In 1946, Emile Allais (former Olympic skiing champion) and ‘Jeannot’ Cattelin (former owner of La Sivolière), had a dream: to create a ski resort that went beyond everyone’s expectations. Their ambitious project came to fruition shortly after the Second World War and helped foster the development of winter sports. The result was one of the world’s most well- respected ski resorts: Courchevel.
Courchevel, one of the most prestigious ski resorts in the world, is nestled in Savoie’s Tarantaise Valley in the French Alpes.
Courchevel is formed by five distinct villages: Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, Le Praz or Courchevel 1300, Courchevel village, Courchevel Moriond and Courchevel 1850.
Courchevel is the largest ski area in the world with interconnected slopes over 3 Valleys: Meribel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Tania.
Courchevel also has the most important ESF (French ski school) with more than 800 instructors speaking more than 15 different languages.