Courchevel is a French Alps ski resort. It is a part of The Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallées), the largest linked ski areas in the world. They are situated in the commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise. The resort centre of Courchevel is at 5,732 feet. The somewhat misleading name Courchevel 1850 was chosen for marketing reasons to compete with arch rival Val d’Isère.
Courchevel is the most western resort of the Three Valleys, the biggest connected ski area in the world. It is renowned for its excellent lift system which is virtually line free, even at the busiest of times.
Some of our Favorite Romantic Activities:
- Sunrise Atop The Piste – A piste is a marked ski run or path down a mountain for snow skiing, snowboarding, or other mountain sports. This European term is synonymous with ‘trail’, ‘slope’, or ‘groomed run’ in North America. First of all, there’s really nothing more rewarding or romantic than wrapping in before dawn and taking a gentle stroll to the top of the piste of your choice. Take along a flask of hot chocolate…or perhaps a bottle of Champagne if you prefer…and find yourself that perfect spot from which to watch the most romantic and perfectly private sunrise you’ll ever be privileged to. And of course, you can also take your gear with you to ski down afterwards, if you fancy.
- Forest Walks – One of the best ways of completely escaping the crowds and enjoying a few moments of absolute tranquility is to strap on a pair of snow shoes and head out for a walk in the forest. You’ll discover beautiful hidden villages, incredible spots for picnics and perhaps have the odd rendezvous with a few local critters, making it the perfect activity if you’re looking for romantic spots in Courchevel.
- Balloon Rides – Weather permitting and depending on the time of year you decide to go, you may have the opportunity to indulge in a quite breathtaking hot air balloon ride. Rest assured that this is exactly the kind of experience you cannot even begin to comprehend until you have actually experienced it first-hand. Suffice to say, when it comes to the most spectacular views you’ll ever lay eyes on and true romance on an entirely new level, it’s beyond compare.
- Chabichou Spa – For an afternoon of pure pampering, get yourselves to the Chabichou Spa in 1850 which is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive and downright stunning in the entire country. All treatments and facilities are world-class, so too is the Chabotté restaurant where it’s highly recommended you head when you’ve had quite enough of being spoiled well and truly rotten.
As with everywhere you can go on the planet with your special someone, the most romantic thing is being together. Enjoy each other in any location you go to and share some once in a lifetime experiences together.