The Courchevel Ski Resort is is located in the commune of Saint-Bon Tarentaise in the French Alps, in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes region. It is part of Les Trois Vallées, one of the largest ski areas in the world. Courchevel also includes the towns of Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz), Courchevel 1550 (Moriond), Courchevel 1850. These are all named so because of their altitudes in metres. Courchevel is the most Eastern of Les Trois Vallées and is most famous for its exceptional lift system, which is virtually queue free even at the busiest times.
Courchevel is also known for being a location in the 1992 Winter Olympics. The town of La Tania was built to house the competitors and until recently a ski jump in Courchevel 1850 stood that was used in that Olympics as well.
In this location there are 11 hotels with five star rankings as well as rented chalets an simple studios. There area a range of options to suit any group or individual. For extra activities you could visit one of the resorts famous spas, most of which can be accessed even if you are not a resident of the hotel in questions. There are also 71 world class restaurants to test you palette at, and along with a plethora of night clubs and bars to let your hair down. If you are looking for a last day shopping experience you can visit the many and varied shops of Courchevel that will satisfy any retail needs you may have on your stay.
The actual ski area of Courchevel is famous for being the world’s largest interconnected ski resort. It is also known for being extremely easy to navigate working at a 50% easy runs, perfect for beginners, and has 3 parallel valleys that are linked by either lifts or runs, so getting from one slope to the next is just as easy. Along with this is the variety of the slopes, where all levels and varieties of skiing and snowboarding are welcome.
There are 150 km of ski runs served by 58 lifts making it easy to get the most slopes out of your day as possible. For beginner skiers there are ‘Zen’ areas that are designed to allow you to ski in a fun and safe environment. These Zen areas boast 19 green slopes and 35 blue slopes to choose from and you are sure to find your perfect fit there.
There are a variety of ski passes on offer whether you are travelling along, with family or friends. There are passes that allow you to travel the Courchevel areas exclusively or traverse the whole of the 3 valleys that are on offer as well. There is also a new Duo Pass that you may want to check out that could offer you some great value for your stay.
For more information on Courchevel you can check out their website to find out the range of activities and spots that you can visit. You can book all of your accommodation and activities there. Get researching at www.courchevel.com
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