Courchevel is a major ski resort in the French Alps in the southeast of the country. It is one of the world's most expensive ski resorts, which is hosts 11 luxury hotels, six Michelin-star restaurants, and is especially popular among rich Russians. The center is located in the interweaving point of three valleys and there are more than 500 kilometers of country ski trails and nearly 200 ski lifts. The ski centre also has its own small airport, which is ranked as one of the world's most dangerous ones, because of its short and very sloping runway.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Courchevel forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Courchevel is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $72.26, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $242.39, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $21.91
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $32.87
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.57
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.31
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.24
Courchevel has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 52.4 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 69.8 (a little weaker than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 44.6 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Courchevel safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.