Courchevel 1550 FR

A world famous resort, ski Courchevel 1550 for great skiing and snowboarding in Les 3 Vallées. With the added charm of a sleepy hamlet atmosphere, you can enjoy some of the best slopes of the French Alps with a little luxury. Check out our resort overview for all you need to know.

Where?

Part of France's massive Les 3 Vallées circuit, ski Courchevel 1550 in France for access to the whole mountain and all it's on and off-pistes glories. This is a quiet village setting, less expensive than its more famous neighbour up the mountain, perfect if you like to relax at the end of the day. Access is easy via airports at Chambéry, Lyon or Geneva.

resort ESSENTIALS

3200 m

1900 m

1300 m

RESORT ALTITUDE : 1550 m
TOTAL PISTE : 150 km
LONGEST RUN : 8.0 km
SEASON : December - April

SLOPES

Beginner
19
Easy
35
Intermediate
34
Advanced/Expert
8

WE LIKE

  • Extensive, varied local terrain to suit everyone from beginners to experts plus the rest of the Three Valleys is on hand.
  • Impressive lift system, piste maintenance and snowmaking.
  • Relaxed more laid back atmosphere than 1850 and fewer pretentious people!

WE DON'T LIKE

  • A little limited on immediate local pistes - but you have access to the whole of the Trois Vallees.
  • Nightlife very quiet - but then there's 1850 just up the road.
  • Can get busy at weekends and in peak season.

SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5

SKIING
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BOARDING
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BEGINNERS
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INTERMEDIATE
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ADVANCED
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FAMILIES
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On the Slopes

Ski holidays in Courchevel 1550 ski resort offer exactly the same skiing opportunities as 1850 - that means the whole of Les Trois Vallees complex is on your doorstep, offering everything from easy beginner slopes to world famous couloir skiing. Boarders are well catered for with miles of piste, plus a terrain park. And to finish your day off in style, you can ski all the way from Meribel down to 1550 at the end of the day.

Ski Area

If you Ski Courchevel 1550 you are also in the ski region of Les Trois Vallées.

Off the Slopes

In Courchevel 1550 you'll find lower prices and a more relaxed atmosphere than further up the hill, making it much more of a family destination. Prices on both accommodation and restaurants are reasonable. Night life is centred around the Taverne, Le Barouf and Chanrossa, but beware that if you fancy heading up the hill to the bright lights, it's a long way by road. Other activities available locally include bowling, a cinema, ice skating, and a heated outdoor pool.

Who's it Best For?

There are slopes here to suit all levels of skier and boarder. A great resort to ski the Three Valleys and it's less pretentious than 1850!

 

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GoSki.co.uk offers Courchevel 1550 ski holidays for you to book now. With a range of cheap ski packages from leading ski operators, skiing and snowboarding holidays in Courchevel are excellent for all the family so book now! Why not take a look at some of the brand names below that you may recognise. From Crystal Ski through to Thomas Cook or Neilson, Courchevel 1550 ski holidays come at all levels from £349 per person per week.

Courcheval really is a great place to come to ski. There are slopes to suit all abilities and the north facing aspect means that it often has the best snow in the Three Valleys ski area. The main downside is the cost of being here but if you stay in 1550 you will pay less than in 1850 and it's less pretentious!

Why Choose Courcheval 1550 in France?

1. Slopes to suit all abilities from beginner to expert

2. Access to the huge Three Valleys ski area.

3. Good lift system, snowmaking and piste maintenance.

4. Cheaper alternative to the glitzy Courcheval 1850.

Is it Right For You?

If you think Courcheval 1550 is right for you then check out all the holidays we have and book now online. If however you still need some help why not let our Courchevel 1550 tailormade ski holidays service help you for NO extra cost to you.

If your idea of a luxury ski holiday is a chalet then you have come to the right resort. Many consider Courcheval to be one of the Alps's biggest luxury ski resorts. So you will certainly have lots of chalets to choose from. The issue here will potentially be finding one that you can afford! There are chalets here that include gyms, swimming pools, and even private staff to assist you on your holiday.

Courcheval is also good for ski in ski out chalets as most of the villages here have good access to the slopes. Courcheval 1550 or Courcheval Village as it ;likes to be known now is cheaper than 1850 but it had a facelift in 2013 to build a huge swimming pool so how long it will remain a cheaper option is hard to say. As it has a high speed lift up to 1850, at the moment its a very cost effective option for staying in Courcheval.

Where to Look for a Ski Chalet Here

Accommodation is quieter here than elsewhere in Courcheval so don't worry too much about noise in the centre. There are a couple of bars in the village but nothing too rowdy. There are good ski in ski out chalets here as the lifts are located above most of the accommodation.

Several UK chalet operators are based here and some offer good childcare in their chalets. But throughout Courcheval 1550 you will find a good range of catered and uncatered chalets. Check out some of the chalets located at the top of the village near the Luge track as the views here are great.

 

 

 

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CHALETS

Apartments can be  a great option on a ski holiday. For years apartments have had something of a bad press and are often seen as the poor relation to chalets. This image probably started with the concrete monstrosities that were built in the 1960's. Nowadays the modern apartment complexes, built by the likes of MGM, are loft style developments often with better facilities than most hotels.

Courcheval 1550 or Courcheval Village as it now likes to be known has always been the cheaper option in Courcheval. It is still slightly cheaper here but due to the developments that took place in the village in the summer of 2013 prices may start to go up. So get a bargain while you still can!

Some apartments to check out in Courcheval 1550 are Les Brigues apartments. Admittedly they are small but they offer great value in Courcheval. And remember the word 'budget' in Courcheval has a different meaning to elsewhere. This is not the resort to come to if you are looking for bargain basement type apartment rooms!

Are Apartments a Good Idea?

We think they are. They often work out cheaper than chalets and the facilities in the newer buildings are great, with many offering swimming pools, saunas and spas, facilities that you would traditionally only find in a hotel. Apartments can also come catered and many are ski in ski out. So don't discount apartments, they are often better than you think!

 

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Book your Courchevel 1550 hotel online with GoSki.co.uk to get organised this winter. You'll find ski hotels in Courchevel 1550 for all locations as well as a wide range of prices. You can book online and get confirmation within minutes as well as discounts from some partners. Whether it's a budget hotel or a luxury Courchevel 1550 hotel, 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.

Hotels can be  a great choice on a ski holiday. Many will organise your transfers for you and offer great facilities including swimming pools and spas with saunas. Family rooms offer great value for families and some will also offer babysitting services.

What Hotels are Available in Courcheval 1550?

You will certainly have a good choice here as there are over 40 hotels to choose from in Courcheval. Most of the real luxury offerings are in 1850 but there are still some good hotels here. Check out Hotel Flocons situated near the Tovots chairlift  which has a great situation close to the lifts.

A 3* hotel also worth checking is the Hotel les Ancolies, just a 5 minute walk to the lifts. It has its own relaxation centre with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. If you want to stay in the centre of Courcheval 1550 look at Hotel Chanrossa, the bars here are good so you have apres ski on your doorstep!

 

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HOTELS

The closest airport to Courcheval is Chambery which is only 1 1/4 hours away. Grenoble and Lyon are both 2 hours away and finally Geneva is about 3 hours away. Don't be fooled by the distances though, Chambery may appear the closest but it isn't the most reliable airport. Geneva may on paper look further away but it has excellent transport links into the Three Valleys.

Transferring from Geneva to Courcheval

Geneva is a great choice of airport as it has a greater number of flights to choose from. The best way to get from here to Courcheval is either by hiring a transfer bus or hiring a car. If you are hiring a bus always do so before you leave home as you can get great discounts on online pre booking.Most minibuses take 8 people but if you are not in a party of 8 then check out  a shared service transfer.

There are good public transport links to Courcheval and private buses also go there. Courcheval is a very popular resort however so make sure you pre book, buses can get very busy and some bus companies work on reservations only.

Driving to Courcheval is also possible and can help get you around all the different villages that make up Courcheval but there is one thing to bear in mind. This is Courcheval after all. You will have to pay quite heavily to leave your car in the resort if you don't have private parking at your property this could cost around 80 Euros for a week.

 

 

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If you want to find a Courchevel 1550 ski school, then maybe we can help. With Courchevel ski schools offering ski or snowboard lessons, private or group, you can check prices and information before you even leave home. Don't leave anything to chance this winter, book early to get best availability.

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Nearby Resorts

» FRCourchevel 1650 (4km)
» FRCourchevel 1850 (5km)
» FRCourchevel 1300 le Praz (7km)
» FRMeribel (13km)
» FRLa Tania (17km)
» FRBrides Les Bains (29km)
» FRMottaret (30km)
» FRSt Martin de Belleville (35km)
» FRLa Plagne (38km)
» FRLes Menuires (40km)
» FRValmorel (42km)

Nearby Airports

» FR Chambery (1h 41m)
» FR Grenoble (2h 27m)
» FR Lyon (2h 28m)
» CH Geneva (3h 8m)
» IT Turin (3h 7m)

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