Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Courchevel
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Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Courchevel
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All Mountain Terrain
Very well run resort. The pistes are well cared for and the lifts run smoothly. It is easy to get up to the top first thing in the morning. And you can get over to the top of courchevel 1850 before the rush. Many lovely long reds to cruise down. Nothing too scary. The wonderful restaurant Bel Air above 1650 (Moriand) is the best place to take a break.... Full Review
Visited each year for past twenty or so, but no more :
Up the mountain a bottle of mineral water was £ 13.00
Large beer £ 11.00
Food, light lunch, for two, with a bottle of wine £ 80.00 to £120.00 nothing special.
Night life nill. ( appart from one night club which cost £ 400.00 each to enter, mind you you did get a free drink )
Some restaurents has such bad service, most unpleasant staff.
This all sounds very negative, however,the skiing and boarding was good, nice snow and the runs were looked after.
But the prices ....................... Full Review
It seemed they cut down all the trees to make the pistes, and in the majority of cases it is up the lift and down the piste alongside. No long rambling pistes. The jewellry shops were many, but the quality was poor - lots of zirconium oxide and green glass. The slope cafes are expensive - 4.60 for a hot chocolate. ... Full Review
Courchevel is divided into 3 areas, at the top 1850, middle 1650 and bottom 1550. Things are more expensive at the top and cheaper at the bottom so take your pick! We stayed in 1650 in a catered chalet with Crystal Holidays and although the food wasn't gourmet, the staff were really friendly. 1850 has a fantastic ski range and even its own landing strip! Apparently Richard Branson flies in on a regular basis. Pistes are all extremely well groomed and signposted. If you are a beginner, you'll have no problems as they are nice and wide too. If you are going on an exploration day of the 3 valleys, head to Val Thorens, the runs there are fabulous and once there they get even better.
Night life in Courchevel is pricey but if you want to hang out with the people who work there, head to Gringos Pub in 1850 or the Bubble Bar in 1650. Beer is a little more reasonable in these places and both offer a good happy hour for apres skiers.... Full Review
Arrived in Courchevel via the Saulire lift station from Meribel. Started on a nice steep, wide piste with good snow. Lots of opportunities to detour into a few inches of fresh powder, but the options would have increased ten-fold with another couple feet of snow. There is an off-piste area just north of the Saulire station called the Grand Coulier that looked pretty awesome, but with the limited snow cover I didn’t venture out to try ithat. Wish I’d been with someone familiar with the area.
The setting was just beautiful...reminded me a bit of Telluride.
Enjoyed the full spectrum of runs....above and below tree line, blue cruisers, steep reds, and ventured off piste near the Chanrossa Chair to sample some steep stuff.
It was interesting to note that the snow was much better than that on the other side of the ridge, in Meribel. Not sure if that was due to the orientation of the valley or perhaps due to fewer skiers, but it was certainly much better.
Superb food on the slopes (I opted for the roasted 1/4 chicken in a tarragon sauce...very tasty, and worth the 18.50 euro)
Lift lines were not bad at all (this was on New Years Day.). Rarely waited more than a minute or two...but I never ventured down into the villages, where the crowds were probably heavier.
I enjoyed Courchevel the most of the 3 Valleys resorts.
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fantastic skiing, lots of different terrain and views to die for! Very expensive in cafe's and bars, would want to return to get to know the slopes better, the ease at getting from one place to another is brilliant and lots of lifts get you exactly where you want to be! Kids loved it, easy to find places and meet if we went our separate ways.... Full Review
One of the most expansive set of mountains it has been my good luck to ski. Val Thorens is the top of world and so sweet. I do caution folks who haven't skied Europe, "it it is a black diamond, they really mean it." Only drawback to Les Trois Vallee is getting caught on wrong mountain after lifts start closing. Requires long ride to Moutier and back. Loved the place. ... Full Review
Great skiing for all categories of skiiers.... Full Review
Courchevel 1850 spoils you so much, you won't want to ski anywhere else after trying it! Even Zermatt didn't live up to it (although the nightlife there is better)... Full Review
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