Part of the largest ski domain in the world, Les Trois Vallées, Courchevel is as diverse as the huge ski domain it sits within with four distinct villages. From glamorous Courchevel 1850 with its chic boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants to rustic Courchevel Village, each of the villages has a unique atmosphere, allure and property scene.
When buying a ski property in Courchevel, take some time to familiarise yourself with each of the villages to work out which one is best suited to your lifestyle and budget. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we would be delighted to arrange a call to discuss your options.
One of the most popular resorts in the French Alps, Courchevel was named the 3rd best European ski destination in CN Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Its international appeal means that owning a property here not only allows you to have a home away from home in one of the chicest resorts in the Alps, but also enables you to generate strong rental yields when you are not occupying the property yourself.
Property prices in Courchevel continue to rise with an increase of 2.3% recorded in 2019 (UBS) and with regeneration plans in action to help the resort prepare for the Alpine World Ski Championships, there is strong potential for capital appreciation.
From Courchevel Village up to Courchevel 1850, the resort has an excellent array of ski properties for sale at a variety of price points. This means that it is possible to find a property to suit most budgets here and thanks to the resort's amazing lift infrastructure you can easily get around the villages car-free.
Ahead of the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2023 and the front de neige of Courchevel Le Praz underwent an ambitious €26.6m renovation project which includes a brand-new super leisure centre called Alpinium and a new highspeed lift which can take skiers from Courchevel Le Praz up to Courchevel 1850 in just under six minutes. However, the star of the show is the new black run which descends 3,200m from Col de la Loze and ends atop the Alpinium sports centre: l’Éclipse. The run has already been recognised as one of the most challenging pistes in the world, making it a must-visit for seasoned skiers.
The lake in Le Praz is also having a makeover to improve the resort’s snowmaking facilities and to make it a pleasant destination during the summer by expanding the promenade.
Courchevel, one of the most glamorous resorts in the French Alps, has a fascinating history. Conceptualized by architect and avid-skier Laurent Chappis while he was a prisoner of war in Austria, Courchevel 1850 became the first French ski resort created completely from scratch.
Courchevel was also the first to construct an international airport on the mountains, the Courchevel altiport, famous for its short runway of just over 500m. The resort played a significant role during the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympic Games and has since solidified itself as one of the most upmarket resorts in the French Alps, with Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end boutiques, and prestigious hotels.
This rich history adds to the appeal of owning property in Courchevel.
Courchevel offers a range of prestigious neighbourhoods, each with its own unique charm. Courchevel 1850 is the highest and most exclusive neighbourhood, boasting luxury Palace hotels, high-end designer stores, and fine dining establishments, including Le 1947, a three Michelin-starred restaurant.
Courchevel Moriond offers easy access to 1850, but also boasts the impressive Aquamotion aqua centre. Courchevel Village is family-friendly with diverse restaurants and a toboggan run. Finally, Courchevel Le Praz is the most authentic village with Savoyard charm, narrow streets, and traditional wood and stone architecture.
Potential property owners can choose the neighbourhood that best suits their lifestyle and budget.
1 hour 30 mins from Chambéry Airport or just over 2 hours from Geneva.