The only way to truly appreciate the size and scope of this area is to compare it to the biggest North American resorts. Take Whistler, Mammoth, Squaw, Jackson Hole, and then throw in Vail and maybe Killington and Breckenridge, and you'd still have room left over in Trois Vallées’ (Three Valleys) 370 miles of ski terrain, which Courchevel is a part of. With infinite terrain and the most sophisticated interconnected lift system in Europe, you could spend a lifetime exploring the limitless peaks and valleys, sampling all the delicious food at the fine French restaurants, and cruising through tiny villages without ever having to take off your skis. Visitors to Courchevel and its many sister resorts have enjoyed this unrivaled access since 1973, so you can bet this resort has a long-standing and time-tested reputation.
Between the never-ending ski terrain and Courchevel’s series of hillside villages, you’ll find that a Trois Vallees ski vacation offers almost too many options. Saint-Bon and Le Praz are charming ancient Savoyard villages from the 16th century. Le Praz (Courchevel 1300) is lift-serviced for convenience. At 1550 and 1650, you’ll find two lovely, sunny, family-oriented resorts with direct access to all the slopes of the Trois Vallees. Courchevel 1850 serves up haute, or high alpine cuisine, and a lively après scene that can last well into the night—if you’re looking to tie one onto an incredible day of Courchevel skiing. Families will be extremely pleased with Trois Vallees' family-friendly offerings in "Villages des Enfants,” a protected ski area where everything is geared for children's safety and fun! Since Courchevel was one of the hosts of the 1992 Winter Games it’s benefited from accelerated construction projects for new lifts, snow-making, grooming facilities, hotels and restaurants. The lift system includes the world's largest cable car and connects to the Trois Vallees areas.
If your preferences trend towards big and modern, then Courchevel is the preeminent option for your Europe ski vacation. Start planning your ski trip today and speak or chat with Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.