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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
Hiking and skiing off-piste followed by a picnic lunch of wine, cheese charcuterie and baguettes in the backcountry
The spa at Hotel Annapura
Relaxing at the Hôtel Le K2 Djola
Enjoying Black Cod at at Koori, the Japanese restaurant at L’apogee Courchevel
More from Jackson Lebsack: Ski.com Epic Dream Job Stop 4 – Verbier, Switzerland
Meeting up with Travel +Leisure journalist Stacey Leasca
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.