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Author : Daniel Tixier
School/Work Place : ESSEC Business School Paris-Singapore, France
Contact : daniel.tixier@free.fr
Year : 2009

“Courchevel is first and foremost one among the founding elements of the huge touristic complex of les Trois Vallées in France. Linked to the neighbouring Allues and Belleville valleys by a 3,000 acres network area of regularly packed and maintained ski slopes, Courchevel has become a name associated with a ski resort grouping covering such a huge and prestigious area that from now on skiers from the remotest countries yearn to get to know it.”

This was in 1946, an excerpt from the presentation report of the Savoie Conseil General’s 3rdCommission!

As for Emile Allais the ski champion, former director of Courchevel and inventor of the « ski boulevard », he wrote as early as 1954, in a visionary enthusiasm stance, that he « hoped to turn Courchevel 1850 into the greatest ski resort in the world».

A little over sixty years later, the resort admittedly still boasts substantial assets which we shall describe and reassess yet genuine fears are coming to light that compel Courchevel to evolve and morph.

What challenges must it take on? Does it run the risk of losing its soul when facing them? Courchevel in the years to come is likely to change for good. This article hence describes an exceptional resort at a turning point of its history.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
4 Think Tank X The Impact of Climate Change on Alpine Leisure Tourism... file 7684 Oct 13, 2013

This paper presents an interacting multi-agent model as a new method of examining the impact of climate change on Alpine leisure tourism and ski areas in a complex interacting model network. Since tourism varies at a small scale concerning ...

Author: Alexander Dingeldey & Anja Soboll 

Year: 2010 

» Think Tank IX Courchevel, an outstanding alpine ski resort at a turn... file 3786 Oct 13, 2013

“Courchevel is first and foremost one among the founding elements of the huge touristic complex of les Trois Vallées in France. Linked to the neighbouring Allues and Belleville valleys by a 3,000 acres network area of regularly packed and ma...

Author: Daniel Tixier 

Year: 2009 

2 Think Tank VIII Environmental Education and Ecotourism: A Case Study o... file 5605 Oct 13, 2013

In this paper we take the standpoint that environmental education and ecotourism are highly related and depend on each other, and that ecotourism cannot be achieved without proper environmental education. Furthermore, in order to achieve qu...

Author: Mojca Arsenijevic & Marko Bohanec 

Year: 2008 

1 Think Tank IV Mass-ski Tourism in the Dolomites and Sustainability: ... file 2655 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to highlight the impact of mass-ski tourism on the environment in the Dolomites (Italian Alps), where in winter the principal activities are snow sports. In implementing this development model the Dolomite region has...

Author: Mariangela Franch, Umberto Martini, Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi, Federica Buffa, Pietro Marzani & Maria Della Lucia 

Year: 2004 

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