|The ski resort of Courchevel actually consists of four different villages which are set at varying altitudes: Courchevel 1300 (also known as Le Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 (also known as Moriond), and Courchevel 1850. The numbers refer to the altitudes of the villages and the latter is the most famous, even though it’s not actually quite as high as 1850 metres!
Courchevel 1850 made history as the first ski resort in France to be built from scratch rather than being based round a pre-existing alpine village. This is another reason why Courchevel is so popular, because it’s been built with skiers in mind from the word go.
Courchevel is one of, if not the most, upmarket ski resort in France and it’s become synonymous with the wealthy and elite from around the world. You’re particularly likely to come across wealthy Russians as Courchevel has become their ski resort of choice over the years!
And the kind of accommodation on offer here really reflects the elite crowd who stay at Courchevel. If you enjoy luxury you’ll love the eleven hotels that are rated as 5 star, providing a large number of luxurious guest rooms. It’s easy to enjoy fine dining in Courchevel too because six restaurants all have a Michelin star rating, so you could dine at one each night of your stay here!
Of course the skiing is great in Courchevel too. Courchevel is part of the Three Valleys which together makes up the largest ski area in the world. This gives skiers access to miles upon miles of skiing, and Courchevel is right at the heart of the nearly 600 kilometres of trails.
When you stay in Courchevel you’ll want to shop here too. The villages are graced with many fine designer boutiques where can pick up some exquisite items, but expect to pay inordinate amounts of money for anything you buy here! For this reason it’s best to come with all your ski gear rather than wait and buy things when you get here!