Courchevel 1850 is the highest resort of the Courchevel ski area. With beautiful snow-covered pistes extending across three valleys in the French Alps, it boasts over 60 ski-lifts and 150 kilometres of pistes. It is set in an iconic landscape amidst gorgeous pine trees and beautiful scenery. Honestly, the view from the top of the mountain range is truly spectacular.
While most people visit Courchevel 1850 for its extensive ski runs, it also boasts an array of up-market bars, fine-dining restaurants and stylish one-off boutiques which attract designer-clad visitors from across the globe. If you are only in Courchevel 1850 for 24 hours, you won’t want to miss out on the best luxury experiences. Follow this itinerary to make the most of the resort’s finest ski routes, hotels and bistros.
Making the Most of Your Stay
After a delicious breakfast in your luxury hotel, it is time to take to the slopes. The resort boasts many easily-accessible ski runs that cater to all abilities, from the easiest green routes for beginners to challenging off-pistes for the more experienced skiers. Whether you’re a talented skier or not, it is worth putting on your gear and climbing to the top as the views of the glistening Alps are just stunning.
A Delicious Lunch
Having worked up an appetite, you will have earned a relaxing dining experience at the 4-stared hotel Le Chabichou. Their restaurant has a creative and refined menu that takes its inspiration from locally sourced ingredients. Thanks to the chefs’ culinary genius and inventive pallet, Le Chabotté is now a two Michelin-starred establishment. Don’t miss out!
A Chilled Afternoon
After a lovely meal, why not treat yourself to a beauty treatment or massage at Le Chabichou hotel’s spa? They offer a range of therapies including a sauna, salt grotto and ice fountain. It’s a great way of relaxing after your morning activities. You can then stroll through the streets of Courchevel and have a mooch around the various designer boutiques. From Chanel to Prada to Bulgari, this town has it all.
A Unique Dining Experience
Now fully relaxed and all shopped-out, top off your stay with an exceptional culinary experience in the evening. Il Vino is a fine-dining restaurant unlike any other in the area. Created by Enrico Bernardo, an entrepreneur who was named the world’s best sommelier in 2004 when he was just 27 years old, the idea behind the bistro is that the client chooses a wine first and the chefs then tailor their courses to compliment the wine. The entire meal is a wonderful discovery of unexpected flavour combinations and surprising culinary twists.
A Little Dancing
To really make the most of Courchevel, you need to experience Nightclub l’Arc. This unparalleled bar is decorated in a chic Parisian style and caters to those with luxurious taste. It is a great place to take your partner dancing or to enjoy a nice glass of wine in style. Whenever you are ready, you can then make your way back to the lavish comfort of your luxury hotel.
How to Get to Courchevel 1850
Courchevel is a highly accessible destination. The most convenient way of getting there is to fly to Geneva airport, as there are regular flights and good road connections. British Airways, for example, offers a direct one-and-a-half-hour flight from the UK. It is then a three-hour drive to the resort. If you would prefer a shorter airport transfer, you can also fly to Chambéry, which is just over an hour from Courchevel, or to Grenoble or Lyon which are both two hours away.
Whichever airport you choose, don’t forget to book an airport transfer with Shuttle Direct. One of their friendly drivers will meet you outside the terminal and help you with your bags. All you need to do is get into the comfortable premium vehicle, sit back and enjoy a relaxing drive to your deluxe hotel in Courchevel 1850.
Where to Stay
Hotel Manali: This luxury hotel provides the relaxing experience you are looking for. It boasts a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a hammam and even a hair salon. All rooms have a mountain view and are equipped with a minibar, as well as a bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryers, bathrobes and slippers. You can also enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning and a drink in the piano bar at night.
Le Saint Joseph: Treat yourself to a luxury suite with a minibar, flat screen TV and private bathroom with a bathtub at Le Saint Joseph. This accommodation is located right next to the slopes providing easy access to the local ski lifts. It also has great spa facilities, offering various beauty treatments and a steam bath, as well as a bar and lounge area.
L’Apogée Courchevel: Decorated in a contemporary-style with marbled bathrooms and a mountain view, this hotel combines lavishness and refinement. There is a wellness centre that boasts an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and treatment rooms. You will also have direct access to the ski lifts.
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct is Europe and North Africa’s leading transport provider. You can book your private transfer with a premium car via our user-friendly website. You can even complete the reservation in advance so that all your travel plans are sorted and you can make the most of your 24 hours in Courchevel 1850.