Courchevel is part of the huge Three Valleys ski area, which has 600 km of pistes. Many of the slopes in this resort are faced north so the snow is some of the best in the whole area with pistes for everyone, from beginner to expert. The interesting thing about Courchevel is that, in fact, it’s not one resort village, but four separate ones, connected by lifts and pistes, as well as, a road. The four resorts are named Le Praz (1300), Courchevel Village (1550), Moriond (1550) and Courchevel (1850).
Le Praz is a real French Alps village and the wooden chalets give it a rustic appeal. Here you will find the ski jumping hill which was built for the Olympics in 1992. The Courchevel Village is a quiet and peaceful area, perfect for family holidays. Moriond has an attractive village centre with good restaurants and bars. For non-skiers, there is a large watersports centre.
Located at the top, Courchevel is the biggest resort village which shines with glamour and luxury. The resort is full of exclusive facilities and services, from five-star hotels to Michelin starred restaurants. Luxury comes at a price, so Courchevel (1850) requires a bigger budget.
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe (2,300 m) which promises incredible panoramic views and guaranteed snow all season. This purpose built resort, together with Courchevel and Meribel, is part of the enormous Three Valleys region where you can enjoy 600 km of linked pistes. Located at the head of the Belleville Valley, Val Thorens is surrounded by dramatic peaks and features spectacular views.
Besides the incredible winter sports opportunities, Val Thorens is a vibrant village and offers great après ski parties, starting in the afternoon up to early in the morning. Foodie lovers can enjoy the wide selection of culinary delights in the local restaurants. For non-skiers, there’s a sports centre excellent for indoor activities.
Gstaad is a world-class ski resort in Switzerland and if you choose to travel to Gstaad this winter, you won’t regret it. The prestige and luxury perfectly blend in the alpine authenticity of the village. Although you will see perfectly dressed people and many sports cars on the streets, you will still feel like you’re in a fairy-tale snow paradise. Forget about a budget holiday and cheap accommodation, as here you will only find upscale hotel facilities and chalets.
Morzine, together with Avoriaz, is part of the Portes du Soleil range that stretches across France and Switzerland. It is located in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. Morzine has become famous ski centre with hotels, restaurants and lift passes that cost less compared to the nearby communities and ski resorts like Courchevel and Meribel.
With an average population of around 3000 inhabitants, Morzine is a small, but lovely and vivacious village. The outstanding atmosphere makes it perfect for every nature lover and those who want to escape from the urban crowd. Traditional chalets made of wood are to be found everywhere through the village. The excellent weather conditions rebound the village to be visited throughout the whole year: in winter for its magnificent ski opportunities and in summer for its diversities of activities on fresh air.