Courchevel Skiing at a Glance

Courchevel skiing offers 150 kilometers of trails, 58 lifts, and a top elevation of 2,700 meters. The Courchevel ski area has luxury amenities and piles of the good stuff: fresh powder!
Kilometers of trails: 150
Number of lifts: 58
Highest point: 2,700 m
Year established: 1946
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Courchevel Skiiing – Local History

Tourism began in the Courchevel skiing valley in the early twentieth century. By 1925, skiers were starting to arrive in Saint Bon and exploring the area. It wasn’t until 1946, however, that skiing exploded with the creation of the Courchevel resort. Now combined with Les 3 Valleés, Courchevel is part of the largest ski area in the world.

Courchevel Skiing – What to Expect

Courchevel has a vast amount of terrain for just about everyone. Enjoy endless pistes, a fun snowpark, and a huge amount of lift accessible freeride and powder. Because the resort has an extremely efficient lift system, you can expect short lift queues, even at peak season. The tree riding is perhaps most noteworthy highlight, and the La Tania bowl shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Local Knowledge for the Best Courchevel Skiiing Experience

Local independent instructor Benoit Aumont has many years of experience in the Tarantaise area. He is great for all levels, but he specializes in off-piste, so if you want to stop staring at those backcountry lines and ride them instead, look him up!
courchevel skiingFor our our Russian speakers, we recommend  Courchevel ski instructor, Christo Guillery. He is a specialist on piste and going fast. Because he speaks Russian fluently, he we will be able to transmit his skills and technique to you clearly in a few lessons. If you are up for a marathon kind of day, try his Three Valley Rally where he will take you from Courchevel to Val Thorens and back. Earn that fondue that awaits upon your return!

We’ve picked out some of the best other offers to ride with local Courchevel ski guides here, including heli-tours.

Courchevel Local Scene

There is night riding on the Verdons piste every Wednesday, and a big event every Spring called the Three Valleys Enduro. The La Tania charity day at the end of the season is also worth checking out.Courchevel skiing

Local Living

Courchevel itself is divided into different towns, all linked by road, and also by lift. Each little village has its own highlights and charms, although the main action is found in the highest (and largest) of the lot at 1850. There are a plethora of high class shops and restaurants, boutique hotels, and relaxing spas to choose from. Snowmobiling, dog sledding, paragliding, and helicopter tours are all on offer, for those who fancy something a little bit different.