During the winter ski season, from December to February, average temperatures range from -15°C (5°F) to 5°C (41°F). During the spring ski season, from March to April, average temperatures range from -5°C (23°F) to 20°C (68°F). Snow conditions are excellent, with six to eight metres each winter and very well maintained slopes. Artificial snow is used to ensure good snow conditions over the Three Valleys round trip at the beginning of winter.
French is the main language of communication. English is also spoken at the resort, as are Italian, German and Spanish.
The Euro is the only currency accepted in Courchevel. There are opportunities for exchange of U.S. Dollars, Swiss Francs or Sterling Pounds.
European Union nationals do not require visas but valid passports and visas are required for visitors from most other countries. Guests are advised to check with their nearest French embassy or consulate.
A doctor is on call at Le Mélézin 24 hours a day. There are no special health requirements for France but visitors may wish to consult with their doctor.
Electricity is 220 volts and the sockets take standard two-pin round plugs. Courchevel’s time zone is plus one hour GMT.