Courchevel 1650, also known as Courchevel Moriond which was its original name, is a lively village with good nightlife, a great selection of apres bars, clubs and of course, exceptional skiing. The village is centred on a quiet square and so retains the feel of an Alpine village and the village basks in the sun thanks to it's location on a ledge. It is perfectly suited for those young and old alike and it's amazing ski area is an experience you won't forget.
Skiing in Courchevel 1650
The ski area of Courchevel 1650 is predominantly made up of green and blue runs but due to the excellent lift system you are very quickly into the whole of the Three Valleys ski regions. The slopes above Courchevel 1650 are wide and usually a little quieter than those higher on the mountain and there are some good areas for heading off-piste. There are also some great tree-lined runs for days when the weather closes in so it has a little bit of everything.
There is a free bus service that links all the other Courchevel villages from early morning until around 1am so you can easily head up to Courchevel 1850 to experience it's jet set nightlife, shops and restaurants. There are also 2 lifts from 1650 into 1850, ensuring that you have easy access into the whole of the Three Valleys area including Meribel and Val Thorens.
Chalets in Courchevel 1650
Our two chalets in Courchevel 1650 are located in a quiet area with stunning views over the mountains and valleys below and bask in the sun in the afternoon. Chalet Golden Eagle sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms and Chalet Eagles Nest sleeps up to 12 in 6 bedrooms. As they are situated next to each other they are ideal for larger groups and they are only a few minutes walk to the main lifts and pistes. If you’re all for stunning views and spectacular skiing, be sure to check out our chalets in Courchevel 1650.
Moriond is renowned for it's vibrant night life. After a day on the mountains, many choose to visit La Boulotte Bar. It has some great live music throughout the winter season and is popular with holiday makers and locals alike. Le Bubble and the Funky Fox are always geared up for a big party and they are consequently the two most popular bars for late night drinks. For a quiet relaxing tipple by the fireside the Fire and Ice bar at Le Portetta is an excellent place to unwind.
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Things to do in Courchevel 1650
3km Toboggan Run
The 2017/18 season also sees the opening of a new 3km toboggan run from the summit of the Ariondaz gondola lift to Courchevel Moriond's (1650) snow front. This ultra-fun, illuminated night time descent guarantees a brilliant time for all, with a racing themed backdrop, 8 tunnels (400 metres of them!) and unusual obstacles. Open daily from 11am until ski area close and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 7:30pm. This is in addition to the free, floodlit 2.3 km toboggan run connecting Courchevel to Courchevel Village that is already in operation.
Aquamtion is a unique centre, open 7 days a week, and is only a few minutes walk from our chalets in 1650. There are different areas for everybody there there is the swimming area where you cna swim in the indoor lagon, the 25-m pool or the outside lagon and try to walk in the counter-current pool. Take on your friends on the pentagliss, three in a row, stock up on thrills in the canyon, and take the plunge in the jumping pool. Here are the features
> 1 lagoon (depth 1.3 m) indoor and outdoor, water temperature 32° degrees, perfect for playing and relaxing
> 1 jumping pool, for diving, dive-bombing challenges between friends, nothing is off limits
> 1 huge aquaracer slide 45 metres, 4 lines
> 1 wild river of 110 m to hurtle down the Aquamotion canyon
> 1 children’s play area for kids and their parents, a Baby pool, a large paddling pool invites all your toddlers to discover the pleasures of water
Then for adults there is the AQUARELAX AREA where you will find salt caves, saunas, a hammam and caldarium and relax in the indoor/outdoor jet Stream pool heated at 34°C. and the third area is the AQUAWELLNESS AREA – SPA & BALNEO where you can get a range of tretments. Finally there is the AQUASPORTS ACTIVITIES which includes an indoor surfing pool, the swimming pool and the climbing wall.
International Festival of Pyrotechnic Arts: Star Wars
This year, Courchevels famous International Festival of Pyrotechnic Arts returns with a Star Wars theme, which is sure to appeal to the intergalactic fans amongst us. The amazing sound and light show will take place from the 15th of February to the 18th of March and is always a favourite feature of the Courchevel experience.
There are four airports within easy reach of our resorts:
• Geneva – approximately 2.5 hours away
• Grenoble – approximately 2.5 hours away
• Lyon – approximately 2.5 hours away
• Chambery – approximately 1.5 hours away
These are only guide times and travelling periods are likely to increase during peak periods. All four airports can be reached by a number of airlines, including Easyjet, BA, Swiss, Flybe and Jet2.com.
We are pleased to be able to offer a transfer service; this is complimentary for our catered ski chalets in Courchevel 1650 from Geneva airport if booked on a room by room basis or any airport if booked as a whole chalet.
Car Hire: For smaller groups, hiring a car is a cost-effective choice for bridging the gap from the airport to Courchevel 1650. If you are arranging your car hire yourself from Geneva Airport, be sure to pick up your vehicle from the Swiss side of the airport so that you miss the motorway pass and reduce your travelling time.
Snow tyres are mandatory for all cars in Switzerland – unlike in France – and usually come with snow chains as well. If arriving at other airports ensure that you pre-book snow chains.
Please note that whilst traveling in the Alps snow chains are mandatory from December to April – you can be fined and denied access to the mountains if you do not have them.
Bus: There are bus services to our resorts in Courchevel from Geneva Airport, although it is advised to reserve your seats beforehand to avoid disappointment – particularly in the peak periods where booking is essential. For those looking to use the bus, we recommend visiting either Alpski-Bus or Altibus. To get from Chambery airport this company operates a shuttle service Mobisavoie
You can travel directly via Eurostar or on the combined and cheaper Eurostar and TGV services directly from Paris. Rail services to our Courchevel resorts are excellent, as you can travel directly from the UK via the Eurostar and TGV services. You can then travel from Moutiers to our chalets by taxi, with taxi ranks available at the train station or if you have booked one of our catered chalets we provide the transfer free of charge.