The Best Ski Runs in Courchevel For All Skill Levels
Trying to single out the very best ski runs in Courchevel is a bit like selecting the prettiest star in the sky. They’re all unique, they all have something wonderfully special about them and there’s a good reason to fall in love with every last one of them. Which is all well and good if you happen to be in town for a few months, but what if you’re here for just a short break? With limited time to play with, just where should you start when it comes to sampling the very best ski opportunities of all?
Well, the good news is that Courchevel presents a fairly even balance of difficulty levels across the slopes on offer. Within a short hop of the finest luxury chalets Courchevel has to offer, like Alpine Infusion, you’ll find no less than 150km of supreme-quality runs of which 20% are green, 36% are blue, 35% are red and 9% are black. And then of course there’s the 150km EACH served up by Méribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, making a total of 600km+ to play with. Understandable therefore why it’s difficult to know where to start, but be sure to check out any of the following and you can rest assured you’ve sampled the very best of the best:
For those still finding their feet, Courchevel offers more than its fair share of outstanding pistes, runs and villages for beginners. While each resort village features at least one free lift – there are nine in total – Courchevel (1850) and Moriond (1650) are arguably the very best of all. Along with several fantastic nursery slopes, the two present gloriously long, easy and enjoyable green runs that are absolutely perfect for beginners.
Without any shadow of doubt, Courchevel is the single best ski area in the whole of the 3 Valleys for intermediate level skiers. Blue and red pistes make up no less than 75% of all runs on offer, of which almost every single one is groomed to pure perfection overnight. The gloriously wooded runs down to La Tania never fail to come highly recommended, as does the Lac de la Chambre run down to the Plan des Mains chair at the bottom of Mont du Vallon. The amazing Combe Saulire red run down to Verdon tends to be at its very best first thing in the morning.
If you’ve hired a luxury ski chalet in France for more of an expert’s ski break on the other hand, don’t be disheartened by the fact that Courchevel is dedicated mostly to intermediates. While many of the black runs across the resort are relatively modest, the Grand Couloir is anything but. Actually getting to the run in the first place is something of a white knuckle experience, while the slope itself and the surrounding off-piste opportunities are world-class in every way.
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