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IN A NUTSHELL

Visiting Courchevel with Kids

Family holidays are the best way for parents and children to share amazing experiences. A chance to be together and enjoy new adventures, creating unforgettable memories. That’s why Courchevel is your go to destination. Courchevel will give you both a warm welcome and a fantastic holiday.

Courchevel has been awarded the Famille Plus label since April 2010. Courchevel follows these 6 commitments when welcoming both children and adults:

  1. A personalised welcome for families;
  2. Activities adapted for all ages;
  3. From the youngest to the oldest: a price for everyone;
  4. Activities for young and old, to be enjoyed together or separately;
  5. All shops and services at hand;
  6. Children pampered by Courchevel professionals.

This label is granted for a period of three years to municipalities that have a real policy of welcoming families and children. It is awarded on the basis of an application and a control audit ensures that the criteria is respected. Accommodation, activity and catering professionals are committed to working alongside the certified municipalities to provide a special welcome for families.

Getting to Courchevel with Kids

You can get there by car, train or by bus. Access to the Courchevel resort is quick and easy.

A 2 hour journey from Lyon or Geneva airport, 1h 30 minutes journey from Chambéry and 30 minutes journey from Moûtiers train station.

The road is always clear which makes access to the resort really easy and pleasant.

Visit Courchevel with kids and book your trip now. 

WHEN IN COURCHEVEL WITH KIDS

Must sees when in Courchevel with Kids

In winter:

Art exhibition of large monumental sculptures in the resort centre and on the ski area.

Ski shows: Magic night, snow sports demonstrations, ski instructors, torchlit descents and fireworks.

December: Christmas and New Year

January: Courchevel celebrates the Orthodox Christmas.

February & March: The International Festival of Pyrotechnic Art, Magic moments with fireworks in all the villages of Courchevel.

April: 3 Vallées Enduro, Derby, slalom XXL, skiercross, Big air bag, family schuss. The best way to discover Les 3 Vallées is by having fun in teams of 3, under a “family” category.

In summer:

More than 200 cultural and sport activities.

LOCATION

Where should a family stay?

All the Courchevel villages are suitable for families. Each one offers shops, ski rentals and ski schools.

Courchevel Villages to stay in:

Courchevel le Praz

  • Altitude: 1300 m
  • POI: Praz lake, mediatheque
  • Direct cable car to Courchevel 1850
  • During summertime: bathing and many summer activities

Courchevel la Tania

  • Altitude: 1400 m
  • POI: the Teppes clearing and its walk in the forest
  • A pedestrian resort
  • A new children’s area on the snow front

Courchevel Village

  • Altitude: 1550 m
  • POI: Aquamotion, the aquatic centre and its activities
  • Easy access to Courchevel 1850 and Courchevel Moriond
  • Free floodlit toboggan runs (if using the gondola, a lift pass is mandatory)

Courchevel Moriond

  • Altitude: 1650 m
  • POI: Rosière lake
  • Easy slopes for beginners
  • Moriond racing: the 3km toboggan run F1 style

Courchevel 1850

  • Altitude: 1850 m
  • POI: The Forum and its ice rink, bowling, games room and climbing wall
  • Largest children’s garden in France with a medieval setting
Where to stay in Courchevel

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baby activities in Courchevel

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Activities for children ages 0-5

Tiring our babies and toddlers whilst they absorb all that is around them.

Supervised Activities in Courchevel:

Paragliding – from 4 years

Mountain Biking – from 3 years

Pony excursion – from 3 years

Baby ski – from 2 years

Dog sled ride – from 2 years

Piste Basher – from 4 years

Available Equipment:

  • Aquamotion aquatic center
  • Bowling Courchevel Village 1850
  • Swimming pool of Courchevel la Tania
  • Olympic Ice rink Courchevel 1850
  • Mediatheque – Courchevel le Praz
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Activities for older kids

Keeping the older kids happy, entertained, and reducing the amount of times they ask for a screen or complain about being bored.

Supervised Activities in Courchevel:

Canyoning – from 8 years

Orienteering – from 6 years

Tubing (on the Olympic Ski Jumps) – from 12 years

Accrobranche and zip lines – from 5 years

Rosiere Via ferrata – from 8 years

Ski lessons– from 2 years

Snowmobile – from 8 years (as a passenger)

Escape Game – from 8  years (if accompanied)

Snakegliss – from 6 years

Walking or snowshoeing

Several summer camps : 

Cinema Stunt – from 10 to 17 years

Adventure & survival – from 14 years

Badminton – from 11 to 17 years

Golf – from 6 years

Hip Hop & Urban Art – from 10 to 15 years

Chamber music – from 18 years

Rugby – from 11 to 18 years

Soccer – from 13 to 16 years

Swimming lessons – from 7 to 11 years

Available Equipment:

  • Aquamotion aquatic center
  • Swimming pool of Courchevel la Tania
  • Tennis court of Courchevel le Praz
  • Golf – from 6 years
  • Climbing wall in Aquamotion – from 6 years if accompanied and from 12 years if not
  • Climbing wall in Le Forum
  • 2 Floodlit toboggan runs (from 8 years if accompanied) + all other items from the above category (under 5 years)
  • Free access to 12 ski lifts
Kid Skiing in Courchevel

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Adventure park in Courchevel for kids

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Parks and PLaygrounds in Courchevel

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Parks & Playgrounds

Parks:

Praz lake

La Rosière lake

Parks to visit in winter:

Family Park: Explore the world of the Incas and feel the mystery of the Sacred Mountain… as you defy the Snow Gods on the border cross.

Western Ski Park: Have a blast down the wide, gentle slopes in this closed zone and then say ‘hi’ to Perle de Lune at the Indian camp, see the animal prints and make an Amerindian headdress.

Fun Park: Head to this pretty natural canyon for great fun – and perhaps even try a few jumps!

Playgrounds to visit in summer:

Courchevel Saint Bon 

Courchevel la Tania

Inflatable structures welcome children in summer on the Courchevel 1850 snow front and in Courchevel le Praz.

Indoor playground Courchevel 1850 (see covid-19 restrictions), FREE ACCESS: 2 circuits according to the age, games, sanitation for children and baby changing area. Adult supervision is compulsory.

Farms: 

Ariondaz Farm (summertime)

FOOD

Family-friendly cafés & restaurants

The majority of Courchevel’s restaurants are family friendly and over 40 restaurants offer services and equipment for children including children menus, high chair, warmer, cot, booster seats, changing tables, and games.

Cafe and Restaurants in Courchevel

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Getting around in Courchevel

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TRANSPORTATION

Getting Around

Buses

Free shuttle buses are available for visitors to move around the resort from morning to evening. They are accessible with prams.

Taxis

Taxis are also generally accessible with prams.

More detailed transport information can be found here.

Toys

Children Toy Shops

There are many shops selling games and toys, two of which specialise in La Droguerie, Les Petits Papiers.

Kids choosing toys at a toy shop

Insider Tips

Rosière Lake

A snowshoe walk at the Rosière lake for a Canadian atmosphere (recommended from 8 years+).The ski school kindergartens are particularly well known in Courchevel.

Best Time to Visit

Courchevel is beautiful all year round but the best time to visit is during summer or winter time.

Free Ski Passes for Kids

During winter, ski passes are free for kids under 5 years. Remember, in order to obtain a free pass or one of the special rates, children must show proof of identity.

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