Jackson Lebsack completed Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job Europe leg in Courchevel, France. He was able to cram in the experience of a lifetime by kicking it off with a helicopter tour, paragliding over the French Alps and skiing a few runs—all before lunch on the first day. His last day in Courchevel consisted of hiking beautiful ridgelines and skiing untracked powder, followed by a gourmet meat and cheese lunch in the backcountry before closing out the Europe portion of the journey in perfect style: at the famed après-ski hotspot Folie Douce in Meribel.

Here are some highlights from Courchevel, according to Jackson

Time in the air in a helicopter and paragliding over the French Alps

heli skiing in courchevel

Oh, the places you'll go when you go heli skiing in Courchevel.

Hiking and skiing off-piste followed by a picnic lunch of wine, cheese charcuterie and baguettes in the backcountry

Backcountry lunch in France

A nice little lunch spot.

The spa at Hotel Annapura

Annapura Spa in Courchevel

A dreamy place to enjoy twilight.

Relaxing at the Hôtel Le K2 Djola

Courchevel hotel Le K2 Djola

I'll have what she's having.

Enjoying Black Cod at at Koori, the Japanese restaurant at L’apogee Courchevel

Koori Restaurant in Courchevel


More from Jackson Lebsack: Ski.com Epic Dream Job Stop 4 - Verbier, Switzerland

Meeting up with Travel +Leisure journalist Stacey Leasca

Stacey Leasca

A nice place for a rendezvous.

Next stop → Hakuba, Japan

To see more from Jackson's European travels and elsewhere, follow him on Instagram @skicom or @jacksonlebsack, and on Ski.com's Facebook page. You can also keep up with his travels in realtime on Ski.com's website.