Courchevel 1850 Ski School:
Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Welcome to New Generation Ski School in Courchevel 1850! Our highly qualified and experienced Ski and Snowboard instructors will help you improve your technique and confidence on the slopes, so that you can make the most of your time on the mountain. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics or take your skiing to the next level, we can tailor a lesson plan to suit your needs.

We offer a wide range of group and private ski and snowboard lessons, as well as specialised courses such as freestyle skiing and off-piste skiing. We also have a kids’ ski school, where our friendly and experienced ski instructors will teach your children in a fun and safe environment.

Our Courchevel ski school team have an incredible passion for inspiring and supporting our clients to develop their skiing and make the most of this incredible resort. We have been joined by some incredible ski instructors over the years and are proud to work with a team with such a depth of talent.

So why not come and join us for some great skiing in Courchevel 1850? We guarantee you’ll have a fantastic time!

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Courchevel 1850 at a Glance

Ski Resort Guide

Pisted Ski Area

600km

Total Lifts

157

Longest Run

8km

Snowparks

5

Night Skiing

Yes

Ski Pass Area

3 Valleys

Resort Altitude

1850m

Nearest International Airport

Geneva, Chambery or Lyon

Snow
Lifts
On-Piste
Off-Piste
Beginners
Nightlife
Green Runs

19

Blue Runs

35

Red Runs

34

Black Runs

8

Courchevel Piste Map

Ski School Meeting Point

Where you’ll meet your instructor

Beginners in Courchevel 1850

Jardin Alpin meeting point

  • Kid’s beginner group lessons: Whippersnappers, Wallabies or Arrows
  • Adult beginner group lessons: Level 1 and Level 2 

If you’re a Level 1 or 2 in adult group lessons or your children are in Whippersnappers, Wallabies or Arrows, you need to meet at the bottom of the Jardin Alpin gondola in front of the big pine tree.

Please refer to the Google Map Pin and map below.

All other Group & Private Lessons in Courchevel 1850

Group Ski LessonsThe New Generation Courchevel 1850 Ski School meeting point is situated below the Croisette building (building with the 3 main gondolas) on the opposite side of the road. There are some metal stairs to your right of the Forum that lead down to the piste. If you’re on skis, just ski under the bridge to your left of the Croisette building (direction 1550/Le Praz) and turn immediately right when you come out of the tunnel. There, you will see a purple New Generation sign.

Private Ski Lessons – Unless you request an alternative meeting point, your ski instructor will meet you at our normal Ski School Meeting point as outlined above. You can request a different meeting point no less than 24hours before your lesson starts.

  • Courchevel 1850 Meeting Point Map

Choose Your Lesson Type

Custom Experiences

Tailored for each client
Adaptive Ski Lessons

Adaptive ski lessons are enabling more people to participate in snowsports with the greatest possible level of independence. These private 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 Ski School in Courchevel that can.

Bespoke business packages
Corporate Ski Lessons

Courchevel is the world’s largest ski area and a renowned playground for the rich and famous. Every winter, Courchevel 1850 plays host to a variety of corporate ski trips, organised by New Generation.

These trips offer a unique opportunity for businesses to build relationships with clients and employees in a relaxed and informal setting.

Courchevel 1850 is the perfect place to unwind after a busy year, with its stunning scenery, world-class facilities and excellent snow conditions. Whether you’re looking to develop new business relationships or simply let your hair down and have some fun, a corporate ski trip with New Generation is the perfect choice.

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Courchevel FAQ’s

If your Ski Holiday does not include travel there are a few options for you to choose from.

Courchevel: Closest Airport

Airports near Courchevel:

  • Geneva
  • Lyon
  • Chambery
  • Courchevel airport (only for small private jets)

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

Sky2ski

Snowlinx

Snow White Transfers

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

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 the tolls can be quite pricey on the motorways so something to consider.

Train

The Eurostar offers overnight trains direct from London St Pancras to Moutiers (about 25mins from Courchevel, at the foot of the mountain). 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 ski carriage. You just need to be able to carry all you can bring…..

Not only does Courchevel have fantastic skiing and snowboarding, it’s also well suited to families! With plenty of other activites to get involved in, like swimming at Aquamotion, soft play areas, climbing frames, sleding areas and more. Courchevel 1850 is a great choice for families.

In Courchevel 1850 we can recommend:

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 nanny service to just a few hours babysitting, you can trust Merinannies will go an extra mile to help.

Book Your Nanny – MeriNannies

T4 Nannies
T4 offer a private nanny service in Val d’Isere, Tignes, Meribel, Courchevel, La Tania, La Plagne and La Rosiere. They handpick nannies who share the belief that undivided attention, fun and getting involved are the key ingredients to a happy family holiday. Their nannies will be able to drop off or pick up your Children from Ski School. You will need to make sure that you give them your password or our Ski and Snowboard Instructors will not be able to let them pick up the children at the end of their ski or snowboard lessons.

Yes, it’s one of the best resorts in France for beginners! Courchevel has multiple beginner areas, free lifts and a whole network of gentle green and blue runs. To read more about the best ski resorts for beginners, click here.

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

Take a look at the Courchevel 1850 webcams, on the Courchevel website to check out the latest snow conditions.

Food Shopping

Sherpa – Small supermarket conveniently located inside Le Forum.

Carrefour Montagne – Located on your left as you’re driving into 1850.

Bakery – You’ll find Pain D’Atan bakery on the road up into the center.

Clothing and Ski Shops

The town is dotted with Ski Shops, furniture shops, clothing and more. If you want to take a peek into those high-end shops – I’m talking Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier – these shops are just at the foot off the slope.

If you’re looking for something a bit more reasonable, head into Le Forum. In there you’ll find a few more reasonable priced ski and snowboard shops as well as a backcountry-focused store, clothing shops, jewelry, and more.

Doctors – Head to the main medical center, just as you come into the village it will be on your right.

Pharmacy – The pharmacy is located on the street to the right of La Croisette as you ski down.

Banks – There are two banks Bank de Savoie and Credit Agricole located inside La Croisette.

Tabac (Newsagents) – Located just inside Le Forum.

Post Office – Full service post office located inside La Croisette.

Whether you’re a non-skier or have one in your party, or you’re looking for something to do when the weather draws in, there’s plenty of non-skiing activities to keep you entertained in Courchevel.

Ice skating, bowling and climbing wall – All located within Le Forum.

Spas – There are a handful of spas in various resorts in Courchevel, however, we recommend the Chabichou day pass for great value for money.

Aquamotion – The all-singing, all-dancing aquatic centre that boasts a number of swimming pools, diving boards, slides, a spa, and more.

Guided snowshoe walks – Get off-the-beaten-track and discover the “real mountains” with Mark Tennent at Simply Savoie.

Courchevel is split into 5 small villages:

  • Courchevel 1850
  • Courchevel 1650 (Courchevel Moriond)
  • Courchevel 1550
  • Courchevel Le praz 1300
  • La Tania

The numbers beside the village name refer to the altitude they sit at, so Courchevel 1850 sits at an altitude of 1850m above sea level.

Each village has it’s own character:

  • Courchevel 1850 is for the rich and famous and has Michelin star restaurants and very high prices.
  • Courchevel 1650 is more family friendly and has a range of accommodation options and reasonably priced restaurants.
  • Courchevel 1550 has more of a village feel with restaurants run by locals and a variety of accommodation options. Courchevel 1550 is quieter than 1650 and 1850, but has great access to 1850 via the lifts. So it could be a great place to stay if you like the 1850 atmosphere, but prefer to pay less for your accommodation.
  • Courchevel Le Praz 1300 has more chalets and high end restaurants, but has an alpine village feel. It’s a very charming part of Courchevel and is definitely worth a visit.
  • La Tania has some amazing ski-in ski-out chalets, bustling restaurants and bars so it’s a great option for families and smaller budgets.

Our Ski Lesson Costs are from

* 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.

Courchevel 1850 is expensive. You can still enjoy a well-priced ski holiday in other nearby ski villages like La Tania or Courchevel 1650.

Courchevel 1850 is the most expensive village to stay in, with Michelin star restaurants and huge private chalets for the rich and famous. Many celebrities choose to ski in Courchevel, due to it’s well-connected ski area and private accommodation options.

Overall, the restaurants on the mountain and some bars in the town are over-priced. But the ski area is the largest in the world, so the skiing makes up for it! Our top tip: check the menu for prices before agreeing to sit at a table.

Courchevel ski resort opening and closing dates are listed here.

Courchevel 1850 is a bowl so it’s protected from the wind and sun, meaning the snow lasts longer. The 3 valleys have plenty of North facing slopes and sit at high altitudes so Courchevel is snow-sure. The resort also spends a lot of time and money on snow-making and shifting snow to areas that need more coverage.

If you’re looking for more information about resort including what’s on during your stay, then try one of the following websites:

3V Guide
Great magazine site managed and written by Three Valleys locals with insider tips and hints on where to ski, eat and drink, and lots more.

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

Courchevel Tourist Office
The official site for Courchevel.

Need help booking your Ski or Snowboard Lessons?
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UK office: +44 1462 674 000
Lines open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 UK

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