Activities and tourism in winter at Courchevel 1850, in Tarentaise
Map of the ski resort - 3 Vallées
Multifarious, unique and family-minded, Courchevel is one of the trendiest resorts of the Domaine des 3 Vallées , the largest ski resort in the world. Skiing, shopping, relaxation, culture and festive evening events… you will only be spoilt for choice to turn your stay into a daydream.
In Courchevel, benefit from the largest skiing area in the world at an altitude of 1850 metres. In the French Alps, the 3 Vallées represent actually an exceptional playground: an accessible area (50% easy pistes), which is comprehensible (3 parallel valleys linked by peeks, summits or passes) and varied.
In Courchevel, you can rely on 150 km alpine skiing pistes accessible via 58 ski lifts. With 19 green, 35 blue, 34 red and 8 black pistes, the diversity of the area allows for great skiing experiences for both beginners and the most advanced skiers.
Shopping and art gallery
The Courchevel resort will also offer you great moments of shopping in its many retail stores and luxury boutiques. Jewellers, prêt-à-porter, leather ware, shoes, accessories but also sports outlets or decoration stores will make you happy.
Delicatessen, chocolate outlets, rustic bakeries or wine cellars will also allow you to taste fresh products from the region.
Sculpture, painting, photography... The lovers of art and culture will have an opportunity to take the time and discover popular artists in the numerous galleries of the resort.
Courchevel by night
Restaurants, cafés, bars and trendy discos... Courchevel is also alive by night. The multiple festive places will delight all the night revellers.
History of the resort
Courchevel was created in 1946 by Eugène Mugnier. Pierre Cot, former minister and president of the finance commission of the General Council of Savoie, and Pierre de la Gontrie, president of the General Council launched the idea of developing winter sports in Savoie and, more particularly, in the massif of the “3 Vallées” in order to give a fresh impetus to economy and attract young people. They supported the construction of many apartments and made the practice of certain recreational activities accessible to everybody.
In the course of the years, Courchevel has attracted a high net worth clientele from all over the world and has become a privileged place for the encounters of the elite, turning the resort into one of the trendiest of the Alps.
Ski, snowboard, off-piste, snowmobile, dog sleighing… The many winter activities proposed in Courchevel will make you live through marvellous adventures in the mountains.
If you want to learn or perfect your skills, instructors will be available to accompany you on the pistes and let you discover the ski slopes safely, by benefiting from advice of a pro.