An exciting addition to our portfolio for Winter 2022/23, Courchevel is widely recognised as one of the most superior ski resorts in the French Alps. Set in the heart of Les Trois Vallées, the largest connected ski area in the world, its fame is grounded in its lengthy ski seasons, impressive snowfall, gastronomic prestige and excellent selection of luxury ski chalets.
If you’re looking for the best ski holiday accommodation in Courchevel, we are soon launching new properties to our portfolio set in the exclusive and picturesque village of Courchevel 1850, the highest of the six ‘satellite villages’ making up the resort. Home to some of Courchevel’s most luxurious real estate, this village is peppered with designer shops, Michelin-starred restaurants and lavish nightlife haunts.
Alpine Luxe properties are large, normally stand-alone chalets with decadent available space. Constructed from exceptional materials they have fabulous luxurious interiors.
The chalets range in size from 300m2 to 1,000m2 and have between four and 11 bedrooms.Read More
Every booking in these properties comes with our bespoke concierge service from the very first contact we have with you at the time of taking the booking, building all the way to your arrival in resort, throughout your stay until the moment that you leave.
Alpine Classic properties are where are exacting standards begin. In many cases the only differentiating factor between Alpine Classic and Alpine Luxe is size. The quality of materials, the interior design and in many cases the available facilities are exceptionally good.Read More
Servicing an Alpine Classic property requires the same caring attention to detail that a booking in any one of our properties demand. Again, because the properties are in many cases a lot smaller than our Luxe portfolio, they don’t demand the same size of teams, and this is the main criteria that determines the difference between service provision in a Classic or Luxe property.
Courchevel is ideal for snow sports enthusiasts of all levels, so beginners and snowboarders will have just as much fun as experienced skiers. The north-facing pistes are wonderfully long and wide, making for satisfying runs whatever your ability.
The dedicated ‘Zen’ areas are designed specifically for learners, and there is a family snow park featuring an airbag for safely mastering tricks. With plenty of space for all, you can perfect your technique, get into a rhythm and maximise your time on the slopes.
Making up part of the extensive Les Trois Vallées ski area (the largest in the world) visitors can enjoy 600 km of ski slopes, comprising over 180 green and blue runs and over 140 red and black, all to the backdrop of magnificent views.
Let us organise a very special lunch for you at La Bouitte, a 3 michelin-starred restaurant nestled in a traditional mountain farmhouse style building in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. You’ll access it by a scenic 35 minute helicopter ride, and then be taken on a gastronomic journey by the talented local father and son chef team.
2.5 hours from Geneva airport or just a 12-minute chauffeured drive from the Courchevel Altiport, is the beautiful village of Courchevel 1850.
Winding down the mountain and through the hillside suburb of Nogentil and its smattering of beautiful chalets, you emerge into the main hub of Courchevel 1850, where you’ll find the central La Croisette lift station. Here, the Le Jardin Alpin, Les Verdons and Les Chenus lifts all begin, transporting you with ease to the slopes from where you can explore the entire Trois Vallées.
Enjoy an après-ski drink on a sun-drenched terrace with panoramic views, at a lively mountain bar with performers or down in the village nestled under a cosy blanket as the sun sets.
The highest altitude village of the four that comprise Courchevel, 1850 is defined by its luxurious shops, restaurants and chalets. Peruse the glittering storefronts after dark following a day of skiing, when the village really comes alive.
Sample everything from delicious local cuisine to sublime fine dining at the many renowned establishments lining the streets in the heart of Courchevel 1850. After dinner, indulge in delicious cocktails at a lavish bar, or head to an exclusive nightclub to dance the night away.
From the moment you book your holiday with Bramble Ski, you’ll have access to our excellent pre-arrivals team with their wealth of local knowledge. From pre-empting that much-needed sports massage to arranging a memorable birthday surprise – they can take care of the finer details of your trip ahead of time, so that once you arrive all you have to do is relax.
Courchevel is a beacon for gastronomes, boasting no less than eight Michelin-starred restaurants. Let us take care of the bookings so that you can indulge in quality time shared over the most memorable meals.
Our service levels have been designed to match a range of requirements. For sublime fine-dining and unrivalled in-chalet service throughout your stay, our catered properties are the perfect choice. If privacy and flexibility are your priorities, choose from our bed and breakfast, self-catered and accommodation only options.
Our team of on-the-ground experts are passionate about delivering the very best service, finding a solution to every request and ensuring you leave with memories of happy moments together with your loved ones. They have all the best on-mountain and in-resort tips, from advising you on where to seek that untouched powder to where to find the best fondue. They will also be on hand to assist you with any questions or requests you may have.
Lovers of couture will be spoilt for choice in Courchevel 1850. The streets are peppered with designer shops including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes, as well as independent boutiques and exceptional jewellers.
There is even a ski-in, ski-out Moncler store just next to the Chalet de Pierre restaurant at the side of the Verdons piste, if you can’t choose between spending a day skiing or shopping!
Gastronomes should make it a priority to sample the menus of as many of the excellent eateries here as they can. With the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in any ski resort, your tastebuds will be treated to the crème de la crème of cuisine from France and beyond.
A few unmissable spots include Le 1947 at Hotel Cheval Blanc, which holds the maximum 3 Michelin stars, Le Kintessence at Hotel Le K2 for excellent atmosphere and aesthetics, and Le Chabichou at Hotel Le Chabichou for classic flavours delivered with flair. However, there are many more top-notch restaurants to choose from, whether you’re after fine dining, fusion food or Savoyard specialities.
We can organise soothing professional treatments for you in your own chalet, for ultimate ease and relaxation. However, if you want an entire day of escapism, on top of its notable restaurant, Le Chabichou has a beautiful spa and pool – making it well worth a whole day visit.
There are also a plethora of other luxurious spas to try. The Six Senses spa with its beautiful design, excellent facilities and juice bar, La Spa de l’Apogee with unique facials by Prairie and La Sivolière’s spa Odacité, complete with a balneotherapy pool and a range of massage treatments.
Courchevel has its fair share of lively après spots to carry you from day to night. For long lunches on sunny terraces that tend to transform into open-air parties as the day goes on, try La Plage, Le Cap Horn, Chalet de Pierres or Bagatelle.
The iconic La Folie Douce is perched above Courchevel and Méribel, and combines great DJ sets, daily shows and live performances, attracting a young and fun crowd.
After skiing down to the village, stop at Le Tremplin for champagne and seafood, or Fire & Ice for sundowners, where you’ll be served complimentary slices of wood-fired pizza when you buy a drink during happy hour!
With the expansive Trois Vallées on your doorstep, and one lift pass which allows access to the whole ski area, the options for adventure are endless. If you are a more confident skier, don’t miss the 3,200m l’Eclipse race track, newly created for the 2023 World Championships.
Make use of the wonderful kids ski areas, where children can enjoy group lessons in specially designed parks featuring cartoon characters, fun obstacles and snow gardens. The Village des Enfants or Western ski park in Courchevel, Fun Ride in Val Thorens or the Inuit piste or Yeti park in Méribel are perfect places to let your little ones learn to ski, whilst you enjoy exhilarating morning skiing and a leisurely lunch on the slopes.
If you’re on the hunt for untouched off-piste powder, there are a few not-to-be-missed spots. The Bel Aire area above Courchevel Moriond offers relatively easy and safe terrain, or, if you aren’t opposed to a hike – branch off from the famous Grand Couloir piste towards the Petit or Croix de Verdons Couloirs.
Further afield, you can discover the magnificent glaciers of the Vanoise. Try the descent towards Méribel or Pralognan from the Gébroulaz glacier for a memorable experience – in equal parts exhilarating and beautifully scenic.
As always, it is recommended that you hire an experienced guide to help you get the most out of your off-piste adventures. We would be glad to assist you in booking a highly-qualified and knowledgeable guide, guaranteeing you an unforgettable and exhilarating day on the mountain.
If you are looking for something a little different to try, don’t miss the thrill of sledging down the free, 2km luge, beginning at the edge of the Tovets ski run and ending in Courchevel Village, or the more extreme 3km Moriond racing piste – an adrenaline inducing toboggan run featuring twists, turns and tunnels.
If you aren’t an adrenaline junkie, choose instead to take a peaceful and scenic husky sled excursion or a horse-drawn carriage ride and marvel at the landscape from under cosy blankets.
If you want to escape the snow altogether, Courchevel 1850 boasts a bowling alley, an ice rink, an indoor climbing wall and a cinema, which shows films in English. Please speak in-resort to your concierge or talk to our pre-arrivals manager to pre-book any of these activities.
Hiking is popular throughout Les Trois Vallées, with a variety of routes to suite all abilities. Whether you take on the famous La Dent du Villard and Mont Charvet ridges with a mountain guide, or simply opt for a forested amble from Lac de la Rosière to Les Poux waterfall – your efforts will be rewarded with spectacular scenery.
There are also several cultural routes suitable for all the family, where you can explore the heritage of this special region. The Vanoise National Park, is brimming with flora and fauna, and you’ll have the chance to spot some of the most famous wildlife of the Alps, such as eagles, ibex, chamois and marmots.
E-bikes are a perfect way to explore this endless playground effortlessly. With over plenty of rental shops and 7 dedicated E-MTB circuits, you can enjoy the wilderness at your own pace, or choose to hire a professional to show you the ropes and guide you to the best spots.
The beautiful, 9-hole Courchevel Golf Course sits at 2,000 metres above sea level, surrounded by the rich Alpine landscape. Spreading over 1,400m, it offers technical challenges and a unique terrain, making for rewarding games. There is also a driving range with 27 bays, nine of which are covered. Competitions are hosted at this stunning course on a regular basis, whether you choose to take part or simply spend a sunny afternoon observing.
Les Trois Vallées has a wealth of pristine sparkling lakes to discover. At the foot of Dent du Villard surrounded by lush forest, is the Lac de la Rosière. With a lakeside barbeque and picnic area, kayaking, and a treetop adventure trail and via ferrata a stone’s throw away, the whole family will enjoy long summer days here. You can also fish in the lake, one of Courchevel’s 7 designated fishing sites. Canyoning, rafting, and wild swimming are also all possible in the various rivers and lakes nearby, and Le Praz has a dedicated wake park if you’d like to try your hand at wakeboarding.
What better way to experience the majesty of the Alps than by viewing them from above at staggering heights. Paragliding is possible from Col de la Loze or Col de la Saulire, for adventure seekers. For a calmer ascent, take a sunrise hot air balloon ride, or choose a scenic flight from the Altiport and marvel at the beautiful peaks, including Mont Blanc. You can even take flying lessons!
The beginning of summer is marked by the Fête de la Saint-Jean, where meals are shared and traditional songs are sung around a large fire.
There are plenty of sporting events in Courchevel in summer. The Red Bull 400 usually takes place at the Tremplin Olympique, and while it is only 400m – the incline of 37.5 degrees makes this race a true challenge and a spectacle to watch! In August, the athletes of the Courchevel X-Trail race across the French Alps.
Music is celebrated in many forms throughout the summer months. For lovers of classical music, in August the Baroque de Tarentaise festival takes place in beautiful Savoyard Baroque churches. Meanwhile, 7 km from Courchevel, the three-day Brides Les Bains Jazz Festival showcases jazz, funk, soul and blues performances.
The Pyrosymphonie Live is a phenomenal, open-air classical music concert set to a breathtaking fireworks display by an award-winning pyrotechnic company, usually in July.
For children, there are plenty of summer camps to choose from. Speciality camps are held for swimming, horse riding, dancing, badminton and music to name just a few. For adventurous kids, there is a wilderness survival course and a mountain spirit camp, where they can try mountain biking, tree climbing and hiking under supervision.
Christmas celebrations ensure that the season begins with a bang, with most of the festivities culminating in 1850. Street events weave their way up from the lower villages, with Father Christmas in his sleigh making an appearance on Christmas Eve, followed by spectacular fireworks.
New Years Eve in Courchevel is a great experience, with a huge party on the piste by La Croisette with DJs, stilt walkers, and dancing! Each bar and club will hold their own ticketed events, and restaurants will lay on special menus and often performances.
For several years, the Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup has taken place in Courchevel, which is thrilling to watch. If you’re keen to put your own skiing to the test, there is the Trois Vallées Enduro, where teams of 3 can enjoy a day of skiing filled with fun and original challenges, well looked after by the refuelling food stops along the way. Families, friends and pros alike are all welcome to compete.
Creativity is showcased in various events throughout the winter season. In February, Pyrotechnic artists from across the globe compete in a remarkably beautiful show at the International Fireworks Festival, displaying their skills and imagination in the form of fireworks for all to watch.
For film lovers, Festival Ski et Toiles is a rare opportunity to see exclusive screenings of five new films for free, alongside actors and directors who are patrons of the festival.