Getting Around Resort
Courchevel, and the rest of the Three Valleys, offers a superb network of chairlifts, cable cars and gondolas enabling you to easily enjoy the whole area. Please click to view the COURCHEVEL and 3 VALLEY piste maps.
Whatever your level, Courchevel has 119 groomed pistes - something for everyone:-
27 Green Runs
44 Blue Runs
38 Red Runs
10 Black Runs
Courchevel is part of the Three Valleys and, as such, is the largest linked ski area in the world with 650km of groomed pistes together with 66km of Cross Country Skiing tracks to enjoy.
You can also ski back to the village for most of the Season. For the 11/12 Season our guests were skiing back to the village at the end of March on the red 'St Bon' Piste. If your legs are worn out then no worries, the gondola will bring you back down!
If you have chosen to drive to the Chalet you will be able to drive to within about 10m of the front door, unload your luggage, and then park your car in the village. There is plenty of free parking around the village. Driving to The Alps is certainly becoming more and more popular especially with the increase in baggage costs and airport transfer costs. It also gives you the freedom to explore some of the surrounding areas - there are certainly some beautiful places to see.
Navette (Free Ski Shuttle)
The resort buses (Navettes) are extremely efficient and run all day every day - like clockwork! They run approx every 20 mins/half an hour during the winter season from 7.30am right through into the night.
Why Not Try this - 'A Tough Run' Peter Hardy of the Daily Telegraph.
One of the 8 toughest runs as written by Peter Hardy of the Daily Telegraph. ‘Strangely, none of them are wickedly steep. Indeed, whole sections of some are even graded “easy” on the local piste map. You don’t have to be a brilliant skier to tackle them - if you’ve tucked just a few weeks of turns under your belt and have learnt to ski parallel you can have a go. You don’t need World Cup skills. You just need strong legs and a dogged determination because there’s a catch to my post-Christmas challenge. The tough part is that you have to ski them without stopping for a single breather along the way.’
La Saulire to Courchevel Saint Bon - Vertical Drop of 1,638m
You start with a ride on the cable-car to the top of the lift system at 2738 metres on the ridge separating Courchevel from Meribel. The finish is at Courchevel Saint Bon at 1100 metres - a vertical drop of 1638 metes. Again, this is a good final run of the day. The classic route from the top starts steep for a few turns and then eases off to a pleasant gradient all the way. Carry on down to 1850, leaving the lift stations on your right, go under the bridge and cut left onto the Brigues run. Shortly before Le Praz drop off to the right on to the Saint Bon Piste. The main problem, apart from those legs, is finding your way without stopping to consult the map - find a local willing guide to help you!
Great Days on the Courchevel Ski Slopes .....