Welcome to the biggest linked ski area in the world, and also one of the most impressive. If you haven’t skied here before, nothing prepares you for the vastness that awaits you. America’s six largest ski resorts would fit into the Three Valleys. There are over 200 lifts, all using the hands-free ski pass system, and you can probably travel around this ski area for an entire week without covering the same ground twice.
Beginner skiers are best served by the excellent nursery areas in the villages of 1650 and 1850, and early intermediates will probably have sufficient terrain around Courchevel to never leave the one valley all week. Red run skiers will love the long, sweeping Creux or the more challenging Combe de la Saulire, while more advanced skiers can test their mogul skills on Suisses, and will also love Chanrossa. For full details, take a look at our Courchevel piste map using the button above.
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Off-piste in Courchevel
Courchevel is actually one of the best European resorts for off-piste skiing. There’s plenty of it on offer all around the resort, as well as right next to the pistes. The Tour du Rocher de l’Ombre is a great first foray into off-piste in Courchevel, with its broad, open slope and outstanding views. Please note that a guide is essential if you’re venturing off-piste.
Ski passes in Courchevel
As with the rest of the Three Valleys resorts, Courchevel uses the hands-free ski-pass system, which can be easily topped up online or over the phone. It is possible to buy a pass just for the Courchevel valley, but for around 30-40 Euros more you can buy a lift pass for the entire Three Valleys ski area. Families skiing in Courchevel, as well as groups of three or more skiers, get some worthwhile discounts, so if you’re travelling as part of a group then be sure to buy en masse.
Snow parks in Courchevel
There are limited snow parks in Courchevel, but the Family Park at Verdons has something to suit most abilities. There are also two fun parks built in 2012 located above 1650 and 1550.