Courchevel – the home of New Generation!

There’s a reason New Generation’s story started here. The Courchevel ski area is part of the Three Valleys – the largest interconnected ski are in the world. With access to 169 ski lifts joining 600km of runs, and more than 10,000 hectares of off-piste, you’ll need more than a one week holiday to explore it all.

Often referred to as the “St Tropez of Winter sports” it is frequented by a host of VIPs including Prince William and Kate Middleton, Leo DiCaprio and even the Beckham family. However you don’t have to be part of the aristocracy to enjoy Courchevel – there’s something for everyone. Check out our resort profile below.

Our Ski Instructor Training in Courchevel

  • BASI 1 & 2 – 11 Week Residential Course
  • 09/01/22 – 19/03/22
  • £8,000

  • BASI Level 1 & 2 (Training and exam only. No accommodation)
  • 09/01/22 – 19/03/22
  • £4,500
  • BASI Level 2 FastTrack
  • 20/03/2022 – 17/04/2022
  • £3,500

The Skiing

Overview

Courchevel is one of the Trois Vallees, which is the world’s largest connected ski area with over 600km of pistes. As Courchevel’s slopes are mainly north-facing, it often has the best snow in the whole ski area. The valley has terrain to suit everyone, from beginner to expert including excellent off-piste routes and its very own freestyle park. Many people never feel the need to leave the Courchevel valley as a result!

If you choose to join us on our ski instructor training in Courchevel, you’ll notice the resort infrastructure is hard to beat. The lift system upgraded every season and includes lots of fast gondolas and chairlifts, and even a free bus shuttle service if you prefer.

On the Slopes
As the resort is part of the biggest ski area in the world, the area is really diverse. Cruise along Creux which is the longest run in resort, enjoy the abundance of rollers on Folyeres into La Tania or challenge yourself on the Grand Couloir which at some points is a 70% gradient.
Cross-country
Courchevel has more than 150km of cross-country skiing tracks connecting you to neighbouring towns and secret hideaways. You can hire skis and boots from any equipment shop for around €10 a day so you can keep fit without breaking the bank! A favourite trail is the red going from Le Praz, up past the Bouc Blanc restaurant and around to Meribel Village. The view when the Meribel valley opens up is breathtaking.
Off-Piste
On a powder day you can head to Les Avals, which takes you far away from the piste, or to Fork Tree which is popular amongst the locals. Another favourite is through the trees above La Tania – there are kickers and secret hideaways to be found with plenty of powder.

Remember, you should never ski off piste without the correct kit and expertise. Always Respect the Mountain.

Off – Snow

Eating Out

L’Elephant, Le Praz (£) – Just a stone’s throw from our gap chalet in the centre of Le Praz, this gem serves huge burgers and traditionally fired pizzas, as well as French dishes. With band nights on Tuesdays and Fridays, it also doubles as an excellent night venue too.

La Petit Savoyard, 1650 (££) – A classic, traditional Savoyarde restaurant, this is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Fondue, raclette and pierrade all come with piles of potatoes, salad and charcuterie meaning you definitely won’t go hungry.

La Chabichou, 1850 (£££) – A 2 Michelin starred restaurant at the heart of the resort. You can dine out on the terrace or indoors – you can even reserve one of the chef’s tables in the kitchen and watch the chefs at work. The wine menu is excellent and chosen by a talented sommelier. Make sure to ask for a recommendation.


Apres & Nightlife

With five separate villages to choose from, there are plenty of places to go once you’ve peeled off those thermals.

Funky Fox, 1650 – A seasonaire favourite, it’s open until the small hours and serves food before the evening rush. There are often live DJs in the evenings as well as acoustic afternoon sets out on the terrace during the day.

Le Jardin, Le Praz – Formerly the Drop Inn, le Jardin is a cosy pub / wine bar with a pool table situated down the hill in Le Praz. Every evening has it’s own deal – Wine Wednesday is our favourite!

La Folie Douce, Meribel – Everyone knows about La Folie Douce! Easily the most famous apres bar in Europe, they start the party at 1 pm with live music and dancers. You haven’t “done” the 3 Valleys until you’ve danced on a table at La Folie. They even give you a nice reminder to get the gondola back to Courchevel at 4:15 pm!

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