Best Runs/Piste in Courchevel – Greens

Now this is no easy task! What are the best runs in Courchevel? Well that depends what grade slopes you like. Greens? Rolling Blues? Reds or steep Blacks? Probably the easy thing to do is split them into each category! Greens – If you’re only a beginner or just like taking it easy, then the Bellecote piste and Verdons are both a great start. Wide, open and a consistent gradient. Both are easily accessible from gondola lifts so no chairlifts or drag-lifts needed. The Bellecote is directly off the top of the Jardin Alpin lift and the Verdons piste is just from the top of the Verdons gondola. The Bellecote…

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Piste des Indians – Courchevel 1650

If you visit Courchevel with children then visiting the Piste des Indians in Courchevel 1650 is a must. As long as the kids can snowboard on blue runs then you’ll have no problem visiting the Indian reservation in Courchevel 1650. If you kids can only ride greens then book them in for some children’s snowboard lessons with us. We will help build their confidence and improve their technique so they can visit the indians! The Piste des Indians is marked on the Courchevel piste map and starts at the bottom of the Signal chairlift in Courchevel 1650.  At the start of the run, and all along the route, there are…

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Meribel Moon Park 2015

The Moon Park in Meribel has taken on a slightly different approach this season. Due to the poor start to the season and the lack of snow, the Moon Park in Meribel was only able to build two green kickers. It took them a little while to get the park operational but they managed to make a very varied snowboard park. There were multiple box lines installed which were all progressive. Through the entrance to the park was the option of 14 rollers in a row or the start-gates of the Boarder-cross course. The roller are great fun, you can practice all sorts of airs, shifties, grabs, 180s, tail-taps and combo’s.…

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Cheap Places To Eat Lunch in Courchevel 1850

It’s a myth to think that visiting Courchevel has to cost a fortune. Many people who visit Courchevel can get good deals on catered accommodation in Courchevel 1650, 1550, La Praz and La Tania. Holidaying with the catered option means that lunch and on-hill refreshments can be one of the big additional costs if you walk into the wrong restaurant! Below are some of our recommendations on where to get a good deal on your lunch/drinks in Courchevel 1850. First of all, all mountain restaurants in Courchevel are expensive bar one, The Courcheneige this is the best place to get a cheap lunch. This is a hotel located on the…

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RTM UK Snowboard Courses – Chill Factore, Manchester

This Summer we are happy to announce the start of our Indoor sessions at Chill Factore, Manchester. Through demand we have several dates scheduled over the Summer/Autumn to keep your riding progressing even though the snow has melted in the Alps! Visit our dedicated UK Courses page Here. RTM Instructor Kev Edwards will be delivering all the sessions. He is a BASI Trainer/Examiner and hold the BASI Level 4 ISTD qualification. He examines all levels of BASI instructors from entry level right up to Level 3 Technical and Teaching exams. These 1 Day indoor sessions are aimed at: Recreational riders looking to improve Improving control and versatility on your board Training towards BASI…

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Courchevel Family Park 2014/15

This season, even though early season snowfall was poor, the Courchevel Family Park shaping team have done an excellent job setting up and maintaining the park. At the entrance to the park you can choose to race down the fun race track on the right which leads down to the airbags or enter left towards the boxes and kickers. The left-hand kicker line has been effected by the low snowfall, usually there is a line of 4 blue kickers, this year there’s two red kickers and the bottom two tables are unused at the moment. The red kickers are a welcome addition to the park and are pretty much the biggest…

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DC Area 43 Park – Meribel-Motterat

The start of the 2014/15 season started with poor snowfall so this season the DC Area 43 Park crew have had to work extra hard to get everything built. Below is a gallery of some of the park features you can expect if you visit Meribel this winter. The DC Area 43 Park is home to one of the best half pipes in France, if not the best. The Superpipe is cut regularly and due to its aspect and altitude the walls stay in great shape all day. As well the Superpipe there is a small halfpipe lower down the park. After the Superpipe the park leads on to the…

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Les Breches de la Portetta – Splitboard Touring Courchevel

Yesterday, Erica (on skis) and myself on my Burton Splitboard, when on a classic Courchevel ski tour, Les Breches de la Portetta, finishing down in Pralognan. We set of from Courchevel 1850 at 9am. We took a different lift combination to reach the Col du Chanrossa. We started on Verdons, took Saulire then rode down Creux to the Chanrossa chair. We made great time down the the bottom of the Chanrossa chair even though the light was pretty flat. When we reached the chair we realised it’s not scheduled to open until 9:40am. Previously I have reached the Col du Chanrossa via Courchevel 1650 but this involves 4 lifts and…

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Splitboard Touring Courchevel – Les Avals

Yesterday Rob, Michael and myself went on a splitboard tour into Les Avals. We starting in Courchevel 1650 and grabbed the firsts lift. We took the 1650 gondola, Signal chair, Pyramid drags then Roc Merlot chair to the Col du Chanrossa. From there a high traverse towards Les Avals, the next valley over from Courchevel 1650. From the high traverse, we then took the short boot-pack up to the top of the ridge line and drop down to refuges in the valley. The ride down to the refuges wasn’t great, sun-effected snow but there was still some pockets of powder and a few turns to be had. Once we reached…

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Courchevel 1650 Snowboard Park

This season Courchevel 1650 have added a mini Snowboard Park to the area. Check out the photos. The park consists of 3 Green kickers and 3 small boxes. The park is Courchevel 1650 is a great addition to the area 1650 which has some great, wide blue pistes as well as several natural half pipes/gullies. The park is also in addition to Courchevel’s other snowboard park in 1850, the Family Park. This year has seen some creative additions and we’ll have some pics online soon showing the different lines and features. On top of Courchevel’s two parks are the DC Area 43 park in Meribel-Mottaret and the Moon Park in Meribel.…

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