How big is the Courchevel ski area?
Courchevel is a world-renowned ski resort that opens the door to the world's largest ski area, The 3 Vallées. With its 600 km of slopes (180 blue-green and 140 red-black), The 3 Vallées is the place where amateurs, but also professionals and all those who have a great passion for skiing, can indulge in their favourite activity. The advantage of this ski area is that it is suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced skiers. You don't have to be a professional to decide to go for it. Whatever his level, every tourist will always find something to suit him in the ski area of Les 3 Vallées. Courchevel, located at an altitude of more than 1,800 metres, is organised in such a way that each participant can relax and participate in an outdoor sport if they wish, whatever their level. Discover its size and its countless characteristics through this article.
- The ski area of The 3 Vallées
- Courchevel: a worlwide reputation
- A ski resort organized in several areas
Courchevel and the ski area of The 3 Vallées
The Courchevel resort is part of The 3 Vallées, one of the largest ski areas in the world. The 3 Vallées count more than 300 ski slopes. We can distinguish green, blue, black and red ones. The slopes are about 600 km long and the altitude is ranging from 600 m to 3,230 m high. This ski area covers nearly 2,000 hectares. The various ski slopes in this area are linked by ski lifts. The latter is a means of transport generally used in ski resorts. To preserve the charm and functionality of the estate, frequent investments are made.
The landscapes are breathtaking: if you take advantage of the estate to walk, you will discover magnificent landscapes along each path: more than on thousand peaks of the Alps follow one another to offer you the most beautiful 360° views: Mont Blanc, Les Ecrins, Le glacier de la Vanoise, Pierra Menta...
Courchevel has the largest ski area in the world
The Courchevel resort owes its popularity above all to the fact that it has the largest ski area in the world. In addition to its size, the fact that this area is easily accessible is a considerable advantage. Indeed, tourists notice that switching from one resort to another can be done very easily. Functional in winter, the ski area of The Trois Vallées is generally open during a period from December to April. During this period many activities are organized. It is not only about skiing but also about hiking, which is often organised there. Tourists come from all over the world to discover this area, relax and enjoy a variety of activities. Everything has been thought out to ensure that skiing is done in the best conditions. Finally, the ski area of The 3 Vallées offers its tourists very efficient ski lifts but also everything to make their stay as pleasant as possible: maximum comfort seats, sometimes even heated, spas, high flow... Courchevel wishes to make its holidaymakers' experience unforgettable and unconstrained.
The different areas of the Courchevel resort
With a single package, you can easily switch from one valley to another, and thus cover the 7 resorts of the domain (Courchevel of course, but also Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle). At your own pace and whenever you want, you can enjoy the joys of skiing in the world's largest ski area.
Going down the peaks will allow you to discover the hidden slopes in the fir trees in Courchevel or the magnificent alpine panoramas of Méribel-Mottaret or Val Thorens. Discover the diversity of Les 3 Vallées and let yourself travel through rich and sublime landscapes (wooded areas, high mountain glaciers, etc.). You will certainly get addicted!
Courchevel offers its visitors a ski area that meets their expectations. To make both amateurs and professionals feel comfortable, the domain is divided into several spaces. For beginners and those who want to try skiing, areas such as Zen or Easy Rider have been designed for them, with wider and less steep slopes. More than most of the villages in this area (Courchevel Saint-Bon, Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel Village, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel 1850) are located at an altitude of less than 1,850 metres, with a ski area above 1,800 metres. A domain adapted to all desires and all skiers' profiles. There are also more than twenty peaks and four glaciers.
With 85% of the ski area located at an altitude above 1,800 m and a large number of state-of-the-art equipment to guarantee snow coverage (2,189 snow guns cover 50% of the area), you can be sure to prepare your holidays in complete serenity since snow is guaranteed from the beginning to the end of the season. Twenty-five peaks are accessible throughout the winter, and the resorts are connected by peaks at an altitude of more than 2,000 m.
Moreover, the domain has most of its slopes facing north, which is a guarantee of quality natural snow cover and snow conservation for the entire ski season, i.e. from early December to the end of April.