Courchevel is situated in Three Valleys ski area (linked with Meribel & Val Thorens), the biggest connected ski area in the world ( although several areas claim this ) It has an excellent lift system but can get pretty hectic at the busy periods of the year . The UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph named Courchevel in 2008 the “best ski resort in Europe, if you can afford it”.
Technically Courchevel consists of 5 villages (La Tania, Le Praz, 1550, l 1650 and Courchevel 1850) it is most famous for its highest resort, the exclusive village of Courchevel 1850 over the years 1850 has become more and more THE place for the wealthiest and glitzy skiers , this has led to prices going through the roof in some bars , and lots of top end jewellers etc ….But working a season in courchevel can be fantastic , after all you get to ski & snowboard on all the same pistes as the millionaires !
Jobs in Courchevel
All the big ski companies are here, plus an abundance of 3/4 chalet operators , opportunities are good for bar & restaurant staff and there are plenty of mobile ski hire companies looking for hard working ski techs . Transfer companies again are a good option as lots of the wealthier customers are looking for private transfers here.La Tania in particular offers some great chance to snare a job, since 1992 there have been more and more British companies setting up here and all need great staff.
Head for 1650 when everywhere else is busy , when the weather is poor and you need to head for the trees then drop into La Tania / Le Praz .
The three couloirs off Saulire provide some entertainment when its just dumped , but then act like steep pistes in normal conditions .Plumbers crack and gassex can be superb in la Tania for days after a dump, over in 1650 hunt down the hidden valley!
Good hang outs to get to know other workers are :
- 1850 : Kalico , TJ’s , Gringos & The Jump
- 1650 : La boulotte , Rockys & the bubble bar
- 1550 : chanrossa , tavern, pleasure bar
- Le Praz : Darbello , Fleur de Lys , L’escourch , drop inn
- La Tania : Pub le ski Lodge , Chrome Bar & Taiga