Courchevel is proud to be jointly organising the alpine world ski Championships in 2023 with Méribel.
Since 1946, Courchevel has established itself as a pioneer in the world of skiing.
Throughout its history, the resort has distinguished itself through events such as the Women’s Alpine World Cup, but also through its ski champions such as Jean Blanc, Alexis Pinturault, Taina Barioz and Anne-Sophie Barthet, who have raised its profile internationally. They all form part of Courchevel’s epic story.
Skiing is more than a sporting discipline, it is a tradition. In 2023, history will be written on l’Eclipse. This piste will become part of Courchevel’s story and a legendary run. The entire resort is delighted to welcome international competitors to its slopes.
HERITAGE : NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE
Staging a big event always speeds up investment and allows a resort to bring projects to life faster than expected. Thanks to the 2023 World Championships, numerous projects will be carried out in order to meet conditions required by the FIS.
The Alpinium building (Courchevel Le Praz) was opened during winter 2020, as was le Praz cable car which connects with Courchevel 1850 in just 6 minutes. This will be a central location for the event and the venue for the men’s events.
A legendary piste has been created, l’Eclipse : 3,200 meters long with an average gradient of 30%, alternating between shadow and light, with jumps and impressive changes in gradient.
New equipment has also been installed. The snow production capacity has been increased thanks to the creation of a reservoir and the installation of 129 snow cannons on l’Eclipse piste.
Fibre optic and timing networks complete the new equipment, providing long-lasting and high performance infrastructure. Finally, a skiers’ tunnel has been installed to avoid a dangerous piste crossing.