Taking a holiday in the mountains means fresh air and pleasant weather conditions, where you can relax or enjoy sporting activities. The French Alps offer a rich mountain landscape and cultural and natural gems, offering you the perfect destination for a summer holiday.

Courchevel is one of 17 ski resorts within the Vanoise National Park, providing a unique setting for hiking around lakes, through forests and peaks or for strolling around the six villages in the region. The Vanoise National Park encompasses 535 km2 and has just as much to offer as the Écrins National Park. This national park was France’s first, created in 1963 to protect the Alpine ibex, which was an endangered species within the Vanoise Massif at that time. The park was twinned with the Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy) in 1972 and together, these parks represent one of the largest protected areas in Europe (1250 km2).

 

The Courchevel resort takes on a whole new look in the summer with a range of activities suitable for all and unique events to tempt both young and old. Casting off her winter coat, Courchevel dons a green and turquoise outfit to welcome summer holidaymakers. 

 

FANCY AN ADRENALINE RUSH?

 

Come and try your hand at via ferrata and paragliding, or take a scenic flight over this unique landscape in an aeroplane.

Courchevel’s summer booking service offers a range of accommodation options (apartments, hotels, chalets) for a fantastic stay.

Our teams are on hand to help you find the best option for your summer holiday in the mountains.

 

SUMMER IN THE ALPS WITH YOUR FAMILY

 

The mountains in summertime offer a huge playground with a wide range of activities to choose from.

Courchevel is the ideal resort, offering sporting activities in a natural setting as well as well-being breaks or cultural outings.

 

Our top 6 reasons to spend your summer holiday in the mountains:

 

  1. Enjoy a well-being break: far away from the beaches and crowds, enjoy a change of scenery and explore a whole new landscape as a family. You’ll experience a sense of calm in a natural setting.
  2. Make new discoveries: each of the six villages dotted around the resort has a range of activities offering modern facilities and each with a different feel. Weather conditions can vary depending on when you visit and your altitude.
  3. Get involved in various sports: no lazing around this year! Whether you’re out on the slopes, splashing in the water or up in the air, mountains are the perfect summer destination for exploring new sports.
  4. Discover amazing landscapes: the Alps are blessed with many stunning landscapes, including the Haute Maurienne, the Southern Alps, Haute Savoie and here in the Tarentaise Valley. Keen photographers and seasoned hikers will find their happy place exploring the peaks in the Vanoise Massif. Set off on your own or with a guide and just take in the breathtaking scenery.
  5. Enjoy the fabulous food: Courchevel is a key destination for enjoying mountain cuisine. Find all of our restaurants that are open this summer, waiting to welcome you and delight your senses.
  6. Activities for the whole family and all abilities: you’ll find a wide range of activities and options in the mountains. Courchevel is one of the most dynamic areas in the Alps. The resort offers summer camps throughout the season for all ages. It’s a chance to try out fencing, golf or hockey for the first time, or perhaps you could sign your kids up for some introductory swimming lessons.

 

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of activities and our events calendar for the summer season.

 

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES YOU SHOULD TRY THIS SUMMER IN COURCHEVEL:

 

Courchevel offers a range of sporting and cultural activities throughout the summer season for your mountain holiday.

 

TAKE A WELL-BEING BREAK

The biggest mountain aquatic centre in Europe can be found in Courchevel. Take some time out to relax in this futuristic building nestled in the 3 Valleys ski area and chill out in an idyllic setting.

 

Yoga is also an ideal activity for recharging your batteries in the Alps. Throughout the summer, you can enjoy yoga breaks, summer camps and retreats in Courchevel, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned yogi.

Looking for a refreshing splash on a sunny day? Head to Lac du Praz at 1300 metres altitude and take a dip just outside Courchevel’s historic mountain village.

 

DISCOVER NEW LANDSCAPES

Hiking is one of our key activities over the summer months. Set off with your backpack for a few days in the mountains or opt for an easy stroll around the pedestrian paths within the resort.

 

Our top 3 summer family hikes in Courchevel:

 

 

1/ Cascade des Poux

This trail follows the path of the Rosière mountain stream, leading you to the Cascade des Poux waterfall. It’s a nice easy route, suitable for families. If you stop by the Lac de le Rosière lake, you can try a high ropes course or stop for a meal at the chalet. There are also barbecues and picnic tables available nearby.

 

2/ Merlet lakes

The Merlet Lakes trail takes you into the heart of the Vanoise National Park, with the Aiguille du Fruit peak as a dramatic backdrop, where you can discover the two Merlet lakes. The higher lake is famously the deepest lake in the Vanoise. Take a pit stop in one of the two refuges along the route: the Lacs Merlet or the Grand Plan.

 

3/ Chemin du Paradis

This easy walk will lead you through the main village centre in Courchevel le Praz, heading towards the Olympic ski jumps. Explore this pretty village with your family among the pine trees and traditional Savoie chalets.

 

Guides are available to take you on a nature trail through forests and mountains where you’ll discover the history of the mountain landscape and the Alpine wildlife and plant life.

Keen cyclists will love the Col de la Loze cycle-only mountain pass, where they can climb to an altitude of 2304 metres. It's a legendary mountain pass that played host to the 17th stage of the 2020 Tour de France.

 

 

LOOKING FOR THRILLS?

 

Although many of us see holidays as a time for relaxation, for some it’s also a chance to experience the thrill of trying out a new activity.

Glide over the Courchevel resort and the mountain peaks of the 3 Valleys ski area in a paraglider or tackle the Bike Park on your mountain bike.

Alternatively, you can take to the heights on the via ferrata, with views overlooking the Lac de la Rosière, or slide down the Olympic ski jumps at Le Praz on an inflatable rubber ring.

 

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE LOCAL CULTURE

Courchevel has six villages to welcome you throughout the summer season. The resort offers concerts, guided tours, open-air cinemas and traditional festivals to keep you entertained for the whole of the summer.

 

FAMILY

 

Explore the stunning mountain landscapes as a family while leaving your luggage behind in one of the resort’s six villages. Spend an afternoon at the Forum ice rink or try your hand at fishing at the Lac du Praz.

A number of summer camps are on offer every year, so kids and adults can try out new activities, perfect their skills and meet new friends.

Find out all about our summer camps on our dedicated web page.

 

Our newest summer offerings can be found in our press pack for the summer season (in French).

 

 

PLAN YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY IN COURCHEVEL:

 

For a stress-free start to your holiday, book a spot for your car in one of the resort’s many car parks.

Travel between the villages in Courchevel using  free shuttle buses or ski lifts throughout the summer. Taxis are also available all around the resort to get you where you need to be.

Looking for a secure way to book your holiday?

Courchevel Tourisme has a dedicated booking centre and will help you find the best holiday for you.

Choose your accommodation from a wide range of apartments, chalets and hotels. Contact our teams, who will give you the very best advice.

 

WHAT’S ON THIS SUMMER IN COURCHEVEL?

 

There are plenty of activities on offer this summer in Courchevel. Sports, cultural activities and a party atmosphere will make your summer unforgettable.

The key events this summer season include sporting challenges such as Frappadingue, the famous obstacle course, or the pyro-symphonic firework display at the Olympic ski jumps in Courchevel le Praz village. It’s an experience not to be missed! Take a look at our summer programme so you won’t miss a thing this season.

 

WHERE CAN I GO IN COURCHEVEL THIS SUMMER?

 

Courchevel has a rich cultural heritage where you can explore baroque churches and historic buildings within the resort during your holiday in the Alps. We have a heritage guide available (in French) to ensure that you get your fill of history and local folklore that make Courchevel one of the richest cultural destinations in the mountains.

You’ll love the villages of Saint-Bon and Courchevel, with their traditional, charming streets and stunning views of the Alpine mountain range.

Courchevel is also blessed with some outstanding natural features. Set off with a guide and discover the lakes and forests around the resort and head for the summits, where you can take in the breathtaking scenery.

 

WHEN SHOULD I VISIT COURCHEVEL THIS SUMMER?

 

Courchevel is an ideal base for your summer holiday, with sunshine and fresh mountain air.

You can visit the resort from 1 July to 4 September. Come and join us in Courchevel for your summer holiday!

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