Courchevel is rightfully regarded as one of the world's best ski resorts. It is located in France's massive Three Valleys/Trois Vallees region, the largest ski area in the world. With over 600 km of pistes and over 200 ski lifts, this incredible area attracts skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
Skiing in Courchevel
Beginners and advanced skiers alike can cover a huge amount of ski terrain and then all meet up in the same mountain restaurants for a well-deserved vin chaud and lunchtime raclette. The 3 Valleys is easily accessible from many international airports, including Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon and Chambery and is also within a good driving distance of the UK.
There are, in effect, four Courchevel villages that make up the single resort. Courchevel 1850 (now better known for its Russian visitors and sky-high prices than for the superb skiing it offers), Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550 and Courchevel Le Praz. Our chalets and apartments are in the delightful, friendly village of Courchevel Le Praz. It is a true Savoyard village and is easily the prettiest of the four Courchevel villages with a quaint village square, traditional chalets and narrow cobbled streets.
Dominating the hillside are the ski jumps built for the 1992 Olympics, whilst elsewhere in the village one can find a selection of over 60 shops, 8 restaurants and a wealth of cosy bars in which to unwind after a day in the mountains.
We have the stunning Jardin D'Angele and Chalet Emilie which are our two Flagship catered chalets located down a private driveway very close to the lifts. Jardin D’Angele sleeps 16 people and Emilie sleeps 8 people and both can be combined to sleep 24 people. Chalet Louis sleeps 10 people and we have a large self-catered apartment with 2 bedrooms called Perle de Neige . All are located in superb positions just a minute or so from the lifts
Courchevel Le Praz has a telecabine lift which takes you directly into the centre of Courchevel 1850 in less than 10 minutes. And new for 2014/15 season is a very fast chairlift linking Courchevel Le Praz to the La Tania ski area and then fast access to the Meribel and Val Thorens valleys.
Skiing back to Le Praz is beautiful with tree lined pistes down into Le Praz which are some of the prettiest runs in the Three Valleys ski area. It is generally snow secure with north facing slopes and an extensive network of snow. You can ski back to within 100 metres of the chalet along a winding forest piste - or simply take the Telecabine down if you feel like a more leisurely way back to your chalet.
Courchevel Le Praz has a great selection of bars including our staff favourite L'escourchevel also known as the Sports bar which serves great reasonably priced food and has live much on many nights. In addition there is the Cave de Lys an atmospheric vaulted wine bar that is in great quiet spot and serves tapas style snacks. In addition you can soak up the atmosphere and drink inside or outside at the Les Peupliers
Restaurants include "Le Bistrot du Praz", also the small unpretentious Michelin starred Azimut and La Table de Mon Grand Pere in the Les Peupliers Hotel. Le Praz also has a good selection of supermarkets and shops which are all just minutes away from the chalets.
Our system is updated during each night in the winter months but to check availability please contact us as follows:
email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone us on 0151 625 1921 and we will be able to answer any questions that you may have for example check availability, suggest suitable alternatives if applicable and answer any further questions you may have.
For self catered chalets there is a non refundable deposit of 25% of the accommodation costs. For catered chalets the deposit you will have to pay is £150 per person. This can be done online or over the phone with a credit/debit card; we also accept UK cheques and bank transfers although your holiday is not guranteed until these have been received. We do not accept cash. If booking within 8 weeks of departure then the full amount is payable immediately.
3. Terms and conditions:
You should carefully read the terms and conditions, which constitute part of the booking and they are available here in English here in French and here in German
We will send you a confirmation invoice by email only.
Please pay the balance at least 8 weeks before departure.
Unfortunately due to high costs if paying by credit card there will be an additional charge of 2% and for American Express its 3%, all other methods are free of charge.
There are four airports within easy reach of our resorts - Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon (approximately 2.5 hours) and Chambery (approximately 1.5 hours). Please note that journey times will be much longer on peak weeks.
All can be reached by a number of airlines such as Easyjet, BA, Swiss, Flybe, Jet2.com, and Ryanair
Onward Travel from the Airports
We are pleased to be able to offer a transfer service, this is complimentary for our catered chalets and for our self-catered apartments we offer a very comptetive rate.
Car hire is often a cheap way of getting to the resort if there are only a small number of you.Its an easy drive from all of the airports being largely being motorway.
If arranging car hire yourself and you are arriving at Geneva airport hire the car on the Swiss side of the airport as this is much easier and the cars will have the motorway pass already in the window and all cars in Switzerland must have mandatory snow tyres fitted unlike in France and usually come equiped with snow chains as well. If arriving at other airports ensure that you pre-booked snow chains.
Please note that whilst traveling in the Alps snow chains are mandatory from December to April and you can be fined and denied access to the mountains if you do not have them.
You can reach our resorts by bus Geneva airports. Pre-booking of the buses is advised (but is essential during the busy periods), please see the following web sites for more information and on line bookings: www.alpski-bus.com and www.altibus.com.
Driving from the UK
Our chalets are approximately 600 miles from Calais, which is about a nine hour drive (at peak times this may be much longer). It's an easy drive, being largely motorways, but you might well want to take your time and enjoy the French countryside too. Please allow approximately £100 for all motorway tolls.
To get across the English Channel there are plenty of ferry services, plus the Eurotunnel. If you want to take a more leisurely drive down to La Plagne, there are ample opportunities to stop off in scenic and interesting tourist spots. There are a number of hotel chains that you can book with including Premier Classe and the Accor Hotels Group. Their web sites are in English, often include local tourist information, and offer on line booking facilities
Train from the UK/France
You can travel directly via Eurostar or on the combined and cheaper Eurostar and TGV services directly from Paris and arrive in Moutier for our Courchevel chalets,
You can get a taxi from Bourg, Aime or Moutiers to our chalets and taxis can be obtained at the train station.