The ski resort Courchevel in the French Alps is one of the 4 regions which together constitute the mega ski resort Trois Vallées.
Courchevel is composed of 3 boroughs. The price level has certain parallels to the altitude of the boroughs. One mostly encounters families with children in the lowest of the districts at 1550m.Only 100m in altitude upwards one frequently runs across the fun, party and nightlife –hungry athletes. And the highest located of the 3 boroughs is home to exclusive hotels and gourmet restaurants catering to all those that are in search of luxury.
The ski resort itself features 150 km of versified trails for all ability levels. Novices are especially catered to with the “Zen-Zones” where they can practice “first steps” on skis or board without any disturbance by more skilled winter athletes. Professional guidance if needed is also available of course.
453 employees guarantee permanent area security on and off the groomed slopes. Snow machines make sure slopes keep covered by a nice blanket of snow at all times.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,600 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 881 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The ski Resort takes you to an elevation of 2,700 m.
- Season starts on 12 Nov and ends on 1 May (170 days). Average season duration in France is 123 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (12 Nov to 1 May) is 132 cm at summit elevation and 66 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 184 cm at summit elevation and 121 cm at the base.
- Courchevel features 84 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 89 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 24 sunny days.