Summer vacations in the mountains

In summer, the resort of Courchevel takes on a whole new look, with activities for everyone and original events to delight young and old alike. Leaving its coat of snow behind, the resort is decked out in greenery and turquoise colors to enchant its holidaymakers.

All our summer activities

Summer vacations in the mountains are synonymous with a return to the great outdoors, mild temperatures and relaxing or sporty holidays. The French Alps, with their rich landscape and cultural and natural heritage, are the perfect destination for a summer holiday.

Courchevel is one of 17 ski resorts in the Vanoise National Park, offering a unique setting for hiking between lakes, forests and peaks, or strolling through its 6 villages. With its 535km2, the Vanoise National Park is no match for the Ecrins National Park. Created in 1963, it was the first national park in France to protect the ibex, an endangered mammal in the Vanoise massif at the time. Twinned with Parco nazionale Gran Paradiso since 1972, the two parks represent one of Europe's largest protected areas (1250 km2).

To discover

Looking for a thrill?

Try your hand at via ferrata, paragliding or flying over a unique site.

Courchevel in summer offers a wide range of accommodation options (apartments, hotels, chalets) and continues to offer exceptional stays thanks to its reservation service.

Our teams are at your disposal to help you find the best stay for your summer vacation in the mountains.

In summer, the mountains are a veritable playground, offering you a multitude of possibilities when it comes to choosing activities.

Courchevel is the ideal resort, offering everything from sporting activities in the great outdoors to wellness breaks and cultural visits.

Our sensational activities

Discover new landscapes

Hiking is a key activity in summer. Take off with your backpack for a few days in the mountains, or opt for easy strolls along one of the resort's footpaths.

Walks and hikes

Our top 3 family hikes in Courchevel this summer:

1/ Cascade des poux

The path along the Rosière torrent leads to the Cascade des Poux. This is an easy itinerary for the whole family. Around the bend of Lac de la Rosière, you can try your hand at accrobranche (tree climbing) or enjoy a meal at the chalet. There are also barbecues and picnic tables nearby.

2/ Lacs Merlet

The Lacs Merlet hike, in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, is dominated by the Aiguille du Fruit, and takes you up to the upper (known as the deepest lake in the Vanoise) and lower Lac Merlet. Enjoy a meal at one of the two refuges along the way: the Lacs Merlet refuge or the Grand Plan refuge.

3/ Chemin du Paradis

This easy stroll takes you through the streets of Courchevel le Praz towards the Olympic ski jumping hill. Discover this picturesque village with your family, surrounded by fir trees and typical Savoy chalets.

Guides offer 100% natural escapades through forests and mountains, discovering the history of the landforms and the flora and fauna of the Alps.

🚵🏼 Cycling enthusiasts will also be delighted by the Col de la Loze route, reserved exclusively for bikes, which climbs to an altitude of 2304 metres.

Looking for adrenalin?

While summer vacations can sometimes be synonymous with relaxation, for some, it's also an opportunity to discover new activities and fill up on thrills.

Take to the skies over Courchevel and the peaks of the 3 Valleys on a paraglider, or take to the Bike Park on a mountain bike.

You can also take to the skies on the via ferrata overlooking Lac de la Rosière, or slide down the Tremplins Olympiques du Praz on inflatable buoys.

Our summer activities

Soak up the local culture

Courchevel opens the doors of its 6 villages throughout the summer season. Concerts, guided tours, open-air cinema and traditional festivals punctuate the life of the resort all summer long.

Family activities

Discover the charm of the mountains with your family by dropping your bags in one of the resort's 6 villages. Spend an afternoon at the Forum ice rink or try your hand at fishing at Lac du Praz.

Numerous courses are offered every year, enabling young and old to discover new sports, improve their skills and meet new friends.

Find all the information you need about summer courses on our dedicated page.

Our top 7 reasons to go on a mountain vacation in summer :

Enjoy a moment of well-being: far from beaches and big crowds, the mountains give you a change of scene and a chance to discover new landscapes with your family. Enjoy quiet moments in the heart of nature.

Discover different worlds: each of the resort's 6 villages offers its own range of activities, with modern facilities and different atmospheres. The climate varies according to the season and, above all, the altitude at which you find yourself.

A variety of sports: no more idleness this year! Whether on the slopes, in the water or in the air, the mountains are the perfect summer destination for practicing and discovering new sports.

Discover incredible landscapes: whether in Haute Maurienne, the Southern Alps, Haute Savoie or here in Tarentaise, the Alps abound with sublime landscapes. Whether you're an amateur photographer or a seasoned hiker, you're sure to find what you're looking for as you stroll through the heights of the Vanoise massif. Set off on your own or with a guide and marvel at the breathtaking scenery.

Enjoy a rich gastronomy: Courchevel is the ultimate mountain gastronomy destination. All our restaurants open this summer are ready to welcome you and delight your taste buds.

Activities for the whole family and all levels: you'll find a multitude of activities and possibilities in the mountains. Courchevel is part of one of the most dynamic ski areas in the Alps! The resort offers courses throughout the summer season for young and old alike. This is your chance to try fencing, golf or field hockey for the first time, or to sign your children up for their first swimming lessons.

Bathing in exceptional spots: looking for a little coolness in the mountains? Courchevel boasts Europe's largest mountain aquatic center: Aquamotion. You can also take advantage of the outdoor fun pool at La Tania or recharge your batteries in an even more natural setting at Lac du Praz.

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Plan your stay in Courchevel this summer:

Start your vacation with peace of mind by parking your car in one of the resort's many free parking lots.

Travel between Courchevel's villages on the free shuttles or on the ski lifts all summer long. Cabs are also available throughout the resort to ensure you arrive safely.

Would you like to book your vacation in total security?

Courchevel Tourisme has its own reservation center and will help you find the best stay.

Find your accommodation from a wide choice of apartments, chalets and hotels. Contact our teams to get the best advice.

What to do this summer in Courchevel?

There's plenty to do in Courchevel this summer! Sport, culture and festive spirit will make your summer vacation unforgettable.

Among the season's highlights are sporting challenges such as the Frappadingue obstacle course, and the famous pyro-symphonic fireworks display at the Tremplins Olympiques in the village of Courchevel le Praz. Check out the season's calendar to make sure you don't miss a thing this summer!

What to visit in Courchevel in summer?

Courchevel boasts a rich cultural heritage, so why not explore the resort's Baroque churches and ancient monuments during your Alpine vacation. A heritage guide is available to punctuate your strolls with the stories and anecdotes that have made Courchevel one of the most culturally rich mountain destinations.

Villages such as Saint-Bon and Courchevel le Praz will seduce you with the traditional charm of their streets and, above all, their breathtaking views of the Alpine mountain range.

Courchevel is also blessed with an outstanding natural heritage. Set off with a guide to discover the resort's lakes and forests, and find yourself on the summit to contemplate breathtaking scenery!

Numerous events and cultural visits are organized every summer, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture and discover local know-how. 

When to come to Courchevel in summer?

 With its cool, sunny climate, Courchevel is the ideal destination for your summer vacation.


When to come to Courchevel in summer?

With its cool, sunny climate, Courchevel is the ideal destination for your summer vacations.

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The weather in Courchevel in summer is generally pleasant, with mild, sunny temperatures. Enough to cool you off during the heatwaves while enjoying the sunshine at altitude.

There's plenty to do in Courchevel in summer, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing, golf, swimming, fishing and more. There are also spas and wellness centers to relax in.

Major events in Courchevel in summer include the Punta, the Tour de France and the pyrosymphonic show. There are also regular concerts and shows in the resort.

You can get to Courchevel in summer by car, train or plane. The nearest airports are Chambéry, Geneva and Lyon. There are also free shuttle buses in the resort to help you get around.

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