Luxurious Sky Resort in Courchevel - France
Last February I planed a trip with my friends to visit France and specifically Courchevel for skiing, it is located in the westernmost fold of the Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world and the most luxurious one.
Courchevel is made up of four separate areas, each defined by its altitude. Courchevel 1850, the largest of the four, is the glitziest of the French Alpine resorts offering exclusive hotels, stylish chalets and apartments, Michelin-starred restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. It is today a cosmopolitan destination, that offers plenty of scope for skiers of all grades with miles of carefully maintained pistes, and an abundance of off-piste and a number of challenging couloirs.
It’s no wonder people dream of skiing in Courchevel every winter. If you’re looking to spoil yourself this ski season then this area of the French Alps is the ideal location. Courchevel is a ski resort with a perfect setting to spend time with family and friends this winter holiday, or to relax and unwind with some of the best après-ski in Europe.
Besides the luxurious chalets and gourmet restaurants, Courchevel is part of a huge ski playground, which makes it the best place to practice your skills. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional, beginner or even a freestyler, skiing in Courchevel will allow you to show off your skills and give you plenty to discover every day.
Courchevel is packed with ski slopes, and it also has great beginner slopes for kids to start sliding down gently. This includes the Village des Enfants, with 5km of gentle child-only pistes. With a wide selection of ski and snowboard schools you’ll never struggle to get some lessons in, making Courchevel a great spot for families to learn to ski together.
Whether you’re mostly interested in skiing, the shopping, or joining in the party when the sun goes down, Courchevel will probably have just what you need. With so many things to see and do you can visit countless times and still discover hidden gems.
Mountain Passions go into detail about the luxurious side of skiing in Courchevel, and for good reason. The resort is known to be a celebrity hotspot and with so many designer boutiques and fine-dining restaurants you’ll have more than enough places to treat yourself.
Sometimes skiing during the day is just not enough, and you want to explore more in this magical luxury resort. Well, luckily for you skiing in Courchevel always has something else to offer, whether it’s events, parties or just moments of happiness, the night is sure to be well spent.
In Courchevel the general rule is that the higher the altitude of a restaurant, the higher the bill – and prices can reach eye-popping levels in Courchevel 1850. However, food standards also reach lofty heights – this resort is swimming in restaurants with Michelin stars, seven at the last count. There are good restaurants lower down the mountain too. At Courchevel Le Praz (aka 1300) La Cave des Lys is an atmospheric, vaulted wine bar serving tasty tapas-style snacks, and the main lift base at Courchevel Moriond (1650) also has some affordable options. On the mountain, La Tania makes a good choice for a cheaper lunch stop.
I highly recommend visiting this breathtaking ski resort if you like skiing but only if your pocket is full.