Half Term Courchevel

With only a couple of weeks to go, families are already booked onto their 2016 ski trips and preparing for this big week of the year. For most of the UK half term week is between the 13th and 20th of February. France on the other hand, tends to stagger the holiday period depending on  location. This can help ease congestion both on piste and autoroute. In addition to the usual activities, we have created a selection of family fun specific things to do for Half Term Courchevel.

February Half Term is not only the most popular week due to the time of year, it is also considered the most snow sure compared to the rest of the season. So without further ado let’s take a look at what’s on in Courchevel.

Half Term Courchevel

Image source: Jozef Napierala – Off White Courchevel

Half Term Courchevel On The Slopes

Popular with kids and bigger kids is the Family Park located on the Verdons green piste. There are rails, boards and a great play area including winding tracks perfect for shushing! Make sure you gather sufficient momentum to whizz up the hills too!

The Big Air Bag

Ride down a particularly short steep slope on an enormous donut, get some air and land in a huge billowy airbag. You keep your boots on for this one. Be camera ready and have someone take multiple shots to ensure you capture the ultimate moment right when the derriere and donut part company! There is a photographer available should you prefer not to take the snaps yourself. Adjacent  is a similar set up, except you keep your skis ON this time. Think mini jump with a very welcome comfy landing. 

Verdons By Night

Every Wednesday the Family park is open in the evening. The sky is aglow with lights from the numerous restaurants and bars that line the perimeters of the piste. There’s music and dance at the top, with vin chaud and hot chocolates in abundance at the bottom on La Croisette.

Our driver Josef has filmed some rather spectacular footage of the Family Park and Verdons By Night. Watch it here……

Moriond 1650 is perfect for children with plenty of gentle green and blue runs. Take the ‘Indiens’ and you will discover the ‘Grey Wolf’ Indian tribe themed area with tepees and face painting. The Telegraph provide an excellent and helpful synopsis of pistes, and their suitability for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers.

Don’t go just yet, Half Term Courchevel simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the new Aquamotion  waterpark and spa. Here you will discover indoor and outdoor pools, treatments, jacuzzis and delicious Cafe Nikki. You might even find yourself riding the waves in the surf zone! Watch it here…

Of course there’s plenty more going on. Amazing cuisine, outstanding après-ski, galleries and there is even a cinema. The villages will be busy and bustling, creating an atmosphere that will remain imprinted firmly in the memory banks until the next visit. Have an amazing holiday.