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Our Top Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in France – Part 3: Courchevel
Welcome to Part 3 in our series of posts about our Top Ski Resorts in France for families! If you missed our first post about Avoriaz, you can catch up here. Our second post on Val-d’Isère can be found here.
For a more luxurious experience, Courchevel is one of the more famous resorts (comprising 5 villages) in the French Alps (part of Les Trois Vallées). It is very well known for being extremely family-friendly, something that does come at a price premium, however. There is plenty of snow with 150km of slopes of varying abilities. What makes Courchevel so family-friendly is that there network of ‘fun areas’, that helps build confidence and skill in the snow in a fun and interactive way.
Away from the slopes, there is a wide range of activities including hiking, snowshoeing, sledging, paragliding, several indoor play areas, an ice rink, bowling and numerous luxury spas to name a few. A large watersports centre, Aquamotion, opened in Courchevel in December 2015 and a toboggan run opened in 2017. To complete the apres-ski experience there are numerous chic boutiques, bars and restaurants making this an excellent choice for all the family.
Courchevel can be reached easily from Geneva Airport (approximately 3 hours transfer), Lyon Airport (3 hours approximately), or by train into Moutiers. You can catch a train from Paris to Moutiers which departs from the Gare de Lyon and typically takes between four and six hours. From the UK, Eurostar operates services to Moutiers from London St Pancras, which takes between 7.5 hours and 10 hours. Courchevel also has its own private airport with helicopter transfers from the main nearby airports or private flights for the ultimate VIP experience.
Unless price is no object, we find that villages lower down the mountain (Courchevel Moriond (1650m), Le Praz, a traditional and charming mountain village and La Tania) are more reasonably priced and a great option for families who want to take advantage of all this resort has to offer.
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