There are 650 km of pistes, catering for all levels of ability from absolute beginners to the expert.
It vies with the Portes du Soleil for the title of the largest interlinked ski area.
Courchevel itself has some of the best wide tree lined pistes that are north facing and keep their snow.. The lift system is modern and constantly being updated and piste grooming is good, with the 3 Vallees professionals training their North American colleagues.
Courchevel itself is split into 5 different areas.
Courchevel 1650 is becoming one of the more favoured of the Courchevel villages.
It has a separate ski area which tends to be much quieter than the higher slopes around 1850. There are 3 lifts from Courchevel 1650, giving access to wide slopes and access to the othe Courchevel villages and the rest of the 3 Valleys. There are British and French ski schools operating out of Courchevel 1650 with good nursery slopes, with night-skiing on the floodlit slope above the village every day until 7pm - free with a valid lift pass.
Courchevel 1650 has a good selection of shops, some excellent restaurants (notably Le Petit Savoyard, L'Eterlou and Montagne) and some great bars – all friendlier and much more affordable than places in Courchevel 1850.
The village has had a face lift - adding stone and wood cladding to the low-rise buildings in its centre, and creating walkways for pedestrians to shield them from the traffic winding up to 1850.
A covered escalator will link the chalets in the lower tier of the village to the main street and lift station, and new lifts are planned.
Courchevel 1550 is directly below Courchevel 1850 and offers fast, easy access to the main ski areas in the Courchevel valley with links to the rest of the Three Valleys. The new high speed Tovets, 6 person chairlift whisks you to the centre of Courchevel 1850. Ski back to Courchevel 1550 on red, blue and green runs at the end of the day. There is also a 4 person bubble from the centre of Courchevel 1550 right into the heart of Courchevel 1850, running from 9 am.until 7.30 pm daily.
Courchevel 1550 retains its rustic village atmosphere, with good bars and restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, Savoyard speciality shops. You can order groceries online from the local Sherpa supermarket for delivery to the chalet on your arrival.