Courchevel Village (also known as 1550) is located directly beneath the opulent and world-renowned Courchevel 1850 resort. It is a quieter mountain village than its sister resorts and is frequently overlooked. However, following significant investment in recent years, as well as the development of a lovely collection of new luxury chalets Courchevel 1550, it is becoming increasingly popular for its family-friendly atmosphere and excellent value for luxury price point.
Courchevel Village, linked to Courchevel 1850 by high-speed lifts that can whisk tourists up the mountain in a matter of minutes, offers superb local skiing for all abilities as well as easy access to the larger Three Valleys ski domaine. Courchevel has a well-deserved reputation for consistently excellent snow conditions throughout the season, owing to a mix of advanced piste management and maintenance, as well as North-facing, high altitude slopes. Add to it the enormous variety of skiing in the Courchevel Valley and throughout the three valleys, and skiers of all abilities are well provided for on a Courchevel Village ski vacation.
Beginners have a ski school in Courchevel 1550, as well as the local nursery slopes, but there is also the option to take the lift up to the ski schools in Courchevel 1850, which offers some great long greens to learn the basics, as well as mild blue pistes for added diversity.
The Three Valleys is a skier’s dream for intermediates, with almost 500 kilometers of blue and red pistes spread across the Les Trois Vallées property. The specialists will want to travel to the couloirs above Courchevel 1850, the tree-lined black slope that drops over 1,000m down to Courchevel Le Praz, or L’Eclipse, a World Cup piste designed just for pros.
Courchevel 1550 is a charming alpine hamlet with a calm and peaceful attitude. While Courchevel Village is ideal for families or anybody looking to get away from it all for a week in the mountains, it is also conveniently placed for exploring the Courchevel Valley’s sister resorts. The Grangettes gondola takes around 6 minutes to reach Courchevel 1850 and runs until late at night every day, while free buses connect the hamlet to neighboring Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel Le Praz.
Courchevel 1550 is a world away from the noise and bustle of Courchevel 1850’s pubs and nightclubs, but there are a few casual drinkeries with a decent vibe for a post-ski aperitif.
Courchevel Village is ideal for guests who prefer a self-catered luxury ski chalet, and it punches well above its weight in terms of restaurants, with numerous great alternatives serving both Savoyard specialties and worldwide cuisines.
When not skiing, there is a weekly local market in Courchevel Village to attend, which is open all year. There are several artisanal merchants selling cheese, charcuterie, and deli goods to eat back at the chalet. A toboggan slope winds down from 1850 to Courchevel 1550, providing thrills without the need for skis.
Aquamotion center, the largest water park in the French Alps, is located between Courchevel Village and Courchevel Moriond and is open all year. It is a fantastic day of fun for the entire family, with waterslides, children’s pools, a surf wave, a climbing wall, and a huge spa.
Courchevel 1550 is an ideal destination for value for luxury and luxury ski chalets. There is a wide range of ski lodging to suit all preferences, and its location in the vast Trois Vallées ski region, as well as its closeness to the high-end resort of Courchevel 1850, makes it ideal for a luxury ski vacation in the Three Valleys. Courchevel Village is ideal for a family ski vacation due to its peaceful, pleasant ambiance and a plethora of intermediate pistes suitable for both children and adults.
Lodge Destinations offers a fantastic selection of luxury chalet rentals in Courchevel 1550. Several of our chalets are located in the secluded hamlets of Les Brigues and Marcandou, providing quick access to the ski slopes and stunning mountain views.
Our hand-picked collection of luxury ski chalets in Courchevel 1550 comprises both self-catered and catered ski chalets, with a number of our properties also providing great spa facilities to soothe those post-ski aches.
The resort of Courchevel 1550 is located in the department of Savoie in the Rhone-Alpes area.
Lodge Destinations collaborates with a variety of taxi companies to provide shared, private, and luxury road transfers from your preferred airport to Courchevel. We can also arrange for you to come by helicopter if you want, as there is a helicopter landing strip in Courchevel 1850 for faster transfer.
2h15 / 187 km
2h15 / 184 km
Chambery (CMF) / Grenoble (GNB)
1h20 / 100 km