If you are not into hitting the slopes, there are plenty of other things for tourists to do in Courchevel. The resort has a bowling alley, hotel indoor swimming pools, saunas, squash courts and an Olympic-size skating rink, hang-gliding, paragliding, mountain flying courses, helicopter sightseeing rides, horse-drawn sleigh riding and many more.
In the summer Courchevel transforms itself into an outdoor Mecca. The great advantage that Courchevel has in the summer, compared to the other mountain resorts, is the lift system. From beginning of July until the beginning of September the main lifts continue operating. The most popular summer activities are hiking and mountain biking. It is easy to get the gondola up to the mountain tops and walk down at your own pace, using the well signposted trails. The village offers 236 km (146 miles) of well marked mountain bike paths, split up into 13 downhill circuits which are accessible via ski lifts and 13 round circuits. The paths are all well marked and include degrees of difficulty. There is a nine-hole golf course at Verdons and several lakes in the surrounding provide the opportunity to go swimming or fishing.
Pralognan-la-Vanoise National Park
Pralognan-la-Vanoise located in the heart of the Tarentaise region, only a 30 minutes drive from Courhchevel and is one of the main entries to the Vanoise National Park. Here some of the regions most popular hiking trails start. The Mont Bochor gondola which departs of the city center takes you up to a height of 2000 meters. From there a wide range of interesting walks of varying degrees of difficulty and length start. Pralognan is also home to a Olympic ice skating rink and a swimming pool.