Courchevel: the centre of winter sports and social life

Courchevel from year to year maintains the status of the most fashionable ski resort in the world. Here, you are guaranteed to get a first-class vacation: unsurpassed service, Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury boutiques and the best spas. It is not surprising that world celebrities choose the resort and can be found on the mountain slopes and in famous restaurants.

IPREMIUM magazine knows where the loudest parties of the season will take place and which slopes will be open for skiing this winter, where to go for gastronomic experiences and why yoga in the frosty air will become a new fashion trend.

On the snowy slopes

Courchevel is located in one of the largest ski regions in Europe; the total length of the slopes in the "Three Valleys" is more than 600 km. Skiing in Courchevel attracts both professionals and amateurs. A huge number of slopes of different difficulty levels are set at an altitude of 1300, 1600 and 1850 metres.

In the new winter season, attention is on the slope of L'Eclipse. The track has been specially prepared for the 2023 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Courchevel-Méribel. Thrill-seeking skiers will absolutely love the dizzying 3200-metre descent from the top of the Col de la Loz.

Prior to the opening of the new slope, the neighbouring Jean Blanc was especially popular with skiers and snowboarders. This legendary slope is only for experienced winter sports enthusiasts. Named after one of the founders of the Courchevel resort, the track became the venue for the Alpine Skiing World Cup in 1966.

Have you ever conquered mountain peaks under the starry sky? Night skiing is the new trend of the season! ESA Black Ski instructors will take you to the very top of Courchevel la Tania. In addition to the standard equipment to help extreme sportsmen, there is a headlamp to illuminate the path.
The most unusual entertainment of the season

Going down the mountain on a sled can also be an exciting adventure. Moriond Racing in Courchevel Moriond is a 3 km toboggan run with 8 tunnels. On tight turns and long high-speed sections, you will have to adapt to the whole craze, but the impression is definitely worth it!

If you are looking for a unique experience during your winter holidays, Courchevel is ready to surprise you. Yoga classes in the open air will give a completely new sensation. Feel the energy of the mountains and recharge your good mood for the whole year in a two-hour session from the Manalaya school. Instructors welcome an individual approach, so groups consist of only 1-4 people. The cost of the lesson is 160 euros.

Courchevel 1850 ESF will teach you how to explore the ski slopes on a mountain bike. An experienced instructor will help you overcome the slopes of Jardin Alpin and Verdons on a special bike with fat tires. The session starts in the evening and lasts two hours.
Spa at an altitude of 1850 meters

The huge Aquamotion outdoor swimming pool complex in Courchevel is a great way to unwind after an active day. Indoor and outdoor pools, water slides, aqua wellness and gym, the facility has it all. The spa offers an aromatherapy session based on unique oils. After relaxing treatments, guests can head to the Aquamotion Restaurant and Bar.

In the new winter season, the Spa of the 5-star Hotel Strato offers treatments based on myBlend cosmetics. myBlend products are an innovation from the Clarins Group brand. Skin care products, nutritional supplements and high-tech equipment such as a LED mask that allows you to get instant results from a beauty session.

Boutique shopping in Courchevel is a special kind of holiday. World-famous brands such as Gucci, Fendi and Chanel introduce winter capsules that you will not find in other stores. This winter, a boutique of the legendary Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana will open in Courchevel.
Lunch in a cozy chalet or outdoor party

Courchevel became famous all over the world for its loud parties. Party people who spent their summer holidays in Mykonos, Ibiza, Saint-Tropez and Monaco flock here to change the landscape of the sea coast to the mountain one. If after skiing you are full of energy and ready for an open-air DJ set, head to Bagatelle, where the world-famous chain has opened a restaurant and delights guests with live music and traditional dances on the tables.

If you are looking for peace and tranquility, book a table at Chalet de Pierres. The restaurant is located in a cozy chalet, guests can be accommodated in the main hall with a classic interior or enjoy a meal on the sun-drenched terrace. The menu includes traditional fondue, oven dishes and healthy poke bowls.
Dinner and dancing

Almost 15 years ago, the K2 Collections team developed a unique culinary story. The concept is based on a bold and creative approach. Peruvian influences at Altiplano, incredible desserts from Sebastian Vauxion at Sarkara (2 Michelin stars), gastronomic delights from Peter Rydijk at Montgomerie (2 Michelin stars) and Lebanese cuisine at Aïnata.

Restaurant La Table de Madame in the five-star hotel La Sivolière invites guests to learn the secret of high gastronomy from Stephane Gigot. Gourmets will appreciate menus from Stéphane Buron at Le Chabichou, the first Michelin-starred restaurant in Courchevel, and the creations of celebrity chef Yannick Alléno at Le 1947.

After dinner, go for a dance at La Ferme Saint-Amour and Secret Bar (Hotel La Sivolière).
Calendar of events

In the new winter season, the famous resort is preparing to host many events. From the grand championship in mountain sports to bright social events.

On January 5, 2023, the Big Art Festival invites you to an incredible gala dinner at Le Lana Hotel. This evening the legendary band Gipsy Kings is ready to melt the ice and dispel the frost. The pianist and composer Gay Manukyan will induce the East romance mood, and the incendiary Alessandro Ristori will bring real Italian passion.

From February 6 to 9, 2023, the elite of the world of skiing will gather in Courchevel. The FIS World Championship (WOMEN'S AND MEN'S FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS) is a unique event in the world of winter sports. The competition will take place on the new slope L'Eclipse. It was this track that was recognized as one of the most difficult in the world.

From February 9 to March 2, 2023, pyrotechnic teams from Finland, France, Great Britain and Belgium will put on an incredible show in the skies over Courchevel. This year's theme is Disneyland Paris.

On April 8, 9 and 10 Courchevel will host the incendiary La Folie Douce festival, which will bring together the best French DJs and performers. For three days, the centre of the resort will turn into an open-air dance floor.

In March 2023, 9 famous Michelin-starred chefs will show off their skills. Not without a reason, the resort is deservedly at the forefront of French gastronomy. A culinary feast at the end of the season will definitely leave the right aftertaste.
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