Skiing and snowboarding in Courchevel (1850)
The number one designer ski destination, this resort retains its premier position as the most stylish place to ski in France. With access to over 600km of perfect pistes shared with the Méribel and Val Thoren valleys, Courchevel is ideal for skiers of all standards. The ski resort has it all, and our Chalet Hotel Dahu puts you right in the heart of it.
Infamous couloirs for adrenaline junkies
After skiing out on the easy, perfectly groomed pistes, leisurely skiers and boarders can potter across to 1650 and enjoy lunch in style and sunshine. Stronger and more adventurous skiers and boardrenilers may head for the infamous couloirs at the top of the Saulire cable car or the powder fields of Mont Vallon. Many will want to try the end to end tour to the Maurienne Valley and back, which, with the new efficient lift system, is perfectly possible in a day without rushing. True, the snowboarding and skiing is fantastic, but there are plenty of others activities on offer too. Ice skating, bowling, snowshoeing, plus the famous toboggan run which is 2km long has a 300m drop and an average incline of 15%.
Our chalet hotel in Courchevel
Courchevel is made up of four villages, until recently these were known as 1850, 1600, 1550 and 1300 but have now recently been renamed. If you are looking for superb, varied skiing and boarding, a state-of-the art lift system with virtually no queuing and easy access to more than 600km of pistes, then the Chalet Hotel Dahu in Courchevel (1850) is the perfect choice for you. Situated right in the centre of the chic, stylish resort, this hotel is not only in a great location but is extremely comfortable.
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At 1850m this is the largest and highest resort, positioned across the hillside with the main lifts on its doorstep and easy access to Méribel, La Tania, Le Praz and beyond. Courchevel 1850 is chic with plush hotels, Michelin-star restaurants and high-end designer boutiques. There's a toboggan run or ‘Luge’ which is not to be missed and a new aquatic centre with ice skating rink.
Courchevel Moriond (1650)
Up and coming Courchevel Moriond seems to be a hot spot for young people, offering great après ski activities. With a laid back atmosphere this satellite resort has ski lifts that access Signal and Roc Mugnier ski areas and their linking lifts heading towards Méribel.
Courchevel Village (1550)
Found directly below Courchevel 1850 this quiet satellite village, popular with families is conveniently linked by lifts up to Courchevel 1850 and beyond. It's also easy to access the ski area around Loze.
Courchevel Le Praz
Courchevel Le Praz (1300)
Sitting at the bottom, Courchevel Le Praz is an old, quiet rustic village with the 'ski jumping hill' built for the 1992 Olympics - which is still in use. A small number of shops, some good restaurants, a few bars and chocolate box chalets complete this resort. Lifts from Le Praz head up to Chenus and Courchevel 1850.
Off the slopes
The Toboggan run or ‘Luge’ is a fantastic après sport. It’s free to use with your lift pass, just hire a sled for approximately €10 per person and you use this 2km run with 300m of vertical and an average 15% incline as many times as you like – and you will!
For non-skiers, bad weather days or after a tough day on the slopes head to the new Aquamotion sports centre between 1650 and 1550. There's something for everyone including 11 pools, water slides, wave surf zone, wild rivers, climbing wall, fitness, sauna and massage zone.
- Climbing Wall
- Hand Gliding
- Hot Air Balloon
- Ice Climbing
- Ice Karting
- Ice Skating
- Snow Shoeing
- Tobogganing (Luge)
Après ski to after party
The best bars in Courchevel can be found behind the Croisette where a lively young crowd migrates once the skis come off. La Luge is where the snowboarders can be found relaxing with drinks after dinner.
The Mexican bar, Le Milk, has a lively après ski atmosphere which becomes rowdier with DJ music and dancing later in the evening. Ku De Ta and l’Oxygen are late night hot spots, with DJs playing until the early hours. For a more sophisticated and chic wind down, Le Piggys has an excellent cocktail list and piano bar. Another popular piano bar is The Mangeoire, playing live music to a late night crowd.
When Thursday evenings come around and chalet staff has its night off, foodies will be spoilt for choice of where to dine in Courchevel. If an evening of luxury is in mind, treat yourselves to a double Michelin star dining experience at Hotel Pomme de Pin or Hotel Le Chabichou.
Le Panoramic, on top of la Saulire has stunning views of the whole resort and an exceptional menu. For a more reasonably priced option, Le Bouc Blanc is renowned for its good food and cheerful service.