Ski spot makes it a family affair

COURCHEVEL is a ski resort, based in France’s Les 3 Vallées, the largest interlinked ski area in the world, offers a stunning setting for skiing in a variety of landscapes: perfectly groomed pistes, forests and high in the mountain. This makes it is suitable for all types of skiers no matter their ability. Different areas provide space to have fun skiing and are suitable for families and expert skiers alike.

Courchevel is blanketed in snow throughout winter. The altitude, north-facing pistes and large fleet of snow machines create the perfect ski area from the start of December to the end of April.

There are a variety of learning packages for holidaymakers to choose from. Mini group courses with five or six students for skiers aged six to 12 make learning quick, fun and personal. ESF Courchevel 1850 ski school provides lessons for toddlers aged 18 months and over to have their first skiing experience on a one-to-one basis, weather permitting. Children are provided with appropriate equipment and taught by teachers trained in teaching young learners.

“Private lessons account for a huge amount of our business,” says James Gachet, director of ESF Courchevel 1850 ski school. “It’s the opportunity for skiers to treat themselves to a bespoke service alone, with friends or family.”