COURCHEVEL : Top Ski Resort France
COURCHEVEL is a luxurious top ski resort in France, one of the most prestigious world-wide. It is one of 7 ski resorts that together form ‘The 3 Valleys’ Ski Domain (“Les 3 Vallées”). The 3 Valleys is the world’s largest skiable domain.
Courchevel, with a high standard of quality for services and facilities, is a very popular ski-destination for tourists, to enjoy splendid winter holidays. The pleasure of holidays in France gets even stronger for families during the Christmas festivities. Everybody prepares this special family time.
‘The 3 Valleys’, world’s largest Ski Domain
Courchevel is part of the ski domain ‘The 3 Valleys’. Counting 351 ski-tracks, with over 600 km of runs, ‘The 3 Valleys’ is the largest ski domain in the world. It connects 7 ski resorts, among which France’s most luxurious: Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens. 1.8 million users have voted Val Thorens to be world’s best ski resort, for 5 years in a row.
Courchevel : The Villages
Courchevel is the name of the commune which merges five villages into one : Saint-Bon-Tarentaise (1100), Courchevel 1300 ( La Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 (Moriond), and finally Courchevel 1850, highest of the five. The altitudes were kept in the names for the sake of competition with Val d’Isere, their greatest competitor.
Like said, Courchevel is a family place. You may enjoy dinner in one of the 130 restaurants, some of which have 1, 2 or even 3 Michelin stars. In case you don’t know, Michelin stars are quality certifications for top restaurants. From 1 star (“very good”) to 3 stars (“exceptional”). The starts get attributed each year. Only 30 restaurants in France, and 129 world-wide have 3 Michelin stars.
Besides restaurants, you’ll find a few dozen luxurious shops & boutiques, and around 20 luxury four & five star-hotels.
Upcoming Events in Courchevel
Women Alpine Skiing World Cup : December 21st, 2021
Family Christmas Festivities : December 20th to 25th, 2021
New Year’s Eve Festivities : December 27th to December 31st, 2021
French Ski Touring Championship : January 22th, 2022
Ski Shows by Night : Performed by the French Ski School Instructors, February 8th, 15th, 22th ,2022
International Festival of Pyrotechnic Art : February 10th, 17th, 24th, March 1st,2nd,3rd 2022
Ski & Toiles Film Festival : March 26th, 27th 28th 2022
3 Valleys Enduro : ride over the 3 ski valleys : April 3rd 2022
White Ink Tattoo Show : April 3rd to 5th, 2022
Festival Folie Douce : Music in open air: April 9th and 10th, 2022
Winter Legacy : sever winter sport disciplines : April 9th 2022
Dynastar X3 : winter triathlon, April 17th, 2022
World Championship Alpine Skiing : winter 2023
Attractions in Courchevel
As far as what their is to do in Courchevel apart from skiing, we list the Aquamotion, the heated swimming pool, with an outside part available.