The story begins in the 1940s…
A small mountain village, where life could be tough and isolated, Le Praz did not seem destined for success. But local hero Jean Blanc, a three times world ski champion, saw the great potential of his village and the immense snow-covered plateaus of Tovets.
Alongside a handful of other visionaries, they took the crazy gamble of developing skiing in the valley.
Coming from the local Saint Bon dialect for the word ‘écorché’ the resort was renamed ‘Courchevel’ on 30 November 1946.
Following the installation of ski lifts and a cable car, the resort quickly saw its ski area expand. We must not overlook the role played by Mr Emile Allais, the sports director of the resort from the early days, who oversaw the creation of the grooming and maintenance of the slopes and the initiation of the ski patrol and rescue service.
For almost a century, the resort of Courchevel, created from scratch, has been developed to offer winter sports enthusiasts the very best conditions.
What began as an exclusive movement has evolved and gained momentum over the years.
From the construction of traditional chalets to new ski lifts, restaurants and luxury boutiques, Courchevel has built a unique personality and reputation.
After hosting successive events such as the ski jumping of the 1992 Olympic Games, the Women’s Skiing World Cup, and very soon the drama of the 2023 World Championships with its main downhill event (a race which ends just few metres from the Chalets Tâmo), the resort and village of Le Praz are, without a doubt, a stronghold of the French Alps.
Today part of the largest ski resort in the world, with no less than 60 ski lifts, 93 alpine ski slopes and nearly 50 hotels, Courchevel is an international benchmark in the landscape of winter sports resorts and will delight all families and lovers of the ” white gold “
With Chalets Tâmo, be in the heart of the largest ski area in the world, the slopes at your feet. This area – Les Trois Vallées – offers you the opportunity to explore the snow-capped peaks of the resorts of Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens – les Ménuires.
An exceptional site in the Tarentaise region, steeped in history and at the cutting edge of modernity, it delights skiers of all levels but also lovers of extreme sports and thrills, and nature lovers.
Courchevel Le Praz is THE ideal resort, however you like to spend your time.
As a family, as a couple or with friends, a wide range of activities are available.
Challenge yourself on the slopes: slide down them on skis, a snowboard, or even fatbikes! Do you dare to return to the chalet via the new piste – Eclipse – which is hosting the flagship downhill event of the 2023 World Championships ?
Discover the magic of the Tarentaise region through cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or dog sledding. Or perhaps a tour into the Les Avals valley or the countless forests, finishing with a traditional meal in a mountain refuge.
Those who love sledging will also have a blast! Thanks to the new toboggan run ‘Moriond Racing’ you can experience 3km of sliding down a fantastic circuit to awaken those bobsleigh pilot’s instincts and appreciate the thrill of wild races, day and night. If you prefer to sledge at a less frenzied pace the 2km toboggan run in the heart of the forest is perfect for you. With your little ones, the joys of sledding can be improvised almost anywhere.
Alongside the pleasures of the snow, you’ll also find the pleasure of water… Aquamotion in Courchevel 1650 offers a wide choice of aquatic, sports, fun and well-being activities for the whole family. The numerous spa facilities in the resort’s luxury hotels also offer the best relaxing treatments. Have fun, share emotions and take care of yourself: a real vacation!
In the air, discover paragliding and hang-gliding. Treat yourself to a
balloon flight or board a helicopter for a flight over Mont Blanc. Want some adrenaline? Skydiving or aerobatics aeroplane flights are made for you.
Fancy something a little different? For those who love unusual experience, there is plenty on offer: ice climbing, snowcat driving at sunrise, even ice diving in Lake of Le Praz.
For your moments of relaxation and sharing, take advantage of the many themed evenings organized in the resort, such as the Christmas party, the traditional torchlit descents or the Pyrotechnic Arts Festival.
A few steps from the chalets, the newly-constructed Alpinium Centre also offers a superb media library and many play areas for the whole family.
Take advantage of our services and ask us to organise your activities in advance.
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