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Resort guide to Courchevel Village - France

Good for families wanting to explore a fantastic large ski area

Overview

Courchevel Village resort information - a general overview

This resort guide to Courchevel Village gives an overview of the ski area, the restaurants (both on and off the mountain), the apres ski scene and also the nightlife options available to those that choose to take their ski holiday in this up and coming Three Valleys ski resort.

Courchevel Village previously known as Courchevel 1550 is quieter than its higher neighbouring resorts with the advantage of having essentially the same position as Courchevel 1850 but with cheaper accommodation and restaurants. Some of the accommodation is a fair distance from the gondola link with Courchevel 1850 but if you are situated in the Brigues area, you will have the advantage of ski-in ski-out accommodation. The resort is rather quiet at night, with only a few bars to choose from, nevertheless, Courchevel Village is a good spot to access the Three Valleys and would suit families and those wanting great skiing at a reasonable price.

We have a few chalets in Courchevel Village on our books, all of which offer excellent value for money.

600km

1,550m - 3,200m

Airports

CHAMBERY
(2hr 15mins)
LYON
(3 hours)
GENEVA
(3 hours)

Ski chalets in Courchevel Village (12)

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Resort statistics

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Access to the Three Valleys is very good with a direct link to Courchevel 1850
  • Realtively cheap accommodation for this area
  • Families on a budget
  • There is an excellent toboggan track from Courchevel 1850 right down to Courchevel 1550

Cons

  • Not much to do unless you are skiing
  • Many of the mountain restaurants are pricy
  • Not especially attractive as a resort village but a new architectural facelift is planned for 2008

Courchevel Village Resort Restaurants

There are a few tasty restaurants to choose from in Courchevel 1550. L'Oeil de Boeuf at the foot of Tovets run, has traditional Savoyard specialities and an open grill in the fireplace to cook delicious grilled meats and fish. La Cortona is a fabulous pizza restaurant and Le Caveau offers unique regional dishes with a very good wine list (booking is recommended here). La Table des Flocons in the Hotel les Flocons is a great place to enjoy traditional cooking on beautiful sunny terrace or cosy dining room.

Courchevel Village Mountain Restaurants

There are no mountain restaurants above Courchevel 1550, instead there are plenty above Courchevel 1850. It would be possible to take the Grangettes gondola from 1550 then get the connecting Verdons gondola at Courchevel 1850 to take you up to Verdons.

Courchevel Village Apres Ski

Although there is limited selection of bars in Courchevel village there are a few gems worth visiting. The Chanrossa is an Anglicised bar which regularly has live bands and is a popular spot during happy hour selling a range of drinks including Guinness. Le Schuss is also a great place to enjoy a drink with beautiful views over the village. Le Caterail has live bands and DJs for a livelier après atmosphere. The Taverne and Chanrossa bars are both British owned and generally attracts a good crowd.

Courchevel Village Nightlife

The nightlife in the village is limited however The Bar - an english owned bar, has a wide selection of drinks and shows different sporing events during the evenings. Le Caterail bar is popular with locals and has live music every Thursday from 10pm. Having recently been refurbished this stylish bar has an extensive cocktail list and dance floor for a boogie which is open until 2am.

Courchevel Village Resort Map