The start of the 2012/13 season in Courchevel

The start of the 2012/13 season in Courchevel

‘The best start to a season in the 3 Vallees for 26 years’ – that’s what the Courchevel newsletter has been preaching and they can’t be far wrong.

The snow has been falling in record levels and our first guests in resort enjoyed a great weeks skiing throughout the whole valley, right down to Le Praz which is usually unheard of at this time of the season. I’ve skied here for the past 20 odd years and I’ve never had snow this good. What a start to what will hopefully be a cracking season.

Beyond the great snow, Courchevel 1850 played host to the ‘FIS Women’s World Cup’ which brought an added bit of excitement to the resort. Fiant Slaloms, samba bands and acrobatic aeroplane shows meant the resort really cane to life last Sunday. Thousands flocked here to get a glimpse of the action and it was incredible to see in person what these professional skiers can really do! A little early in the season for me to be picking up those speeds….but watch this space!

All the lifts open up next week as we head into Chritsmas so I really can’t wait to see what the coming weeks have in store…

I will leave you with a shot of the chalet girls and myself having a bit of fun on our first day in resort.

Until next time….

Simon – Courchevel Resort Rep

Courchevel Staff 2012

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