European Ski Resorts A-Z

Courchevel, France

Resort height:





 (1260-3230m 3 Valleys)



 (600km 3 Valleys)


General snow cover




Snow quality (upper)




Snow quality (lower)




Resort level snow



Courchevel 1850


Courchevel 1650


Courchevel 1550


Courchevel 1300



Powder potential



Courchevel’s altitude is decent, most of its slopes face north, snowmaking is extensive and grooming is second to none.


Overall, snow cover and quality are pretty good, particularly on the gentle home runs into Courchevel 1850The run down to Courchevel 1300 is less reliable, but is still almost always complete.


If there is one minor drawback, it is the lack of really high altitude terrain locally. Val Thorens remains the best bet in the 3 Valleys for a very early or late holiday. 

Where to ski in bad weather:

The area just above La Tania has the thickest trees and is the best place to head to in a whiteout. The neighbouring slopes above Courchevel 1300 are also wooded, as are the gentle greens immediately above Courchevel 1850.

Where to head in poor snow conditions:

In poor snow conditions, the best snow will usually be in the high bowl immediately below the summit of Saulire.

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