First ski lift, ski jump and bobsleigh ...
Winter activities are slowly taking off in Saint-Bon as elsewhere: skiing, ski jumping, bobsleighing, sledding, ice skating. There was no specific equipment to practice these activities. Instead, with winter and the presence of snow, roads were used for tobogganing and bobsleigh, a tennis court for ice skating, only the ski jump required a springboard in the Le Praz. But the rise of winter tourism in the Alpine mountains had begun.
It was not until 1945 that the first ski lift was built in Moriond. In 1946, the General Council made a major decision: to set up, starting from scratch, a ski resort on the place called Les Tovets, which overlooks Saint-Bon. This was a first since, until then, the ski resorts have all been created from an existing village. In this regards, Courchevel will serve as a reference in the development of the winter sports industry.
Road, electricity and telephone, water supply, it is finally at the end of 1947 that the first hotel of the future Courchevel comes out of ground. The first two ski lifts are built by a company that will also become a reference in its field: Pomagalski.