Getting There — If you’re driving from Paris, take A6 to Lyon, then A43 to Chambéry, and then A430 to Albertville. At Albertville, take N90 to Moutiers and then follow the narrow roads D915 and D91A into Courchevel. Courchevel 1850 is the last stop on a steep Alpine road that dead-ends at the village center. Roads are open year-round, but driving can be treacherous during snowstorms. To go any higher, you’ll have to take a cable car from the center of town. Most visitors drive here (you might need snow tires and chains), but the area has a very good bus network linking all four ski towns to each other and the railway junctions farther down the mountain.
The nearest train station is in Moutiers Salins. From Paris’s Gare de Lyon, five trains per day leave for Moutiers. The high-speed TGV covers the distance from Paris to Chambéry in about 3 hr. (www.oui.sncf; tel. 36-35 at .40€/min.). In Chambéry, transfer for Moutiers. From the station in Moutiers, a 1-hr. bus trip completes the journey to Courchevel. There are five buses per day Monday to Friday and 15 per day on Saturday and Sunday, costing from 12€ to 18€.
The nearest airports are in Grenoble and Geneva; buses are timed to coincide with flight arrivals and run to Moutiers, costing around 80€ from either city and both taking around 4 hr. From the airport at Lyon, three to five buses a day go to Courchevel; the 4-hr. trip costs 65€ one-way.
Visitor Information — The Office de Tourisme, at La Croisette in the heart of town (www.courchevel.com; tel. 04-79-08-00-29), provides information on skiing and each of the four Courchevel ski towns.
Ski Passes — You can buy ski passes and lift tickets online in advance at www.skipasscourchevel.com or at one of the ski offices, located at each level (1300, 1650, and 1850) and at La Tania. A 1-day pass (lift ticket) for Courchevel costs 52€ (41.60€ for children ages 5–13), and a 1-day pass for all Les Trois Vallées goes for 61€ (48.80€ per child). A 3-day pass costs 153€ (122.40€ per child) for Courchevel, 180€ (144€ per child) for Les Trois Vallées. For groups, you’ll need to buy a pass for at least 6 days (from 205€ for a family pass to Courchevel).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.