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​Courchevel 1850

Courchevel Moriond

Courchevel 1550

Le Praz

La Tania

Saint Bon

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Courchevel is a renowned ski resort located in the French Alps, forming part of the extensive Three Valleys ski area. It is often considered one of the most glamorous and luxurious ski destinations in the world. 

The resort is situated in the Tarentaise Valley and consists of several distinct villages, each offering its own unique charm and character. 

Before I get into the details of the different parts, lets talk skiing. The ski area of Courchevel itself is more than enough, with 150 kilometers of well-groomed slopes. It sits in it's own massive bowl, surrounded by several peaks and it's well known for it's huge wide and gentle cruising slopes than coverge on the village. 

Venture up higher and you've got some great challenging terrain, this is truely a resort with something for everyone, though more advanced skiers would enjoy exploring the full 3 valleys area - there's 2 access points to cross the ridge into the Meribel valley.

Courchevel is 6 different connected villages, from most to least prestigious and expensive they are: Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1500 aka. Courchevel Village, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel La Praz, Courchevel La Tania and Saint Bon. 

You can access skiing directly from 5 out of 6 of the Villages. However, 1850 is directly at the bottom of the wide bowl that the Courchevel ski area sits in, you effectively ski through it to get to 1500. Regardless of where you decide to bunk down, experiencing the buzz of a world class resort is something to behold. 

Courchevel 1850:

1850 is the home of excess, we are talking boutiques from Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Louis Vuitton literally at the foot of the slopes. The majority of restaurants and bars follow suit, although there is a wide range, you should expect that you will be paying heavily for the location. 

Courchevel Village (1550):

Get to the snow front in 1850 in 5 minutes. This is a slightly less high maintenance village, easily accessed by blues, connected with 1850 by a long running lift from 7:45am to 11:30pm + a toboggan run. Also handy for Aquamotion, the resorts pool centre. 

Courchevel Moriond: 

Peaceful, family oriented, the furthest village on the extreme of the Three Valleys area. It's local slopes are much quieter than the main bowl as its on the far side of the area, with 2 specific connections needed to be taken if you want to explore from the other villages, meaning a lot of the traffic is from those residing there. 

Courchevel La Praz:

Sitting at a lower altitude just outside the main bowl, this traditional village developed to keep up with demand for its charm. This has a great mix of authenticity and convenience Ski back on a red or.... NEW in 2019 La Praz gondola that operates from 7:45am to 11:30pm takes you to the 1850 slopes in 8 minutes. No need to rely on shuttle buses at any time of day. This is a great addition for people who want to explore 1850 or get to ski school quickly and with no need to get timetable anxiety. 

La Tania:

Next to La Praz sits La Tania Situated between Courchevel and Méribel, La Tania was purpose-built for the 1992 Winter Olympic. Purpose built flats and Chalets nestled in the woods, the newest addition to the resort. This is a car free Village with lots of local entertainment and activities that makes it very popular with families. Direct access to the ski area means no need to commute to ski, plus Green and Blue runs back to resort. Shuttle buses are available to other villages. 


Saint-Bon The original village that started it all. You can save a lot by setting up base here, plus you get the authentic mountain town vibe. Ski back to it by Red run when the snow line allows. Not as inconvenient as you think! Shuttle buses run from morning to night and it only takes 5 minutes to get to La Praz and up into the mountains.

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Ski Pass

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From Courchevel 1850 :

Bellecôte lift
Etoiles lift
Cospillot lift
3 magic carpet Jardin Alpin
From Courchevel Moriond (1650):

Petit Moriond gondola
Mickey lift
Western ski park lif lift
From Courchevel Village (1550) :

Grandes Combes chairlift
Roys lift
From Courchevel La Tania :

"Kodiak" magic carpets
Troïka lift

The MiniPass is a GREAT option for beginners and more timid skiers.
It's only 35 euro a day, and gets you access to almost all the Green and Blue runs in the Courchevel basin - including the return run all the way down to St Bon.




Closest Airports





Driving (to 1500)

  • 2hr 15 - Grenoble

  • 1hr 30- Chambery

  • 2hr 15 - Lyon

  • 2hr 15 - Geneva

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Train Connections


Train to Moûtiers

  • 1hr 15 - Chambéry

  • 2hr - Grenoble (change in Chambery)

  • 3hr - Lyon (1 change)

  • 3.5hr - Geneva (2 changes)

  • 4hr 30 - Paris (Direct)

The easiest way to plan train travel is use The Trainline (click the logo below)

This is because it's the most comprehensive integration of all European train operators, so you can even plan cross-border travel.

On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel

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Coach Connections

Bens Bus

  • Geneva, Grenoble or Lyon to Moutiers 

  • 2hrs aprox

  • Saturdays and Sundays

  • 9th December 2023 – 20th April 2024

  • Schedual depends on Flight arrivals

  • £75pp return

  • Check the site for the drop off locations based on which airport you're coming from

Dart Bus

  • Geneva Airport to Moutiers

  • Saturdays

  • Timetable around flights

  • £87 return

Alpine Fleet

  • Geneva

  • Variable schedual - check the site for availabililty 

  • Mainly weekends

  • Courchevel - 39.50 euro

Altibus Services

Use Altibus to book travel from Lyon or Geneva

  • 2hrs to Moutiers from either airport

  • Mid Dec to Early April

  • Aprox 120 Euro return (all the way to resort)


  • Everyday

  • Only one afternoon departure Weekdays & Sunday

  • More departure times on Saturday.

Lyon (LYS'Express line)

  • Only  Friday / Saturdays / Sundays

  • 1 departure Friday / Sun

  • 3 Saturdays

Then you'll connect to another bus in  (inc on timetables & ticket)

Timetables here: Scroll down to your departure airport.

Moutiers Coach Station 

  • Timetables here: scroll down to Moutiers

  • Operates every day

  • Multiple stops  from Brides les Bains all the way to 1850

  • Aprox 20 euro return (on its own)

If your shared transfer drops you in the middle of the resort and you can't walk, use the Inter-resort shuttle or grab a local taxi

Accommodation options

Search using your prefered online travel providers, shop around for the best deal.

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