Glamour on the pistes
When it comes to choosing your ideal ski resort, you have plenty of choice. Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, these are all some of the most popular countries for skiing during the winter months, but there’s no denying that some resorts stand out considerably against others, and Courchevel in France is one of them.
Perfect for beginners and intermediates, with a few good runs for advanced skiers too, there are plentiful activities to enjoy, as well as top class accommodation, and fantastic off piste entertainment to enjoy of an evening. Nightlife is vibrant and plentiful, which is ideal for finishing off a day’s energetic skiing.
A skiing holiday in Courchevel is the perfect choice for a family holiday, as well as for groups and couples, with something for everyone to enjoy. The toboggan run from Courchevel to the Village is great fun, and a popular activity after a full day’s skiing, floodlit until 7.30pm. There is also tandem parapenting on skis, half day guided snowshoe excursions, and piste bashing. For those who want to keep their feet connected to the ground there are 17km of marked trails for scenic walking. There is also a free resort bus which runs from La Praz and goes through the region, right into the Three Valleys, which is one of the most prestigious and glittering resorts in the world. Here you will rub shoulders with the rich and possibly famous, and devour some of the most delicious gastronomical delights your palate can imagine.
There are around 336 slopes in total, however beginners will find the nursery slopes and long green runs the perfect place to practice on, building up to the more intermediate areas, which makes up around 75% of the resort.
Basically, when it comes to choosing where to enjoy your skiing fun then France is one of the most popular countries in the world, and out of the resorts which make up winter fun, Courchevel is one of the best. There isn’t a lot this purpose built resort doesn’t have, and it is certainly one of the most scenic on offer. For anyone who isn’t the most advanced skier in the world, then Courchevel should be at the top of your list, offering sophistication and glamour for a lesser price tag than some of the other resorts in the region. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the accommodation has been designed to totally compliment the mountains in the region and the glamourous vibe which has been cultivated over the last few years.
Photo Credit: Matt Squirrell