Montee Courchevel, French Alps
Altitude 2,006 m (6,581 ft)
Courchevel is a beautiful ski resort located in the French Alps which has been featured as a Tour de France stage finish on several occasions. Courchevel also refers to the towns of Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 (Moriond), and Courchevel 1850, which are named for their altitudes in meters. Courchevel hosted several events in the 1992 Winter Olympics based in Albertville. Located just outside Courchevel at the top of the mountain is an airport used year-round by tourists. Surrounded by mountains, the airport is understandably ranked in the top 10 most dangerous airports in the world. When used in the Tour de France, the race finishes about Courchevel at the airport which is 2,006. (6,581 feet) in altitude. The climb to Courchevel, starting in the valley town of Moutiers and finishing at the airport, is 27.2 km (16.9 miles) long with an average gradient of 5.6%.
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