When Courchevel's four different resorts were renamed in 2011, the aim was to highlight the differences in style and character between the four satellite villages. After all, it's not simply altitude that separates Courchevel 1850, 1650, 1550 and 1300.
While Courchevel 1850 is still home to several uber-luxurious chalets, 5* hotels and Michelin starred restaurants, Courchevel 1650, or Courchevel Moriond as it's known these days, offers slightly less bling and significantly more buzz.
In Courchevel Moriond you'll find a charming village centre and a well located lift station, ready to whisk you into the enormous Three Valleys ski area. Courchevel is known for having some of the quickest, most advanced ski lifts in the world and you'll struggle to find a lift queue, even in peak holiday weeks.
Such is the growing popularity of Courchevel Moriond over its neighbours, investment in resort facilities has continued at a fast pace. Aquamotion, a huge, €63 million, indoor and outdoor swimming complex, opened in December 2015, upping the apres-ski stakes significantly. Kids will enjoy the three-lane water slides, wave simulator and body boarding, while adults relax in the giant sauna, steam room and wellness centre. Residents of our Whistler Lodge, Keystone Lodge and Mammoth Lodge and Le C properties are just steps from this incredible complex.
Travel to Courchevel Moriond from the UK gets easier and quicker each year. Chambery Airport is just 90 minutes by road and is served by both British Airways and regional airlines such as FlyBe. Travelling to Courchevel by train is also growing in popularity. Departing London St Pancras at 9.45am each morning, the direct Eurostar ski train takes in some beautiful scenery during your journey to the Alps, arriving at Moutiers station, just 30 minutes from Courchevel, at 6.11pm.
Our top five Courchevel Moriond must dos:1 -
Top up your goggle tan on the beautiful terrace of the Cap Horn restaurant, just off the Pralong piste. This is a great spot to watch the sun set too!2 -
Ski the Grand Couloir piste, but get there early! This un-pisted run is a challenge for even the best skiers, you'll earn your bragging rights when you get to the bottom.3 -
Pierre Gagnaire at Hotel Les Airelles was the first restaurant in Courchevel 1850 to be awarded two Michelin stars. You'll enjoy an incredibly good dinner in the most sumptuous of surroundings.4 -
Luxury beauty rituals are served up on an extensive treatment menu at the Belneo Space spa at Aquamotion. They make the perfect end to a hard day on the mountain.5 -
Summer in Courchevel Moriond is packed with fun events and activities for the whole family, making the resort the perfect, year-round destination.