Snowboarding and Skiing Breaks in Courchevel, France
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Drive time : 91 miles or 2hrs 15mins drive time from Geneva
Drive time : 114 miles or 2hrs 10mins drive time from Grenoble
Drive time : 115 miles or 2hrs 5mins drive time from Lyon
It is hard to think of a resort better suited to skiing and snowboarding or more popular for these sports than Courchevel in France. Conveniently located in the Three Valleys, ski breaks here are all about trying the different runs, experiencing some of the most expensive and lush bars and restaurants in the Alps and admiring the picturesque scenery.
As a skiing break destination it has it all. Roughly 600km of pistes, 2950 metres high peak, four snow parks, allocated areas for both ski and snowboarding plus a good portion of off-piste runs too.
Great Ski to Suit All Abilities
You can’t start talking about Courchevel and not begin with the skiing. For decades skiing breaks in Courchevel have been entertaining the rich and famous, establishing it as one of the leading resorts for both skiing and snowboarding in the world.
However, this shouldn’t deter people operating on a budget because the resort has facilities, attractions and options for everyone. This includes all levels of ability. The ZEN area or Indian pistes are perfect for beginners whilst plenty of intermediate runs are ideal for people taking the step up.
The more experienced and adventurous skiers will find the 12 black runs suitably challenging. La Saulirea infamous couloirs are not for the faint hearted. All of the slopes are easily accessible with an excellent lift system – there is 198 lifts across the resort - and they are well sign-posted.
Superb Facilities for Snowboarders
There is fantastic snow making facilities, not that the area needs it, especially with numerous off-piste opportunities. For snowboarders on a ski break in Courchevel, they will find a snow park created for their enjoyment. Equipped with rails and jumps, there is enough to keep the most ardent snowboarder happy.
Enjoying the Apres Ski with the Rich and Famous
Courchevel is made up of little villages all conveniently named after their height. To be where all the action is on a ski break at the resort and to find a who’s who of visitors, head to Courchevel 1850. This village is awash with plush bars and restaurants and offers the best après ski scene.
Creeping down a notch or two is the secluded village of Courchevel 1650, which is now laden with wooden chalets and an uber cool nightlife. For a cosy evening in front of the fire sipping on hot chocolate, head to Courchevel 1550, this is quiet and tranquil.
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