Courchevel 1550

Overview

A more cost effective way to stay in Courchevel, 1550 is only a short gondola or chair ride away from the extensive ski area of 1850. Generally its accommodation and restaurants are much cheaper than its higher neighbour, For beginners there are plenty of easy runs on the lower slopes just above 1850. The prime reason for most choosing 1550 is the price, but once you have experienced the quiet value for money village atmosphere the cost saving becomes secondary. The village is bypassed by the main road and doesn't suffer from the intrusion of through traffic. There are a number of operators with  smaller chalets in 1550 and the larger chalet hotel Chanrossa which is in an ideal position for the lifts and slopes. The apres ski is lively and great value for money. the bus service is regular and runs until 1.00am.

Access to the three valleys ski area is quick and simple with the Tovets chair and the Grangettes Telecabine arriving in 1850 centre.

Follow the link to see footage of the Snowfinders 2010/2011 season sponsored trainee instuctors in the 3 valleys: Snowfinders youtube 

Positive

  • Excellent choice for families
  • Good value for money

Negative

  • Quieter nightlife

Offslope/apres ski

Several restaurants and friendly bars, some with live music. A pedestrian lift pass for buses and gondolas is available and a non skiers guide is obtainable from the Tourist Office

Our View

A very cost effective way to ski in one of the worlds best ski areas. A much under rated and under used (by the Brits) base. Great value for money accommodation in a ski convenient location.

At a glance

Chalets:
9
Hotel & Apartments:
4
Pistes:
600km
Resort height:
1550m
Top station:
3248m

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
5 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
4 stars
Resort charm:
2 stars
Nightlife:
2 stars