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Backcountry Skiing in Courchevel: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Enjoy world-class powder, amazing food and, of course, excellent skiing in this mountain paradise!

Chock full of backcountry skiing, Courchevel is a perfect starting point to explore 3 Vallées. Take advantage of the piles of fresh powder that the region enjoys as well as much less traffic than other popular resort towns, such as Chamonix.

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Courchevel

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Courchevel?

Located in the Savoie department, in southeastern France, Courchevel is part of the 3 Vallées ski area (together with Meribel and Val Thorens). Its backcountry terrain, within the boundaries of Vanoise National Park, includes some famous ski touring itineraries, including Col du Biaul and Mont Jovet. The region’s breathtaking beauty is one of the reasons the area was short-listed and eventually selected to host the 1992 Winter Olympics. Enjoy skiing down slopes through amazing forests and discover its steep couloirs with a professional guide who will show you all the best spots. Avalanches are not uncommon during this region, so be sure to bring the proper safety equipment.

Why should I choose Courchevel for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Courchevel is a picturesque elevated valley, tucked into the French Alps. Enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and alpine forests both from the village and the slopes.

**Incredible quality **

This ski tourer’s haven was the site of several events during the 1992 Winter Olympics. Enjoy the same high-quality snow that the Olympians did while exploring excellent and easy-to-access off-piste runs all around the 3 Vallées ski area.

Unbeatable food

After a day out on the slopes burning calories, treat yourself to some of the exquisite food that Courchevel has to offer. Seven restaurants in the resort town share 11 Michelin stars. Several even have two. Along with great snow, enjoy the fine food here too.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Courchevel?

During the winter in Courchevel, the average daily temperature ranges from -4ºC to 0ºC. This increases slightly during the spring and decreases the higher in elevation you go. The area receives plenty of snowfall during the winter.

How many days should I allocate for my Courchevel Backcountry Skiing experience?

This depends on how much free time you have. Many guides offer single day backcountry excursions, but for the more adventurous skiers, there are longer options. About a week here will get you very well acquainted with the surrounding slopes and local resorts.

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When is the best time to travel to Courchevel for Backcountry Skiing?

December to April

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Courchevel



Our guide Valerie was amazing. She knows the mountain extremely well and was able to take us to one run after another with fresh powder and first tracks. She pushed us hard, but also knew our limits. I highly recommend her! (And she is also an incredible and accomplished snowboarder).



Explore share did very good job in finding a mountain guide group for me in Val Thorens. Smooth and quick communication.



We had a private splitboard tour with Carine. Carine was a great guide and she took us to cool places in Val Thores and Orelle. The freerides were amazing. What a great day trip. We really appreciate flexibility of Maison des Guides who changed the date of our trip to another day because of bad weather on the day when we had booked.



Andre was an outstanding guide and I really enjoyed my glacier adventure! It was really amazing to be in the mountains where we were the only tracks in the snow. In addition to planning a trip that was beautiful and at the perfect difficulty level, he gave me pointers to improve my skiing and backcountry skills. I would definitely book another trip if I come back!



Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

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