Courchevel is the most western resort of the Three Valleys, the biggest connected ski area in the world. It consists of four satellite villages: Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850. Its highest resort, Courchevel 1850, is considered exclusive, attracting wealthy clientele including royal families. In the 2011–2012 season, Courchevel rebranded, changing the names of each of the four villages in a move away from the association with altitude. Courchevel 1850 is now known simply as Courchevel, Courchevel 1650 was renamed Courchevel Moriond; Courchevel 1550 is now called Courchevel Village and Courchevel 1330 was renamed Courchevel Le Praz.
Courchevel has 11 luxury hotels with a 5-star ranking. In 2011 France introduced a 6th star ranking for hotels, named “palaces”. Eight hotels in France have received this rating, of which two are in Courchevel’s Jardin Alpin area. The resort has seven restaurants with Michelin stars, of which four have two stars, including Le Chabichou. It also hosts a variety of luxury shops including Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Valentino, Loro Piana, Prada, Cartier, Fendi, Dior and Chanel. The majority of Courchevel’s visitors are Russian. Many Russians visit during New Year and Russian Orthodox Christmas on 7 January. As a result, the first two weeks of January are high season weeks in Courchevel. The resort’s name is associated with the super-rich in Russia.
Courchevel has one of the largest bases for ski instructors and other seasonal workers due to the size of the three valleys area. Courchevel’s couloirs are considered some of the most difficult black runs in the world.
Courchevel’s sister city is Park City, Utah in the United States, and it has a red-graded ski piste named “Park City”.
Arrive in Courchevel the easy and stylish way with a pre-booked private transfer service. A professional driver will pick you up at Geneva Airport and take you directly to your hotel or private residence. Relax and enjoy the ride as you make your way into the city in a comfortable sedan or minivan. Private door-to-door transfer service from Alpine Buses. Enjoy private and affordable transportation and skip the stress of taxis or shuttles. Simply book the transfer to Courchevel on oue website. Choose from comfortable and spacious vehicles: a sedan that seats up to 3 people, or one of the vans that seats up to 8 people