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Courchevel Resort Reviews

by: frogman - 29th December 2006

  • 4
  • Beginner
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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

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I used to live and work in Courchevel. Live at 1550, work at 1850. That was my best resort so far, until I left for (a job in) Switzerland in 1996 and discovered another ski resort in France. The pros: - 4 stages ski resort in the world largest ski area, - skiruns perfectly groomed, sometimes too perfectly - not a moggle left! - lifts are modern and confortable, gondolas, etc. - slopes orientation: North - Keeps good snow in La Saulire (top) till late - good restaurants, nice hotels - view The cons: - slopes orientation : North => in Dec. Jan not much sun in La Saulire - snow making machines system not optimal, it's better on the other side of La Saulire in Meribel at the moment (end Dec.06) - lodging can be very expensive - summertime: all 5 resorts are distant, you need a car to go from one to the other (except for gondola between 1300 and 1850, 1500 and 1850), riding a bike can be tiring! Unless you like walking

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