Courchevel 1650 Luxury Ski Chalets
Attractive and family friendly, Courchevel 1650 has quiet ski slopes and a varied choice of chalets.
Courchevel 1650, now also known as Courchevel Moriond, is a bustling resort with numerous bars, restaurants and shops, including 3 supermarkets as well as a cinema and weekly street market selling local produce including cheese, meats and wine.
The relaxed, village feel of Courchevel 1650 is a counterpoint to the glitz up the road in Courchevel 1850. Not only that but guests here will encounter the delights of a more affordable resort, whilst still having access to the same stunning ski area.
Courchevel has some of the best beginner slopes around and with many excellent British and International ski schools, it is one of the very best places to learn to ski in the world, let alone France. Families with children and beginners are well rewarded with fun, gently undulating pistes such as Indiens and Grandes Bosses. The home runs back into resort are also wide, gentle and deliver an enjoyable experience for the last run of the day.
The skiing here is a true delight, rarely ever crowded and there are great blue pistes that are easy to progress on. The on piste connections to the various resorts of Courchevel are quick and you will be skiing and travelling around the mountain, never having to ski the same run twice, unless that is if you choose too!
Above 1650, for those who like speed against a stunning backdrop, Chapalets is a must ski slope and within the Courchevel valley there are 150km of slopes with great variety for all abilities.
Being part of the 3 Vallées ski area, the worlds largest ski area, with some 600km of slopes, it is easy to see why people come back season after season. The lift system is modern and very efficient, ensuring maximum time is spent on the slopes.
Whilst with several different places to link over to Méribel and Val Thorens, the other resorts of the ski domain, the choices for intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders are almost endless. For those who love their ski holiday with long mountain lunches, the Bel Air restaurant, with wonderful sun terrace, can also be accessed by non skiers via the Ariondaz bubble lift.
A free ski bus links all four Courchevel resorts, and it is only a few minutes drive up to Courchevcel 1850. For families, new Aquamotion complex, complete with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, dedicated children’s play areas and spa facilities is located just below 1650. This new facility, which opened in December 2015, is a fantastic addition to an already world class ski resort, and also ensures families will be entertained both off as well as on the snow.
- Resort Altitude: 1650m
- Ski Elevation: 1260m - 3230m
- Ski Domain: Les 3 Vallées
- Pistes: 600km
- 13% Green runs
- 39% Blue runs
- 38% Red runs
- 10% Black runs
- Chambery (CMF): 1h 40m / 107km
- Grenoble (GNB): 1h 45m / 127km
- Geneva (GVA): 2h 25m / 187km
- Lyon (LYS): 2h 25m / 187km
RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE IN COURCHEVEL 1650
The Luxury Chalet Book guide to the best on-mountain and in-resort restaurants, bars and nightlife in Courchevel 1650.
📍 Bel Air
Bel Air is located right beside the top of the Ariondaz gondola and can be accessed by skiers and non-skiers. A very friendly restaurant with tiered south-facing terraces offering breathtaking views of the mountains and ski slopes. It is extremely popular, so booking is essential. Serving traditional French cuisine or quick snacks at reasonable prices.
La Casserole is located at the bottom of the Le Signal chairlift in a traditional mountain chalet. It has a south-facing terrace which is delightful in the sunshine or a cosy roaring fire indoors on colder days. Serving traditional French dishes as well as a snack menu. Booking advisable.
La Terrasse at the Fahrenheit Seven hotel is located right on the main snow front a few metres away from the bottom of the Ariondaz gondola. Enjoy delicious dishes using local ingredients fused with Asian flavours on a south facing sun drenched terrace. Offering a varied menu with lighter dishes as well as steaks, it is a great place to meet your non-skiing friends for a bite to eat or drink.
Found at the bottom of the ski slopes in 1650, Fire and Ice is the outdoor restaurant of the Portetta hotel. A wonderful outdoor terrace with flaming torches, and for days it is not drenched in sunshine, cosy faux fur throws. You can enjoy a quick drink with a wood fired pizza all whilst watching skiers on the home run. If you come during happy hour (4:30 to 7pm) you will get a free slice of pizza with your drinks.
Bistrot Manali is in the Manali Lodge residence located right on the snow front, a very short walk from the resort centre. With a sun trap terrace, you can enjoy a lazy lunch with stunning views of the snow-covered mountains. Chef Antony Trezy offers you traditional dishes with a modern twist together with generous servings. Another perfect spot to meet the non-skiers in your group.
The Funky Fox bar is a great place for après, dinner or to party the night away into the small hours. Offering great sharing platters, burgers, and pizzas, they also have live sports, bands, and DJs. Friendly staff add to the fun, and it is certainly a very popular place to be.
The first bar you stumble upon when leaving the ski slopes, and as well as convenient, is a great place for some après ski. Tuck into great toffee vodka whilst listening to live bands, watch live sports, or dance along to the DJ late into the night. They also offer lunchtime snacks here too and it is a very popular bar with season workers.
📍 La Boulotte
An excellent spot if you enjoy live music along with your après ski beverage. A cosy bar with a friendly atmosphere, you can enjoy drinks or homemade British cuisine at very reasonable prices. This popular venue has clients returning season after season. Check out their Facebook page for live music dates.
Located at the bottom of the ski lifts in the heart of Courchevel 1650 is this cosy French wine bar. Known for being very welcoming and friendly, you can enjoy their amazing burgers at lunchtime on the lovely terrace. After 3pm you can enjoy tapas and sharing platters along with a more relaxed après ski atmosphere. Live sports are also shown along with live music performances. Check out their Facebook page for event dates.
Le Zinc is tucked away in the Fahrenheit Seven hotel that is located right on the snow front in the resort centre. It offers an intimate and cosy atmosphere where you can enjoy a large choice of wines by the glass, great cocktails, and spirits. They also serve traditional Savoyard dishes or sharing platters you can enjoy with family. Three nights a week they have live music or DJs so you can dance along with friends until late.
Located in the centre of Courchevel 1650, this Galician-inspired cocktail and tapas bar is a firm favourite. They have a beautifully cosy restaurant and bar serving Spanish cuisine with a cosmopolitan twist. The cosy bar provides an intimate setting for you to enjoy a designer cocktail prepared by a skilled mixologist. The staff are very friendly, and they also have a selection of craft beers and wines too which can be enjoyed along with some mouth-watering tapas.
The stylish Bistrot C is part of the Le C Residence which is located at the first stop down on the central escalator descending form the resort centre towards Aquamotion. The menu offers a fresh take on classic French cookery, all presented with modern touch. Booking is advisable.
La Cheminée is to be discovered in the Fahrenheit Seven hotel in the centre of the resort. This relaxed restaurant with a hanging open fire is open from breakfast right through to dinner. The cuisine is Italian inspired and includes sharing platters, pastas, and pizzas.
La Rotisserie, with its retro interior, is another restaurant option in the Fahrenheit Seven hotel. They offer delicious dishes using local ingredients, some fused with Asian flavours. Only open for lunch, the varied menu includes lighter dishes as well as steaks & burgers.
This cosy restaurant has a modern mountain décor and is to be found in the heart of 1650 just near the snow front. They serve exquisite pizzas, gourmet dishes using fresh local produce together with a modern twist, as well as Savoyard specialities. Each dish looks like a work of art and your waiter will advise on the perfect accompanying wine. Booking in advance is essential.
On the snow front in the Portetta hotel is the restaurant created by Angela Hartnett, one of the UK’s most loved chefs. Seated in a sumptuously decorated restaurant you can enjoy a menu of Italian influenced mountain food. The menu gives a nod to Savoyard and French classics and uses fresh local produce. Open for breakfast, lunch, pizzas and dinner. Booking is essential.
Gaïa is a sushi restaurant located in the Manali Lodge residence on the snow front in central 1650. The restaurant has an intimate atmosphere providing the perfect spot to enjoy some outstanding sushi with that special someone in your life. However, they do also welcome larger groups and frequently have live music or DJs after dinner service for you to dance the night away. Booking is essential.
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