When it comes to accommodation in Courchevel, you’ll find everything from exclusive hotels to backpackers’ hostels, so most skiers should be able to balance their needs and their budget. For those skiing on a budget, the more flexible you are and the later you book, the more likely you are to get a bargain, particularly at the beginning and towards the end of the season.
Hotels in Courchevel
The highest, largest and most expensive village is Courchevel 1850, and for most people this is the heart of Courchevel. Home to the luxury hotels and most – but definitely not all – the gourmet restaurants, it also has a lively nightlife and much of the accommodation is ski in, ski out. The next largest village, Courchevel 1650 is connected throughout the day and into the night by a 10 minute shuttle bus service to 1850. It has great beginner slopes and is popular with families. Although the village is quite spread out, you can rent heated ski lockers in the main lift building, simplifying the chore of carrying skis and poles uphill in cumbersome ski boots. The village at 1550 is on the slopes and directly below 1850, but tends to be a bit cheaper. The home runs are quite steep though, so they are not ideal for total novices. The lower villages of La Tania and Le Praz offer good value ski in, ski out accommodation too, but off-slope facilities are more limited.
Chalets in Courchevel
There are many excellent chalets to choose between across the Courchevel valley, but on the whole 1650 is where the majority of the Brits seem to stay. Le Ski has a great reputation and not far off 20 different chalets to choose between, many of which have saunas and steam rooms. If you’re after mid-market, or budget chalet accommodation, then SkiWorld are a good bet too, while Esprit Holidays is great for families, providing excellent childcare services.