Les Trois Vallees

600km of piste
200 ski lifts
Base altitude: 1850m
Top altitude: 3200m
Beginner: 30%
Intermediate: 35%
Expert: 35%

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Arguably the most well-known of the many well-known resorts that make up the Three Valleys, Courchevel has developed a reputation for being a playground of the rich. Whereas it is relatively easy to spend money quickly in town, don’t let this mask the fact that Courchevel is an awesome ski resort. The majority of the slopes are north-facing and so Courchevel tends to get the best of the snow in the Three Valleys.

The Ski Company offers accommodation in the highest and most popular, thee Courchevel (formerly known as 1850).


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Beginner: 30%
Intermediate: 35%
Expert: 35%


Flying - There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; but Geneva is the recommended option because of greater flexibility for transfers and car hire to take you onto Courchevel. The transfer is 190 kms and takes around 2 hours 20 minutes.

Train - The Eurostar glides through France directly from London St Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 51km on to Courchevel with taxi and transfer options available.

Driving - Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! London to Courchevel takes around 12 hours without stops and this includes the tunnel crossing.


Courchevel is not a resort synonymous with value, for those wishing to self-cater we recommend you stop at the supermarkets in Moutiers or Albertville as they are larger and cheaper than those in resort. Of course, local supermarkets can be found in the Courchevels as well as popular butchers and gorgeous patisseries.

Given it's a relatively small mountain village, it's amazing to consider how many restaurants have a Michelin link in Courchevel.....let's just say you're not short of options if you're looking for somewhere special.

Here at The Ski Company, we love Le Tremplin (next door to La Croisette in the centre of Courchevel) - it's a Courchevel institution in a convenient spot for your morning coffee, lunch, apres drinks, a crepe for the kids or dinner on foot in the evening. Like all our Courchevel loves, it carries the associated price tag! If you're looking for something more lively, look no further than Verdons (at the top of the Verdons gondola) which often has live music and dancing on the terrace.


Courchevel has a lot going on when the lifts shut down for the night! There’s bobsleighing down La Plagne Olympic track where you will run with a professional “pilot”, there’s climbing an ice wall with a mountain guide, there’s snowshoeing through the forest, there’s skidooing, there’s Nordic skiing, there’s snow-scooters, there’s fat-bikes, there’s ice-skating, there’s sledging, there’s night skiing and there’s the torchlight descent!

If all that sounds too cold and too energetic for you…there is always the spa. Actually, there are always the spas. Being Courchevel, there are a lot of spas! And down in 1550, there’s Aquamotion – the world’s best public swimming pool. There are also yoga studios and even ten-pin bowling and the cinema if you're looking for a little different entertainment one day or evening. Let's be honest, you're never going to fit it all in in just the one week, but you will have fun trying!

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