Ski School Courchevel 1650

Courchevel 1650 is a great place to learn if you’re a complete beginner or want to improve your skiing skills each year. New Generation Ski school offers group and private ski lessons for all levels, from beginner to expert. Our experienced team of fully certified ski instructors will tailor your ski lessons to your needs and help you progress at your own pace. With inspiring surroundings and our dedicated ski and snowboard instructors who go the extra mile, you’ll be sure to enjoy every minute of your ski holiday!

New Generation Ski School was founded here in the Three Valleys, with one mission to create experiences so unforgettable they will become an integral part of your ski holiday plans. You’ll quickly fall in love with skiing and enjoy your time on the mountain with our fully qualified team.

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Courchevel 1650 at a Glance

Ski Resort Guide

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The 3 Valleys

Resort Altitude

1300m – 1850m

Nearest International Airport

Geneva, Chambery, Lyon or Grenoble

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Courchevel 1650 Ski School Meeting Point

Where you’ll meet your instructor

Group LessonsThe New Generation Courchevel 1650 Ski School meeting point is situated to the right of the bottom of the Ariondaz bubble. After you come up the escalators from the centre of 1650 (by the Tourist Office/ main road), continue out onto the snow front and turn immediately right, walking up on the right hand side of the gondola. We meet about 50ms up, alongside the fencing.

Private Lessons – Unless you request an alternative meeting point your own instructor will meet you at our normal meeting point as outlined above. As Private Ski Lessons are tailored to your needs, your ski instructor can also meet you at a convenient location for you. Please either request a different meeting point when you book your Ski Lessons or contact our Ski School Team at least 24 hours before your lesson starts to set a different meeting point.

  • Courchevel 1650 Meeting Point near steps

Choose Your Lesson Type

Ski Lessons in Courchevel

Custom Experiences

Tailored for each client
Adaptive Ski Lessons

Adaptive ski lessons are enabling more people to participate in snow sports with the greatest possible level of independence. These ski lessons are run by a specially trained team of adaptive ski instructors and we have access to a selection of specialist equipment depending on your needs. If we are unable to help with your specific requirements we will be able to recommend an alternative school or instructor in Courchevel that can.

Bespoke business packages
Corporate Ski Lessons

In a world where people are increasingly disconnected from nature, it’s important to find ways to reconnect. And what better way to do that than by spending a few days skiing in the French Alps?

Courchevel is a world-renowned ski resort, and it’s the perfect place to spend a corporate ski trip. Not only will you be able to enjoy the slopes, but you’ll also be able to bond with your colleagues in a unique and beautiful setting.

When you’re ready to relax, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable corporate ski trip, Courchevel is the perfect destination. New Generation can help you plan and book everything, so all you have to do is enjoy your time on the slopes. Contact us today to learn more about our private ski lessons in Courchevel.

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Courchevel FAQ’s

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* quoted prices are for 1 – 2 pupils in non-peak weeks. Additional pupils can be added for a fee and prices in peak weeks are higher.

If you’re debating whether to visit Courchevel 1650 for your next family ski trip, we’d highly recommend it!

There are plenty of ski schools to book your kids into ski lessons and outside of skiing, there are plenty of fun activities going on. From weekly animations in peak weeks, swimming at Aquamotion, sledging, horse riding, ice skating and more! Your kids will love visiting Courchevel on their holiday!

Childcare options in Courchevel 1650:

MeriNannies is a professional nanny service operating in the Alps since 2003. Striving to provide the best childcare to ensure the whole family have a fantastic holiday. From a full week of nanny service to just a few hours of babysitting, you can trust Merinannies will go the extra mile to help.

Link to booking page: Book Your Nanny – MeriNannies

Courchevel combined is an expensive resort, but in our opinion you do get a lot ofr your money, in terms of quality accommodation and endless skiing. Courchevel 1850 is by far the most expensive resort, so if you have your heat set on skiing in Courchevel, choose to stay lower down the mountain in Le Praz, La Tania, or even Bozel as prices will be much lower for accommodation.

Technically, the closest airport is Courchevel Altiport, but only small planes and helicopters can land there.

The closest international airports to Courchevel are:

  • Chambery
  • Geneva
  • Lyon

Courchevel is well-known for being a snow-sure resort, with a large network of snowmaking facilities and a historically reliable snow record. This makes it an ideal choice for skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy their ski holidays without having to worry about the conditions.

Courchevel has been able to maintain its high level of snow cover by investing in state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment and water storage solutions.  In recent years, Courchevel has received even more attention for its snow-sure status, as other popular ski resorts have struggled with unpredictable conditions. This has resulted in increased bookings and a higher profile for the resort, which is sure to continue in the future.

If you would like to see what the conditions are currently like you can view the resort’s webcams. These can be accessed on the Courchevel website.

Yes, Courchevel is good for beginners and has several purpose-built facilities for them. These include a wide variety of beginner slopes which are suitably gentle, as well as magic carpets and slower button lifts which are designed to make the learning experience more accessible.

Once you progress beyond the initial learning stages the resort has a huge network of blue runs that are perfect to hone your skills while letting you explore further afield and experience the beauty of the mountains.

There are several excellent ski schools in Courchevel, including New Generation which offers group and private snow sports lessons for beginners and those looking to improve technique on the slopes. We can cater for all ages (4+) and abilities.

Our instructors are highly experienced and will be able to teach you everything you need to know, from the basics of how to put on your skis to the proper technique for making turns, using lifts and more importantly stopping.

The best ski resorts for beginners

There are loads of other things to do in Courchevel. So whether you’ve got a non-skier in your party, you’d like a rest day or there are whiteout conditions outside there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

In 1850 there is an ice skating rink and bowling alley in the forum, a well-equipped spa in the Chabichou hotel as well as plenty of shops to peruse.

Take a look at Courchevel Adventure’s website if husky sledding, snowmobiling or ice diving sounds like a great day out!

Or if you fancy something a little more athletic why not try your hand at cross-country skiing? Or alternatively, Simply Savoie offer Guided Snowshoe Walks around Courchevel. Get off-the-beaten-track and discover the “real mountains” with Mark Tennent.

Train to Courchevel

The Eurostar offers overnight trains direct from London St Pancras to Moutiers (about 25mins from Courchevel, at the foot of the mountain). From there you can get a twenty-minute taxi up to the resort. If you don’t mind overnight travel and can sleep on trains (or are willing to forego sleep) then this can be one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to reach the Alps. Plus, no extra charge for a ski carriage. You just need to be able to carry all you can bring…..

It’s far better for the environment and means you don’t need to take the day off work to travel as you can work on the train or choose an overnight option. Find out more here.

Fly to Courchevel

The nearest airports are Geneva, Chambery & Lyon.

Airport Transfers

If you’re arriving by air then you’ll probably fly into either Grenoble, Lyon or Geneva. The following transfer companies offer airport transfers, either private or sometimes shared:

3 Valley Transfers

Snowbound Transfers to Courchevel



Bus to Courchevel

There are buses from the airport but you will need to change at Moutiers and they’re not cheap so if there is a few of you it often cheaper to share a transfer.

The train is the cheapest option from the airports, but again this will involve several changes and the trains are somewhat infrequent.

Drive to Courchevel

Driving an electric car to the alps is the most carbon friendly way to visit the Alps. It’s about a 9hr drive once in France to reach Courchevel. The benefits of driving are no luggage restrictions and the option of an extra day skiing during a week’s holiday but keep in mind the tolls can be quite pricey on the motorways. Parking in Courchevel 1650 can also be very busy and quite expensive.

There is a regular free bus service in Courchevel which links all the villages. You can get from Courchevel 1650 to 1850 every 10mins during the day and buses run between Courchevel 1650, 1550 and Le Praz every 30mins. Bus timetables are displayed at each bus stop. And buses run until about 1.30 am.

The Praz gondola from Courchevel Le Praz to 1850 is now open until 11:00 pm every evening.

Food Shopping

  • Pain D’Antan Bakery – Next door to the Boot Lab & the New Gen office is a lovely bakery.
  • Utile – Small supermarket on the main drag near the pharmacy.
  • Carrefour Montagne – Another supermarket just a bit further up the road on the main street in 1650.

Clothing and Ski Shops

  • Ski Republic, Endless Winter & Superdry – Trendy ski and snowboard gear & clothing shops dotted along the main street.
  • Intersport and Sport 2000 – Two ski shops in town.
  • Souvenir shop – Also along the main walkway is a large souvenir shop.

Doctors – There is a doctor at the Medical Centre in 1650.

Pharmacy – There is a pharmacy on the main street left of Super U.

Post Office – A large post office is located in the Croisette in Courchevel 1850.

Cash Point – There are cash points near the main gondola station. Opposite the bus stop.

Hair Dresser – Helene Coiffure is a hair dresser located just near the gondola station.

The après scene in Courchevel isn’t what it used to be, but there is still plenty going on.

On the mountain, have a boogie in your ski boots at:

  • La Folie Douce

And in Courchevel 1650 town:

  • The Funky Fox
  • Bubble bar
  • Copina (cocktails and live music)

Explore Courchevel virtually, before your trip by viewing the webcams here.

Courchevel is a fantastic destination for your next winter holiday. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier, there is something to suit everyones ability. There are plenty of ski and snowboard instructors who work for various ski schools, who can deliver awesome experiences in both group and private ski lessons.

There are plenty of off-piste adventures to be had, as well as specific areas for beginners. With extensive interconnected links from Meribel, Val Thorens, St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, La Tania and all the way to Orelle! The Three Valleys is the largest ski area in the world, so it’s hard to compare the sheer size and quantity of runs to other smaller resorts. Let’s just say you won’t have to ski the same run twice!

There are multiple snow parks for serious free-stylers as well as kids who want to learn to get some air!

If you’re looking for more information about the resort including where to eat, what’s on during your stay and general hints and tips then try one of the following websites:

See Courchevel
A helpful site with regular event listings of what’s going on in the resort, snow reports and more.

Courchevel Tourist Office
The official site for Courchevel

Need help with booking ski lessons in Courchevel?

Give us a call, we’re here for you.

UK office: +44 1462 674 000
Lines open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 UK


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