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Published On: Thu, Nov 28th, 2019

Hit the ski slopes in Courchevel in the French Alps this year

The French Alps offer an amazing array of ski resorts and ski slopes to choose from, particularly in the Les Trois Vallées area, which is the largest linked ski area in the world. These include the popular Val d’Isère and the Courchevel ski area, which features several resort villages, each named after its altitude, i.e. Courchevel 1850.

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This beautiful area of the world offers amazing mountain vistas and besides skiing, snowboarding and other winter fun, is also great to visit in the warmer months, where hiking, mountain climbing and more are popular activities.

Arriving at Courchevel

The way to access this area of the French Alps is via Geneva in Switzerland, a beautiful city nestled on Lac Leman (or Lake Geneva as it is also known). Many travelers make it a “twofer” by flying into Geneva and spending some time there, before heading to their skiing vacation in the French Alps. Alternatively, they could spend some time skiing in Courchevel 1850, then head to Geneva to end off their vacation in Switzerland with some retail therapy and fun.

A transfer from Courchevel 1850 to Geneva Airport, or vice versa, takes around two hours and 20 minutes, giving plenty of time to relax and watch the gorgeous scenery passing you by.

About Courtchevel in the French Alps

This destination offers a variety of beautiful landscapes, including forests and perfectly groomed pistes. The ski resort offers slopes suitable for all levels of skiers, from beginners, to families, to top experts in the sport. The resort is constantly blanketed with snow throughout the winter months, and guarantees a ski experience. With its altitude and a big fleet of snow machines, skiing is available from early December right through to the end of April each year.

This “ski-on” resort also gives the opportunity of dining at many top restaurants on your choice of preferred cuisine and there is a good variety of hotels and chalets to choose from.

For those who fancy a spa retreat, Courchevel can offer that too! There are a number of top spas to help you relax and recharge your batteries prior to hitting the slopes. You will also find each of the five Courchevel villages offers its own unique personality, experiences and wonderful scenery.

Brief introduction into Geneva, Switzerland

Whether deciding to spend time before your trip to Courchevel, or “après ski” (forgive the pun!), Geneva is a wonderful destination. The selection of restaurants serving French cuisine and delicious fondue is endless, plus, of course, the availability of the famous Swiss chocolate. The city is home to the United Nations Headquarters for Europe and the Red Cross headquarters and Geneva is a global banking hub.

Shopping here offers a range of great fashion boutiques, jewelry stores and more, plus the fun of exploring the city’s bohemian districts, including Carouge. Skiing is also available in Geneva, meaning you can have a great shopping experience and ski on the same day. 

Enjoy a ski experience in Courchevel 1850 this winter or visit in spring for beautiful scenery and so much more!

Author: Anne Sewell

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