Ski Chalets In Courchevel France

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Lydia, your Friendly Ski Chalet Specialist in Courchevel

Ski Range 1,300m – 3,230m

Courchevel, considered by many to be the ultimate ski resort, attracts all who search for the very best.

It is generally agreed that the highest two stations of Courchevel 1850 and Courchevel 1650 (now re-named Courchevel and Courchevel Moriond but most people are still using the old names) are the most desirable with the high altitude skiing and guaranteed snow of the glaciers of the Three Valleys, which is why Ski Total offer chalets in these 2 areas.

Courchevel 1650 started life as a small village, Moriond (and has officially now reverted to that name), which has grown into a superbly developed resort, with its own character and style, and easy access to the ski slopes and the high altitude guaranteed snow of the Peclet Glacier.

Courchevel 1850 offers real French charm in the wide variety of chic shops and fine restaurants and thoroughly deserves its top-flight reputation. Our chalets and Chalet Hotel are ideally located for quick and easy slopeside access.

Courchevel 1650 Ski school

We work with New Generation, a popular ski school based in Courchevel 1650. The meeting place is just under the Ariondaz bubble at the bottom of the Marquis drag lift so just over the road and up the escalator from Chalet Cascades.

Beginners will not need a lift pass from day 1 as there is a free beginners' area at the foot of the pistes and your instructor will tell you when you need to buy a pass. All other groups will need a Courchevel pass only as lessons will not take you in to the other valleys although higher lever skiers may want a full area pass if they wish to explore outside of the lessons.

1650 is one of the quietest areas of the 3 Valleys so is a great area for children to ski. There is a full programme of lessons at Christmas, New Year, Half Term and Easter for children as young as 4 to 13 years and a special teen programme for youngers aged 13 to 16 who want to have fun and blast around with others of the same age.

Courchevel 1850 Ski school

There is an excellent proportion of English-speaking instructors here. We recommend pre-booking group tuition, and for specialist courses or private tuition, advise our Ski Total representative who will be able to help you on arrival. Children are well catered for with the excellent Village des Enfants offering half or whole day care, for 3 years to 12 year olds, from 09.30 to 16.30. Those over 3 years of age can be taken skiing with a half or full-day service.



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Courchevel is a world renowned ski resort in the heart of the 3 Valleys, linked to the resorts of La Tania, Meribel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires. Courchevel is a skiers dream but also has plenty on offer for the non skier in the group. Traditional markets selling cheese, wines and the all important souvenir to activities for thrill seekers such as paragliding and snowmobiling, the resorts of Courchevel 1650 and 1850 have everything covered.

Indoor climbing Indoor climbing at the Maison de la Montagne in the centre of of 1850. With a range of different courses to suite all ages and abilities. A great option for those bad weather days.

Aquamotion Centre The new Aquamotion Centre at Moriond 1650 is the perfect place to relax, unwind and have some fun away from the cold weather. With water slides, wild rivers, a surf wave zone and a wellness area, the Aquamotion Centre which was new for the 2015-2016 season is a great place for non skiers or those wanting a break from the elements.

Torchlit ski descent There are a few local companies that offer the fantastic experience of skiing down the slopes after dark with torchlight in hand. Normally for larger groups of 10+, there are different packages that you can pre-book; some even include firework displays and meals up the mountain. A very special activity to perhaps book on the staff night off during your stay with us!

Hot-Air Ballooning The ultimate way to view Courchevel and mountains from above. Taking off from the altiport of Courchevel in the early morning hours. Experience Courchevel and the surrounding mountains from a birds eye view. A private basket is a pricey 1400€ or 2 hot-air balloons of 5 and 6 passengers are around 280€ per person.

Fat Bike Fat bikes are designed like mountain bikes but with extra-large tyres that help grip to the ice and snow. Hurtle down the slopes with friends after they have closed at 5:45pm. A 2 hour discover trial costs €50 per person and includes the rental of the bike and helmet/head torch. Don't forget your warming clothing and goggles though!

Paragliding Tandem paragliding above the clouds, taking in the amazing panoramic views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks. Paragliding involves gently skiing off a mountain with the qualified instructor piloting you down to a prearranged landing area. A great experience to have and take back from your holiday.

Snow-Mobile A brilliant activity for those who love speed and powerful motors. Explore the different areas of the Courchevel area that aren't normally accessible on Skis. Disappear into the woods and carve in the empty snow fields with your guide helping you with the correct driving techniques. At night you can also combine a snowmobile trip with dinner or a drink in a yurt.

Tabogganing Does hurtling down a 2km long course on a toboggan with all your friends and family sound like fun? With its 300m difference in altitude from the start to the finish and an average incline of 15%, prepare to fly through the forest with some serious speed. Open during the day or by floodlight in the evening. A must do in Courchevel during your stay.


Courchevel 1850 is renowned for both the quality and variety of its après ski life. Ranging from highly sophisticated through to loud and lively, it is mostly based around the atmospheric heart of Courchevel. Perhaps catch Parisian cabaret stars in an exclusive club, enjoy packed theme nights at one of the discos or a casual beer at L’Equipe – Courchevel skiing holidays have something to appeal to all tastes.

Courchevel 1650 (Moriond) is no less lively and its restaurants and bars, three of which have regular live bands and dancing, offer a wide range of evening entertainment. For dining out, Courchevel (1850) is undoubtedly the best in the Alps, including two Michelin starred restaurants, but both centres offer a wide range of choice, from haute cuisine to budget pizzerias.

Le Folie DouceFollowing on from its famous sister bars in Val d'Isere, Val Thorens and Alpe d'Huez. Le Folie Douce in Meribel-Courchevel is a popular place to party on the slopes. The bar is open daily from 10am to 5pm and has two different style restaurants; the NuvoSelf, a self service or the La Fruitiere mountain restaurant. The real 'folie' experience starts to kick off from about 2/3pm. At this time loud house/dance music starts, the volume increases and soon enough before close there will be hundreds of happy après ski enthusiasts dancing on table tops and getting merry together. The bar is situated at the mid station of Saulire cable car, close to the Biche and Mauduit pistes.

Les Verdons Les Verdons is located right in the middle of the Courchevel ski area at the top of the Verdons cable car. The Les Verdons can be located easily by foot due to its close proximity to the lifts. Offering live music, a huge sun terrace, à la carte lunches and drinks from 11am to 4pm daily. This is a great option to meet for an afternoon beer with friends and family.

Ku de ta Ku de ta is a bar and restaurant on the slopes of Courchevel 1850. This après-ski bar/nightclub can become quite wild and from 4pm everyday a younger audience starts to assemble. With a dedicated vodka bar, tapas, crepes and sports showing on the big screen, what else would you need after your day on the slopes?

Les Caves Les Caves is the place to be after the bar crawl has finished. Look out for the big pink door- you cant miss it! Les Caves attracts people from all nationalities wanting to carry on the evening, it has a great atmosphere however the drinks are quite expensive so prepare to pay a premium.

Funky fox The Funky fox is a Bar/Restaurant/Pub at the top of Courchevel 1650. The bar offers live music and DJ's as well as pool tables and live sporting events being shown on the projector screen. Open until 4:00am this is a very popular destination to carry on partying into the night.

Le Bubble Bar Le Bubble Bar is in the centre of 1650 in a great location that you can actually ski back to. They have a fantastic 'Double Bubble Happy Hours!' running from 16:00 to 18:00 everyday, serving large measures at very good prices. Offering fast internet, flat screen tvs, live music and friendly British staff, this is a popular bar that suits all needs and tastes. Open until 1:00am most days with live music every Sunday evening.

SKIING IN Courchevel

Ski Range 1,300m – 3,230m
Courchevel is renowned for having one of the longest ski seasons and the best snow cover in the whole of the Alps, and has headed skiers’ list of prestige ski resorts for many a year now.

Courchevel 1850 is located in a wide bowl, where the skiing encircles the resort, with ski runs leading to virtually every corner of Courchevel town. Locally, most are boulevard pistes and glades, absolutely perfect for beginners and improvers skiing holidays. Meanwhile sweeping runs extend above, where better skiers will find the steeper pistes, bumps, powder and the famous couloirs of La Saulire.

To the east, Courchevel 1650 is mostly gentle, and everyone, including better skiers, will have a smile on their face as they cruise down scenic and winding runs like Pyramide at the end of a days skiing. But there’s some more challenging skiing too if you know where to look. Perhaps ski with an instructor for a day to find out where!

Down the valley, around 1550, Le Praz and La Tania, is wonderful roller-coaster country, and you will discover slopes here suitable for all.

Above and to the west is the Col de la Loze – from where you drop down to Méribel and start to explore the rest of the massive Three Valleys. See Méribel and Val Thorens for more details of all the wonderful skiing in these neighbouring valleys before setting off on your ski holiday.