The first Bramble Ski-operated property in Courchevel 1850, Chalet Carat, really is a testament to the luxurious standards of this exclusive resort.
A stand-out property sleeping up to 10 across the main chalet and a separate apartment, with a cinema room, spa, bar and swimming pool; guests will be left wanting for nothing more during a stay in this high-end home.
Nestled in the exclusive Bellecôte development situated just a 3-minute drive up from Courchevel 1850 village, Chalet Carat is only a stone’s throw from the nearest piste, immersing you entirely in the magical wintery atmosphere of possibly France’s most luxurious resort.
Wake up and sip your coffee on the terrace, which gets all the warm morning sunlight. Head upstairs to share a hearty breakfast with friends or family around the 8-seater dining table as you enjoy views across snow-capped mountains. You’ll find all of the latest appliances, making cooking a joy in the open-plan kitchen that overlooks the dining area.
Grab your toasty boots from the boot warmers of the downstairs ski room, and wrap up for a thrilling day on the mountain. The nearest piste is just a 100m walk from the chalet, and the main La Croisette lift is a 3-minute drive, so you’ll be on the slopes in no time!
Making up part of the extensive Les Trois Vallées ski area – the largest in the world – visitors can enjoy 600km of pistes, all to the backdrop of magnificent views. Courchevel is ideal for snow sports enthusiasts of all levels, with wide north-facing pistes making for satisfying runs whatever your ability.
Whilst beginners practice their turns and tricks in the many designated parks, adrenaline junkies can test their speed at the 3,200m l’Eclipse race track, and those seeking adventure can explore the untouched powder of couloirs and glaciers with a professional mountain guide.
A lunch stop at a sunny terrace on the slopes is a must – such as that of Chalet de Pierres which serves Savoyard specialities alongside delicious fresh seafood. There is even a ski-in, ski-out Moncler store just next to the restaurant at the side of the Verdons piste, if you can’t choose between spending a day skiing, eating or shopping!
Return home for a freshly baked afternoon tea and a hot drink to revive you. If you are in need of some extra R&R, relax in the chalet’s private spa, where you can read a book on the comfy loungers, soak in the white marble swimming pool, or ease your ski muscles in the sauna. Meanwhile, kids can curl up in the plush cinema room and watch their favourite films or shows on the big screen.
As the sun sets, head into town to peruse the sparkling storefronts. You’ll find a haven of designer boutiques, independent jewellers, and no less than eight Michelin-starred restaurants – one of the highest concentrations in any ski resort.
Stop off for a vin chaud or glass of Champagne under a cosy blanket on a terrace. Then, move on to a memorable dinner at the likes of Le 1947, holding the highest possible accolade of three Michelin stars, one of only 30 restaurants in the whole of France to have received this award.
If instead, you fancy a cosy evening in with your loved ones, return to the chalet for a home-cooked meal together by the warmth of the fireplace, regaling stories of the day.
After dinner, if you aren’t out sampling Courchevel’s glamourous nightlife, you can enjoy cocktails shaken up at your very own in-chalet bar, or gather together in the cinema room for a family movie night with hot chocolates all-round.
If you have any questions about a holiday in Courchevel or want to learn more about Chalet Carat, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to advise.
Photography credits: Yves Garneau for Bramble Ski, David André for Courchevel Tourisme, Chalet de Pierres.
We set up our sister company Haute Montagne to cater to the exacting demands of our clients looking for the ultimate chalet holiday experience, expecting the finest luxury properties accompanied by the very best of service levels.
It is not by accident that the Haute Montagne experience has come to be known as superyachts in the snow.
Haute Montagne chalets are among the finest properties available to rent in the ski industry. They are the best properties in resort and are all stand-alone mega-chalets with beautiful furnishings and decadent spa facilities.
You will be looked after by a team of highly trained professionals, each selected for excellence in their field, attention to detail, and discretion.