Review of snowboarding and skiing in Courchevel France.
Courchevel Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1946 the French ski resort Courchevel lies at 1850 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2707m Courchevel ski area is snow sure. Over 617 snow cannons ensure artificial Courchevel snow making covers 21km of ski trails, which equates to around 43 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Courchevel (France) is Geneva at a distance of 141km or approximately 150 minutes driving time. Courchevel ski season runs from December to April.
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Skiing in Courchevel
Skiing Courchevel you'll enjoy 93 pistes and trails and that means approximately 150km of ski runs. Courchevel lifts number 61 with the capacity to uplift 70160 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the French ski resort of Courchevel is over 7.7km long. Ski Courchevel summer or winter as there is also glacier skiing in Courchevel.
Courchevel Ski Area
Courchevel ski area has 16% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 36% intermediate, 37% advanced ski slopes and 9% for expert skiers - the most difficult Courchevel piste is the ?km Couloirs de la Sauline run, with a steepness/slope angle of 62%. You can't ski Courchevel after dark.
Courchevel for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Courchevel
If you snowboard Courchevel you'll want to know that, of the 61 ski lifts in total, 28 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Courchevel snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Courchevel snowboard facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Courchevel for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Courchevel Apres Ski
The apres ski Courchevel scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
50 apres ski bars 70 restaurants 1 bowling 3 night club 3 cinema 2 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 22 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 26 saunas 19 hot tubs 0 solariums 4 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 4 sleigh rides 1 ballooning 0 horse riding 17 prepare winter walks 2 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Climbing Wall (Courchevel 1850), Helicopter Flights, Flights, Savoyard Evenings, Ski Jumps, Slalom Course, Speed Skiing Course, Snow Rafting, Torchlit Descents.
Courchevel for apres ski gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
More Courchevel Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Courchevel resort - ski Courchevel by any other name
The French ski resort of Courchevel ski resort is also known as Courchevel and has the following common misspellings: Chourchevel, Corcheval, Corcheval, Corchevel, Corchevel, Coucehevel, Couchevel, Courcevel, Courchaval, Courchavel, Courcherval, Courcheval, Courchevelle, Courchevelle
Courchevel ski area has ski slopes which face N
The direction which the various Courchevel ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Courchevel ski resort has ski slopes facing N.
Courchevel for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Courchevel reviews, 4.3 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.