With an attractive old village, Courchevel 1650 offers easy access to the miles and miles of great slopes in the Three Valleys. Amazing skiing and snowboarding in France awaits you - especially in one of the world's top ski resorts. Read our resort guide for all you need to know.
Ski Courchevel 1650 for the best of a French Alpine holiday - great atmosphere, a pretty village, and the miles and miles of slopes of the Three Valleys ski region on your doorstep. Right in the heart of the French Alps, skiing or snowboarding is fantastic and access is easy via the airports at Chambéry, Lyon or Geneva.
On the Slopes
A good skiing holiday is determined most of all by the quality of the skiing - and when you ski Courchevel 1650 you won't be disappointed. The skiing and snowboarding is simply spectacular, with excellent wide pistes, stunning views, and some of Europe's steepest couloirs for you to power down. For beginners there are dozens of ski schools to choose from, but be sure to go with one of the established ones, not the black market cowboys.
If you Ski Courchevel 1650 you are also in the ski region of Les Trois Vallees.
Off the Slopes
Courchevel 1650 ski resort has a more down to earth character than 1850, and won't feel crowded even in peak season. It has a good selection of quietly situated chalets to choose from, and its own selection of restaurants and bars - hot spots include the Bubble Bar and Space Bar. There's a cinema, bowling and an indoor pool in town, and if you fancy a night out, it's only a short bus journey from Courchevel 1850.
Who's it Best For?
There are slopes here for all levels of skier and boarder but Courcheval 1650 is the best place in Courcheval for beginners. It's also so close to 1850, but without the pretentious air!
Courchevel 1650 ski holidays can be booked online now. With a range of cheap ski packages available from brands like Thomas Cook, Neilson and Kuoni, GoSki.co.uk provides you with access to deals for you to book early through our website.
Courcheval 1650 is the second largest village that makes up Courcheval. It is connected throughout the day and night by a 10 minute shuttle service that connects up to 1850. It is good for beginners and is proving very popular with families as it is cheaper than 1850.
Why Choose Courcheval 1650 in France?
1. Slopes to suit all levels of skier and boarder.
2. Very good slopes for beginners and families.
3. Good access to the Three Valleys ski area.
4. Good links to the skiing at 1850 but without the expensive prices.
Is it Right For You?
If you are sure Courcheval 1650 is right for you then check out the holidays we can offer through leading ski tour operators. If however you have no time to sort your ski holidays out, then let our Courchevel 1650 tailormade ski holidays service help you. It costs you no extra to let us do all the legwork!
If you are looking for a truly beautiful chalet then you are looking in the right place. Courcheval is renowned as a luxury ski location and here you will find just that, chalets with swimming pools, spas and even chauffeurs! The downside is that there isn't much here that can be termed 'budget'.
Courcheval 1650 also known as Moriond is full of good chalets, apartments and hotels so you will have a good choice here. It also is cheaper than Courcheval 1850. Check out the le Portetta development which has some lovely ski in ski out chalets. Also there's Scalottas Lodge, a complex of 5 very smart chalets with a swimming pool and whilst nothing is cheap here they are very good value.
Where to Stay in Courcheval 1650
Courcheval 1650 is where most Brits head to, great for families and beginners and a lot quieter and cheaper than 1850. Le Ski has a good choice of chalets here. If your budget is really tight then check out SkiWorld and for families Esprit Holidays are well represented here.
Those looking for large chalets and ski in ski out chalets will do well here. Also if your budget is tight do check out the apartments which sometimes can offer better value for money.
Ski apartments have come a long way from the concrete monstrosities that still blight many purpose built French ski resorts. Many of the newer apartments have facilities that would easily rival any good hotel with swimming pools, saunas and spas to name but a few.
There are a number of good apartments in Courcheval 1650 to choose from. Many are ski in ski out and are in good locations. Do check out le Portetta which has a development of really attractive loft style developments situated at the foot of the slopes.
Are Apartments Really a Good Idea?
Well they can work out better value than a chalet and with some great facilities being built by the likes of MGM they are worth looking at. In Courcheval 1650 they can also match many chalets for location and convenience so don't discount them.
In addition apartments can be a great idea if you are travelling with a large group or other families. You can all book into the same complex so be together yet have more space and independence than if you were all in the same chalet. You may find yourself still speaking to each other at the end of the holiday!
You can book your Courchevel 1650 hotel online thanks to GoSki.co.uk. With ski hotels in Courchevel 1650 being available at all budgets, book and get confirmation within minutes. From budget to luxury Courchevel 1650 hotels you'll be nestled in the heart of the Trois Vallées ski area with a range of skiing hotels from locally-owned to larger companies.
The well known luxury hotels tend to sit at 1850 so the hotels at 1650 are more reasonably priced. Do beware though what is termed 'budget' elsewhere doesn't really exist in Courcheval, so do be prepared to pay more.
What Hotels are Available in Courcheval 1650?
There are a number of mid priced hotels on offer here. But do check out the Hotel Manali, a 5* hotel. It has all the facilities you would expect including pool, but also has a creche, so is great for families. Its restaurant is also very good.
More modest hotels include the Hotel Edelweiss located just 100m from the lifts and the Hotel Le Seizena. For families check out Hotel Portetta as you can book rooms complete with bunkbeds.
Chambery is the nearest airport to Courcheval, it is 109km away and takes about 1 1/4 hours transfer. Chambery can be a bit of a nightmare though as it can close in bad weather and you may get diverted. Grenoble is 2 hours away as is Lyon and finally Geneva is about a 3 hour transfer. Geneva may look the furthest but remember it has excellent links to the Three Valleys. The best airport if you plan to drive to Courcheval is Lyon.
Courcheval does have its own altiport for those of you wishing to get a private plane or helicopter. If this option is slightly beyond your reach then you might want to consider the following options.
Booking a Private Taxi
There are a number of companies you can book a minibus with that will collect you from the airport and deliver you to your door in the resort. Most buses take up to 8 passengers. If you are not in a party of 8 then opt for the shared transfer whereby you share the minibus with others going to the same resort as you.
A shared transfer from Chambery to Courcheval, single trip would cost approximately 50 Euros, Geneva would cost 59. We would strongly suggest you pre book online your transfer before you leave home. You do get significant savings this way and you are guaranteed a seat. Remember Courcheval is a popular destination and in peak ski season these private transfers do get booked out.
When searching for Courchevel 1650 ski schools, GoSki.co.uk can help you find out who's in resort and who offers ski or snowboard lessons for your holiday. With some great deals on private, group, beginner or advanced ski lessons, don't leave anything to chance by waiting until you arrive to book.
Courchevel 1650 ski schools
You can learn new techniques and skills thanks to the range of Courchevel 1650 ski schools that offer ski and snowboard lessons. Whether it's private or group that you want, improve your skiing and snowboarding with professional help with instructors that offer Courchevel 1650 ski lessons at your level.
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» Mottaret (26km)
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