Situated directly below Courchevel 1850, 1550 offers a more affordable and relaxed base in which to enjoy all that this amazing valley has to offer. Courchevel 1550 is now also known as Courchevel Village, a reference to the fact that it was the principal village in the valley prior to skiing being introduced here. Its quieter nature and more relaxed atmosphere will appeal to many, including families, who want to be in a central location in this exciting ski resort but without the price you can pay exclusivity in 1850.
Access to the skiing is quick and easy, with both a fast 6 man chair and bubble lift taking you directly into 1850, from where the vast expanse of the 3 Vallées ski area awaits you. The combination of Courchevel’s mainly north facing slopes, high altitude, abundant snowmaking and excellent piste grooming delivers some of the most reliable skiing conditions in the Alps.
Courchevel 1550 is part of the 3 Vallées ski area, which is the largest linked ski domain in the world. With 600km of slopes and a huge variety to suit everyone, no matter what your skiing ability you will be spoilt for choice. For beginners it is one of the best in the Alps, with great ski schools and great pistes to progress on.
Intermediates skiers will not know which run to choose next and there is plenty of easy off piste too. For experts, the Grand Couloir is a real test of skill and nerve and adventures onward into Méribel and Val Thorens, part of the extensive 3 Vallées, await your discovery.
At the foot of the slopes in Courchevel 1550 / Village you will find the “Maison des Enfants”. This is the perfect starting point for even the youngest snow lovers, who can take their first memorable steps from the age of 18 months up to 12 years. The south facing “Maison des Enfants” offers a safe ski area in which children from the age of 3 and over can learn to ski. Also, being a quiet and peaceful village, away from all the noisy nightclubs and bars, it is easy to see why it is such a popular winter destination for families.
There are several bars and restaurants to sample or enjoy a deliciously warming vin chaud after experiencing the excitement of the twisting and thrilling toboggan descent. In 2015, the new aquatic and spa complex Aquamotion opened, and being Courchevel the facility did not disappoint. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, slides and dedicated children’s play areas, along with spa facilities and even an indoor surf wave, there is something for all to enjoy.