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Courchevel

The leading chalet rental company in the world introduce his exclusive portfolio in Courchevel. Opening on  the world’s biggest ski areas your days on the slopes begins by simply stepping outside and slipping on your skis. Our exclusive concierge service  shall take of the rest.

Map of chalets of Courchevel

Introducing

The Stars’ Resort

There are four districts but the most famous and worthwhile is the exclusive Courchevel 1850. The village is visited by the most renowned and well-known clientele, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, Christina Aguilera, the Beckhams, Lionel Richie, Peter Andre, Geri Halliwell, the Saudi Royal family, George Clooney, Robbie Williams, Giorgio Armani, Roman Abramovich and the King of Morocco, just to name a few.

Luxe is Everywhere

While Courchevel is best known for its skiing slopes, it is also known for its fine dining and luxury shops. The ski resort has the most Michelin starred restaurants, with a total of 7 restaurants sharing 11 Michelin stars. Not only is the food a must have, but the village hosts a variety of the most luxurious shops such as Prada, Fendi, Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Valentino and Louis Vuitton.

For Everyone’s Tastes

Courchevel is the perfect getaway that with activities and events for everyone. It’s full of luxurious restaurants, high-end shops, high-brow bars and night clubs and the best variety of ski slopes. This allows for any type of winter sports and unbeatable service.

History

A Resort Built from Scratch

Courchevel was created by Laurent Chappis, an architect/town planner, and was planned during World War II by the Vichy regime in 1942. The ski resort was special as it was the first resort in France to be built from the bottom up, rather than being built around an existing town. The first ski lift began in March 1946 and a chairlift between Courchevel and Les Tovets was created. The highest plan of Les Tovets later became known as Courchevel 1850. The naming of the levels of the resort became a controversial topic as Courchevel was previously the name of a small hamlet further down the valley, where occupants were enraged at the idea of having their name changed to “Lower Courchevel.” Eventually a compromise was reached and the agreement was to name the levels of Courchevel with their altitudes to distinguish between the levels.

Unstoppable Growth

In shaping Courchevel into a major resort, Emile Allais spent 10 years in Courchevel as a technical and sports director in 1954. He was the founder of the French Ski School and used his skills and experiences, which he had gained in America, to help with the shaping of Courchevel. A local mountain aviation expert, Michael Ziegerhe, began the construction of the Courchevel airport in 1961. He saw the potential for one and lobbied the local authorities to allow him to begin the construction. The airport became the first international mountain airport and is known internationally as having one of the shortest runways in the world.

First a Matter of Skiing

The 1942 vision of the French Commission of Tourism had been met by 1973, when neighboring resorts were linked to Courchevel. This linking of Val Thorens and Mottaret created the largest ski area in the world. You will find the biggest concentration of world-class ski resorts in the world, within the Tarentaise Valley. A weekly lift ticket allows you a day to ski in each of the most well known neighbour systems: Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne) and Espace Killy (Val d’Isère and Tignes).

A Worldwide Dimension

The town of La Tania, in the Courchevel Valley, was built for competitor accommodation during the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. The Olympic ski jumping and Nordic combined competitions for those games took place in Tremplin du Praz in Le Praz. A ski jump in Courchevel 1850 located on the snow front was recently removed for safety.

‘Reach the Sky’

In the season of 2011-2012 Courchevel changed the names of each of the four villages, in order to rebrand. The change involved removing the districts association with their altitude. Courchevel 1850 is now known simply as Courchevel, Courchevel 1650 is now Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel 1550 is called Courchevel Village, and Courchevel 1330 has been renamed Courchevel Le Praz.

Things to do

BMW Snow Polo Masters

An exclusive polo event on the 31st January-3rd February. Teams from all over the world compete in the highly skilled and fast paced game, on the snow-covered pitch by the altiport. Things to expect: foie gras, champagne, lots of fur, and supporters called Bongo and Miffy.

 ” Fete de l’air “

This event is held in August and began in 1997. The ‘Fete de l’air’ has been growing vastly ever since the beginning and is now an extremely spectacular event. The air show is put together by Courchevel Flying Club and has become extremely recognizable. It has also been coinciding with the annual World Ski Jumping Championships for the past few years, making for a weekend full of airborne daredevils. The Fete de l’Air is a tremendous festival, bringing together all aspects of the aeronautics world around a shared passion for flying. The event attracts 15,000 people and has become an unmissable summer high point in the area.

Les 3 Vallees Enduro

Ski competition in April, open to all. The legendary 3 Vallees Enduro is for everyone! Enjoy a day full of skiing, snowboarding and telemarking in the 3 Vallees, with different races in each of the vallees. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or expert, child or elder, all of the races are open to everyone. Just join a team of 3 and let the games begin! More than just a competition, enjoy a giant local buffet lunch and enjoy the fun day out.

Ski Jumping World Cup

Summer ski jump event is held in August. No need for snowy slopes, this event is held on the Olympic ski jump Le Praz. A gathering of the best ski jumpers in the world, with over 15 nationalities represented in the 2-day competition, the Ski Jumping World Cup is a must see. There is even more to the event than the sight of the competitors with a range of entertainment for children and adults alike. There is a summer festival feel with base-jump demonstrations, fireworks, local markets, live music and so much more.

Trans-Savoie

Taking place in August, Trans-Savoie is an epic six-day enduro mountain bike race. An all-new point-to-point stage race entirely focused on technical riding ability and epic adventure. The event lasts for 6 days, with 20 timed stages, 20,000m of descent, and 5,000m of ascent on 100% singletrack. This is the first event of its kind to combine ski-lift-accessed technical endurance racing with a multi-day high alpine wilderness expedition. The event passes through many resorts, including Courchevel.

Places to see

Skiing/Slopes

As the biggest interconnected ski area in the world, the slopes of Courchevel/the 3 valleys offer the best skiing possibilities. Known as an exceptional, internationally renowned playground, those of all skill levels and ages can find something to do in the area. The ski area is extremely accessible, easy to get around with 3 parallel valleys linked together by lifts or runs over the ridges/passes, as well as tremendously varied allowing for all forms of skiing and snowboarding.

Districts of Courchevel

There are four districts of Courchevel: Courchevel Le Praz (1300), Courchevel Village (1550), Courchevel Moriond (1650), and Courchevel (1850). Each of the village districts are at different altitudes and their names refer to their altitudes in metres.

First Courchevel Le Praz (1300), where the 1992 winter Olympic ski jumping and Nordic combined competitions were held. Second, Courchevel Village (1550) is most popular among families with children as a popular ski vacation destination. Third, Courchevel Moriond (1650) is most known as a hot spot for young people who enjoy the wide range of Aprés-Ski-activities. Finally, the winter sports village, Courchevel (1850) is regarded as the highest village district. The international Who-is-Who in politics, sports, and media meet here. This district is the most exclusive and expensive and the accommodation and restaurants are accordingly high end.

Via ferrata Croix des Verdons / Dent de Burgin

Use the gondola and access to the departure of the highest via ferrata in France – 2,739 m! Enjoy an outstanding sight until the Mont Blanc, between sky and earth. From 12 years old.

63 Chalets in Courchevel