Courchevel, the glittering, world famous ski resort widely known for its exceptional setting, luxury accommodation and upscale boutiques, however, is Courchevel good for beginners?
Yes, the good news is that Courchevel is a great resort for beginners. The resort consists of five different villages located at different altitudes, all of which have their very own beginner ski area, and all have a free ski lift and various piste grades. The beginners ski areas are called 'ZEN' areas where you will find there is at least 1 free chairlift close to all these areas.
The Best Beginner Ski Areas in Courchevel
Courchevel 1850 is arguably the best place to go if you are still a beginner. Here you will find 5-6 green pistes and another 5-6 blue pistes, as well as the highest concentration of free ski lifts - 5. Near the Ferme & Altiport drag lifts is the large Pralong Zen area which makes for an ideal place to get started on skis. The convenient location of the drag lifts means you can begin with the shorter Ferme and then move on to the longer Altiport drag lift when you have built up a bit more confidence. Situated close to the Jardin Alpin lift is the Golf Zen area which is slightly smaller than the Pralong area and where you will find 2 magic carpet lifts to help you get started. Also in Courchevel 1850 is a family snowpark where you can hone your ski and boarding skills further.
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Courchevel Morion (1650)
With 3 free ski lifts, 4 green pistes and 13 blue pistes, the next largest beginner area is Courchevel Moriond. This area is particularly ideal as there is an area reserved exclusively for beginners with its own drag lift where you can confidently ski and board away from any other skiers.
Courchevel Village also has a zone for beginners as well as a free lift. You will also find a small green piste, 3 blue pistes that all run back to the village, and a luge track that begins right at the top of the Grangettes lift – ideal for those times when you need a break from skiing.
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Troika – the beginner zone situated next to La Tania village is connected to another beginner zone located at the top of the La Tania gondola via a long green piste. Up at the Bouc Blanc lift you will also find a long blue piste as well as second lower down by the Stade lift.
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Courchevel Le Praz
The Le Praz region of Courchevel has a designated area for beginners known as Envolee Zen which is situated close to the Envolee drag lift. That being said, if you’re a complete beginner it may be better to head back up to Courchevel 1850 or 1650 as there aren’t any green or blue pistes linking back to the village in Le Praz.
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