On Top of the World in Courchevel
Courchevel 1850 (the name refers to the village’s altitude) is your gateway to the majestic Trois Vallées, 600 kilometres of pistes for skiers of every level. Just looking at the dramatic peaks and A-listers in designer snowsuits is enough to give you an adrenaline rush.
Beyond the slopes, a multitude of indulgences awaits, including couture boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants, and luxury facials. The après-ski scene is smoking hot, too: this is the winter playground for playboys and debutantes. There’s a surplus of super-prime chalets and hotels in Courchevel 1850.
Among our top picks, Cheval Blanc, owned by Bernard Arnault, high-flying chairman of LVMH.
It’s the little things that make the difference here: pre-heated ski boots, champagne with your spa treatment, and cedar-scented candles by the bed.
Renowned for his personality and incredible mixing skills, Walter at Le Bar will prepare your drink before or after your pallet is amazed at the exclusive (caters to only 25 guests per seating), Michelin-star Le 1947, headed by Yannick Alléno.
Up there on our list of favorites is L’Apogée, stylish, gorgeous and ideally located for ski-in ski-out fun.
Part of the Oetker Collection (which includes Le Bristol in Paris and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on Côte d’Azur), L’Apogée really is the pinnacle of alpine style.
But it’s cosy enough for kids to kick back and feel at home, with dedicated areas for teens and Mini VIPs. Kids club ‘ambassadors’ will whisk juniors off on snow shoe expeditions and dog sleigh rides, while you enjoy absolute style, luxury and the best Courchevel 1850 has to offer.