Transfers to Courchevel
Mountain Rescue offer airport transfers from Geneva to Courchevel and the rest of the 3 Valley's ski area. Travel time from Geneva to Courchevel averages out at around two hours forty five minutes so expect to leave around 5 hours before your flight when you depart.
You can book a private door to door transfer from Geneva to Courchevel by using the quick quote on the right of the page.
Private transfers mean you book sole occupancy of one or more of our vehicles. No waiting for other groups, you are met at the airport by one of our driving team and wicked away to your accommodation in resort.
Why not book yourself a Geneva airport hotel if coming in late and we will pick you up first thing.
French ski resort Courchevel is the most eastern resort in Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys); the largest linked ski areas in the world. It is located in the commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise in the Tarentaise Valley, and is just over two hours from Geneva Airport. The Tarentaise Valley is home to the largest concentration of world-class ski resorts in the world, including Les Trois Vallées, Paradiski (Les Arcs and La Plagne) and L’Espace Killy (Val d’Isère and Tignes).
The resort comprises four main towns: Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel Village, Courchevel Moriond, and Courchevel (also known as Courchevel 1850), the first French ski resort in to be built from scratch and the highest resort in the area. Plans for the Courchevel resort began during World War 2 and was developed over a number of years after the war ended. Le Praz hosted the Olympic ski jumping and Nordic competitions during the 1992 Winter Olympics, while the town of La Tania was built to provide accommodation for competitors.
Courchevel offers 150 kilometres of alpine ski runs, including a number of fun ‘ZEN’ areas and 19 green runs for beginners, 35 blue runs for intermediates, and 34 red and eight black runs for more experienced skiers. Courchevel’s couloirs are known to be some of the most difficult black runs in the world. The resort is renowned for its excellent lift system, comprising 58 lifts, offering virtually queue-free transportation even at the peak of the season.
Getting to Courchevel
Landing at Geneva international airport you will be met by one of our drivers in the arrivals area. They will take you directly to the vehicle with no delay or waiting for other guests. Once you are aboard and you luggage loaded you will head in the direction of the France and the French Alps.
Once in France you will be following the route towards the town of Annecy. Annecy enjoys stunning views of the mountains from the edge of the 14 km long lake that you navigate along. This is the really scenic part of the journey with the mountains rising up from behind the beautiful lake close to the old town of Annecy.
The next big town is Albertville home to the winter Olympics held in 1992. Onward to Moutiers and there you will head straight up the mountain road towards the 3 Valley’s ski area. The journey from here is another 20 km of mountain roads until to arrive at Courchevel.
Things to do in Courchevel
Dubbed the St Tropez of winter sports, Courchevel is an excellent location for celebrity spotting, with actors, musicians and members of the royal family flocking to the resort throughout the year. Courchevel is also famous for its fine dining and is the ski resort with the most Michelin-starred restaurants. It offers a number of exclusive shops, piano bars, a bowling alley and relaxing spas.
More active pursuits include ice skating, air ballooning, sky diving, sledging, snowshoeing, snowmobile rides, snow scooting, Snowcat driving, mountain biking, paragliding, microlighting, hiking, helicopter rides, mountain flying and hang gliding. If you’re looking for some middle ground, you could take a cookery course or research the local area in Courchevel’s well-stocked library.
Events in Courchevel
Countless events take place throughout the year in Courchevel, including winter and summer markets, Christmas parties, torchlight descents, and music concerts and festivals. Other notable events include:
- Beaujolais Nouveau (November 17, 2016)
- Ski World Cup (ladies’ alpine) (December 20, 2016)
- New Year Dance Party (December 31, 2016)
- 3 Valées Enduro (April 2, 2017)
- Fete de la Musique (June 21, 2017)
- Bastille Day (July 14, 2017)
Accommodation in Courchevel
There are 11 luxury five-star hotels in Courchevel, which are often frequented by the rich and famous. Two of France’s eight six-star ‘palaces’ can also be found in Courchevel if you are feeling flush and really fancy living it up during your stay. If you’re looking for something a little less pricey, there are plenty of chalets, apartments, hotels and guest houses in the area as well as campsite accommodation, so there is something to suit all budgets.