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Courchevel 1850

Overview

The highest of the four Courchevel villages, 1850 has long been a favourite spot for the rich and famous. Its top hotels and restaurants have always been among the most expensive in the Alps. 1850 is the largest village, and the focal point of the area with most of the smart nightlife and shops. Two gondolas go over its lower slopes towards the links with Meribel and the rest of the Three Valleys. You can pay a lot to stay, eat and drink, but more affordable places can be sought out.

The slopes around the village are ideal for early intermediate and beginner skiers and there is nothing in and around the village that is likely to catch out nervous skiers.

For the more mileage hungry, the position of 1850 offers skiers a great opportunity to get full value for money on the Three Valleys lift pass. A real favourite of ours close to the resort is the red Dou de Midi from the top of the Plantrey chair..... but remember to watch out for the compression in the middle, which catches many out.

Experts are well catered for with some of the most testing blacks anywhere in Europe. Tthose that know the narrow ridge to get to the Petit and Grand Couloir runs will testify to this fact!

The lift system is second to none with a huge amount of modern fast lifts and only a few slow lifts in the area.

Apres ski is lively and good fun with the Refuge (one of our favourites) and the Kudeta (formerly the Kalico) offering live music and happy hour prices.

Snowboarders are as well catered for in the Three valleys ski area as anywhere in the world. Huge investment in modern fast lifts means there are hardly any drag lifts. There is a great snow park above 1850 for those that want it.

A little known fact is that whilst most people assume Courchevel 1850 is at 1850m, it isn't. It is situated at 1747m; the resort management decided to call it Courchevel 1850 to rival the popularity of Val d'Isere. You can't trust those Frenchies you know!

 




Offslope/apres ski

1850 has the most varied nightlife with exclusive nightclubs, some with top Paris cabaret acts, bars and restaurants. There is a cinema showing English speaking films and a bowling alley. There are many shops and markets, and a pedestrian lift pass is available for use on buses and gondolas in Courchevel and Meribel. The tourist office produces a non-skiers guide.

Our View

A high altitude chic resort in the world's largest ski area. Huge variety of runs to suit all levels from nervous beginners right through to hardcore experts.




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
53
Hotel & Apartments:
23
Pistes:
600km
Resort height:
1747m
Top station:
3248m

Suitability

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

Positives

  • Highest of the four villages
  • Some great restaurants
  • Wooded setting is pretty and useful in bad weather
  • Varied terrain
  • High quality accommodation

 

Negatives

  • Some pistes can get crowded
  • Can be expensive
  • Losing its French feel

 


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Chalet Ajacour

Chalet Ajacour REF: AEI163

Chalet Ajacour is a cosy, self-catered chalet located in the quiet Chenus area of Courchevel 1850 providing a modern alpine style. Recently-built, it ...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Aspen

Chalet Aspen REF: AEI162

Chalet Aspen is a six bedroom property located in the popular Chenus area of Courchevel 1850 and offers beautiful accommodation for up to 12 adults. T...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 12
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Chinchilla

Chalet Chinchilla REF: ASSD13

Chalet Chinchilla epitomises everything that you expect from a ski chalet in terms of classic alpine design and wonderfully comfortable accommodation....

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 6 - 8
Rating : 10 stars
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Chalet Elan exterior

Chalet Elan REF: AT0040

Skiers seeking an individual chalet in the heart of Courchevel 1850 need look no further thanChalet Elan, tucked away in a quiet cul de sac, with supe...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 16 - 20
Rating : 7 stars
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Chalet Hermine

Chalet Hermine REF: AK010

Chalet Hermine is situated in a fabulous, quiet location in the heart of ‘Millionaire’s Row’ and a short eight minute walk to the ce...

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Sleeps : 12
Rating : 10 stars
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Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000

Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 REF: AE0003

It's not difficult to understand the Crystal's popularity when you consider all that it offers in this highly sought after resort. This comfor...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 107 - 148
Rating : 7 stars
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Anemones exterior

Chalet Hotel Les Anemones REF: AIC002

Centrally located in unquestionably one of the world's most prestigious resorts is the Chalet Hotel Les Anémones. It is set just 30 metres away...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 58 - 73
Rating : 8 stars
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JeanBlanc_ext

Chalet Jean Blanc REF: AT0041

Skiers who like to be in the very heart of a resort - especially those who know Courchevel 1850 - will realise that this chalet has a prime location. ...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 6
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet La Vieille Forge

Chalet La Vieille Forge REF: AT0042

La Vieille Forge is a charming, spacious chalet apartment in a fabulous location right in the heart Courchevel 1850, offering both comfort and conveni...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 8
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Le Namaste

Chalet Le Namaste REF: ACN02

Chalet Le Namaste is one of the leading private homes in Courchevel and was the former summer residence of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Located in the ...

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Sleeps : 10
Rating : 10 stars
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Chalet Nanuq

Chalet Nanuq REF: AEI149

The impressive Chalet Nanuq is located in the Chenus area of Courchevel 1850 on the red Dou du Midi slope, 200m from the resort centre, and offers stu...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 12
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Perce Neige

Chalet Perce Neige REF: AEI150

Chalet Perce Neige is one of the most luxurious chalets in Courchevel 1850 with absolutely stunning accommodation for up to 15 adults. Exuding sheer l...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 15
Rating : 10 stars
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Chalet Rossignol

Chalet Rossignol REF: AEI151

Chalet Rossignol is located in the Nogentil area of Courchevel 1850, right at the top of the resort, offering ski-out accommodation via the blue Cospi...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 10 - 12
Rating : 8 stars
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Chalet Shemshak

Chalet Shemshak REF: ACN01

Shemshak Lodge is a stunning chalet situated in an enviable position on the piste in thefabulous Courchevel 1850, the chalet has been finished to a st...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 10 - 13
Rating : 10 stars
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Chalet Totara

Chalet Totara REF: AEI160

Chalet Totara is a beautiful 270m² chalet located in the quiet Nogentil area of Courchevel 1850, just 50m from the ski slopes and a ski school me...

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Sleeps : 10
Rating : 10 stars
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Darkoum Kalo

Darkoum Kalo REF: AV072

Darkoum is a four storey, freestanding chalet containing just three wonderful apartments (Darkoum Kalo, Lama and Makan). These three properties are in...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 8 - 10
Rating : 9 stars
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Darkoum Lama

Darkoum Lama REF: AV073

Darkoum is a four storey, freestanding chalet containing just three wonderful apartments (Darkoum Kalo, Lama and Makan). We’ve become attached t...

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Sleeps : 6 - 7
Rating : 9 stars
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Darkoum Makan

Darkoum Makan REF: AV074

Darkoum is a four storey, freestanding chalet containing just three wonderful apartments (Darkoum Kalo, Lama and Makan). We’ve become attached t...

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Sleeps : 4 - 6
Rating : 9 stars
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Founets Amont Exterior

Founets Amont REF: AV070

Chalet Founets Amont wasbuilt and is still owned by a Parisian architect who was behind most of the properties in the exclusive Bellecote area of Cour...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 10 - 11
Rating : 10 stars
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Founets Avals

Founets Avals REF: AV071

The beautyof a chalet next to the piste has got to be languishing lazily over breakfast or squeezing in that last twilight piste as the lifts closedow...

Resort : Courchevel 1850, France
Sleeps : 8 - 9
Rating : 8 stars
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