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Courchevel 1850

Often regarded as the world’s best ski resort, Courchevel 1850 is utterly glamorous with exceptional skiing, buzzing nightlife, and a charming range of luxury ski chalets and hotels. This stunning alpine location is ideally placed at the heart of the Three Valleys ski domain, amidst breathtaking mountain scenery and nestled around a chic village with Michelin restaurants and designer boutiques.

Chalets in France

Courchevel 1850, France

Shemshak Lodge

Sleeps 8

Catered from €59,900 / week

Courchevel 1850, France

Chalet Montana

Sleeps 10

Catered from €24,380 / week

Courchevel 1850, France

Chalet Le Namaste

Sleeps 10

Catered from €32,300 / week

Courchevel 1850, France

Chalet Baltoro

Sleeps 10

Price on Request

Courchevel 1850, France

Chalet Le Coquelicot

Sleeps 12

Catered from €90,000 / week

Courchevel 1850, France

Le Petit Palais

Sleeps 12

Price on Request

Courchevel 1850, France

Chalet Les Bruxellois

Sleeps 12

Catered from €100,000 / week

Courchevel 1850, France

Chalet Gentianes

Sleeps 14

Catered from €45,000 / week

Courchevel 1850, France

Chalet Edelweiss

Sleeps 16

Catered from €150,000 / week

Hotels in France

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel L'Apogee

53 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €1,950-5,450 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

The Grandes Alpes Hotel

9 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €950-5,200 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Le K2 Palace

30 Rooms & Suites

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Les Airelles

48 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €1,600-6,900 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Aman Le Melezin

31 Rooms & Suites

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Barriere Les Neiges

42 Rooms & Suites

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Le K2 Altitude

32 Rooms & Suites

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Saint Roch

24 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €650-1,600 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Le Strato

25 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €1,200-2,800 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Les Suites de la Potiniere

16 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €1,510-2,110 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel La Sivoliere

35 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €1,135-1,850 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Cheval Blanc

36 Rooms & Suites

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Le Chabichou

41 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €1,460-3,660 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Annapurna

71 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €690-2,100 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Le Lana

85 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €570-1,630 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel des Trois Vallees

31 Rooms & Suites

Rooms from €580-2,260 / Night

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Le K2 Djola

24 Rooms & Suites

Courchevel 1850, France

Hotel Courcheneige

86 Rooms & Suites

The destination

Where is Courchevel 1850 ski resort located?

Courchevel 1850 stands at the centre of the Three Valleys—one of the world’s largest and most interlinked ski areas. Guests who stay in Courchevel 1850 can expect expansive skiing, treelined slopes, and over 650 km of incredible pistes - suitable for adventurous beginners to families or seasoned skiers. 

Set against a charming backdrop and alpine views, this prestigious resort is one of four famous Courchevel ski villages and is easily the most attractive ski resort in the French Alps. Courchevel 1850 is known as the crown jewel in the Courchevel resort region and an icon of luxury with the best access to the slopes.

Get in touch 

Our knowledgeable Oxford Ski Company team provides guests of any ski level bespoke and exclusive luxury ski holidays at the Courchevel 1850 ski resort in France. 

Piste Map

Explore our Courchevel 1850 resort guide below. 

Luxury ski holidays in Courchevel 1850: What to expect

As the first purpose-built resort in France, Courchevel 1850 was created with skiers in mind. It should come as no surprise that this resort offers everything required for an exquisite luxury ski holiday. Between the celebrity sightings, Michelin-starred dining, and first-class service, you can expect the luxury chalets and hotels in Courchevel 1850 to be thoughtfully appointed with every facility required for a sumptuous alpine retreat. 

Each featured ski chalet in our Courchevel 1850 Oxford Ski collection has been hand-selected by our team and offers special features, from fully catered chalets to ones with home cinemas and wellness facilities, such as heated pools, steam rooms, and private gyms. 

Courchevel 1850 hosts a central intersection of ski lifts, gondolas, and chairlifts that connect the entire ski region together. Skiiers lodging at a Courchevel 1850 luxury chalet (especially our luxury ski-in/ski-out luxury chalets) will be perfectly located to explore all that the Three Valleys has to offer - with the slopes and state-of-the-art connections right out their doorstep. 

Contact our expert travel consultant to start planning your Alpine retreat and take your choice of the stunning chalets Courchevel 1850 has to offer. 

Closest airports to Courchevel 1850

  • Geneva (GVA): 2h 30m / 190km
  • Lyon (LYS): 2h 30m / 190km
  • Chambery (CMF): 1h 45m / 110km
  • Grenoble (GNB): 1h 50m / 130km

When is the best time for skiing in Courchevel 1850?

The Courchevel ski season is usually open from December to April, although the start and end dates are dependent on snow conditions and you may occasionally find weekend openings in November. That being said, the best snow is typically found in late December, when the snow is powder fresh and deep. 

Courchevel attracts skiers from all over the world, especially during the prime weeks around New Years' and February holidays. Find quieter slopes in January, when the snow is deepest.  

Our Luxury Ski Chalets and Hotels in Courchevel 1850

Courchevel 1850 luxury ski resort sits in a class of its own, with a charming selection of ski chalets and hotels to choose from, ideally situated in the sun-filled valley around the centre of town. 

We can arrange for you a perfectly bespoke luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1890 with thoughtfully designed properties capable of accommodating everything from small groups of friends to extended families, in absolute comfort. 

Luxury catered chalets in Courchevel 1850

Courchevel 1850 is the height of alpine luxury during the winter ski season - with a vast selection of the finest, fully catered ski chalets. We have selected our favourite catered chalets in Courchevel 1850 below. 

Luxury self-catered chalets in Courchevel 1850

We also offer a number of self-catered chalets for our clients who require a more flexible luxury holiday. Some of our favourites include: 

Luxury Ski Hotels in Courchevel 1850

The Courchevel 1850 resort is home to the most luxurious hotels in the world, including two of only eight formally recognised 6-star hotels in France. Our Oxford Ski Company team members are luxury holiday experts and are well-acquainted with the Courchevel 1850 offerings. By working closely with resort hoteliers, we assembled an impressive list of luxury hotels to share with our clients.

Our favourite luxury Courchevel 1850 ski hotels include: 

  • Hotel L'Apogee - a five-star luxury hotel renown for its ski-in, ski-out location and connection to the world-renowned Oetker Collection, complete with 53 contemporary rooms and suites.    
  • The Grandes Alpes Hotel -  from private chefs to attentive butlers, this central luxury hotel is one of the most exclusive in town, offering nine private apartments - each named after a precious jewel.  
  • Hotel Les Airelles - a charmingly traditional luxury hotel with a distinct alpine winter atmosphere with 32 rooms, 15 suites, and a private penthouse apartment - perfect for families with an ice rink, carousel, and prime ski, in-ski, out access.

Skiing in Courchevel 1850: What to expect

The Courchevel 1850 ski resort is an important junction in the impressive network of chairlifts connecting the Three Valleys region together. Our clients based in a Courchevel 1850 luxury chalet or hotel will be perfectly positioned to enjoy the abundant Three Valley terrain, with the slopes right on their doorstep. Find a cluster of green and blue pistes surrounding the town centre and more challenging runs along the Saulire and Chanrossa peaks. A luxury ski holiday in Courchevel 1850 offers spectacular skiing for those of all levels to enjoy, with over 600 km of pistes.

In Les Trois Vallées or the Three Valleys domain, you can expect the following ski terrains and conditions: 

Ski terrain in Courchevel 1850

  • 600 km of downhill piste
  • Resort height: 1260-1850m
  • Skiing Elevation: 1260-3230m
  • Green: 13%
  • Blue:  39%
  • Red: 38%
  • Black:  10%

Snowfall levels in Courchevel 1850

This high-altitude resort benefits from immaculate piste grooming and snow-making facilities to guarantee good snow. You can expect these snow conditions in Courchevel 1850:

  • Snowmaking coverage: 25 %
  • Average snowfall: 84 cm each year 
  • November: 29 cm
  • December: 79 cm
  • January: 75 cm
  • February: 47 cm
  • March: 51 cm

Courchevel 1850 ski lift information

Within the Three Valley ski area, you will find a total of over 180 interconnecting lifts of gondolas, chairlifts, and more. Within the Courchevel area alone you will find: 

  • Gondola: 10
  • Chairlifts: 20
  • Drag lifts: 29
  • Cable car: 1
  • Magic carpets: 3

Courchevel 1850 lift pass cost

Expect to pay from £219 to £319 for an adult, six-day lift pass. There are also equipment hire bundles and family passes available for purchase from £237 to £352.

Intermediate skiing in Courchevel 1850

The variety and amount of skiable terrain available to you from the resort affirm make it an intermediate’s paradise. Take your pick from the numerous reds and blue’s found nearby or take a lift out to other resorts to explore far-off pistes. Generally, you can find easier runs close to the village and adventurous off-pistes further up the mountain. 

Off-piste skiing

The Three Valleys area boasts some of the world's most exciting off-piste terrain. As the resort is found at an elevation of over 1800m, you can enjoy many days of great snowfall and fresh powder. 

Although there are many off-piste runs to explore throughout the Three Valles, the Courchevel Valle boasts some of our favourites, such as: 

  • Dou des Lanches - Take the Dou de Lanches chairlift to experience some of the best skiing in the Three Valleys. Afterwards, jet down through the trees to reach the La Tania resort. 
  • Saulire - World famous couloirs can be found from the top of the Saulire cable care down to the piste. As these are very steep, these slopes are only open with optimal snow conditions. 

Advanced skiing in Courchevel 1850

For advanced adventurers who crave even more exciting and steep slopes, there are plenty of black runs and couloirs to challenge even the most skilled skiers. From the black run under the Chanrossa chairlift to the Chourchevel’s Fruit Junction, get a thrill as you shoot down the slopes to master infamous runs and world-famous pistes. 

Courchevel 1850 skiing for beginners

Skiing in Courchevel is a dream for beginners. There are numerous local, north-facing slopes that stretch around the charming villages in gentle, sweeping blues and greens. From picturesque, tree-lined greens to family fun parks, there is truly something for everyone in this expansive ski area.  

Courchevel 1850 for families

With adventure parks for kids, easy greens, and plenty of trusted ski schools and childcare options, Courchevel 1850 is a perfect family destination. Feel secure with your children in the Village des Enfants. This is the world’s largest enclosed children’s only ski area, containing within its five hectares a Drago gondola, ice tunnels, tree-lined runs, and a snow garden among other kid-friendly classes and activities. 

The best après ski in Courchevel 1850

Courchevel 1850 is one of the chicest and most glamorous Alpine resorts. This charming village is famous for its irresistible après ski, luxury atmosphere, and vibrant nightlife. From exclusive nightclubs and lounge bars to sophisticated piano bars, these are some of our favourite après-ski in Courchevel 1850. 

  • Restaurant Le Cap Horn - This unique lunch destination is one of the highest restaurants in the Three Valleys, located at 2100 meters. Ski in for specialised seafood and sushi, a warm, sun-filled terrace, and peruse their expansive wine selection. 
  • Le Tremplin - Another perfect après ski spot, Le Tremplin is located at the centre of Courchevel 1890 and at the bottom a gentle green. Relax on their large outdoor terrace with a glass of wine and a crepe from the nearby local food vans.  
  • Le Bubble Bar - If you’re looking for some live music, ski into the centre of Courchevel Moriond to find Le Bubble Bar’s relaxed vibe and pub food - perfect after a long day of skiing. They’re famous for their live music nights which you can find on Sundays and Tuesdays through Wednesdays.
  • Pub le Ski Lodge - Pub le Ski Lounge is known as the best live-music stop across the Courchevel Valley. Enjoy the music while sipping on their excellent beer range and enjoying the mountain views on the heated outdoor terrace. 
  • Nokken - This is a glamorous nightclub that keeps the après spirit alive from dusk till dawn. You can find Nokken at the edge of Courchevel 1850 and expect to arrive at this stylish club late, with its doors opening from midnight to five in the morning.    

Courchevel 1850 Boutique shopping

The Courchevel village at 1850 is well known for its range of designer boutiques, with most of its luxury shops located along the picturesque Avenue Montagne. Find an exquisite selection of alpine jewellery, haute couture, and ski equipment which you can buy duty-free. Within its sparkling, winter-wonderland atmosphere, this shopping location has something for everyone, from wine cellars and local markets to art galleries to delicatessens.     

Luxury dining in Courchevel 1850

Experience gourmet dining in some of the most renowned restaurants in the Alps. Courchevel 1850 alone boasts an impressive eleven Michelin stars, some of which you can ski to. From Le Chabichou, with its elegant dining room and "plat du jour" menu, to La Mangeoire, a popular restaurant and piano bar where you can dance on the tables. 

Winter activities in Courchevel 1850

Non-skiers can take full advantage of the powder fresh snow at Courchevel 1850, from horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice-skating, tobogganing, snowshoe walking, snow rafting and more. There are a wide variety of winter activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. If you would like to get out of the cold, you may want to try your hand at the indoor climbing wall, visit an art gallery, or check out the 1850 cinema. 

Oxford Ski Company recommends….

For a quick list of Courchevel 1850’s essentials, see below some favourite recommendations from the Oxford Ski Company team: 

Our favourite run: Biollay

Best off-piste: The Butchers Run

Mountain Lunch: La Soucoupe

Après Ski: La Cap Horn

Dinner: La Mangeoire

Non-skiers: Shopping

 

Ski School: New Generation

Private Guides: Snow Descente

Childcare: Jelly & Ice Cream

Massage: Pamper off Piste or Ski Physique

Transfers: Alpes Limousine

We Recommend

  • Our favourite run: Biollay
  • Best off-piste: The Butchers Run
  • Mountain Lunch: La Soucoupe
  • Après Ski: La Cap Horn
  • Dinner: La Mangeoire
  • Non-skiers: Shopping

The Essentials

  • Ski School: New Generation
  • Private Guides: Snow Descente
  • Childcare: Jelly & Ice Cream
  • Massage: Pamper off Piste or Ski Physique
  • Transfers: Alpes Limousine

Key facts

  • Domaine: The Three Valleys
  • Resort Height: 1260-1850m
  • Skiing Elevation: 1260-3230m
  • Pistes: 600km
  • Green: 13%
  • Blue: 39%
  • Red: 38%
  • Black: 10%

Luxury Chalets & Hotels in Courchevel 1850 Piste Map

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Getting There

Geneva (GVA)
2h 30m / 190km

Lyon (LYS)
2h 30m / 190km

Chambery (CMF)
1h 45m / 110km

Grenoble (GNB)
1h 50m / 130km

Luxury Chalets & Hotels in Courchevel 1850

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