Why You Should Head to Courchevel This Winter?
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If you’re looking to spoil yourself this ski season, this area of the French Alps is the ideal location.
Whether you’re looking to brush up your skiing skills, spend time with family and friends or relax and unwind with some of the best après-ski in Europe, Courchevel has it all. Still not sure? Well, we’re here to tell you why you should head to Courchevel this winter.
Let’s start with the most deciding factor when picking a ski resort – the snow! When looking for snow reliability, Courchevel guarantees it. It helps that over 80% of the ski area is located above 1800m and the majority of runs are north facing. But on top of that, there are 600 snow cannons across the ski area, covering 60% of the runs, with more being added every winter!
Resting in the French Alps as part of the Three Valleys, Courchevel is the largest ski resort in the world linking five villages. Easily accessible by ski transfer! But what makes this destination such a hot spot for ski enthusiasts like us?Courchevel has a lot to offer with exhilarating runs of 2,738 meters, at the highest point Saulire there’s an expansive space to both excite skilled skiers and to help beginners find their feet. The resort is also renowned for its famous lift system to get guests to the highest peaks of the area, fewer waiting times and more fun! Taking a step back from the location, let’s go deeper on why you should come join us here this winter…
Of course, the main activity to this stunning resort is the skiing, stated by ‘Inghams’ travel agency as the ‘Sahara of the snow.
Courchevel is the most extensive and varied sector of the whole Three Valleys, with everything from long gentle greens to steep couloirs, to suit all skiers. Must-ski runs in the Courchevel valley are racy Rochers in Moriond, the wide black Suisse, curvaceous blue Biollay and La Tania’s very own Folyères! The Family Park in Courchevel is perfect for children looking for a little air. It has small, medium, and large kickers, jumps, and even an airbag to test out your new tricks!
Courchevel is one of the most exclusive ski areas in the world and this reflects throughout the price of accommodation. In the whole of France, eight hotels have been awarded the incredibly rare six-star rating – two of which are located in Courchevel. On top of this, there’s an exciting range of luxury chalets to choose from.Don’t be surprised if you see some celebrities hanging around too!
While skiing is the main attraction, the restaurants are what really completes the experience. Courchevel is known for their fine dining and Michelin star rated eateries, more than any other ski resorts. There are more than 70 restaurants in total and 7 Michelin starred, 3 of which have been awarded two Michelin stars. So, you know you’re in good hands!
Our favourite restaurant is the Le Bel Air, located on the pistes of Courchevel 1650, celebrating French culinary culture. Franco-Savoie food, a Chalet Alpage atmosphere mixed with great service make this a firm favourite with new guests and returning visitors alike. Don’t just take our word for it, you can find glowing reviews for this scrumptious restaurant on TripAdvisor.
So, what are you waiting for? Come join us here in Courchevel where we can give you the best hands-on experience to skiing