Located in-between 1550 and 1880, Courchevel 1650 is by far one of the most exclusive ski destinations in the world. Ideally situated at the end of the Three Valleys, Courchevel 1650 (Courchevel Moriond) provides access to the world’s largest ski area. It’s mostly a case of private residences and exclusive rental properties here so your chances of running into the usual tourist masses are somewhere between slim and none. It’s not quite as quiet and off the beaten track as 1550 can sometimes feel, but at the same time doesn’t feel nearly as intimidating as the five-grand-per-night resorts at the top of the hill. So it’s a bit like a heady mix of both worlds, where it’s more about great skiing and even greater après-ski than looking good and flaunting your wealth.
There are 150km of pistes and 67 ski lifts across the whole of Courchevel with 6 lifts leading out of Courchevel 1650. It is linked to Meribel, La Tania and the Val Thorens as well.
The closest major airport serving Courchevel 1650 is Chambery, which is located just over an hour away from the resort. As such, time it well with the weather and the traffic and you can easily get into and out of Courchevel for a weekend trip or even just an overnight stay. For longer stays, over half a dozen airports are within easy reach and offer some very competitively priced scheduled flights. Here are some airports and distances to Courchevel 1650:
Public transport routes in and out of Courchevel 1650 do exist, but at the same time do not come highly recommended. There is simply no point in wasting time and money on slower, less comfortable and often unreliable service when you can book a seat on a reliable airport transfer bus for less.
Here are some public transport options:
While many people do use the above public transport links they may be time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this mountain resort.