22 Dec Is Courchevel good for beginners?
Is Courchevel good for beginners? According to Google autocomplete, this is the most common query about this world-class French ski resort.
And so is Courchevel good for beginners?
Yes the good news is that Courchevel is great for beginners.
If it’s your first time skiing, before anything else you need to know if there is going to be enough snow. 80% of the Courchevel ski area situated 1800m or higher above sea level – high, even by ski resort standards and assuring you of good snow conditions.
And if that wasn’t enough, Courchevel has invested heavily in the ability to generate artificial snow if necessary. There are 600 snow-making machines with the ability to cover 60% of all pistes.
So, if you are heading out to Courchevel for your first ever ski holiday, you can confident that there will be plenty of snow for you to ski on.
Beginner Ski Zones
As well as having good snow, Courchevel has some great green (i.e. very easy) pistes for you to learn on.
These include four ‘Evolution Zones’ – also known as ‘Zen’ areas – with the best area for beginners accessed from the Biollay and Jardin Alpin lifts. These zones all offer wide runs, at an easy gradient, and are easy to get to – the perfect place to learn to ski.
Alternatively try the Pralong Zen area, or if you are staying in Courchevel 1650 (Moriond), then the Mickey drag lift is free to use and allows you to access more wide and shallow pistes.
Quality ski schools & childcare
All guests staying with Kaluma Travel can enjoy our concierge service which will help smooth all the challenges that come with learning to ski. We will help you organise your ski hire and, most importantly, your ski school.
When you’re learning to ski, having quality ski school is fundamental. We will arrange your lessons in advance with instructors who speak fluent English, guiding you to the ski school meeting point on your first day, so you don’t have anything to think about other than enjoying learning to ski!
The Kaluma team can help you every step of the way with taking children on holiday. If you want to know if Courchevel is good for beginners because you have children in your group, we can also help you. If you need childcare, we can arrange this for you with trained staff if you are staying in any of our chalets in St Anton or Courchevel.
Is Courchevel expensive?
‘Is Courchevel expensive?’ is another commonly asked question. We have already written on this blog about how it’s a myth that Courchevel is only for the super-rich. Courchevel offers loads of fabulous options to enjoy great accommodation and authentic, but not over-priced restaurants. Most importantly, Courchevel has truly world-class skiing.
For advice on the right place to stay for you, contact the Kaluma Travel team on +44(0)1730 260 263