Apres ski is popular and there are a number of local bars in the village to choose from. At the end of the day many of our guests stop at the Peupliers Hotel (pictured above) where Le Norbys bar and lounge is the perfect place for friends to gather round the fireplace and enjoy a drink after a day’s skiing. Fleurs de Lys wine/champagne bar set in an old cave offers the perfect Savoyard experience – local wines, cheeses and meats are on offer in this very comfortable and atmospheric bar which is popular with holidaymakers and 1850 residents too. L’Escorche-Vel sports bar or the British run Drop In offer the more pub like experience and are full of fun and activity.
Nightlife tends towards the more subdued although band nights on a Tuesday and Friday provide good entertainment and a fun night out.
Courchevel provides more outdoor activities than any other two or three resorts combined. Cross-country skiing, skidoos, ice climbing, day and night tobogganing, rafting on the outruns of the Olympic ski jumps, ice skating and hockey, ice driving, snowshoeing, snow hiking, hang gliding, winter mountain climbing and these are only a start
Everything a child or parent might need is available in Courchevel. Brilliant activities await at the three higher elevation villages, one with a separate snow play area. Six pools, an ice rink, toboggans, sleds, bowling, minimal traffic, and a dozen free beginner’s areas make Courchevel one of the more child friendly resorts in the Alps.
Even the most blasé teen can find cafés, ski shops, board stores, video shops, and much else to do all day and as much of the night, as curfews permit. Most of the action seems up at 1850, but at 1650 Circus Games, with its bowling alley and other attractions, collects teens as well.
Courchevel enjoys the reputation as one of the top two or three resorts in the world. Four-star hotels, some of the best Alpine restaurants in the world, designer shops, and the usual French food shops and great cafés. Granted, après-ski can be extremely expensive in 1850, but costs moderate with elevation. It’s possible to shop on a budget with a bit of effort.