is the most eastern resort of the Three Valleys, the biggest connected ski area in the world. It is renowned for its excellent lift system which is virtually queue free, even at the busiest of times. Although Courchevel consists of 4 satellite villages (Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850) it is most famous for its highest resort, the exclusive village of Courchevel 1850.
Named the St. Tropez of winter sports it attracts a select clientele of VIP’s and royal families. Courchevel 1850 has 11 hotels with a 5 star ranking. In 2011 France introduced a very prestigious 6th star ranking for hotels, named “palaces”. The palace 6th star ranking is only awarded to the most prestigious, exclusive and luxurious hotels in France. No more than 8 hotels in France have been crowned with this rating. Two of those 8 hotels are in Courchevel 1850’s tree lined Jardin Alpin area. No other ski resorts in France have hotels with the palace ranking. Courchevel is also known for its fine dining. It is the ski resort with the most Michelin starred restaurants.