By Veronique Beulz
Nestled between sky and mountain, Courchevel is a fairy village where luxury and tradition merge. Three Valleys – the largest ski area in the world, offering more than 600 km of ski slopes. An exceptional destination where diversity, enjoyment of skiing and emotion will delight skiers of all levels. The glitziest of the French Alpine, Michelin-starred restaurants and a buzzing nightlife, Courchevel today is a cosmopolitan destination attracting a jet-set crowd.
Q. What makes Courchevel a good travel destination?
Courchevel is a ski destination for everybody, whether it’s a skiing expert or a beginners, shopping lovers, nightlife, and gastronomy
Q. Tell us something that every traveler should know when travelling to Courchevel?
You will see the biggest ski area in the world, the biggest concentration of luxury accommodation, shops and gastronomic restaurants in France.
Q. Which are the most surreal places to visit when in Courchevel?
One must visit place is La Saulire, the highest point of Courchevel.
Q. Can you tell us a little about the life of the locals?
Most of the locals live in Courchevel all the year, 2000 habitants most of them have two jobs, for example ski instructor during the winter and some other job during summer time.
Q. Where should one go to get the best of the Nightlife in Courchevel?
La Mangeoire and l’Aventure, restaurant and after midnight client dance on the tables. During the lunch Nammos, Cap Horn, Folie Douce and Chalet de Pierre to dance on the snow.
Q. What are things which one must buy when in Courchevel?
Genepi (strong liquor) off course cheese like Le Beaufort or Reblochon.
Q. Which are the most romantic places to visit in Courchevel?
Lunch in mountain restaurants with the view of Mont Blanc around the fireplace.
Q. What are the local festivals which one must visit when in Courchevel?
Christmas and New Year for the lights in the village and February for the fireworks festival
Q. The things guidebooks will not tell anyone about Courchevel?
Nice local restaurant in the old village of Le Praz: Restaurant Le Bistrot du Praz very nice food and nice village.
Q. According to you what is the best thing about Courchevel?
The ski area is just amazing with a lot of fun and activities for everybody.
By Veronique Beulz, 37yrs
Director of Sales Les Neiges