29 Oct What’s New In Courchevel For Winter 2019-20
Courchevel Winter 2019-20 – What’s New?
A new 10-seater gondola lift for Courchevel Le Praz
This is a game-changer for Courchevel Le Praz. Skiiers will quickly (in under 6 minutes) reach the centre of Courchevel 1850 in comfort to start their day skiing. The lift has been regularly tested this month and we can’t wait for it to open! In the ‘Alpinium’ the multiservice building where you’ll find the new gondola there is also a new, much needed, 2-storey indoor car park in Courchevel Le Praz.
New Piste through the forest to Aquamotion
Courchevel Village is expanding with the opening of the new Écrin Blanc Hotel, located opposite Aquamotion. From December, the new Grandes Combes 4-seater chair lift and blue run will connect them both to the ski area!
Creux Noirs – Freeride Lab
The Creux Noir area is a renowned powder spot with locals in Courchevel. A new, safer ski area for skiers who fancy tackling more challenging terrain has been developed.
“Welcome to Freeride LAB, Courchevel’s powder snow laboratory, the perfect place to become an unparalleled all-terrain skier! This demanding high-altitude sector leading to renowned off-piste areas and unique panoramic views is adopting a new look: reachable on foot or ski touring skis (100m difference in height) to the 2 red runs and the black run, which will be left ungroomed but made safe throughout the winter”
The 2020 piste map shows a route to hike and access this ungroomed area.
The Mountain Guides Office has 4 new products:
MOUNTAIN COACHING Skiing and sharing tips: adapting to different snow types, managing your exertion levels, nutrition, packing your bag, learning to get your bearings, getting the best from your equipment and carrying out a rescue.
SKI N’FLY A ski touring climb with a paragliding descent at the end
SKI FITNESS NATURE Combining fitness and ski touring at the heart of nature.
EVEN HIGHER In a roped party with a guide, climb an ice waterfall on a route along a wild mountain ridge.
We’re even more excited now for Courchevel Winter 2019-20 to kick-off!