Courchevel and The 3 Valleys boasts excellent wide pistes, stunning views, and some of Europe's steepest couloirs for you to power down. The descent from the top of Meribel to the bottom of Courchevel 1550 is excellent and a great way to end a days skiing. Remember that you can also choose from the rest of the Trois Vallees Ski area that includes the highest resort in Europe, Val Thorens, and the beautiful valley of Meribel are the biggest interconnecting ski areas in the world.
Snowboarding has now become the thing to be seen doing in Courchevel. The well groomed pistes and gentle approaches back to the resorts provide an excellent playground for beginners to ply their new trade. The more adventurous snowboarders can really enjoy the huge number of wide and challenging pistes and vast number of adrenaline off piste areas to explore. Remember that you can also choose from the rest of the Trois Vallees Ski area that includes the highest resort in Europe, Val Thorens, and the beautiful valley of Meribel.
The resort has a multitude of different ski schools to choose from. The ESF 1550 caters for guests staying in Courchevel 1550 and 1850 and classes meet at La Croisette in 1850. The ESF 1650 is the ideal choice for guests staying in Courchevel 1650 as their meeting place is in the resort of 1650 itself. Both ESF ski schools cater for all levels of skier and snowboarder alike and pre booking is highly recommended especially during peak holiday dates.
Fun "ZEN" areas have been created to provide the absolute beginner ultimate reassurance and safety when learning the techniques of either skiing or snowboarding. There are over 27 green runs, to start you on your way, followed by an impressive 44 blue, 38 red and for the ultimate exert and adrenaline junkie, there are also 10 black runs. as well as being a boarders paradise.
Information Updated for Winter 2013/14