Over the summer we’ve been driving past the new swimming complex, Aquamotion, watching the building gradually taking shape. We reckon it must be the most exciting addition to the
Courchevel Valley this year.
Before we get to the swimming, we have to point out that the building is truly breathtaking and complete with sloping grass covered roof it is designed to fit right in with the mountain scenery. It’s actually a surprise they haven’t put a drag lift on the top and made it into a nursery slope!
In typical Courchevel style this is not just a standard swimming pool, it’s huge and luxurious with the main area split into two sections.
There is the “Aqualudique” area – a 25m swimming pool with lanes, leisure pool, outdoor leisure pool, diving pit, children’s pool, 45 m slide and rapids.
And the “Wellness” area (adults only) – pools with jets and bubbles, jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, salt pool, exterior pool. There are also are relaxation rooms for massage and beauty treatments (additional charges apply).
In a separate area there is a surf pool for those mountain folk who feel that they have been separated from the sea for too long.
Aquamotion is situated in between Courchevel Village (1550) and Courchevel Moriond (1650), the regular Courchevel bus service will transport you right to the door (once an hour from La Tania).
The complex is open daily from 10am to 10pm during the winter season and will be open for 10 months of the year. An entry allows 3 hours to enjoy the facilities and is controlled with a wrist band.
Duo (two adults) and family passes can reduce the cost if splashing in company and arguably the best value for adults is 34 Euros for use of both the Aqualudique and Wellness areas, a relaxing way to spend a few hours when not hitting the slopes.
So we are now digging out our swimmers and counting down to opening day at the beginning of December. Updates after Snow Retreat‘s first splash.
Swimming pool photo credits Mairie de Courchevel