Ski Holidays in Courchevel

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Courchevel is regarded as one of Europe's premier ski destinations – and with good reason. Situated within the ski mecca of the Three Valleys (or Trois Vallées) in the French Alps, at an altitude of over five and a half thousand feet, the resort of Courchevel is an ideal base for winter sports enthusiasts.

Courchevel

The first French ski resort established from scratch, Courchevel was developed just after the Second World War. It actually consists of four separate villages, but the most well known is the highest, Courchevel 1850 – the number refers to its altitude in metres. Courchevel is the most eastern of the resorts in the Three Valleys
Courchevel is a favourite haunt of the rich and famous, including the British royal family.

Three Valleys

A pass for the Courchevel slopes will also enable you to explore the linked ski regions of the Three Valleys – Saint-Bon, Allues and Belleville. The largest skiing area in the world connected by lifts, these three valleys contain over six hundred kilometres of slopes for all levels of skier, as well as over 100 kilometres of cross-country ski runs.

Other activities

Even with so many slopes to explore, travellers to Courchevel may wish to spend some time doing something other than skiing. Out in the valleys intrepid travellers can try ice climbing, glacier walking or take a helicopter tour over the majestic mountains. Indoor activities include ten-pin bowling, ice skating and swimming.

Apres Ski

After a hard day on the slopes, there are plenty of ways to unwind in the resort of Courchevel. There are seven restaurants that hold at least one Michelin star, while luxury goods shops are dotted around the town for those wishing to indluge in some retail therapy. There are several bars, some of which play music for dancing into the early hours.

Insurance

It is a fact of the sport that a certain percentage of participants will experience an injury on the slopes at some point. As such, ski travel insurance is a must to cover any medical expenses occurred. Evacuation from the slopes by helicopter does not come cheap, and you don't want to be left footing the bill. But ski travel insurance also covers you for things other than medical expenses Depending on the level of coverage, it can protect you against injury to others, loss or damage to equipment, reimbursement if slopes or resorts are closed, and regular travel insurance coverage for lost baggage and cancelled flights. There are many insurance carriers; shop around online to find the best possible offers and compare quotes.