Après-ski facilities in Courcheval
The French ski resort of Courcheval is noted for the quality of its après-ski, being one of the liveliest ski resorts in the three Valleys ski area. Courchevel 1850 is the focal point for all the best nightlife, although the less glamorous Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550, and Courchevel 1350 (also known as Le Praz) offer more low key apres-ski.
Courcheval - the resort
Courchevel is part of the Three Valleys ski area with 117 downhill skiing runs and an accumulated length of 150km. It is virtually guaranteed to have good quality snow cover from the beginning to the end of the season. There are slopes to accommodate all levels of skill – whether you are at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level, there are plenty of suitable runs to choose from. Courchevel comprises four separate settlements and each is defined by its altitude in metres.
Courchevel 1850 is by far the largest of the settlements and is the focal point for all the best nightlife. Courchevel 1650 is less glamorous and consequently more reasonably priced. Courchevel 1550 is quiet by night and Courchevel 1350 (also known as Le Praz) is an unspoiled, traditional village, offering a more low key nightlife.
Throughout 1850 there are plenty of bars to choose from – however, watch out as some are outrageously expensive. Our top spots include; Le Piggys, Le Kalico, Le Tremplin, Le Jump (found in the Hotel de la Croisette). For Courchevel 1650, try Le Pub in the Hotel du Golf, Le Bubble Bar and La Godille.
For the foodies, there are two Michelin two-star restaurants and really good value Italian and French eateries such as La Cendrée, Le Plante du Baton, La Chapelle and Le Genepi. In 1650 the Portetta Hotel does good food and the restaurant, Le YaCa in 1350 is a great spot if you want to taste more regional and traditional food.
Other activities in Courcheval
Ice rink, climbing wall, hand gliding, health club facilities, squash and snowmobiling.
The ski season in Courcheval
Early December to the end of April.