Backcountry’s Epic Dream Job Stop 5 – Courchevel, France

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

Jackson Lebsack completed’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 /

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 /

The spa at Hotel Annapura

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

Relaxing at the Hôtel Le K2 Djola

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

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

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

Meeting up with Travel +Leisure journalist Stacey Leasca

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

Next stop → Hakuba, Japan

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