Courchevel is a winter sports resort in the Tarentaise Valley located in the commune of Courchevel (until 2016, the municipality of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise), in the department of Savoie in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. First French station converted into a virgin site in 1946, it is part of the Trois-Vallées ski area.
The resort is organized around five villages: Saint-Bon-Tarentaise (chief town), Courchevel Le Praz (called before 2011 Courchevel 1300), Courchevel Village (formerly Courchevel 1500), Courchevel Moriond (formerly Courchevel 1650) and finally Courchevel (formerly Courchevel 1850). The latter, which gives its name to the station, is the first nucleus of development where the work of the urban architect Laurent Chappis and the engineer Maurice Michaud applies. This new urbanization of the mountain was the subject of an inscription in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments in 1998, and about thirty sites are protected as historical monuments.
The resort is not limited to the only winter season and its practices of skiing, it was equipped in particular with collective infrastructures of leisures and sports, like a water park opened in December 2015, and proposes other practices in connection with the mountain during the summer, with hiking or mountain biking, but also its international festival of pyrotechnic art or the contemporary art exhibition organization.