Skiing across the three valleys since 1945
Courchevel, including the four villages below Courchevel 1850, is the gateway to Three Valleys, one of the largest ski areas in the world, spanning 600 kilometres with slopes linked by a network of 172 ski lifts. It affords world class alpine and off-piste skiing and hosts one of the largest ski schools in the world.
It all began in 1925 when the Lac Bleu hotel in Saint-Bon, until then a summer destination, opened for the winter season welcoming affluent Parisian ski enthusiasts. By 1935 there was the Saint-Bon Ski Club and ski school with local instructors. Popularity for the sport grew and in 1945 a dedicated ski resort was opened at Courchevel 1550, along with the first drag lift up to Moriond and an influx of architects to build that village.
Less than than ten years later a ski lift opened up the higher slopes and Courchevel 1850, a new and the most prestigious resort of all was born.