Winter—a time of immaculate snow, untampered serenity, and warm indulgence—is dressed up in Courchevel 1850 to serve an assortment of discriminating tastes. Nestled in the midst of the infinitely beautiful French Alps, this exclusive destination plays host to a plethora of Michelin-starred restaurants, high-fashion boutiques, and world-class ski resorts. Yet, in spite of the unrivalled luxury ecosystem of the region, Courchevel 1850’s time-tested appeal stems from the exactness with which it captures winter – a season without equal – from November to May. Ringed by picturesque snow-capped peaks on all sides, this alpine paradise offers charming vistas straight out of a Christmas card. Visitors can make the most of this enchanting setting by trying their hand at a range of winter activities, exploring a variety of scenic snow-covered trails, and spending quality time by a fireplace for a healthy dose of hygge.
There is no doubt that Courchevel 1850’s big draw is its range of skiing slopes, that have a number of globally renowned green, blue, red, and black pistes. Skiing enthusiasts and seasoned professionals will find shipshape ski runs which are maintained through the year, slopes that are well-connected via cable car or bus service, and several shops stocking skiing supplies. However, if skiing is excluded, there is a cornucopia of adventure activities to experience the sights and sounds of Courchevel 1850. A taste of the gorgeous snowy descents can be alternately sampled through tobogganing, renting a snow mobile, or riding a fat bike. Courchevel 1850 also offers the unique opportunity of going dog sledding, led by a professional musher.
Visitors who wish to partake in the slower pleasures of exploration can spend the day snowshoe walking away from the crowded pistes at their leisure. Fervent hikers will find several solitary forest trails in the region that offer the possibility of pursuing animal tracks, catching stunning glimpses of the alabaster peaks, and stargazing after sundown. There are few things more desirable than a cup of chocolat chaud and a serving of fondue after a day spent frolicking in the snow. Quaint cafes, such as Chez Le Gaulois Snack Bar and Boulangerie Au Pain d’Antan, serve these delicacies in warmly lit settings which speak the language of bonhomie.
The perfect choice of accommodation for a vacationer visiting Courchevel 1850 may be Chalet Le Blanchot, a luxury chalet by One Authentic Properties. Comprising a triumvirate of soft wood, shaped stone, and crystalline glass, the architectural majesty of this property is matchless. With every nook and cranny exuding warmth and comfort, Chalet Le Blanchot is one of the few A fully staffed chalets in the Les Trois Valley of France. Consisting of five floors, the property contains six en-suite bedrooms, an open fireplace in a foyer, a designer kitchen, a formal dining room, a fully-stocked ski room, a home cinema, an underground swimming pool and hot tub/Jaccuzi, Hamam/Steam room, massage room, gym and a parking space. The chalet is equipped with a state-of-the-art integrated security system, wireless internet, and complimentary luxury toiletries. An in-resort chauffer and chef/butler are also included. Other requirements such as the provision of and helicopter transfer are available à la carte.
To experience a winter of adventure and ceremony unlike any other, head over to Courchevel 1850 this year and you will make memories that will last a lifetime.