How Skiers In Courchevel, France Are Using Cars to Get Around Ski Lift Ban

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As the ski resort closures in France continues to prevent resorts from opening up their slopes, many have tried to find ways around these laws. Courchevel, France has come up with a new strategy to allow skiers to get to the top of the hill by themselves, without a lift.

This past weekend, Courchevel opened up its blue run that is accessible by car, allowing you to drive ten minutes to the Altiport lodge and then cruise 1.2 miles (2km) down to the bottom to Courchevel 1850m. The best part about it — it’s free, no lift ticket required!

The local government in Courchevel approved this idea so it could run over the French winter break. The operation started last Saturday and will continue through the French winter break.

As French Covid-19 cases continue to remain at the same level, it will be interesting to see if this is all one may get out of the French ski season this year.

Highlighted run shows what will be open for skiers who will be willing to drive up the mountain to ski. Trail map courtesy of Courchevel.

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