playground in the area. It’s easily accessed from all the other Courchevel resorts. Also great for après and the regular free shuttle buses around the resorts mean there’s no excuse not to pop down to La Tania.

Want to find out more about Courchevel? Read more about the resort here or feel free to call one of our Ski Experts on 023 8020 6971