How big is the Courchevel ski area?

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.

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.