Ski Lifts in Courchevel
Courchevel is famous for many things including its generally excellent lift system forms part of the largest connected ski area in the world, Les Trois Vallees.
Courchevel Ski Lifts
Although Courchevel’s modern ski lift system is extremely efficient, several lifts, particularly the gondolas coming out of Courchevel 1850 get very busy in the early morning and just before afternoon ski lessons start. However, these gondolas can easily be avoided at peak times by riding surrounding chairlifts and not dropping fully down into Courchevel 1850 unless you plan to ski through and down.
Courchevel-Moriond (Courchevel 1650) has seen a large investment in its lift system over the last decade, and it now feels less isolated. The Arionadaz buble out of the resort was built for the 2017/18 season and noticeably speeds up access to the wider area. And the chairlift going up to Signal is a big improvement on the old draglift it replaced.
Courchevel Ski Lift Passes
The big choice is between a Courchevel Valley Only pass and a 3 Vallees pass. The former tend to be about 75% of the price of the latter but it only have about a quarter of the skiing. So for keen intermediates and above who are staying for 6 days or more, we recommend the full 3 Valleys lift pass. It is expensive but it does cover the biggest lift-linked ski area in the world.
Less confident intermediates, occasional skiers and weekenders should consider the Courchevel-only pass. If necessary you can buy a 3 Valleys one day extension.
Beginners should be aware that there are free nursery slopes in all the villages, so they won’t need any pass for their first few days. There can also be special beginner passes for the next step.
There are discounts for children, seniors, groups and families.
In the past there have also been passes covering Courchevel and Meribel, and one covering just Courchevel 1650.
For full prices and details and online purchases, please see www.courchevel.com/winter/en/ski-passes