Property in Courchevel
Courchevel is split into several different villages. 1850 is home to some of the most expensive ski chalets on the planet as well as upmarket restaurants and boutiques that cater to the whims of their global jet-set customers.
More down to earth and with a welcoming atmosphere, Courchevel 1650 is where French property investors seeks more affordable chalets and apartments.
Recently linked to Courchevel 1850, 1650 – or Moriond – as it’s now known offers much of the charm of it’s more famous neighbor but with more sensible property prices.
As French Alps property markets slipped in 2017 due to Brexit and the French elections, Courchevel only experienced a small dip, bouncing back and providing great returns for its property investors.
Buyers are attracted to new builds, bringing in a wave of international families and prompting new developments that have stabilized the prices of apartments and chalets for sale in Courchevel.
Entry level ski apartments in Courchevel can be found for sale from EUR 750,000 while chalets prices can run into the 10s of millions.
New build apartments can be found at the bottom of the piste in Courchevel 1650 for between EUR 15,000 and EUR 30,000 / m2.
Winter in Courchevel
It goes without saying that Courchevel boasts impressive skiing facilities. The north facing slopes ensures high quality snow and there are also several flood-lit pistes that mean your ski day doesn’t have to end at sunset.
Once a week, skiers follow each other down the slopes bearing torches and enjoying the unique peace of the pistes at night.
The 3 Valleys is arguably the most famous ski destinations in the world and certainly one of the largest with over 600kms of piste.
Weather you wish to ski around Courchevel or venture off for day trips to Meribel or Val Thorens, you will find skiing here to suit every ability. Just be sure to leave enough time for your return journey to Courchevel!
Food lovers are well catered for on the mountain with plenty of warm and welcoming alpine huts that will serve you some traditional Savoie cuisine but often with a modern ‘Courchevel’ twist.
Away from the pistes, Courchevel has state of the art gyms, cinemas, ice climbing and indoor climbing, ice hockey, ice skating, husky dog sledding and even the option to stays in an igloo! Families with kids will love the 2km toboggan slide.
Summer in Courchevel
Like many resorts in the French Alps, Courchevel has recently branched out into summer activities and now attracts tourists all year round.
Mountain biking through the breathtaking landscape is an extremely popular Courchevel industry as is its 9-hole golf course located at 2,000 meters above sea level. Swimming and fishing opportunities are a plenty in the clear natural swimming lakes.
Summer tourism has been increasing rapidly in the whole ‘Le Trois Vallees’ in recent years and tourists and property owners wake up to the delights on the Alps in the summer.
As well as plenty of well-marked hiking and biking trails you can try your hand at paragliding, rock climbing, horse riding, rafting, golf and much more.