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Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job Stop 5 – Courchevel, France

Jackson Lebsack's final European stop was in the heart of the French Alps.

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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

heli skiing in courchevel
Oh, the places you’ll go when you go heli skiing in Courchevel.Photo credit: Jackson Lebsack / Ski.com

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.Photo credit: Jackson Lebsack / Ski.com

The spa at Hotel Annapura

Annapura Spa in Courchevel
A dreamy place to enjoy twilight.Photo credit: Jackson Lebsack / Ski.com

Relaxing at the Hôtel Le K2 Djola

Courchevel hotel Le K2 Djola
I’ll have what she’s having.Photo credit: Jackson Lebsack / Ski.com

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

Koori Restaurant in Courchevel
Yum.Photo credit: Jackson Lebsack / Ski.com

Meeting up with Travel +Leisure journalist Stacey Leasca

Stacey Leasca
A nice place for a rendezvous.Photo credit: Jackson Lebsack / Ski.com

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.