Courchevel 1850 Resort Info
The most expensive resort in the French Alps'? Only partially true. Sat next to Val Thorens and Méribel, Courchevel is the most easterly of the Trois Vallées (the ski maps are back to front!) It is made up of four separate parts, each with their own character.
The biggest village and arguably the jewel in Courchevel's crown, 1850 is the focal point of the resort, with a good selection of world-class hotels, restaurants and shopping. There are a good selection of less expensive accommodation options in town, especially with several British run chalet hotels. Lift access to the whole 3 Valleys area is from the centre of town, giving easy access to almost all guests.
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Courchevel 1850 Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 17 Dec 2014|
|Last snowed|| 16-Dec-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||11 cm|
|Upper slopes||40 cm|
|Runs to resort||Artificial|
|Off piste snow||Limited|
|Comments||Ski/board conditions are okay, more snow would be good|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 17-Dec-2014)
There was widespread cloud cover seen across France on Monday 15th December. Parts of France saw patches of sunshine but on the whole it was overcast for most of our featured resorts in France. The weekend saw lots of resorts open their gates but skiing is fairly limited due to the lack of snow but the best conditions can be found higher up the mountain where well groomed runs are available.
Les Deux Alpes (2/80cm) is offering good riding conditions up on the glacier and on Monday there was a total of 12 lifts in operation. The resort runs are either closed or in a fair state so it is better to stick to the runs at a higher altitude. Thicker clouds developed in the afternoon at Les Deux Alpes and there was light snow forecast for later in the day.
Over the next few days the weather is expected to change with more clouds forecast but there is a chance of fresh snow across all the ski regions during the middle of the week.
European Weather Outlook
After a fairly cloudy day on Monday across Europe, the forecast is indicating that the clouds will thicken and there is a significant chance of fresh snow to all of our featured countries on Wednesday. Switzerland looks as though it will benefit the most with up to 12cm being predicted, where as the likes of France, Italy and Austria should see an average fall of around 5cm. The freezing level may rise above 2000m later in the week which could see light rain but the slopes at high altitude shouldn’t be affected.
Bulgaria had a fairly clear day on Monday and this is expected to continue until midweek then more clouds should move in but this could bring more fresh snow.
Norway / Sweden have differing forecasts to each other in that Norway is expecting quite a cloudy week with scattered snow showers being predicted throughout the week. Sweden on the other hand looks as though it will be brighter with a few cloudy spells.