Located in the heart of the French Alps, Courchevel Airport is an altiport at an elevation of 2.014m (6,607ft) above the sea level. It’s ranked as the seventh most dangerous airport in the world.
The asphalted road to the airport, called Rue de l'Altiport, is located in the commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise in the French Alps, in theTarentaise Valley, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes region. This altiport is serving Courchevel, a ski resort in the French Alps. The runway actually resembles a ski slope. The 1,760-ft stretch of tarmac is on the short side, but the 18.5 per cent gradient will quickly slow down arriving aircraft. Pilots must obtain a special permit to land here.
Starting from Le Praz, at 1.260m above the sea level, the ascent is 12,2km. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 754 meters, and the average percentage is 6,18%. The steepest section arrives to 9.7%.