When the warmer months roll around, a mountain holiday is usually the furthest thing from one’s mind— but it shouldn’t be. Put aside images of pristine beaches and clear, cool waters for a moment, and instead imagine six nights in Courchevel, one of the world’s largest and most luxurious ski regions. The popular expanse fills up quickly, making now the best time to book ahead for this winter’s escape— especially if you will need childcare or instruction.
A part of the famed Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world with a rumoured 600km of slopes to explore, there’s something for everyone here, from very beginner to expert. The north facing valley gets some of the of the best snow in the area, so while you can access the rest of the Les Trois Vallées, you might never want to. Spend your days skiing, snowshoeing and iceskating, or venture into something different and fly down the two-kilometer run reserved just for sledding; you can even rent a plane or helicopter to explore the valleys from above.
Aside from having some of the best runs in the world, Courchevel is a foodie’s paradise, home to 12 Michelin stars spread across its five villages. Up in the prestigious Courcheval (1850), a favourite playground of the world’s wealthiest, tuck into a meal unlike any other at Le 1947, the regions only 3-Michelin-starred restaurant, or if you prefer something homier Restaurant La Fromagerie is a cozy Alpine retreat specializing in the mouth-watering dishes of Savoie, like tartiflette cooked on a hot stone, and a variety of cheese fondues. Lower down on the mountain, you’ll find the rustic charm of Le Praz, home to Azimut Restaurant — a one starred gourmet restaurant with a delightful seasonal menu.
With so many options, from skiing the infamous Grand Couloir black run to dog-sledding and five star resorts, it can be overwhelming to plan the perfect break, and that’s where Luxe travel comes in. Their specialists can craft your entire trip, or just assist you when needed through their Luxe Journey Concierge Service.