Cheap ski hire Courchevel 1650
Don’t be fooled by the look on your bank managers face when you tell him you’ve booked a holiday to Courchevel, despite its reputation the vast majority of this famous ski retreat is entirely affordable. Courchevel is a complex of four distinct resort villages linked by lifts, pistes, roads, and a free bus service to navigate through them, it is only the last of these that earns Courchevel its bank busting infamy. Getting to Courchevel takes a little longer than many other resorts; the nearest airport is Geneva, just over 2 hours away by road, but the Eurostar does also offer a service to Moutiers once a week, and if money is no object then there’s always the airport right on the Courchevel slopes.
Courchevel Moriond (formerly Courchevel 1650) is a small, compact village with friendly locals, reasonable prices, and a solid selection of après ski options. The village is centred on the lift base, with escalator access to further accommodation just opposite this. Courchevel 1650 Moriond has recently expanded with new chalets built down the hill, but all of them bask in the sun thanks to the location on a ledge set back from the relief. Restaurants like the Bel Air and Petit Savoyard serve authentic, wholesome food, for much more affordable prices than you’ll find further up the mountain. Après ski ranges from the pool and live music atmosphere of the Funky Fox, to the sophisticated and glamorous Fire and Ice bar at the Portetta hotel. Regarding the other activities available off the slopes, December 2015 will see the grand opening of the Aquamotion water park and spa, a huge complex offering both in and outdoor watersports and more.
The skiing at Courchevel 1650 Moriond is dominated by green and blue runs, making it ideal for families. These nice, long, easy greens sit well with good nursery slopes, and the ESF Club des Piou-Piou is well regarded for children aged 3 – 5 years. Snake Park and Fun Park are situated just above Courchevel 1650 Moriond, and constitute tame younger brothers of the true terrain park at the highest Courchevell resort. Of course there are plenty more advanced options in the Courchevel complex and Trois Vallées area, but Courchevel 1650 Moriond makes an excellent base to work out of for groups of mixed ability.
Courchevel really look after their terrain and have attempted to cater for everyone with fun areas for kids, a supervised snow park and even an avalanche camp. Despite the 600km of pistes and over 170 lifts of the wider Trois Vallées area, many find themselves satisfied with what Courchevel alone has to offer. However you decide to enjoy your holiday at Courchevel 1650 Moriond, do it all with quality equipment at the best possible price when you hire with SkiDiscount.
Ski runs Courchevel 1650
The ski area of Courchevel comprises: Courchevel 1300 Le Praz, Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850. It is also part of the 3 Valleys area, and allows you to enjoy more than 600 km of ski slopes through the ski resorts of Les Menuires, Méribel and Val ThorensAlpine ski slopes: 600.00 km
Cross country ski slopes: 118.00 km
Altitude: Min: 610 Max: 3230
Total number of ski runs: 48 135 119 33
Number of ski lifts: 183
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