Freeride Courchevel : A Dozen Fun Lines in the 3 Valleys

In between the legendary pistes of Courchevel sit some immaculate freeride lines - here are 12 of the best.

Charlie Boscoe


Chanrossa - Les Congères


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Rocher de la Loze - Freeride face Simon Christy /

by Simon Christy /


With 600km of perfectly groomed pistes, the 3 Valleys is (rightly) regarded as the best place on Earth to ski groomers. The capital of the 3 Valleys is Courchevel - a series of villages which add up to perhaps the planet's most famous square kilometres of ski real estate. For freeriders, Courchevel is also a brilliant place to ski because those famous lifts transport you to some epic off piste ski lines which - considering how many people are on the chairlifts - are remarkably quiet.

Compiled in this guidebook are a dozen of the best freeride lines accessed from Courchevel and most of them are fun, smile-inducing affairs. There are a couple of steeper lines but most of these routes are firmly in the "Type 1 fun" category. The same could be said of the nearby freeride lines in our Méribel guidebook -'s-backcountry - and our collection of ski adventures above Val Thorens (the westernmost of the 3 Valleys) -

If moving valleys all sounds a bit too much like hard work, stay in Courchevel and check out our guidebook to 5 of the finest tours in the region.


Chanrossa Bowl

A genuine Courchevel classic that starts off steep and mellows into the basin of the Chanrossa bowl before gently dropping you back at the bottom of the Chanrossa and Marmottes lifts


A little hike for a lot of powder!

Aiguille Trees

A Courchevel classic enjoyed by locals and holiday makers all season long

Fork Tree

A 1650 icon. There's even a clothing brand named after it!

Dou des Lanches Face

An easily accessed powder field with lots of drops, trees and open fields of powder

Terminal 5

A transfer that starts at Heathrow terminal 5 and sends you flying