This cosy Alpine apartment is situated right by the Altiport, in the heart of the Courchevel ski area. Few other accommodations can boast such fantastic access to the pistes, from where you can easily avoid the major lifts and the queues that go with them each morning.
Decorated in a traditional mountain style, it has a cosy wooden interior and has been furnished simply yet comfortably. The apartment includes TV, DVD player and WiFi access, so after an active day on the mountain you can curl up in peace and quiet in front of a film or catch up with friends using the internet access. More excitingly, there is shared access to a sauna and steam room, so you'll easily be able to revive any aching muscles at the end of your day on the slopes.
The kitchen has everything you need for a self catering holiday, including a full sized oven, fridge, dishwasher and 2 hob plates.
The apartment can sleep up to 5 people in 1 double/twin room, 1 bunk bed room and a single sofa bed in the living room.
Who should go...
Great if you want a tranquil mountain location away from the main resort with door-step skiing but still be able to access the town via shuttle bus when required.
You’ll need to book your own transfers when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Courchevel, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Courchevel 1850, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Courchevel, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski School in Courchevel 1850, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Courchevel whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Courchevel 1850, France
With a ski in and ski out property you probably won't be using the free resort shuttle buses as much. However, there is a regular hourly service to and from the resort centre.
Underground parking is available at the cost of €80 per week.
The resort of Courchevel is so extensive many people visit without actually skiing! There is every type of shop you can imagine from ski wear, clothes, footwear and jewellery to gifts and groceries. A great resort with lots of events throughout both summer and winter.
Courchevel has a huge range of restaurants, the choice is vast - you can eat in an igloo, have fondue and champagne in a Yhurt, have dinner at a woodcutters lodge and sledge back to your accommodation or drink mulled wine around a camp fire in a teepee! If you're looking for something less rustic you can enjoy seafood at 2000m at Le Cap Horn, treat yourself to 1* Michelin at Baumaniere 1850, upgrade to 2* Michelin at Le Chabichou, go Italian at Le Cenduee, enjoy traditional French cuisine at Le Mangeoire, try Asian Cuisine at Le Grand Cafe, sushi at Le Tremplin and Oysters at Exodus Cafe. If you want a good burger then try Jacks Burger or just a snack at La Grange A Pizza.
Also see: Restaurants in Courchevel 1850, France
With the north facing aspect of many slopes in Courchevel they are some of the best in the Three Valleys. There are great views across to Mont Blanc and over the valley to Champagny and Bellecote in the La Plagne ski area.
Also see: Book My Sightseeing
Things to Do Nearby
There are numerous activites in Courchevel in both summer and winter. During the winter there are some really unique activities for a ski holiday such as; hand gliding, helicopter tours, ice climbing, ice skating, tandem skydive, sledge and toboggan. There's even the opportunity to drive a piste basher! In the summer along with walking and mountain biking you can take part in activities such as archery, climbing, cookery lessons and paintball.
Also see: Things To Do in Courchevel 1850, France
On the Les Verdons platueau in Courchevel there is a nine hole golf course. There is also a driving range with 27 bays including seven covered bays along with pitching and putting greens.
Also see: Golf Courses in Courchevel 1850, France
The main lift hub for Courchevel is conveniently in the centre of the resort. There are a choice of 4 lifts directly from the snow front or if you would rather start skiing straight away you can ski down to Courchevel Village and Le Praz. The first of the four main lifts is the Chenus Bubble Lift which leads over towards the Col de la Loze Chair Lift connection with Meribel and La Tania. The Verdons Bubbe Lift which takes you to the top of resort where there are also connections to Meribel and skiing towards Courchevel Moriond. The Verdons lift is split into two halves, the first provides access to gentle greens and blues and the second more challenging reds and blacks. The remaining two options from the snow front are the Jardin Alpin Bubble Lift and the Bellecote Drag lift which both lead to beginner areas. If queues are particularly busy first thing in the morning, it is worth taking a short ski from the snow front to the Plantrey Chair Lift from where you can ski down to La Tania or take connections to Meribel.
Also see: Ski Areas in Courchevel, France
Courchevel has a huge range of bars there must be something for everyone's apres tastes here; test the Master Barman in the art of mixology at Le 8611, enjoy some relaxing piano bar apres at Anna Purna, sample wine and charcuterie at Bar Joe, relax by the fire in Le Stanleys Bar, get that village pub feel from home in L'eQuipe, move on to the whisky's in Le Palace de Nieges and then treat yourself to vintage Champagne in Le Billini's - just to name a few!
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You can check into your room at any time between 12:00 - 21:00. If you plan to arrive outside of these hours it is best to contact the agents directly using the enquiry link on this page.
Check out is between 08:00 - 10:00.
Location: Courchevel 1850
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Apartment
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional
Sleeps: Sleeps 5
Bedrooms: 2 bedroom
Access: Ski to door
Car-parking: Long parking (charged)
Entertainment: Restaurant | DVD Player | TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge
Spa & Fitness: Hammam / Steam-room | Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: Piste de Pralong - Altiport | Courchevel 1850 | 73120