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Les 3 Vallées Courchevel

Courchevel
In summary

An elegant, modern resort situated in the heart of Les 3 Vallées ski area, Courchevel never ceases to evolve and redefine even its most minute aspects in order to attract its visitors.

With a wide reputation that attracts people from all over the world who are searching for the best, Courchevel depicts an idea of prestige and high-class sophistication.

Courchevel, a trendy and dynamic resort

Overlooking the Tarentaise valley in Savoie, Courchevel is renowned for its six magical villages which offer visitors diverse atmospheres, each as remarkable as the last. With several unique towns at Saint-Bon in Tarentaise, La Tania, Le Praz, Courchevel Village, Moriond or even at 1850, this luxurious international village breaming with an endless choice of activities, has something for everyone. Shops, stylish bars, gourmet restaurants, a spa... Courchevel will blow you away with its energy and warm, welcoming ambiance.

The location of our one- to eight-bedroom ski-in ski-out apartments and chalets is enough to attract you to stay at our luxury mountain rentals for an outstanding weekend break or an unforgettable holiday, whatever the season.

A multitude of activities

Golf, mountain bike and hiking waymarked paths, Aquamotion aqualudique in and outdoor, climbing and via ferrata spots, refuges, multiple animations... Courchevel will seduce you even in summer! Come and enjoy unspoilt nature and admire wild mountain animals.
To enjoy all the benefits of the mountain in summer, let be tempted and get immersed in the different atmospheres of the resort, composed of 6 villages. Summer is the perfect season with an atmosphere of tranquility where family and friends can gather and enjoy quality time together.

To take full advantage of your holidays, our apartments and chalets for rent will be the ideal places.

Winter/summer apartment or chalet
holidays in Courchevel

Treat yourself to the best with a luxury stay in the mountains with direct access to the pistes from your door, rent an apartment or a penthouse with Alpine Residences. In the heart of the Les 3 Vallées, in Tarentaise, and on the edge of the Vanoise National Park's, Courchevel has all the benefits of a high-altitude holiday with six villages placed between 1,100m and 1,850m of altitude. Are you planning your next snow holiday or ski getaway in Courchevel? Don't wait any longer, pack your bags and come and enjoy this worldwide renowned destination.

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Episode 5 > Courchevel, a (well) deserved relaxing break!

Are you tempted by the idea of getting away for a few days? Throughout this summer, let’s discover outdoor activities for your future mountain trips. Today, let’s focus on discovering the well-being activities in Courchevel.
 
The mountain... its enchanting setting and its pure fresh air, what more could you ask for to recharge your batteries? This summer, absorb the beneficial effects of Courchevel and its superb panoramas to finally let go and focus on what is really important. In union with the nature, the well-being activities - to be done alone or in groups - are the trend for intense moments of rejuvenation.
 
So take a deep breath and follow us! In this natural mountain environment, you come away feeling restored and revitalised...
 
Outdoor yoga classes, perfect to rejuvenate the mind and body. Image: Courchevel Tourisme
 
 
 

Hike for inner peace

After this very special moment, it's time to get back to basics, think about your well-being and your loved ones. The mountain is the ideal place to recharge your batteries, thanks to its breathtaking landscapes, perfect for contemplation and relaxation. Explore this precious nature, the fauna and the flora for a total disconnection. With family, friends or alone to make the most of the current moment, Courchevel offers a variety of landscapes that are all different.
 
Feast your eyes on the nature during your mountain hikes. Image: Courchevel Tourisme
 
 
 

Working body and mind

Give yourself a relaxing break to boost your body and calm your mind. The mountain is a quiet place where you can come back to yourself, the idyllic place to practice yoga or meditation and feel the power of the wilderness.
 
Yoga in the mountains, at the peak of well-being. Image: Courchevel Tourisme
 
 
 

Take your time to relax

Enjoying the benefits of water is also possible in Courchevel! Discover two places to satisfy all the desires of relaxation: the Aquamotion in Courchevel Village and the outdoor swimming pool in Courchevel La Tania. And why not end (or start!) your holidays with a good massage directly in your residence? Contact our booking team to make your stay 100% peaceful!
 
Recharge your batteries and relax... Welcome to the Aquamotion. Image: Courchevel Tourisme
 
 
 

Our well-being favourites

Need a truly relaxing break? Somewhere to unwind and decompress? Here are two residences to stay where you can recharge your batteries!
 
The Yellowstone Lodge residence is nestled in the middle of nature - among pine trees - a place to recharge your batteries. As a bonus, each chalet has a hot tub on its balcony, with a direct view of the surrounding natural environment.
 
The Le C residence will welcome you alone, with family or friends thanks to its complete range of apartments. Each one has a breathtaking view of the Courchevel valley, for a real well-being break! 
 
 
 
For a 100% relaxing stay in Courchevel, book your apartment or chalet HERE. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance for your booking.  

Episode 3 > The thrills are yours!

Are you tempted by the idea of getting away for a few days? Throughout this summer, let’s discover outdoor activities for your future mountain trips. Today, let’s focus on discovering the climbing and via ferrata spots in Courchevel.
 
Let's start at the beginning, the difference between climbing and via ferrata. Climbing can be practiced on any type of relief in the middle of the nature. The via ferrata, for its part, can be described as "climbing accessible to all" with an accessible itinerary along a rock face. In Courchevel, you will be able to climb on many paths, including our favourite in Moriond: the Vallée des Avals and its various technical routes. Sensations guaranteed!
 
 

1. Climbing itineraries

 
Courchevel is full of climbing routes, allowing you to evolve on its equipped and secure sites. Focus on the climbing itineraries, to try on your own or accompanied by a mountain guide:
 
  • Vallée des Avals (Moriond): rock climbing area (Biol canyon) with 12 routes of various lengths (Grande Val and Petite Val rock faces) and climbing across mountain ridges (Plassa).
  • La Saulire (1850): climbing routes of varying lengths over rocks close to the top of the cable car (beneath Le Panoramic restaurant).
  • Falaise Praméruel (altitude: 2000 metres): 8 sectors with 55 routes for both beginners and experienced climbers. The perfect way to cool off on a hot day - sun from 4pm to 7pm in the middle of summer.
  • Indoor climbingAquamotion -> this 11-metre high climbing wall offers a selection of routes, including some which are self-guided. A 3-metre high practice area and a kids fun climbing area (from age 6 or 20 kg+). Forum (1850) -> 13 metre-high climbing wall, which is open to all every day in July and August.
 
 
 
 

1. Via ferrata itineraries

 
The practice of the via ferrata is accessible to all generations, as long as you are a competent walker who is not afraid of heights. With its via ferrata routes for all levels, from beginners to advanced, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Courchevel! Follow the marked mountain routes to progress along rock faces and mastering the vertical world. Bring your equipment and follow the guide: 
 
  • Panoramic : this short route is located beneath the Saulire cable car, perfect for beginners with its 250 metres of length.
  • Lac de la Rosière : if you want to discover this activity, go to the Lac de la Rosière for a via ferrata route with a breathtaking view. Taking 2h to complete with a 550 metre-long cable and, for the bravest, a 65 metre-long footbridge to cross.
  • Verdons : enjoy one of the highest via ferrata in France reaching an altitude of 2,739 metres with a length of 800 metres and 225 metres altitude difference. Climbing time: 3h and 45min to come back down.
 
If you would like to discover the mountain lakes in Courchevel, book your apartment or chalet HERE. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions. 
 

Episode 1 > Discovering the mountain lakes

Are you tempted by the idea of getting away for a few days? Throughout this summer, let’s discover outdoor activities for your future mountain trips. Today, let’s focus on discovering the lakes in Courchevel.
 
Green nature, fresh air, endless horizons... dreaming of our next mountain holiday can be strong! Whether you enjoy the occasional walk in the mountains or are an experienced hiker, there are paths to suit all levels and all requirements to discover the 7 main lakes of the resort. While some are not hidden, other lakes are a little more hidden, like jewels of nature.
So, ready to put on your mountain boots? Follow the guide below.
 
 
 

1. Lac du Praz - 1300m

 
 
 
Directly accessible and visible on the main road of the village of Courchevel Le Praz, the Lac du Praz stands below the Olympic ski jumps. Set up for walking and relaxation, you can also follow the training and competitions of the world's best jumpers in live. 
 
 
 

2. Lac de la Rosière - 1530m

Photo: Courchevel Tourisme
 
 
Our favourite to meet up with the family: the lac de la Rosière, a treasure well hidden in the heart of the forest (Natura 2000-listed site) and one of the most beautiful natural sites in Courchevel. Here you can enjoy the coolness of the sparkling lake, picnics and barbecues or walks in the surrounding area for all levels up to the top of the Dent du Villard. The view is even more spectacular from the top, via hiking trails or from the via ferrata. Accessible by car from the centre of Courchevel Moriond (5 minutes) or by free shuttle bus, it is a wild change of scenery guaranteed at the foot of the Dent du Villard!
 
 
 

3. Lac Bleu - 2230m

 Photo: Courchevel Tourisme
 
 
You will reach the clear waters of Lac Bleu by walking along trails covered with rhododendrons. At the top, on the plateau of the Loze, as a reward, you will enjoy a magnificent panorama of mountain peaks at over 3000m altitude. A part of the hike can be done by ski lift (Verdons cable car).
 
 
 

4. Lac des Creux - 2238m

 Photo: Altituderando
 
 
Located on the ski slope of the same name, a short walk will take you to the Lac des Creux and offer you a view of the Vanoise peaks. This lake is accessible from the Altiport (uphill itinerary) or from the summit of the Saulire (downhill itinerary).
 
 
 

5. Lac du Pêtre - 2282m

 Photo: Camptocamp
 
 
Accessible from the Lacs Merlet, extend the loop by a good hour's hike to discover Lac du Pêtre, in the heart of the Vanoise National Park.
 
 
 

7. Lac du Rateau - 2441m

 
 
 
In the middle of a mineral environment, discover the superb Lac du Rateau. This hike is designed for the most sporty and seasoned hikers with a technical trail. Happiness and solitude are the key words, once you reach the summit! 
 
 
 

6. Lacs Merlet - 2449m

Photo: Patrick Pachod
 
 
Situated in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, discover two natural jewels, which the upper lake is the deepest in Vanoise (-28m). Several itineraries lead to this preserved place, follow the "Refuge des lacs Merlet" then enjoy the beauty of these landscapes.
  
 
 
If you would like to discover the mountain lakes in Courchevel, book your apartment or chalet HERE. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions. 

Five Dream Chalets and Apartments in Courchevel

Courchevel Moriond… our original destination and one of our very favourite mountain resorts. More low key than its glitzier neighbour Courchevel 1850, and with a huge repertoire of shops, restaurants and activities, Courchevel Moriond remains les 3 Vallées’ ultimate hidden gem. Come winter you’ll find a thriving Alpine town on the edge of one of the world’s largest ski areas, and come summer you’ll find a vibrant Alpine paradise, bathed in sun and offering the best in cultural events, stunning biking and hiking trails, and excellent road cycling. To top it all off, you’ll have free use of the summer lift network. Now all you need is that dream chalet or apartment to seal the deal, and here are a few of our favourites to get you started.
 
 
 

Chalet Centenary - Canyon Lodge

 
Our standout residence in Courchevel Moriond, if you’re really looking to dazzle your guests this stunning chalet would be our top recommendation. From walk-in wardrobes to a games room in the eaves; ski-in, ski-out access to an in-house pool; a sauna and hot tub to sumptuous interiors, Chalet Centenary has it all and it’s one of the chalets in our collection that we’re most proud of.
 
Spread over five levels, the chalet has six bedrooms, six bathrooms and can sleep up to twelve people, meaning it’s perfect for a family gathering, holiday with friends or even a work retreat. Part of our Canyon Lodge development, this fantastic residence is fully equipped and offers you complete independence over your holiday, but also a host of extra services including daily cleans and access to our attentive concierge service.
 
♥ 338 m² - 12 people - Fireplace - Private Spa
 
 
 
 
 

Penthouse C18 - Keystone Lodge

 
Nestled under the eaves on the 5thfloor of our Keystone Lodge development, this gorgeous penthouse offers stunning high ceilings alongside cosy snugs that make you feel as though you’re in a real Alpine hideaway. This four-bedroom, four bathroom apartment sleeps up to nine people and extra features include a spacious terrace that’s ideal for laid-back drinks or meals during the summer, and snug TV room that’s perfect for curling up and watching your favourite films after a day on the mountain.
 
While it’s the ideal apartment in which to enjoy a completely independent holiday with friends or family, guests will also have access to a private ski room where you can rent and store equipment, and the Eau Noire spa, as well as extra services like daily cleans and continental breakfast deliveries.
 
♥ 184 m² - 9 people - Fireplace - Terrace
 
 
 
 
 

Chalet 3 - Yellowstone Lodge

 
This collection of chalets in Courchevel La Tania is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy les 3 Vallées from a quiet Alpine village with a traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the forests of Courchevel, car-free La Tania is a beautiful little hideaway where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday away from the hustle, bustle and nightlife of the area’s bigger villages.
 
Yellowstone Lodge offers the very best combination of a tranquil location combined with luxury accommodation, and chalet 3 is our most luxurious pick. Featuring interiors and extra features that are perfect for helping you relax, you’ll find a hot tub on the spacious terrace, a TV and reading nook on the mezzanine, and stunning views over the surrounding mountains. Located right next to a ski lift, this four-bedroom, four bathroom chalet sleeps up to ten people and we think it’s just perfect for a family or group of friends who want to get away from it all.
 
♥ 173 m² - 10 people - Fireplace - Private hot tub
 
 
 
 
 

Appartement Indrasan - Manali Lodge

 
You may have heard us talk about our newest development in Couchevel Moriond,Manali Lodge, before… and it’s because we’re so excited about it! The gorgeous Apartment Idrasan sleeps up to six adults and also has a bunk room that sleeps up to four children. The ideal apartment for families, you’ll find beautiful, homely interiors, a large terrace and stunning views over Courchevel Moriond. What’s more is that Manali Lodge is located right on the slopes at the base of the Belvedere lift, so getting the little ones to ski school will never be a problem, and you’ll never have to fuss with busses or walking in your ski boots.
 
The best thing about Manali Lodge is that alongside a beautiful, fully equipped apartment, you also have access to lots of extra services under the same roof.Bistrot ManaliandGaïaare our two delicious eateries, while you’ll also enjoy an on-site ski shop and ski room, a swimming pool, wellness area, spa facilities and gym, so there really is something for everyone.
 
♥ 126 m² - 10 people - Fireplace - Panoramic view
 
 
 
 
 

Penthouse D15 - Mammoth Lodge

 
Whether you’re in Courchevel to spend time with friends or family, Mammoth Lodge’s D15 penthouse is set up for fun. This stunning, and we mean stunning, eight bedroom, eight bathroom apartment sleeps up to 16 people and is awash with unique features.
 
You’ll love the spacious terrace with its private hot tub, breath-taking views and cosy seating, the bar in the living / dining space, and the centrepiece Courchevel gondola that sits over the dining table. That’s not forgetting the apartment’s very own hot tub and sauna, and on a more practical note, a boot drying and storage room. And don’t forget while the apartment is fully equipped for an independent stay, there are so many extra services at your disposal, like custom catering, a private ski room, concierge service and premium cleaning.
  
♥ 364 m² - 16 people - Fireplace - Sauna, hot tub
 
 
 
 

You can view all these residences and more HERE, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about spending some time with us in Courchevel. A number of chalets and apartments in these developments are also for sale, so if you’re in the market for a custom bolthole, you can view our latest properties for sale HERE

What’s New in Courchevel and Méribel for Winter 2019 / 20?

There’s so much that’s new in Courchevel and Méribel this winter we couldn’t possibly write it all down! Our favourite Trois Vallées resorts have a lot of great new goings-on this year, from new lifts and slopes to snowy kids’ play areas to complete snowfront restructures. And that’s alongside the already excellent skiing, delicious restaurants and fantastic shopping. Courchevel and Méribel are always striving to improve and develop their individual ski areas and infrastructure, which is one of the reasons we love les Trois Vallées so much. Here’s our pick of the best new additions to Courchevel and Méribel for winter 2019 / 20.
Get from Courchevel le Praz to Courchevel 1850 in six minutes! Image: David Andre


A New Gondola In Courchevel Le Praz

Courchevel is always endeavouring to improve its ski area and this winter Courchevel le Praz will welcome a brand new ten-person gondola that will take skiers and snowboarders all the way from Le Praz to the centre of Courchevel 1850. And even better, it will take just under six minutes, so you can enjoy more time on the slopes and less time on the lifts.



The Alpinium will completely revamp the Le Praz snowfront. Image: Courchevel Tourisme


The Alpinium In Courchevel Le Praz

In preparation for the 2023 Alpine World Ski Championships in Courchevel-Meribel, this winter will see the unveiling of the 18000m2 Alpinium in Courchevel le Praz. This new development will completely change the face of the snowfront, providing more parking, a multimedia library, new reception desks, a sports ground, an indoor play area, housing for the aforementioned new gondola and lots more. Developments like this really cement Courchevel’s commitment to improving its inter-resort links and ski area efficiency so we’re very excited to see the Alpinium in action.



A new chairlift and link to Courchevel 1850 for Courchevel Village. Image: Chloe Robichon


A New Chairlift And Blue Piste In Courchevel Village

This winter will also see the arrival of a new chairlift which will go from just opposite Aquamotion in Courchevel Village to Courchevel 1850. This will create a brand new link within the ski area, and a brand new blue run will be built exclusively to service the new lift. Named Grandes Combes, this new chairlift will be particularly beneficial to residents of our Whistler Lodge, Mammoth Lodge, Keystone Lodge and Le C developments.



Two new slopes for Meribel this winter. Image: Sylvain Aymoz


New Slopes In Méribel

As part of its preparations for the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2023, Méribel has been busy preparing some amazing new pistes for us to enjoy! Gypaete and Daguet are both red runs that are set to really mix things up in the Roc de Fer sector of the resort, which is predominantly home to blue pistes. The new slopes follow the addition of two new chairlifts last winter, and will really set Méribel on track for hosting the World Champs.



Ski touring allows you to access amazing unskied terrain. Image: Patrick Pachod


A New Ski Touring Slope In Courchevel Moriond

Did you know Courchevel was the first ski resort to create dedicated ski touring slopes? Well, this winter they’re adding one more. Starting from Courchevel Moriond at the base of the Belvédère, the new itinerary, “La Trace”, will be clearly signposted through the forest all the way up to the top of le Signal lift. This is great news for keen ski tourers staying in any of our Courchevel Moriond developments this winter. And, if you’re really keen to explore the mountainssanslifts, you’ll also find two specialised touring pistes that start in Courchevel le Praz.



Courchevel Altiport is accessible throughout the winter. Image: Courchevel Tourisme


A New Departure Lounge At Courchevel Altiport

For those who like to travel in style, Courchevel Altiport welcomes a new and very comfortable departure lounge this winter. Not only does the Altiport house the highest runway in Europe, at just over 2000m altitude, it’s also the only airfield in Europe that’s kept clear of snow and remains accessible all winter, making your last-minute trips to les Trois Vallées a breeze.



Courchevel’s new native American themed snowy play area. Image: Alexis Cornu


The Western Skipark Returns To Courchevel Moriond

Courchevel Moriond is a great place for families to ski together, and this winter it will be even better as it welcomes back the Western Skipark for little skiers and snowboarders, with some exciting new additions. Kids will enjoy an interactive on-snow experience with a native American theme, following the in the tracks of Kaya and his silver fox, skiing under a giant native American headdress, around the mountain spirits and posing for photos, all while having lots of fun and sensory experiences.



Méribel offers lots of fun ski areas for kids and families. Image: Sylvain Aymoz


Family Fun On The Slopes In Méribel

Méribel is updating its three family ski areas this winter which, which is bound to go down a storm with kids. Family Cool, an Inuit-themed play and beginner area in the quiet Altiport sector provides a snowy playground for kids that allows them to have fun as well as improve their ski skills. During the holidays, Family Cool will be the setting for lots of fun events for the whole family, such as falconry displays, ice sculpting, games and more. Elsewhere in the resort kids will also love the Yeti Park, were they can play on of off their skis in an area dedicated to the beloved Méribel mascot. New additions for this winter include Himalayan trumpets and giant wooden deckchairs. And lastly, Méribel introduces the latest version of the Elements Park, a fun and challenging slope based on the four elements that’s dedicated to helping kids learn the basics of freestyle skiing and snowboarding.



Manali Lodge sits directly on the slopes of Courchevel Moriond


Manali Lodge And Canyon Lodge

We couldn't finish without a quick word about our own new developments in Courchevel this winter, Manali Lodge and Canyon Lodge. Manali Lodge is a spectacular ski-in, ski-out hotel residence on the Courchevel Moriond snowfront boasting magnificent self-catered apartments alongside hotel style services such as a concierge service, pool, gym and spa facilities, two bars and restaurants and a private ski room.
Canyon Lodge is our most recently completed Courchevel development, consisting of three luxurious chalets just next to the slopes of Courchevel Moriond. Both residences are currently available to book for holidays this winter with Alpine Residences




That's a lot of new additions to Courchevel and Méribel - we hope you're able to enjoy them with us this winter. If you'd like to visit Courchevel this winter, we have a range of luxurious apartments and chalets available to for holiday rentals, you can view our availabilities HERE. And of course, don't hesitate to get in touch HERE if there's anything we can help you with.
If you'd like to buy a property in les Trois Vallées, les Portes du Soleil or Espace Killy, you can view our current property offers HERE.

Manali Lodge and Canyon Lodge: Now available to book with Alpine Residences

We’re proud to be able to bring you the very best in luxury ski holiday rentals, and we regularly update our catalogue of properties in les Portes du Soleilandles Trois Vallées. So we’re absolutely over the moon to announce that our latest chalets and apartments in Courchevel Moriond are now live and available to book on the Alpine Residences website!

Just a few hundred metres down the valley from Courchevel 1850, Courchevel Moriond is an up and coming resort in its own right, and one of the best places to stay in les Trois Vallées. It’s just a short drive (or ski) from Courchevel’s main and most exclusive resort but offers similar fine dining experiences, excellent après ski and incredible slopes without the price tags and busy streets of its high-profile neighbour.



Manali Lodge comprises of eighteen luxury apartments and includes an in-house spa and fitness area, bar, restaurants, reception and concierge service.


Our first new residence available to rent is the incredible Manali Lodge, one of our finest properties to date, and we’re delighted to be able to share it with you. A fantastic renovation project situated at the base of the lifts in Courchevel Moriond, it couldn’t be any closer to the slopes, which makes getting fresh tracks in the morning as easy as pie.
 
This discreet but luxurious collection of eighteen apartments combines the independence of a fully-equipped living space with the services of a five-star hotel, so you can mix and match to create your perfect holiday experience. Our exclusive concierge service means you can arrange extra services such as breakfast deliveries, restaurant reservations and even days out through our friendly and knowledgeable staff, who will ensure you have the best time possible while you’re staying with us. But perhaps the best part is that Manali Lodge also features an in-house spa with a pool, gym and treatment area, as well as an on-site bar and two restaurants, one for the lunch which boasts a fantastic terrace that backs on to the slopes, and one for the dinner!



Manali Lodge’s terrace backs directly onto the slopes – perfect for après ski drinks!


Manali Lodge’s apartments range in size, sleeping from six to twelve people, making it the ideal residence for cosy family holidays and group get-togethers alike. And as with all our rental properties, you’ll find each apartment furnished to the highest standard, featuring homely, expansive living spaces and the best in modern lifestyle features – all in an amazing slopeside location. Discover Manali Lodge,click here.


Our next new offering in Courchevel Moriond is the spectacular Canyon Lodge, a stunning collection of two grand chalets in the slightly quieter Belvedere district of the village. Just a short walk from the town centre and the main lifts, Canyon Lodge sits just next to the slopes, making the chalets easy to ski in and out of while, avoiding the hustle and bustle of the resort centre.



Canyon Lodge is a collection of three spacious and luxurious chalets (two for rent) next to the slopes.


When you stay in Canyon Lodge you’ll benefit from a spacious living area, private underground parking and little luxuries like a hot tub on your balcony. Spread across five floors, each chalet sleeps up to twelve people and offers you the complete freedom to enjoy your holiday as you like. And of course, beautiful interior decoration, large terraces and fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms will make you feel calm, cosy and right at home during your stay. Discover Canyon Lodge,click here.


Both of these stunning residences have just been released on the Alpine Residences website and are ready to book for this winter, and we can’t wait to welcome you. If you’re thinking about visiting Courchevel this winter we recommend you reserve now as these fantastic chalets and apartments will get booked up quickly!



Canyon Lodge offers exceptional views and stunning interiors.


Or if you’re after more than a holiday, why not make Canyon Lodge or Manali Lodge a second home? There’s currently just one Canyon Lodge chalet left for sale, click here, and it would make the perfect winter and summer holiday home for you, your friends and family. Some apartments are still available at Manali Lodge, click here. Plus, you’ll be able to make a great return on your investment with fully managed holiday rentals through Alpine Residences.


If you’d like to come and stay with us this winter in les Portes du Soleil or les Trois Vallées, take a look at all our available residences HERE. Now’s a great time to start thinking about your winter holiday, and we’ll be with you every step of the way throughout the booking process. See you soon!

Summer 2019 in Courchevel and Méribel: Something for everyone

Summer in Courchevel and Méribel is not a season to be overlooked. While in winter the resorts may offer world-class skiing and incredible gastronomy, in the summer the Three Valleys are an Alpine paradise, offering beautiful weather, breath-taking views and so many activities it’s impossible to be bored. Here are our top picks for summer 2019 in Courchevel and Méribel.



NEW – Col De La Loze

Courchevel and Méribel’s brand new cycling col is officially open for business! As well as being the first mountain pass to be cleared of snow this summer, it’s also dedicated exclusively to cyclists so you can spend more time enjoying the views and less time looking out for cars. The col hosted its first cycling event on the 12th May and is set to host plenty more over the course of the summer, from both Courchevel and Méribel. Col de la Loze is the first stage of the Via 3 Vallées project, a network of roads reserved just for cyclists that will connect the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys and pass through the resorts of Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens.
Image: Courchevel Tourisme


NEW – More Mountain Bike Trails In Courchevel

This summer Courchevel is introducing two new mountain bike trails to its already-excellent MTB network. Both trails start from the top of the Plantrey Chairlift and take around 15 minutes to ride. Red run, La Louza is 3km with a vertical descent of 950m which ends up in Courchevel 1850, while Le Betchet finishes at the top of the La Tania gondola, is 2.5km long and covers a 700m vertical descent. This summer you’ll also be able to rent electric mountain bikes for kids so families can explore Courchevel’s bike trails together.
Image: Patrick Pachod / Courchevel Tourisme


EVENT HIGHLIGHT – Courchevel Red Bull 400

6th July
So much more than just a running race, the Red Bull 400 is the world’s steepest race and sees competitors battling it out to be first to the top of Courchevel’s Olympic-sized ski jump! The 400m course has a 36° incline and covers 140 vertical metres, making it a great event for both spectators and participants. This year the finals will be held at night, making the whole thing that much more exciting.
Image: Red Bull


RESORT HIGHLIGHT – Méribel Meripass

6th July – 30th August
While the lifts aren’t free for summer in Méribel, they do offer the next best thing, which is a great value pass that covers lots of activities. The Meripass Unlimited starts from just €64 for a week for unlimited access to the ski lifts as a mountain biker or pedestrian, as well as unlimited access to Méribel’s swimming complex and one visit to its spa. And if you’re not a mountain biker it’s even cheaper, from just €32 per week. The Meripass is a great opportunity to explore Méribel’s incredible bike park, beautiful hiking trails and picturesque peaks – and then relax at the pool after! Find out more HERE.
Image: Sylvain Aymoz / Meribel Tourisme


EVENT HIGHLIGHT – Zen Altitude Méribel

6th – 19th July
After a successful winter version, Zen Altitude is back this summer in Méribel. A two week event packed full of wellness and relaxation themed events, Zen Altitude allows you to tap into the relaxing qualities of the mountains with a series of workshops, classes and treatments. Expect yoga by the lake, massages and guided hikes aplenty.
Image: Sylvain Aymoz / Meribel Tourisme


RESORT HIGHLIGHT – Free Lifts In Courchevel

7th July – 30th August
We couldn’t write about summer in Courchevel without mentioning the free summer lift network! Whether you’re mountain biking, hiking, or seeking lunch with a view in a mountain restaurant, the Courchevel summer lifts are completely FREE. And it doesn’t get much better than that.
Image: Courchevel Tourisme


EVENT HIGHLIGHT – 3 Valleys Addict Tour

13th – 14th July
Now in its 5th year, the Three Valleys Addict Tour is a celebration of cycling in one of the world’s biggest ski areas. The two-day event sees mountain bikers completing either a timed or untimed tour (or both!) of the Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens trails, while enjoying some picturesque snack stops and locally-made food and drinks along the way. This summer will also see the 3 Valleys Cyclo Tour bring road cycling to the event thanks to the all new Col de la Loze. A great way to challenge yourself on either your road or mountain bike, inscriptions are open now – do you dare?
Image: Patrick Pachod / Courchevel Office de Tourisme


EVENT HIGHLIGHT – Méribel Aviation And Astronautics Festival

19th – 21st July
Something a little different for your summer time in Méribel is the Aviation and Astronautics Festival, a celebration of mechanised flying devices, new and old. Expect a weekend of flying demonstrations from everything from military planes to helicopters and the chance to peruse a huge range of things that fly at your leisure. Oh, and the whole thing is completely free!
Image: Sylvain Aymoz / Meribel Tourisme


EVENT HIGHLIGHT – Courchevel Pyrosymphonie Live

24th July
This combination of an open-air orchestral performance and mind-blowing fireworks display is one of the events of the summer in Courchevel, a resort that prides itself on hosting pyrotechnic shows throughout the year. Even if you can’t claim to be a classical music fan, the beauty and ambiance of this one-off evening are what summer in the mountains was made for.
Image: Patrick Pachod / Courchevel Tourisme


EVENT HIGHLIGHT- Courchevel Ski Jumping World Cup

9th – 10th August
Another unique highlight of the summer in Courchevel is the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, which brings some of the World’s best ski jumpers to the Courchevel Le Praz in August for a weekend of tough competition – we love that they make great use of that ski jump all year round! Alongside an exciting weekend of ski jumping, you can also enjoy numerous activities, performances, and again, fireworks displays across the two days, making it a unique and fun event for the whole family.
Image: Patrick Pachod / Courchevel Tourisme


RESORT HIGHLIGHT – Aquamotion Courchevel

We love Aquamotion in Courchevel because it’s got everything you could ever want from a swimming and wellness complex; a surf wave, swimming pools, water slides, a climbing wall, fitness classes, spa treatments, a gym, jacuzzis… and the list goes on. There really and truly is something for everyone, from adults to kids, the only problem is you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Image: Alexis Cornu / Courchevel Tourisme


If you'd like the idea of a summer holiday in the Three Valleys, take a look at our prestigious chalets and apartments in Courchevel Moriond and Courchevel La Tania. We also have a rage of beautiful properties for sale in Courchevel and Méribel. Find out more HERE or get in touch to see what we can do for you.

Spring Skiing in Courchevel

Spring skiing is always a pleasure; the sun is out, the skies are blue, the pistes are in prime condition and everyone’s in a good mood! Spring skiing in Courchevel is particularly special, since Courchevel is located in one of the world’s largest ski areas and there’s so much to do. Whether you own a home here or you’re just visiting for the week, spring offers a huge choice of things to do and enjoy, with family or friends. Here are just a few of our favourite things about spring skiing in Courchevel.

Spring skiing in Courchevel offers incredible exploring potential! Photo: Courchevel Tourisme

Hundreds of kilometres of pistes, just for you

One of the reasons spring skiing in Courchevel is so great is that the resorts of the Three Valleys have started to quieten down a bit. Even during the Easter holidays, you’re guaranteed to see less lift lines than you will during the Christmas or February half term holidays. That leaves you free to explore the Three Valleys at your leisure, plus it means the pistes stay in better condition throughout the day, so it’s a win, win.
 
 
You can ski up to 3230m in the Three Valleys, meaning the snow stays in great condition all spring. Photo: David Andre

Great Snow Conditions

With so much skiable area, starting at 600m and topping out at 3,230m, spring skiing in Courchevel means you’re pretty much guaranteed good snow conditions. While lower resorts might feel the effect of the spring sun, there are lots of opportunities to stay at nice and high in the Three Valleys and enjoy everything the mountains have to offer.
 
 
Bistrot Manali – piste-side luxury and quite possibly the best terrace in Courchevel! Bistrot Manali will be open for business next winter.

Wonderful Weather

If there was ever time to enjoy long lunches and leisurely late-afternoon cocktails on the terraces of Courchevel’s amazing mountain restaurants, it’s in the spring. Warm, sunny weather and longer evenings make spring skiing in Courchevel a total delight. And don’t forget about sunny après ski down in the resorts, or evening drinks on the balcony! If you’re not skiing, the warm spring weather is also great for exploring the resort and some of its hiking trails.
 
 
Spring in Courchevel is jam packed with fun events. There really is something for everyone! Photo: Courchevel Tourisme

Lots of Events

It’s not unreasonable to think that there’s not much going on at the end of the season in a ski resort, but in Courchevel it’s another story. There’s SO much to do Courchevel in the spring, from brand new end-of-season musical celebration, the Folie Douce Festival, to Courchevel Gaming Week. Then there’s the Three Valleys Enduro, a series of friendly amateur ski races throughout the Three Valleys, and the Festival des Jeux, a celebration of fun and games for families. These are just a few options, click here to find out more; whether you’re holidaying with kids or adults, there’s something for everyone.
 
 
Alpine Residences are currently running some amazing spring deals – including FREE spa entrance.

Amazing Deals

Spring skiing in Courchevel means lots of great deals both on and off the slopes. Our sister company, Alpine Residences, currently has some great spring skiing deals on offer to both homeowners and holidaymakers. Holidaymakers can save 30% on spring bookings in Courchevel at one of our most prestigious residences. Email courchevel@alpine-residences.fr for more details.

Furthermore, you can also benefit from 30% off ski and snowboard rental with our partner store, Gilbert Sports, located inside our luxury residence, Le C.
And lastly, we’re also giving our Courchevel guests a free spa entrance during April, and offering discounted prices on massages.
 
 
Our latest development, Manali Lodge, will provide five-star services alongside independent, luxury living.

Want to Buy in Courchevel? Here are the Stats

We’ve currently got a range of properties for sale in Courchevel, including our latest development, Manali Lodge, which is starting construction at the end of the month. We also have one chalet remaining in our Canyon Lodge development, and a small selection of apartments available in our prestigious residence, Le C.

When you buy a new home with us you’ll also have the option to rent it out to holidaymakers through our sister company, Alpine Residences. Alpine Residences will take care of everything, meaning less stress for you but the possibility of huge returns on your investment. And of course, you’ll still be free to use your chalet or apartment during dates and times that you chose.

Stats are in for this season winter and it looks like early- and late-season bookings are on the rise this year compared to last year, while winter 2018/19 also saw a rise in the number of last-minute bookings thanks to Courchevel’s great snow conditions. The number of occupied beds in Courchevel is also higher than ever before, while rental agencies (including Alpine Residences) have reported a 2.2% increase in fill rates, which means buying a property here is an excellent investment.

It’s been an amazing season in Courchevel so far, and you can still enjoy it until the 21st April! If you’d like to come for a visit, you can see what’s available with Alpine Residences, or get in touch to find out more about their incredible spring accommodation offer. If you’re interested in making a home in Courchevel, contact the team at Alpine Lodges and start making the dream a reality.

Courchevel celebrates ten years of L’Art au Sommet

Courchevel puts on some truly spectacular events across the winter season, from World Cup ski races to international fireworks festivals. But perhaps one of the best, and one that can be viewed all winter long, is l’Art au Sommet, a spectacular outdoor art exhibition displayed throughout the resort and across the pistes.

L’Art au Sommet is completely free and a great way to get acquainted with Courchevel, adding a little culture and metropolitan atmosphere to a traditional Alpine setting. Whether you’re exploring the pistes or taking a walk through Courchevel 1850, it’s fantastic to come across one of these visually impressive sculptures in the middle of the mountains.



One of Richard Orlinski’s larger than life creations at the top of the Suisses chairlift. Photo: Courchevel Tourisme

This winter is a particularly special Art au Sommet, as the event is celebrating its tenth birthday. At its conception, Courchevel teamed up with Galeries Bartoux to bring the visual pleasures of art and sculpture to the Alps. Galeries Bartoux is a family-run collection of art galleries that originated in Honfleur, a French city famous for its painting. It has since expanded to Megève, Courchevel, Paris, New York and even Singapore. While Galeries Bartoux specialise in contemporary art, they also display a fine collection of surrealist works by Salvador Dali, as well as selections from influential figures such as Francis Bacon and Damien Hirst.



Alice in Wonderland overseeing skiers coming down the mountain. Photo: Courchevel Tourisme

For the very first Art au Sommet, Galeries Bartoux and Courchevel featured a selection of surrealist sculptures by Salvador Dali, including his famous melting clocks. For the tenth edition of the exhibition Dali is returning. Word-renowned sculptures such as Alice in Wonderland and the Profile of Time will be available to view for free in different internal and external locations around Courchevel 1850. Le Croisette in the centre of Courchevel will also house an exhibition dedicated to ten years of L’Art au Sommet, including three giant pieces of Dali-inspired street art, and live visual performances throughout the winter.



Dali’s Horse Saddled with Time and Dalinian Dancer at le Croissette in Courchevel 1850. Photo: Courchevel Tourisme

Joining the works of Dali in the exhibition is a collection by Richard Orlinski, a pop culture-influenced sculptor and artist whose large and colourful gorillas, wolves and horses are becoming synonymous with the landscape of les Trois Vallées. Orlinski believes art should be accessible to everyone. In fact, he built his career on displaying his works to the the public for free, making his sculptures the perfect fit for L’Art au Sommet. Orlinski’s works can be viewed at the top of the the Chenus, Saulire and Vizelle gondolas, as well as at the top of the Biollay and Pralong chairlifts.



Past exhibitors include Julien Marinetti’s famous pandas and bulldogs. Photo: Courchevel Tourisme

If you’ve visited Courchevel already there’s no doubt you’ve seen this incredible collection either on the slopes or in resort. But if you’re headed out to Courchevel soon, be sure to pay all the sculptures a visit. L’Art au Sommet is an exceptional treat for skiers and art-lovers alike, and is just one of many events and spectacles that makes Courchevel stand out as one of the world’s most progressive ski resorts.

We currently have a range of luxury piste-side properties under construction in Courchevel and les Trois Vallees, from cosy one-bedroom apartments to expansive penthouses. Get in touch or view our website for more details.

What’s new in Courchevel this winter?

Now that it’s November, the leaves have almost all but come off the trees and the evenings are closing in, it’s time to start really start thinking about winter. And what better way to start than with a healthy dose of what’s new in Courchevel for the 2018 / 19 season? Courchevel is one of Alpine Lodges’ original resorts, and it just keeps getting better and better. Ideally situated at the edge of the Three Valleys, there’s always something new to get excited about in the winter, be it a new lift or another fun attraction. Here’s what we can look forward to this winter.



Free Aquamotion Pass with Your Lift Ticket

Staying in Courchevel Moriond this winter? This is the offer for you! If you buy a lift pass for the duration of two days or more, you’ll get one free entry to the amazing Aquamotion water park. With plenty of water-based fun, spa facilities and fitness options for adults and kids, Aquamotion is one of the best places to spend an evening. Many of our Three Valleys developments are in Courchevel Moriond, which is within easy walking distance of Aquamotion!


Aquamotion is one Courchevel’s main winter attractions – aside from skiing of course! Photo: Aquamotion


Ariondaz by Night XXL

Another treat for Courchevel Moriond-dwellers. Every year Courchevel hosts the Festival International d’Art Pyrotechnique, an international fireworks competition, where the best fireworks artists in the world compete against each other by putting on spectacular displays to the public. This year, Courchevel invites to a night of festive night skiing on the Ariondaz gondola in Courchevel Moriond to watch the fireworks from the slopes. Could you imagine a more perfect evening? Since last year, there’s a public vote, so you can have your say on Facebook about which fireworks you thought were the best, and the winner will receive a public choice award !



New Grangettes Gondola

Courchevel’s latest addition to the piste map is a shiny new replacement of the Grangettes gondola. Taking skiers and pedestrians from Courchevel Village at 1550m to Courchevel 1850 and providing all-important access to higher terrain, more shops and restaurants, and one of the resort’s longest sledging runs, the new Grangettes takes two minutes, thirty five seconds to reach Courchevel 1850 and transports over 2400 people per hour. That’s over twice as fast and over three times as more people than the old model. The new ten-seater Grangettes will be open from 08:35am until 7:20pm.


Courchevel’s Festival International d’Art Pyrotechnique is always a spectacular event. Photo: Patrick Pachod


Automatic Chairlift Selfies

If you’ve always tried to take pictures of your ski crew on the chairlift, you’ll know how difficult it is to get everyone in shot and not drop your phone! This year, Courchevel has taken all the hassle out of chairlift selfies by adding an automatic camera to the Biollay chairlift. It takes your picture on the way up and you can view and collect it when you get to the top. Genius !



FIS Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup: Slalom Returns to Courchevel

The Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup is a major event in the ski racing circuit, but also a huge event for Courchevel. After hosting the giant slalom seven times, and slalom three times, both events are returning to Courchevel over the course of one weekend, bringing with them double the competition and double the fun. This year will be the first time Courchevel has hosted a singles slalom (last year it held a parallel slalom race) event since 2013 so we’re very excited! Courchevel also announced at the end of last winter that it’s going to be hosting the 2023 Alpine World Ski Championships, a huge honour in the ski racing world and an event that’s sure to bring lots of new visitors to the resort!


The FIS Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup is always a huge event for Courchevel. Photo: Patrick Pachod


Green Initiatives in Courchevel Moriond

This is something you might not notice over the winter, but will definitely improve your views come summer! Courchevel has been busy realising its biodiversity objectives and last summer spent lots of time re-seeding the areas of Courchevel Moriond that were affected by development in the ski area. The new seeds are local to the area and have been specially developed to withstand the Alpine climate, so look out for more green spaces when the snow starts to melt!


We currently have two properties under construction in Courchevel. Canyon Lodge, a collection of three premium chalets, and Manali Lodge, a piste side development of fifteen luxury apartments with an in-house spa, pool, restaurant and ski shop. For more information and the chance to reserve off-plan, get in touch with our team.

10 Unmissable things to do and see in Courchevel this Summer

There’s so much to do in Courchevel over the summer it’s hard to narrow it down to just ten things! New and old, relaxing or adrenaline-fuelled, there’s so much going on and so much get stuck in to. After a summer holiday to Courchevel you’ll never want to go to the beach again! Here are the events and activities not to miss during your summer holiday in the mountains.



1 – FREE LIFTS !

Yes, you read that correctly! This summer, for the first time ever, the summer lift network will be completely FREE to use for everyone, even mountain bikers. This gives you access to Courchevel’s incredible summer events, miles upon miles of hiking and biking trails, and countless dazzling views. There will also be free parking and free shuttle busses to make travelling between Courchevel’s villages that much easier.



2 – Ski Jumping World Cup, 10th – 11th August

Ski jumping? In the summer? Yes! In fact, the Ski Jumping World Cup is one of the events of the season, incorporating live music, fireworks and numerous other fun goings on around the main attraction. The event is part of the FIS Summer Ski Jump Circuit and sees some of the best ski jumpers in the world battling it out against each other (and gravity!) in beautiful sunny conditions. It’s always incredible to watch and offers a great few days out so make sure you give it a look!



3 – Fly Courchevel, 10th – 15th August

If you’re a fan of gravity-defying stunts and keeping your feet off the ground, make sure you check out Fly Courchevel, back again this summer after a mega-successful first year. A celebration of all things flying, the festival involves a vast exhibition of planes and helicopters, guided flights, VR simulations, as well as the chance to learn to fly yourself! There will also be heaps of in-the-air demonstrations, from search and rescue to air acrobatics and sky painting. Courchevel even has its own airport, so it’s the perfect location to take a few flying lessons. And of course, sightseeing flights and flying introductions are available throughout the summer, offering some of the most breathtaking views in the Alps.



4 – Toboggan down the ski jump

Courchevel really knows how to use their ski jump over the summer! Brand new for this year, you can try your hand at sliding down the landing in an inflatable toboggan. Probably the most fun you can have on a ski jump if you’re not a professional ski jumper, we highly recommend you give this a try!



5 – Aquamotion

Based between Courchevel 1550 and 1650, Aquamotion is the biggest mountain aqua park in Europe, with everything from waterslides to wellness areas to keep the whole family entertained. You can get a relaxing massage, test out the indoor climbing wall, soak in the hot tubs or race down the slides. Take a Pilates class, get a facial, jump off the diving boards, the possibilities are endless. But that’s not all; Aquamotion is also home to Europe’s first indoor surf wave! There’s so much to do in one place you’ll want to go again and again, which is great because there is a huge range of pass options on offer to suit your needs.



6 – A New Col Dedicated to Cyclists

Another new addition this summer, Courchevel is building new pass dedicated exclusively to cyclists. This new trail will be based on an already-existing track used for lift maintenance and will lead up to the top of the Col de la Loze, where cyclists can enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views. At 5.8km long with a 377m vertical climb, it’s ideal for beginner and experienced bikers alike. And the best part is that it’s free for everyone to ride without having to worry about cars or other motor vehicles!



7 – Pyro Symphonie Live, 25th July

One of Courchevel’s major cultural events of the summer, this open-air night of ballet, classical music and fireworks has something that everyone will enjoy. This year will see Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker brought to life on stage, with music from the forty-piece Minsk Symphonic Orchestra. To make things even better, the whole thing will be accompanied by a spectacular firework display by award-winning pyrotechnic company, Pandora Pyrotechnie. The Pyro Symphonie Live takes place in Courchevel Le Praz and is always an unforgettable way to spend a warm summer’s night.



8 – Two New Mountain Bike Trails

For summer 2018 Courchevel will be opening two brand new downhill mountain bike trails. Already renowned as an enduro paradise, these two new red runs will add a new dimension to mountain biking in Courchevel and will be great for beginner and more experienced riders alike. Measuring in with 900m and 730m of vertical descent respectively, you’ll get lots of time on your bike and get to enjoy some stunning surroundings on the way down.



9 – Red Bull 400, 21st July

Known as the steepest running race in the world, the Red Bull 400 runs from the bottom of the Courchevel ski jump to the top. While it may only be 400m long, it includes 140m of vertical and slopes of up to 36 degrees. Last year over 700 people took part, either individually or in a relay team of four. Sign up and race with some of the world’s best runners, or just kick back and watch with a cool drink, it’ll be a great experience either way!



10 – New Climbing Routes at Praméruel

Keen climbers will be happy to know that the Praméruel climbing wall now has 25 marked routes for you to play with. Perfect for everyone from complete beginners to more experienced climbers, a bit of rock climbing is a great way to spend summer days in the mountains. Whether you’re in a mixed-ability group or going climbing with the family, this is the perfect place to spend a few days and make the most of being outdoors.