Courchevel 1850


Boasting French sophistication, Courchevel 1850, is the highest and more elitist of the sister resorts. The resort sits in the Three Valleys, the largest skiable area in the world, which includes Courchevel’s very accessible neighbor; Meribel. It is very difficult to find yourself at a loose end when surrounded by 600 kilometres of well-maintained pistes in this winter playground which is suitable for all levels of skier, from beginner to off piste extremist. The luxurious town centre comprises plush Michelin-starred restaurants such as Chabicou and Azimut to Coucoupe, a cosy log fired gastro bar where you may even bump into former Freeride World Champion Manu Gaidet. There are copious up-market boutiques to fulfil your winter shopping desires.


Hot Tip

  • 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
  • Have a go at snowshoeing or go on a guided hiking tour around the winter trails
  • Speed down the toboggan run from Courchevel 1850 to 1550
  • Have a cocktail at the Purple Caffe or a happy hour pint with live music at the Milk pub
  • Enjoy a heavenly gourmet meal at one of the six Michellin Starred Restaurants
  • Test your skills on the new Airbag jump
  • Fly like a bird, take a hand-gliding trip!
  • Get as close as possible to inaccessible areas of the mountain by taking a helicopter heli-skiing


Resort Height: 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

Easy lift connectivity to Meribel and Val Thorens

Fantastic mountain restaurants

Excellent Ski School’s

Perfect for beginners to learn to ski

An abundance of off piste for the more adventurous

Lots of options for non-skiers

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.


Chalet Namaste

Courchevel 1850

With a wave-powered pool, private Mercedes, and entertainment systems wherever you turn, Namaste is a 5 star hotel turned epic chalet.

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Sleeps: 12  Bedrooms: Distance to slopes: 3 mins walk  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: Yes  Fireplace: Yes 

Shemshak Lodge

Courchevel 1850

Shemshak Lodge is a stunning luxury chalet, sleeping 13 across 5 bedrooms, situated in an enviable position on the piste in Courchevel 1850. The chalet has been built to the standards expected in this world class resort.

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Sleeps: 13  Bedrooms: Distance to slopes: Ski In & Out  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: Yes  Fireplace: Yes 

Chalet Pralong

Courchevel 1850

Chalet Pralong is perfectly situated adjacent to the Pralong chair lift near the altiport in 1850. In the morning the six man chairlift will lead you off into the Trois Vallées to start your skiing. At the end of the…

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Sleeps: Bedrooms: Distance to slopes:   Spa facilities: No  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: Yes  Fireplace: No