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Due to Covid-19, different services and facilities may be offered at the time of booking than when your holiday starts. Since the mentioned services and facilities are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from them.
Courchevel is the highest village, within the “La Vallée de Courchevel”, and the most eastern resort in the ski region of Les Trois Vallées. Courchevel is located between the trees with fairy-tale hotels and chalets, which gives the village a special appearance. This village is also known as the Saint Tropez of the mountains, since it attracts a select clientele of VIP’s, celebrities and members of the royal family. You will be able to find boutique shops, bars and restaurants with Michelin stars as well. “Le Forum” provides both sports and shopping facilities, for everyone to enjoy themselves. There is a skating rink, climbing wall, bowling alley and a fitness facility. The two kilometre slope next to “Le Forum” becomes a sleigh track in the afternoon, and you can descend on a sled to the lower villages. The cable car will take you back up at the end of the track.
If you are looking for a luxurious ski holiday, then Courchevel is the perfect destination for you. Check out our holiday packages for skiing in Courchevel! You can either book an all inclusive holiday or choose to book a self drive holiday. All flights packages to France include free bronze ski rental equipment. However, it is always possible to upgrade your ski material to a ski package that suits your experience level.
For the latest government travel advice and corona measures by destination, visit the government website. Please note: this information can change in the meantime, so we advise you to consult it regularly until shortly before departure.
The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
The local emergency number is 112.
Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :
It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.
The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.
A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.
Safety on the slopes:
In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.
You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.
Food and Drinks:
Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.
As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.
Christmas Day: 25 December, 2014 (Thursday)
Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)
New Year’s Day: 1 January, 2015 (Thursday)
Good Friday: 3 April, 2015
Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015
Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015
Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.
In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
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In the booking steps it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in the booking process.
The lift pass for children up to and including 4 years and from the age of 75 is free. Children from 5 to 12 years and seniors from 65 to 74 years receive a discount on the lift pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of the travel sum. When you are entitled to this free lift pass, you choose 'no skipass' when booking. The free lift pass and discounted lift passes can be collected on site on presentation of your ID.
A passport photo is mandatory for free lift passes.
The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking. Different rates are applied on the spot.
You can specify that you would like to include ski or snow board hire directly when booking. This can be done in step 2 of the booking process
The following materials can be booked:
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
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