You can also download it here and save to your phone. It also gives a 3-day forecast, updates on piste grooming and webcam access. Here are some nice, gentle green runs in Courchevel that are a great next step. Loze Est — From the top of Coqs chairlift also accessible by taking Dou Des Lanches this nice green winds its way down to Courchevel , and gets the morning sun.

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Share Courchevel sits on the northern side of the Three Valleys ski area and is connected by ski lifts to Meribel in the middle and Val Thorens and Orelle at the far side and southerly edge. This ski area is varied with plenty to keep all levels of skier and snowboarder occupied and can be split into three main ski areas: La Tania, Courchevel and Courchevel Moriond.

For those just starting out the lower slopes around Courchevel Village are perfect. Powder skiers can take on the couloirs of Saulire and the serious terrain in the Creux Noirs bowls.

On a white-out day head below to the trees around Le Praz. The Family Park alongside the Verdons piste is ever growing in popularity as more and more features are added each year, from the gnarly red kickers and quarter pipe to the gentle ski cross, the Family Park has something for everyone.

If you want to take a quick break, why not climb into an igloo and rest those weary legs. There are a few gems when it comes to powder skiing in Moriond.

The tree skiing around Roc Mugnier, Chapelets and Gravelles are a great place to head in white-out conditions.

For something a bit more serious then the Roc Merlet face is a short hike with huge rewards. To top them all though is the off-piste run through the valley of Les Avals, starting from the top of Pyramide lift and descending all the way back down to New Generation Ski School offer a good range of off-piste options at reasonable prices.

La Tania The La Tania ski area has a great variety of skiing above the resort. The face of the Rocher de la Loze, known locally as the Freeride Face is only for the most experienced skiers. It is accessed via a hike with steep chutes, big drops and tight couloirs aplenty. Lower down, underneath the Dou des Lanches lift, there is more easily accessible powder, cliffs, steeps and trees which makes for some awesome and varied terrain. Watch this Best pistes in Courchevel Valley Courchevel ski area has plenty of cruisey blue pistes, perfect for intermediate skiers as well as some more challenging red and black runs.

Why so early? This red run becomes busy once the lifts from Courchevel reach it. It has the best snow possible, which is invariably groomed into immaculate condition each night. The cruising blue runs above Couchevel-Moriond are wonderful for intermediates or when you just want some easy skiing in beautiful scenery. This area remains uncrowded even in the busiest of school holiday weeks.

Search out little-used Grandes bosses and Gentiane for the ultimate in relaxing skiing. Chapelets also great to hit first thing in the morning when it is freshly groomed as you can whizz down. It starts off steep and then it gets more gentle but it is a favourite among many. Best Pistes in Courchevel Beginner areas in Courchevel Valley Courchevel has a number of areas that are designated and created for beginners. Pralong ZEN In Courchevel there is the Pralong Zen area which is situated next to the Ferme and Altiport drag lifts, this large beginners area makes for a great place to start off on skis or a snowboard.

With the easy drag lifts you can start off with the shorter Ferme and when you have built up a bit more confidence you can tackle the slightly longer Altiport drag lift. Golf ZEN There is also the Golf Zen area, also in Courchevel , which is next to the Jardin Alpin bubble lift and is a little smaller than the Pralong Zen area but it has two magic carpet lifts to get you started.

This area is great for children learning to ski. Mickey ZEN In Courchevel Moriond there is a fenced off area exclusively for beginners serviced by a free drag lift called Mickey where you can get your confidence without having to deal with a lot of other skiers. The whole area above Courchevel Moriond and Courchevel itself from the Verdon bubble towards the resort are a paradise for beginners.

Hundreds of man-hours of preparation go on every night to ensure the pistes are absolutely perfectly groomed at 9am every morning. These pistes are wide and shallow as they approach the lower part of resort and with a selection of different greens you can practice what you have learned and build confidence as you go. These slopes give you the opportunity to get back to resort without losing your confidence, even when you are tired at the end of a long day up the mountain.

Some of the couloirs at the head of the valley offer great steep skiing and more challenging terrain, particularly those at the top of the Saulire cable car. The Couloirs and steep black runs are the ones that everybody talks about.

Courchevel is known for having some of the worlds hardest and most challenging black runs, so it is definitely one to head for if you fancy a challenging skiing holiday. The Couloirs at the top of the Saulire cable car are the ones that people challenge themselves with the most, there are two official pistes that are a Couloirs, the Grand Couloir, which notably is the easiest of the bunch but still a challenge, the rest are no longer pistes but can still be tackled and enjoyed. The other is Couloir Tournier which takes you into Meribel.

There are also plenty of black pistes with steep and tough moguls. A selection of these can be found at the top of the Susses lift, the top of the Vizelle bubble and the top of the Saulire.

This area around the Saulire and the Creux Noirs will definitely provide plenty of advanced skiing, with the high altitude and steep gradient you can whizz down a number of tough reds and blacks.

If you are staying down in Courchevel Le Praz and you want a challenging run to finish your day or you just fancy an advanced piste through the trees then head down the Jean Blanc from the top of the Plantray or Bouc Blanc. This black piste runs through the trees in the valley making it the perfect challenge for a bad weather day or wonderful views when the sun shines. You can also challenge yourself on the black pistes that sit above La Tania, the Dou des Lanches is definitely one to try.

Advanced Ski Areas in Courchevel Off-piste areas in Courchevel Valley The tree areas in Courchevel are great for catching some fresh snow and playing off piste - just make sure you have a helmet on and have taken all the safety precautions necessary. Also, the Equinox pitch, a minute hike from the top of the Chanrossa chair, is one not to be missed out on a powder day. They take you far away from the pisted area. In the 3 Valleys area, it is crucial to have a 3 Valleys pass as you never know which town you will end up in after a day in the powder.

Off-piste Ski Areas in Courchevel Snowparks in Courchevel Valley Courchevel has a family park with more gentle, smaller features as well as a park for those looking to progress their freestyle skills and big air. The Family Park in Courchevel is getting bigger and better as every winter rolls by. Located alongside the Verdons piste just above the village at , the park is sure to entertain all levels of freestyle rider. The novice freestylers can try their hand at the gentle snow cross course, the speed gun and an array of green kickers and boxes.

For those looking to push themselves, there is plenty to dig their teeth into metaphorically, of course. Nobody wants to hit a box and ruin those pearly whites! The red kickers in the "Big Air" section are closer to black grade than red. The long blue run Folyeres into La Tania is also a good bet with trees lining it and a lower altitude the cloud may not be as thick here.

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