The best times to visit Courchevel for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Courchevel

Temperature

Average temperatures in Courchevel vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Courchevel, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 81.4°F (27.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.4°F (13°C) at night.

Courchevel Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Courchevel Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Courchevel Perceived Temperature (F)

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Courchevel Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Courchevel Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 42.7 32.3 26
Feb 45.6 33.4 25.8
Mar 55.4 42.3 32.8
Apr 63.9 51.1 40.5
May 69 56.3 45.8
Jun 76.4 62.9 52
Jul 80.2 66.1 54.6
Aug 79.5 65.1 54.1
Sep 71.9 58 48.2
Oct 63.5 50.5 41.9
Nov 52.2 41.1 34.1
Dec 42.2 32.9 27.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.9 0.2 -3.3
Feb 7.6 0.8 -3.4
Mar 13 5.7 0.4
Apr 17.7 10.6 4.7
May 20.6 13.5 7.7
Jun 24.7 17.2 11.1
Jul 26.8 18.9 12.6
Aug 26.4 18.4 12.3
Sep 22.2 14.4 9
Oct 17.5 10.3 5.5
Nov 11.2 5.1 1.2
Dec 5.7 0.5 -2.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Courchevel are April, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in Courchevel? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Courchevel is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Courchevel.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Courchevel (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 8.8 3.2
Feb 17% 8.1 2.1
Mar 18% 2 2.7
Apr 15% 0.6 1.8
May 29% 5.3 3.7
Jun 24% 1.5 3.3
Jul 23% 0 3.7
Aug 23% 0 3
Sep 21% 0 2.7
Oct 19% 0.6 2.2
Nov 21% 2.4 3.5
Dec 25% 7.7 4.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 22.4 8.1
Feb 17 20.6 5.3
Mar 18 5.1 6.9
Apr 15 1.5 4.6
May 29 13.5 9.4
Jun 24 3.8 8.4
Jul 23 0 9.4
Aug 23 0 7.6
Sep 21 0 6.9
Oct 19 1.5 5.6
Nov 21 6.1 8.9
Dec 25 19.6 12.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Courchevel has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (45.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (71.9%).

Wind in Courchevel is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 3.5 knots (4.1 MPH or 6.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 8.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Courchevel.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 2.3 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Feb 2.5 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Mar 3.5 Barely noticeable 8 Light breeze
Apr 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
May 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.7 Light breeze
Jun 2.8 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.6 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Aug 2.4 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Sep 2.3 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Oct 2.6 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Nov 2.8 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Dec 2.2 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.3%
Feb 59.2%
Mar 48.2%
Apr 45.5%
May 52.8%
Jun 54.5%
Jul 53%
Aug 56.5%
Sep 62%
Oct 63.7%
Nov 65%
Dec 71.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Courchevel?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for France; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 24, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Courchevel, France is February, followed by January and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Courchevel in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.8 in November means 48.8% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Courchevel Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72°F (22.2°C) and 51.5°F (10.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with about 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Courchevel, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 45.4°F (7.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Courchevel to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.5°F (10.8°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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