Courchevel, France

The city of Courchevel is located in Savoie, Southeastern France. This chic alpine resort features 11 luxurious five-star hotel establishments, luxury boutiques, 6 top-notch restaurants each awarded with a Michelin star, and exceptional SPAS all set at the heart of three great valleys. Courchevel is home to the largest ski domain in the world and has 372 miles of slopes and trails and about 198 lifts. Geneva is the airport located nearest to Courchevel and visitors flying into this part of France can use this airport. Besides, helicopters and private planes are also used for flying into this incredibly awesome resort. When using the smaller Chambery airport as an alternative, you should be very cautious as it is rated to be among the world’s most dangerous airports.

Many companies are offering both private and shared transfer services to Courchevel. These firms are very friendly and will provide you with friendly and exceptionally great services when you want to explore the city. The city hosted the 2010 Ladies Alpine ski World Cup which played a great role in opening up Courchevel city into the world.

The name Courchevel which is quite confusing to most people was notably settled on for marketing as a way of competing with Val d’Isere, a rival arch situated nearby. At the Tarentaise Valley, visitors will be thrilled to set their eyes on the largest world’s concentration of great ski resorts. Some neighboring systems that are pretty well known include the Espace Killy and Paradiski.

You should get the weekly lift ticket when visiting Courchevel as it gives the option of choosing the ski you wish to visit in for free in a day. Plans are now being put in place for interlinking all the resorts and systems found in Courchevel to form the largest, by far ski resort in the world. But with the recent creation of Vanoise National Park, this vision seems to be dwindling slowly by slowly with time. The larger Courchevel valley also encompasses La Tania town that was built to provide competitive accommodation during the Albertville Winter Olympics held in 1992. The Nordic combined and ski jumping competitions in the Olympic were hosted in the Le Praz.

There used to be a ski jump located in Courchevel at the snow front even though it no longer exists as it was recently removed as a way of taking safety precautions. Courchevel ski resort is best known for its awesome lift system that is queue free and also very busy most of the time. In 2008, Courchevel was named as the best Europe’s ski resort for those who can afford it.

Even though there are four satellite villages in Courchevel including Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel1550 and Courchevel Le Praz, the exclusive village and highest resort of Courchevel 1850 is the most famous destination/ attraction in the area. It attracts selected clientele of royal families like Prince William and VIPS like the Beckhams.