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Courchevel Villages & Accommodation

Courchevel is made up of a series of 5 villages which are all interconnected via lifts, slopes and roads. The names of the villages tend to correspond with their elevation in metres and whilst they’ve now been renamed, old habits are hard to break, and most people still refer to them by the elevation name.

Courchevel accommodation includes lots of chalets, loads of apartments & about 40 hotels that range from exorbitant in price down to affordable 2-star hotels. Much of the lodging is ski-in * some of it is ski-in ski-out.

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Courchevel

Top of the pops is Courchevel 1850 - now simply referred to as Courchevel (or the Courchevel!). This is the hub of the ski area, provides good connections over to Meribel, and is also the home of the rich & famous – as if that matters! Courchevel 1850 has an amazing concentration of true 5-star hotels as well as a couple of accommodations that are rated as palaces! Other lodging options include numerous luxurious chalets. Much of the lodging is ski-in ski-out.

Courchevel is also the nucleus of other activities including an abundance of upscale shops, fine dining restaurants, and chic bars where the nightlife continues into the wee hours. This village is rather modern with facilities well developed, but because it was purpose built (with perhaps a little too much concrete!) it lacks the pretty charm & family friendliness of the lower villages (which are also much more affordable).

Moriond

Moriond is perhaps better known by its previous name of Courchevel 1650. Whilst not as centrally located to the ski slopes as 1850, it has a more traditional French village look and vibe plus is rather quiet, despite its few convivial bars.

Courchevel Village

Known previously as Courchevel 1550, Courchevel Village, has a couple of lifts that feed up to 1850. Accommodation is generally inexpensive & despite its location it is one of the least convenient locations in which to stay at Courchevel.

Courchevel Le Praz

Courchevel Le Praz feels like an old traditional French mountain village and is filled with charming chalets. Also referred to as Courchevel 1300, Le Praz has lift access up to the main 1850 village as well as connections to La Tania & beyond. Multiple ski trails converge on the village. Le Praz’s low altitude (for France) of 1300m can cause snow quality issues on its pistes.

Courchevel La Tania

La Tania is a delightful pedestrianised village at a higher elevation than adjacent Le Praz (1400m). Whilst traditionally a separate lift company, the La Tania lifts & pistes are an integral part of the 3 Valleys, providing a major link between Meribel & Courchevel. The village has a range of well-priced apartments & chalets in quiet surrounds.

Accommodation in the Valley

Away from the ski lifts the villages of Saint Bon, Bozel & the larger Brides les Bains provide alternative lodgings. Brides les Bains has the widest range of hotels plus a gondola lift link to Meribel & hence Courchevel via the Col de la Loze; making for a versatile, affordable base from which to explore the entire ski region.

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More information will come after we review the resort in early 2020.

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