Mountain Lunch: La Cave des Creux
Après Ski: Le Planté de Bâton
Dinner: Baumanière 1850
Non-skiers: Skidoo ride
Best Off-piste: Les Creux Noirs
Best Ski Run: Combe de la Saulire
Ski Elevation: 1,100m – 2,738m
57% Blue runs
33% Red runs
10% Black runs
1h 20m / 107km
2h / 139km
2h / 177km
A relaxed hideaway with seamless access to world-class skiing and entertainment. Courchevel Village offers a cosy shelter from the dazzling lights of 1850.
The authentic Courchevel Village, or Courchevel 1550, is a peaceful alpine village often overlooked for its more glamorous neighbours. If you’re looking for the ultimate winter escape, a luxury chalet in Courchevel Village will give you the time and space to switch off. The family-friendly resort is made even more adorable by a weekly farmers market. Mingle with the locals while you pick up artisanal cheese and charcuterie for an afternoon snack.
Don’t let the serene atmosphere fool you- there’s some serious skiing to be had here. You’re in a prime spot to explore the Courchevel Valley. Some say these slopes have some of the best skiing in Europe, but if that’s not enough for you, you’re also at the heart of the 3 Vallees. It’s the world’s largest lift-linked ski area, with over 600km of top-notch terrain.
Are the mountains calling your name? Browse our collection of luxury ski chalets in Courchevel Village and start planning your dreamy alpine adventure.
Courchevel 1550 Resort
Courchevel is a collection of villages resting in the Tarentaise Valley in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. Courchevel 1550 is linked to its neighbours via a high-speed lift, allowing you to experience the best of all the villages while giving you a quieter and more budget-friendly base to retreat to. This is a popular resort for families, who can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and gentle slopes but can still find plenty to keep the kids entertained.
Courchevel 1550 Luxury Chalet
Luxury chalets in Courchevel 1550 are dripping with village charm. As its popularity continues to grow, you’ll find plenty of chalets on par with the lavish modern accommodation in 1850. Not to mention with a much lower price point. The family-friendly area guarantees properties in a tranquil setting, with lots to keep young children occupied.
FEATURES – For the majority of Courchevel Village luxury accommodation, superb wellness facilities come as standard. From traditional and cosy to sleek and modern, you can expect the interior design to be exceptional.
SIZE – Our chalets in Courchevel Village sleep up to 14 people. If you have a larger party, contact us and we can help you choose the perfect combination of properties.
CATERING – We have self-catered and B&B options in Courchevel 1550. You can enjoy a delicious fresh breakfast at your chalet, but still go out and make the most of Courchevel’s fabulous dining scene.
LOCATIONS – Courchevel 1550 is a small village. So you can stay somewhere that feels private and secluded, while still being just steps away from the lifts and restaurants.
There’s a lovely selection of luxury accommodation in Courchevel 1550, but remember that the village is small and available properties fill up fast. We recommend starting your search early to avoid disappointment.
Looking for inspiration? Why not consider …
If you’re looking for a unique home for your Courchevel 1550 luxury holiday, this is the chalet for you. Colourful décor, quirky artwork, and exquisite modern design make spending time in every room an exciting experience. Take a dip in the stunning indoor/outdoor swimming pool and tease away your worries in the hammam. Workaholics can check their emails in the mezzanine office space and work up a sweat in the gym.
Penthouse Le George
This duplex penthouse is the ultimate property for a social break. Huge terrace areas offer 360° views. Dine al fresco, laze on a sun lounger, and spend a cosy sunset by the firepit. Or turn up the music and enjoy some bubbly in the outdoor jacuzzi. Would rather get away from it all? Retreat to the hammam and Scandinavian sauna or enjoy a movie marathon in the TV room.
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Courchevel 1550 Travel & Transport
Courchevel Village has excellent transport links. The Gragettes gondola takes you to 1850 in 6 minutes and runs until late in the evening. Free buses provide quick and easy access to neighbouring Courchevel Moriond and Courchevel Le Praz.
Travelling by car
If you want the freedom of your own car during your stay, Courchevel Village has two covered car parks. Driving to Courchevel from nearby airports is a straightforward experience, but make sure you’re confident driving on mountain roads and in snowy conditions.
Travelling by train
The train can be a relaxing and eco-friendly way to get to Courchevel. The nearest train station is Moutiers, with connections to major transport hubs like Paris and London. From here you can reach 1550 in 19 minutes by taxi or 55 minutes by bus.
There are several international airports close to Courchevel but Geneva offers the most regular flights and widest choice of airlines.
Geneva (GVA) – 139km
By car – 2 hours
By train – 4 hours 44 minutes
Chambery (CMF) – 107km
By car – 1 hour 20 minutes
By bus – 2 hours 37 minutes
Lyon (LYS) – 186km
By car – 2 hours
By bus – 3 hours 27 minutes
Grenoble (GNB) – 177km
By car – 2 hours
By train – 3 hours 30 minutes
There are a number of private transfer companies and chauffeurs who will deliver you to Courchevel from major transport hubs. To start your trip in style, why not arrive in Courcheval via helicopter or private jet? At 2,007m, the Courchevel Altiport is the highest runway in Europe.
Courchevel 1550 Restaurants
While Courchevel Village doesn’t have the same sparkling selection of fine dining as its neighbours, it’s still home to some fantastic restaurants. There are several cosy spots that’ll become your local haunts. And if you want an evening out, you can sample the Michelin service in 1850 and take a late bus home.
In the town
L’Oeil de Boeuf will give you a night to remember. They specialize in cuts of beef which they grill on a big open fire in the middle of the room. Enjoy a glorious chateaubriand in the 200-year-old hut or with a glass of red on the sunny terrace. Get more rustic chalet vibes with a fondue or raclette at Le Caveau. Adorable alpine décor and a roaring fireplace will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
For a pizza night, head to the Tuscany-inspired La Cortona. Sample the homemade wood-fired pizzas or go for a Savoyard special. Or soak up some Spanish flair at the vibrant O’Bodega. They have excellent rotisserie chicken, tapas, and grazing boards.
If you want to add some decadence to your evening, spend it over in 1850. Revel in the two Michelin-star dishes at the Pierre Gagnaire restaurant in the opulent Palace Les Airelles. Or visit the sultry Le Kintessence, for two Michelin star plates so immaculate they feel criminal to eat.
On the slopes
Thanks to a sparkling luxury dining scene and outstanding panoramic views, a mountain meal in Courchevel will be a highlight of your trip. Nothing beats retreating from the elements and enveloping yourself in rustic chic. Or, on a sunny day, sinking into a terrace chair and feeling the warmth on your face as you gaze at a tapestry of peaks.
One of the most stunning mountain restaurants in Courchevel is Bagatelle at the top of the Chenus lift. This luxury brand, with branches in London, Dubai, and Ibiza, offers decadent French cuisine while you take in 360° views on the heated terrace. La Cave des Creux sits at 2,112m. Its south-facing terrace with outdoor fireplace is a prime spot for admiring the high-altitude views. Once a cheese-ripening cellar and sheepfold, they serve a fun mix of Savoyard and Asian-fusion dishes.
Le Bouc Blanc is easy to access via the La Tania lift, making it an excellent option if you want to include non-skiers in your afternoon dining plans. Even when their huge sundeck is full, the food is excellent and the service is flawless. At the top of La Loze, La Soucoupe is perfect for slope-side dining. Curl up in the romantic restaurant and take in the views of the valley as your lunch is grilled over the open fire.
For something a little different, book a table at Le Cap Horn. It’s the oldest restaurant in Courchevel, boasts a prime spot by the altiport, and has an exquisite seafood and sushi menu. Or, escape to the Mediterranean at Le Base Kamp. This Lebanese restaurant on the Pralong Piste has a menu designed by the chef at the Michelin-starred Le Montgomerie.
Courchevel 1550 Apres & Nightlife
If you like your parties rowdy and late into the night, Courchevel Village isn’t the place for you. It’s the quietest resort in the valley. However, it’s a fantastic spot for laid-back bars and a more friendly atmosphere. You’ll probably bump into the same people several times over the week. And if you’re craving something livelier, the afternoon events in the other Courchevel Villages, Meribel, and La Tania are easy to access via bus or gondola.
From 1550, there are endless options for a slope-side tipple.
- Legendary across the Alps, Meribel’s branch of the Folie Douce promises panoramic views, elaborate cabaret, and plenty of boot stomping. Make sure you get there in time for the champagne showers.
- Three days a week, La Tania is packed with party lovers for the live music at Pub Le Ski Lodge. Their huge sun terrace has stunning mountain vistas and is packed out well into the evening.
- On the Courchevel side, Le Tremplin is the most popular slope-side bar in the valley. Their huge wine list and great DJs make this the ultimate catch-up spot before heading back to your Courchevel 1850 accommodation.
Warm up in a cosy wooden bar before retreating back to your Courchevel 1550 luxury accommodation.
- Les Flocons has a large sunny terrace, perfect for enjoying a vin chaud on a lounger after a hard day on the piste.
- La Cortona also doubles as a bar, with sports, music, and a 2 am closing time.
- Le Caterail is a sports bar with TVs and bar snacks. It’s also a good option for a late night, with live music, happy hours, and a large vodka menu.
If you want to hang out in the neighbouring villages, there are buses running until 2 am.
- Funky Fox in 1650 is a sports bar by day, with Nintendo, a pool table, and live sports. At night the lights turn down and the music turns up, with a DJ until the early hours.
- Bowling 3000 in 1850 is great for a retro night out. Get competitive with pool, bowling, and video games or show off your moves on the dance floor.
- For a really late one, you could round off the night in the lavish La Mangeoire and Les Caves in 1850.
Courchevel 1550 Ski Area
With dreamy runs through the trees and sweeping views all the way to Mont Blanc, Courchevel is a picturesque place to ski. Long and wide pistes are a pleasure to explore, and you have the world’s largest interconnected ski area at your fingertips. Whether you’re planning on cruising between mountain restaurants or pushing your ability to the next level, you’ll find plenty of terrain to inspire and delight.
The ski area
A luxury ski chalet in Courchevel Village puts you in an ideal position for exploring the mountains. Only a few slopes lead to 1550, but the Grangettes gondola will whisk you up to 1850 in a few minutes, where you’ll have seamless access to the rest of the Courchevel Valley. With altitudes up to 2,738m, flawless grooming, and top-notch snow-making facilities, the surrounding slopes are a pleasure to ski down.
Gentle runs back into town help beginners save all their energy for the slopes. Intermediate and advanced skiers will find entertainment higher up the valley but if you want to venture further afield, the 3 Vallees ski pass gives you access to a wider 600km of piste.
From Courchevel 1550, these are the main areas you’ll be skiing:
- As the biggest resort in the valley, Courchevel 1850 has something for everyone. Enjoy the best selection of ski schools and nursery areas, a glorious choice of intermediate slopes, and challenging advanced and off-piste terrain.
- Courchevel 1650 is the ultimate cruising spot, with long intermediate runs and some fun backcountry when you’re feeling adventurous.
- La Tania is packed with fun intermediate, expert, and backcountry routes. If you’re looking for extra action, you can hop on a lift from here and explore Meribel.
Snowboarders will have a fantastic time in Courchevel, with wide, north-facing slopes and some of the best-groomed pistes the Alps have to offer.
Keep in mind that the resort can be crowded, especially during school holidays, so it may not be the best option for less confident riders. Total beginners may want to avoid the drag lifts in 1650 and opt for the travelator at Biollay. Staying in 1550 gives you the advantage of quieter pistes back home, with many opting to stay higher in the valley for apres ski.
The Family Park at the top of the Verdons piste keeps growing every year. Show off your moves on boxes, rails, and kickers separated by ability, reach new heights on the giant airbag, and get competitive on the boardercross. If you want to mix things up, you’ll find more snow parks in Meribel and Val Thorens.
Freeriders will appreciate a good selection of accessible backcountry, especially the routes through the trees in Le Praz on bad weather days. Get your heart racing on the steep cliff drops in 1650 or ignite your inner adventurer with a day discovering the off-piste around Val Thorens.
If you’re clipping on your skis for the first time, Courchevel is an excellent place to learn. There are dedicated ‘Zen’ areas to keep things relaxed while you build your confidence, and free lifts serving the beginner slopes spread across the valley. Courchevel Village is home to Maison des Enfants, a south-facing ski area where kids aged three and over can take their first ski steps.
1550 is a fantastic location for beginners, thanks to the gondola that’ll deliver you straight to the ski schools and a larger choice of nursery slopes in 1850. Schools meet close to the centre of town in the mornings, and you can wrap up your days sweeping back in on gentle greens and blues.
When you’re ready to go back to your luxury chalet in Courchevel Village, you can take the gondola down or, if you’re feeling confident, try one of the blue runs. Tovets is a little steep while Proveres is long and gentle. But watch out as it can get icy on a cold day.
1850 has the best variety for new skiers, thanks to a wonderful network of greens that will spike your interest in exploring the mountains. When you’re feeling confident, the blues by the Altiport offer gentle progression.
If you’re helping your little ones take their first steps on skis, they’ll have a fantastic time at Village de Enfants. It’s the world’s largest enclosed ski area for children, providing a safe and fun place for them to learn.
Our recommended ski schools:
- New Generation have schools in 1650 and 1850. They offer group lessons in skiing, snowboarding, freestyle, and off-piste. They also have separate lessons for teenagers.
- ESF Courchevel offers lessons in 1550, 1650, and 1850. Their kid’s lessons are in small groups to enable fast progression. They offer group and private lessons for all levels and ages.
- Supreme Ski use friendly and knowledgeable instructors to teach skiing and snowboarding, with only 6 children or 4 adults to a group lesson.
Intermediate skiers will find infinite opportunities in the Courchevel Valley and across the wider 3 Vallees domain. The blues above 1850 are the ideal place to find your ski feet again. For non-stop action, head to the top of Vizelle at 2,660m and take a route of blue runs that’ll plunge you down to Courchevel Village. When you’re ready to take things up a notch, Vizelle also has a brilliant selection of reds and a smooth transition to 1650.
1650 has some of the best intermediate options in the valley. Its Les Indiens blue is popular for winding routes through the woods and a fun photo opp at a Native American camp. The Chapelet run offers a gentle transition to red runs, while the Jean Pachod will get your heart racing.
Thanks to its tree-lined slopes, Le Praz is the best option on a bad weather day. But it also hides some great reds and uncrowded slopes. It’s easy to reach from 1550 via the Tovets chair. Ride the long Brigues red all the way down then take the gondola back up to 1850 just in time for apres. Your legs will definitely appreciate the rest.
There are a few intermediate options to mix things up during your descent back into 1550. The Tovets blue is a fun way to wrap up the day, or you could try the tricky Dou du Midi red.
Les Suisses from Vizelle is one of the more challenging black runs in the valley, but you can ease yourself into it by trying the quieter M piste first. For ultimate bragging rights, attempt the World Cup l’Eclipse run. If your legs can take it, you can even join it from the top of Dou Des Lanches and round off the day with almost 1,000m of black terrain in one go.
Overall, you’ll find the best backcountry around 1650 or over in Val Thorens. For outstanding and accessible off-piste, take the Saulire lift to the Grand Couloir. Once you’re confident on the piste, you can choose between three challenging red itinerary runs. But to really get the most out of your time freeriding, we recommend hiring a mountain guide for at least one day. They know the area like the back of their hands and will help you to find those hidden gems.
85% of the runs in the 3 Vallees are above 1,800m. Paired with premier snow-making facilities, they are able to offer a snow-sure experience from early December until the end of April. Courchevel’s slopes are excellent at holding the snow and a strong dedication to grooming delivers satisfying corduroy pistes all season.
December sees Courchevel packed out for the festive season and you’ll need to book well in advance. Opening parties and adorable Christmas events make this one of the liveliest months of the year to visit.
Average snowfall: 76cm
Snow days: 6
The days are cold and short in January, so you’ll spend lots of time warming up with live music and vin chaud. This is the best time of year to visit if you’re looking for good snow and quieter pistes.
Average snowfall: 89cm
Snow days: 8
February is busy with various school holidays across Europe. As well as the romantic Valentine’s atmosphere, you can enjoy fun events like the International Fireworks Festival.
Average snowfall: 61cm
Snow days: 6
Long days on the slopes, apres ski in the sunshine, and lively St Patrick’s Day parties make March one of the most fun months to visit Courchevel.
Average snowfall: 61cm
Snow days: 6
Things To Do In Courchevel 1550
Courchevel Village is home to some of the most fun things to do in the valley. The most popular event is the weekly farmer’s market. Artisans from across Courchevel come to sell their local cheese, cured meats, and jams. They even have a small selection of clothing to browse.
Why not arrive home in style with the famous 2km toboggan run? It starts up in 1850 and runs all the way into Courchevel Village. It’s floodlit at night, making it a magical way to round off your day of mountain adventures.
Staying in luxury accommodation in Courchevel 1550 also puts you in a prime spot to enjoy Aquamotion. Halfway between Courchevel Village and Courchevel Moriond, it’s the biggest waterpark in the French Alps. Inside you’ll find slides, pools, a surf wave, and a climbing wall. There’s also a glorious spa packed with salt pools, saunas, and steam rooms.
If you’re looking for more to do, take the bus over to 1850. Here you have a sparkling array of designer and specialty stores sure to give your credit card a workout. Stop for a sweet treat in one of the cafes or make some adorable friends at Le Village de Poneys.
Courchevel offers no shortage of active pursuits when you’re not on the slopes. You’ll find a lovely choice of hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing routes. If the weather keeps you stuck in town, you could get competitive at the bowling alley or glide across the outdoor Forum Olympic ice rink. There’s also an indoor climbing wall, bowling alley, and cinema, perfect for letting off steam while you can’t be on the slopes.
Or perhaps you’re looking for winter activities a little further outside of the box? Learn to ice climb at the 18m artificial icefall by the Altiport or try driving your own piste basher. With hot air ballooning and tandem paragliding also on offer, it’s easy to make your luxury ski holiday in Courchevel one to remember.
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