Courchevel 1650


Courchevel 1650 offers the world’s largest ski area on a lower budget than at its higher sister’s resort, Courchevel 1850. The village’s lift system is extremely efficient. The slopes of 1650 infrequently encounter a large mass of piste traffic, compared to its adjoining resorts. This makes the various green and blue pistes running into the resort a haven for children and beginners. The town centre has a tranquil village feel and is within a few minutes’ walk from the main lift.


Domaine: The Three Valleys

Resort Height: 1650m

Skiing Elevation: 1260-3230 m

Pistes: 600 km



Hot Tips

  • Have a go at snowshoeing
  • Speed down the toboggan run from Courchevel 1850 to 1550
  • Enjoy a beer in the sunshine at Le Bel Air
  • Book into Les Flocons in 1550, where everything is made from fresh local ingredients, or Lilou in 1650 for the valley’s best crêpes


Resort Height: 1260-1850 m

Piste summary: Green: 13 %, Blue: 39 %, Red: 38 %, Black: 10 %

What we love

Huge expanse of skiing – Its one of the biggest concentrated ski areas on Europe

Access to relatively good value restaurants

Excellent Ski School

Perfect for beginners

An abundance of off piste for the more adventurous

Fantastic snow making facilities

Brilliant variety of accommodation

What needs improving

You will pay a premium for the amazing access to the slopes.

Some mountain restaurants are ridiculously expensive.

Any ski shop offer deals as they may only be open for a couple of hours each day

Getting There

Regional flights from any major UK airport will fly you into Geneva or Lyon (Approx. 2hr 30min road transfer) or Chambery (1hr 30min transfer). Helicopter transfers are also available from Geneva and the flight is approximately 30min. Please note that helicopters are weather permitting.

Trains can be taken from Geneva to Moutiers (approx. 2hr 30min) and then a transfer up the mountain of approximately 40min.


Petit Marmotte

Courchevel 1650

One of the best finds in Courchevel.. When there’s two of you, and it’s cold outside, there’s a wood burning fire and a cosy bedroom inside. Who needs skiing? Small and perfectly formed; Petite Marmotte is the ideal Courchevel 1650…

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Sleeps: Bedrooms: Distance to slopes: 2 min walk  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: Yes  Fireplace: Yes 

Aigle d’or

Courchevel 1650

The Chalet Aigle d’Or is a fantastic property traditionally built in beautiful Savoyarde stone and wood cladding, popular with many of our guests for a good few years now. Situated in the heart of Moriond’s old village, it has really…

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Sleeps: 10  Bedrooms:   Distance to slopes:   Spa facilities:   Catering:   Ski in/out:   Fireplace:  

Hotels in Courchevel 1650


Courchevel 1650

In the best position at the foot of the French Alps, Portetta is totally re-built and upgraded with ski in/out access and is still as relaxed and family friendly as ever. Enjoy the best sun terrace, lounge, bar and restaurant…

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Sleeps: 80  Bedrooms: 36  Distance to slopes: Ski In & Out  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: Yes  Fireplace: Yes