Part of the famous Trois Vallees ski area, Courchevel is in the Savoie region of south-east France, around 150km south-east of Geneva, and around 50kms form Albertville. Renowned for its unrivalled positions and excellent snow conditions, the resort comprises of 4 villages at different altitudes, set along the St.Bon Valley.
From Courchevel 1300 (originally Le Praz), through 1500, 1650 Moriond and finally 1850, all are connected by lifts and a free local bus service. Courchevel is one of the most fashionable resorts in France due to the variety of runs and sophisticated range of shops and amenities. Some resort attractions are: floodlit skiing once a week at 1650, an ice rink at 1850 (skating/ice hockey), parapenting, hot-air balloon rides, snowmobiling and tobogganing. Plus, of course cinemas, numerous restaurants and abundant nightlife.
A pre-course welcome meeting for the Level 3 Mountain Safety & Level 4 EMS courses will take place at 18:30 the evening before your course starts.
Here are directions to your meeting place:
SALLE DE REUNION DE MORIOND
As you go into the Tourist Office entrance in 1650 Courchevel Moriond, don't turn right into the actual Tourist Office, but go straight up the stairs past the first level, to the second level, and it's on your right.
Pre course meetings for all other courses will take place at the Télécabines du Praz, which is the room on the lake side of the bubble station at 18:30 the evening before your course starts.
NB: The welcome meeting is an integral part of your course which we strongly recommend you attend. It is a chance to get to know your Trainer and fellow students as well as gain valuable knowledge about the weekly programme including timings, weather and piste information. The meeting will explain the course material and you may be asked to prepare something for the next day (possibly a short teaching session or further reading depending on the course). It is also a chance for you to speak to the Trainer about any issues, worries or questions you may have. Please make every effort possible to make this meeting however, if you are unable to make the meeting, please contact the office on 01479 861717 to advise. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. BASI operates an out of hours service between 17.00 and 20.00 on Friday and 08.00 and 20.00 on Saturday and Sunday. Should you wish to use this service, please call 01479 780011 during these times.
On Snow meeting points:
Level 3 Mountain Safety & Level 4 EMS - please meet your trainer on the 1st morning of your course at 08:45 in the Bubble Bar at Courchevel 1650 Moriond. They will be wearing a BASI branded uniform.
All other courses - please meet your trainer on the 1st morning of your course at 0845 at the Télécabines du Praz lift station in Le Praz (Courchevel 1300). They will be wearing a BASI branded uniform.