Activities in Courchevel
A sightseeing tourist flight in a small light aircraft is an exciting ways of seeing the snow capped mountains in all their glory from the air. And taking off and landing from the Altiport is an experience not to forget (in a good way)!
The recently-built Aquamotion centre next to Courchevel Village (1550) offers a variety of activities for fun or relaxatoin for all ages. Facilties include a swimming pool, paddling pool, surf pool, wild river slide as well as sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation pool. There is also a restaurant, climbing wall as well as hair salon and massages and beaty treatments are also available.
Dog Sledding in Courchevel is not for those wanting a relaxed ride. The ride takes place around the Altiport forest and consists of going up and down hills, ducking under branches etc., and you are in charge of mushing your own sled. It’s great fun and well worth the experience. Please note that Dog Sledding in Courchevel is only available for those 12 years old and above.
For a truly amazing, thrilling and exhilarating panoramic bird's eye view of the mountains, choose a sightseeing scenic helicopter tourist flight. There are helicopter sightseeing tours around Mont Blanc and the Tarentaise valley.
Hot Air Ballooning
Depart from the Courchevel Altiport and sail over the Vanoise glaciers. This is a truly spectacular way to see the Alps from a whole new perspective.
Paragliding is a very popular Alpine activity, and is such a great way to get a completely different perspective of the slopes ... a bird's eye view to be exact!
Quad Biking on snow is very different to quad biking on any other terrain, with the back wheels sliding out and your front ones not always making you go in the direction that you point them. It is an exhilarating and fun activity that anyone who has driven quad bikes or has an interest in must have a go at taking part in.
Quad Biking in Courchevel takes place on an outdoor track in an area of Courchevel called les Grand Combes which is situated between Courchevel 1550 and Courchevel 1650. The track itself is encased with walls of snow and is approximately 600m long and 6m wide with variety of hair-pins bends with plenty of space for overtaking or being over-taken as the real case might be. When the light fades in the late evening, the track is floodlit.
Skydiving ONLY operates over the French Alps from the middle of March to the middle of April. This short period of time is due to the there being the most chance of nice days to be able to jump out of a plane. Another reason for this short period is that any time before this would just be to cold to take part in the activity. Skydiving operates daily between the times 1000hrs - 1700hrs as long as the weather permits. If you have booked skydiving and it does not go ahead due to adverse weather conditions - your jump will be rescheduled for the next available good day.
Courchevel has a popular sledge run which winds down through the trees from Courchevel (1850) to Courchevel Village (1550) and it is also fully lit for evening descents. With an average gradient of 15%, this is only available to those aged 14 years or above (8 and above if accompanied) and a helmet is highly recommended. A valid lift pass may be required to access the bubble lift back up to Courchevel 1850. There is also a small area at the top of the toboggan run designed for sledging for younger children.
For those looking for some post ski adrenaline thrills, snowmobiling in a great activity. Catering for beginners to experts, snowmobiling in Courchevel is a very popular choice, especially the moon lit runs.
Escape into the wilderness on a pair of snowshoes. This is a great way to really escape from everything and experience the true beauty and peacefulness of the mountains.