Skiing in Courchevel
Courchevel has 150km of slopes with 65 lifts that are well suited to intermediates with plenty of blue and red runs, particularly above 1650. Those wanting to clock up the mileage can easily access the 600km of the Three Valleys, without accounting for the off-piste runs.
Several of the chairlifts have heated seats, which is great for those chilly winter days. Don’t miss the camera on the Biollay chairlift – strike a pose and see the results at the top!
Dining in Courchevel
The rule of thumb when dining in Courchevel tends to be the higher the altitude, the higher the price. In Courchevel 1850, French chef Yannick Alléno creates artistic plates at the three-Michelin-star restaurant, Le 1947. Le Chabichou’s family-run restaurant opened back in 1979 and now has two-Michelin stars.
On sunny days, take a leisurely lunch of Savoyard cuisine or seafood on Le Cap Horn’s large sun terrace. In the evening, taste wine from Cave des Lys’ vaulted wine cellar in Le Praz, accompanied by sharing plates of charcuterie.
Le Tremplin in Courchevel 1850 is a great place for an après drink on the sun terrace. Peruse 1850’s designer shops that include Louis Vuitton and Moncler. Or if your muscles are craving some rest and relaxation, indulge in a treatment at one of the luxurious spas.
See Courchevel from above on an early morning hot-air balloon ride or a helicopter tour, which can be made a heli-dining experience as you’re whisked off to a Michelin-star restaurant. Why not try airboarding on an inflatable cushion or a husky sled ride through the forest?