WEsayA great place for families and groups alike, a fun resort with excellent nightlife and great food but without the prices of it's bigger sister at 1850.
Courchevel ski and snowboard holidays
Originally known as Moriond, this part of the resort provides all levels of skier with a variety of runs from which to choose, although the predominance of blues and greens makes it most suitable for families and parties of intermediate skiers. Situated in the Trois Vallées region in the Tarentaise Valley, the resort offers visitors access to over 600km of piste with a well-developed network of gondolas and lifts servicing the wider area. With the reputation of being the best winter sports destination in the world, it is no wonder that so many people head for this part of France.
Relaxing and affordable.
A little lower down the mountain than its more boisterous neighbours, this level is perfect for those who want to indulge their passion for skiing at the same time as being able to enjoy some peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings. Alpine holidays are very popular and Courchevel ski chalets are usually fully booked well in advance. However, it is often possible to find a good deal on accommodation at the 1650 level, even when all the best packages at other levels have already been snapped up. The more laidback après-ski scene appeals to many and complements the excellent sporting facilities.
Taking it easy
Winter sports enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy the friendly atmosphere and pamper themselves letting somebody else handle all the hard work! Chaletline have a fine portfolio of properties in this resort with clean, comfortable rooms and many reasonably priced. Maybe not the best place to head if you are looking for a bargain break but it is far less expensive than other levels of the resort. If you require first-class accommodation that does not cost a fortune, you are sure to be pleased with what Courchevel 1650 has to offer.
New for 2016/17
Further major investments in snowmaking are being made. The already impressive children s village is being further developed. As part of the Handiski scheme to make snowsports accessible to disabled people, a dedicated teaching area will be opened at Pralong, above 1850, with 12 specially qualified instructors. Work has started on erection of a replacement for the Arondiaz gondola out of 1650 (Moriond), but it won t be completed until next winter.
New for 2015/16
The much anticipated leisure pool and wellness complex, Aquamotion, opened in the valley between 1550 (Courchevel Village) and 1650 (Courchevel Moriond) and it is very impressive, with a wide range of watery options. It will eventually be linked
New for 2014/15
A six-pack replaced the adjacent Aiguille du Fruit and Gravelles chairs at Praméruel between 1650 and 1850. The ancient Forêt gondola from Le Praz was replaced by a six-pack. The Park City run has been reshaped as a blue.
New for 2013/14
There were major changes above La Tania: a long six-pack was built from below mid-mountain to the top, replacing two draglifts, one of which was moved down the hill to become the Stade drag; the Col de la Loze and Crêtes chairs were removed. A new mountain restaurant, the Cave des Creux, opened above the altiport. A new 5-star hotel, the Apogée, opened in the Jardin Alpin. Various runs were re- classified notably, Creux and Lac Creux from red to blue.
New for 2012/13
At 1650, the 3 Vallées chair from near the top of the village has been removed, and a short gondola takes people to a spot from where they can ski to the main Ariondaz gondola.
- Extensive, varied slopes many visitors dont bother with
- The rest of the Trois Vallées Impressive snowmaking and piste grooming, and a decent lift system
- Partly wooded setting means you have options in bad weather Choice of four very different villages Some great restaurants and top-notch hotels and plenty of non-swanky options in lower villages