Courchevel 1650

Courchevel ski resortCourchevel 1650, called Moriond by the locals, is the next largest village, although it is more relaxed with its year round population.

1650 has magnificent views across to 1850 and 1550. From mid- December until the end of April, the whole area is transformed into a winter wonderland and a chic Alpine ski resort.

1650 is a perfect resort for everyone; there are all the facilities you would expect in a top quality ski resort with numerous hotels. There are great bars; Some of which are chilled, traditional, play live music, are small snack bars and some have pool tables. Restaurants; there are over 15 places to eat be it a bakery or an exquisite restaurant, shops and three excellent supermarkets selling everything needed for a super self catered holiday. There is even a cinema and a local church. Moreover, there are plenty activities to do besides skiing which children and adults can enjoy.
In 1650 these are: Courchevel Trails, Ice Karting, Cinema and a necessity is to visit the weekly Street Market, where stands full of local meats, cheeses, wines, olives and clothing are sold. The stalls are set up early in the morning of every Wednesday in the centre of the Village near the Tourist information office and are open until late evening.

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If things couldn't get much better, there's a beginners lift, 'Mikey' and the long blue 'Le Belvedere' which are free so is a potential ski pass saving for those new to the sport.

The shuttle bus is a five-minute ride from 1850.

Courchevel 1650 has everything, excellent north facing slopes, which retain the sun late into the afternoon and always seems to have the best snow conditions in the 3 Valleys. No wonder Courchevel 1650 is also known locally as 'The Sunny Place'.

The Head of the Tribe: Grey Wolf

We arrive at the camp of Grey Wolf who invites us into his tipi: animal skins, pictures, cuffs, roasted bison on the fire... We get ourselves dressed up and become a real Indian, ready to go hunting with bow and arrow... Since 2006, thanks to a partnership with S3V, Grey Wolf shares his passion with young and old. He loves the look on their faces when he explains to them that he really lives here!

(In 1650, on the Indians piste, every day from ten to four o'clock. Info and contact details: 06 71 77 50 10 -