Courchevel Travel Guide
For the next couple of days we are doing a quick fly-over of the world's most dangerous airports. Know a stomach dropping, palm sweat inducing airport we should check out? Send it along.
Courchevel Altiport is home to an extremely short uphill runway (1722 feet) with a vertical drop at the end. Of course, since the airport is in the French Alps snow, wind and ice reek havoc with anything airborne. If do actually get the chance to land here, you will be afforded a rare opportunity to ski or snowboard after you disembark.
If all that sounds like too much trouble there is a great little après-ski bar in the airport, perfect for watching planes and helicopters attempt to land from the warmth of the indoors.
[Photo: Rick Farrell]
Click here to check out a plane landing uphill at Courchevel.