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5 things to do in Courchevel

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This is it, you finally booked your accomodation in Courchevel to spend a perfect winter skiing Holiday ?

As you might know, Courchevel is part of one of the world’s largest lift-linked ski area, the Trois Vallées, with 600km of pistes and over 170 lifts. The snow in Courchevel is usually some of the best in the whole ski area, and there’s terrain to suit everyone from beginner to expert.

Courchevel is not one resort village but four distinctly separate ones : Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550 and Courchevel 1300.

It’s the perfect resort to enjoy a skiing holiday with your family and friends !

Here are 5 ideas to enjoy your holiday in Courchevel without getting bored for a single moment.

1. Skiing

Seriously ? Yes but not only ! You can practice downhill skiing, cross-country skiing which is fantastic to discover the stunning landscape around Courchevel, Free touring, snowshoe hiking, etc.

2. Aquamotion

This place is great for wearing the kids out before bedtime, or on days when you don’t like the look of the weather. There’s a nice warm pool, an outside zone with bubbles and a lazy river, and fun slides, as well as a large area for little ones.

3. Family Park FREE (with Courchevel Valley lift pass)

If you’re staying in Courchevel with children, you’ll probably spend quite a bit of time here! The skicross is not too tricky (even for nervous parents!) and it’s beautifully constructed with a good range of kickers – it’s fun just to watch. Afterwards, ski through Wood Park, which has boxes on the left, or fun natural lumps and bumps among the trees on the right.

4. Indiens Piste FREE (with Courchevel Valley lift pass)

Among the wonderful wide blues in Courchevel Moriond, you’ll find the Indiens piste – a Native American themed area tucked in the trees, with teepees where you can try on headdresses or be face-painted, as well as toast a marshmallow or warm up with a tea. For €10-20 euros you can have a go at firing a real bow and arrow with Grey Wolf.

5. Eat Fondue, Raclette, Tartiflette…

You shouldn’t really leave the mountains without indulging in one of our cheesey local dishes… Dip cubes of baguette into a fondue (if you lose your bread, tradition dictates that you must run around the table naked…), Scrape raclette cheese onto boiled spuds and devour with salamis and hams, or try a ‘pierrade’ – you cook your own strips of meat on a mini BBQ at your table, then dip into the variety of sauces. Many local Restaurants in Courchevel serve these specialities!

This is only a small list, but you have so many activities and events ! YOu will fond out more on Courchevel’s official Website !

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