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Luxury in Courchevel

Sitting in the vast and varied Three Valleys ski area, the beautiful resort of Courchevel has been synonymous with luxury skiing for a good number of years now and is, for many, the ultimate ski destination. Popular amongst royalty, A-listers, supermodels, celebrity stars of stage and screen, Russian oligarchs and jet setters of all kinds, Courchevel is a well-established playground for the world’s super rich, and with good reason.

The resort sits at the most easterly point of the Three Valleys, with neighbouring La Tania and Meribel within easy reach and Les Menuires, St Martin and Val Thorens a little further over. With such wonderfully varied terrain, the slopes around Courchevel attract skiers of all levels, but it’s high intermediate and advanced skiers who are best placed to make the very most of the gradients here.

Skiing in Courchevel - Credit: David Andre

Luxury Accommodation

At the top end of the accommodation scale, Courchevel’s 5* and 6* chalets and hotels are amongst the most opulent, luxurious and impressive properties in the world. Facilities such as swimming pools, saunas, cinema rooms, chauffeur service and hot tubs come as standard in so many properties of this quality that they require little fanfare, and fixtures and fittings are often of the very highest quality. Private chefs have a wealth of experience and cater to guests’ every requirement, supported by teams of diligent and professional chalet and waiting staff, trained to perfection.

Properties such as the spectacular Shemshak Lodge, Montana and Anchorage are wonderful examples of the quality that discerning visitors to this iconic ski resort can expect.

Shemshak Lodge

Haute Cuisine

To complement the outstanding selection of luxury accommodation available in Courchevel, the resort boasts a superb collection of Michelin-starred restaurants. Professional chefs are trained in the finest cooking schools and gain experience in some of the world’s highest quality dining establishments before standing a chance of working in these illustrious kitchens, and the standard of fine dining is truly impressive.

Le Chabichou sits near the top of town and is run by widely reputed and highly respected head chef Michel Rochedy, who works tirelessly to deliver the highest quality fine dining experience to his patrons. Le Chabichou has taken pride of place amongst Courchevel’s very best restaurants for a good many years now, with a well-deserved reputation for culinary excellence.

Fine Dining in Courchevel - Credit: Porto Bay Events via Flickr

Shopping, Spas and Sauna Treatments

Away from the slopes, Courchevel boasts an impressive array of boutiques, shops and wellness suites to enjoy. Many of the world’s finest luxury brands are represented in resort, with Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Dior and Fendi all well-established favourites. The very presence of these illustrious brands in Courchevel is testament to the resort’s reputation for luxury living.

With the popularity of facilities such as saunas and massage suites, many of Courchevel’s luxury chalets have separate wellness suites. A good number of the top-end hotels in Courchevel boast wellness suites offering a whole host of massage treatments and therapies, whether for relaxation or recovery. You can read more about Spas in the Alps and Courchevel here.

Arrive in Style

There are many different ways to access the resort of Courchevel, but visitors looking for the utmost simplicity can fly by private plane directly into the Altiport, Courchevel’s own aircraft landing strip. Arriving by private plane means you can disembark, enjoy lunch in the nearby piste-side restaurant and ski down to your chalet in the town below, completely hassle-free.

Le Chabichou in Courchevel

Alternatively, it’s perfectly possible to arrive into Geneva or Chambery airport and take a private airport transfer in a chauffeured vehicle directly to your chalet or hotel door. With a transfer time of between two to three hours from these airports, Courchevel and the slopes above are within very easy reach.