Exceptional destination




Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, on the heights of the Tarentaise valley, Courchevel and its five villages can be discovered along the bends of a lovely winding road, between enchanted forests and marvelous panoramic views… Five villages linked by ski lifts or shuttles which allow a unique "ski in, ski out" resort with multiple universes.


Everywhere, the pursuit of excellence and a culture of detail are omnipresent. In each village, a thousand and one courtesies are deployed to guarantee you an unforgettable stay…




An exceptional destination, Courchevel is one of the ski resorts of Les 3 Vallées, the world’s largest ski area, spreading over 6,000 acres of land and 493km/306 miles of ski runs, all groomed, maintained and safe, entirely linked by ski lifts. The 3 Valleys area also includes 128 km/80 miles of cross-country ski trails, 67 km/42 miles of which are in Courchevel.

During the summer season, Les 3 Vallées also has some nice surprises in store. Open since summer 2019, a new pass exclusively reserved for pedestrians and cyclists - the Col de la Loze, 2,304m/1.4 miles - is the first leg of the "Via 3 Vallées", a route of high-altitude cycle paths that will soon lead you to Val Thorens!

Winter and summer alike, you will enjoy the incredible aquatic complex "Aquamotion", with its swimming pools, surfing pool, lapse pools, spas, etc. Indeed, Courchevel is not limited to the winter season and skiing. The resort is equipped with communal summer-oriented leisure and sports facilities, and offers all manner of mountain-related summer activities: hiking, mountain biking, road biking, via ferrata, canyoning, rope course, paragliding, etc.


Everything is in place for you to experience special moments throughout the year!




Situated at an altitude of 1,550m/5,085 feet, LE HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU enjoys the tranquility and facilities of Courchevel Village, while offering a rapid and direct access to Courchevel 1850 (less than 3 minutes ride by cable car or chair lift), as well as the entire 3 Vallées ski area.


Here, every view is spectacular, and the southern exposure of LE HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU offers breathtaking views of the Vanoise peaks.

The quest for excellence that has made Courchevel internationally renowned is in perfect harmony with the art of living at HAMEAU DE MARCANDOU, where authenticity translates into quality and well-being.


With or without skis, the key words at Courchevel Village are comfort and peacefulness. Here, the family spirit prevails in an intimate atmosphere that makes the resort a choice destination to share precious moments with your loved ones.




At the beginning of the 20th century, the development of the railway to Moutiers and the growth of the spa in Brides encouraged summer tourism. Saint-Bon was the starting point for excursions to the pastures and lakes of the surrounding mountains. Among these mountain enthusiasts were some daring skiers who replaced the summer visitors during the winter. As ski lifts did not yet exist, their ski descents were preceded by long climbs on foot or on sealskin. The first winter visitors were therefore very athletic thrill-seekers, as the alpine chalets allowed them to get close to the best slopes. Gradually, hotel chalets were opened at Le Praz (1350m), then at 1550m and at Moriond (1650m) to accommodate skiers and hikers.


The region’s first development project in 1942 recognised its vast potential, and confirmed that Swiss and Austrian ski resorts had nothing on the sweeping snowfields of the 3 Valleys area. The first ski lift was built in 1945 at Moriond (1650m).


It was not until 1946 that the transfer of communal land allowed the construction of a new winter sports resort, which was christened "Courchevel".

In the early 1950’s, plans for a groomed and maintained ski area took shape with the introduction of new ski lifts, gondola lifts and the first cable car to link up with the Allues valley, marking the birth of the ski area we know today.