The highly rated Courchevel 1850 has the reputation for being the world’s best ski resort. Immaculate pistes, superbly interlinked skiing on the vast 3 Valleys ski area. It has an astounding range of luxury ski chalets, bars, restaurants, chic boutiques and nightspots.
For heliskiers, Courchevel is the ultimate heart pumping exhilarating resort in the French Alps. However, if you are like me, a non-skier it’s not as exciting. I stopped sking due to a meniscus injury. Then I discovered these exciting non skier’s adventures in Courchevel:
Want a great work-out? Try Snowshoeing. Courchevel has many hidden footpaths and scenic areas away from the slopes that are only accessible by foot. Hire a local mountain guide to take you to Lac de la Rosiere near Courchevel Moriond and the hidden tree paths around La Tania and Le Praz.
Wine and cheese, please
The French Alps offer some of the best wine and cheese in a rustic and cozy environment. Try the Fondue, raclette, and tartiflette which are the leading regional dishes. Fondue and raclette are great sharing meals that can go on for a few hours over a couple of glasses of white, red wine, or champagne.
Spa day all day
Aquamotion Centre is the best spa to relax and decompress in an ultra-luxurious environment. You can bathe in 93.2℉ waters both indoors and outdoors, relax in the hammam, saunas or jacuzzi. There are water slides, wild rivers, and a wave surf zone. There is also a wellness area with sauna, steam room, and a restaurant. It is located in the Courchevel Village and Moriond.
Unique and chic boutiques
Heavenly boutiques begin from the Place du Tremplin along Avenue Montagne; there are shops for ski gear, casual wear, shoes, and accessories. Then you see the chicest boutiques: Lorenz Bach, Moncler, Milady, Philipp Plein, Dior, Bvlgari, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Prada, Chanel, and Blu&Berry. On the more budget-friendly side, a visit to the Alps would not be complete without a trip to the local boulangeries, fromageries, boucheries and of course not forgetting the cave à vin.
Frosty walk around the town
Pierre Gagnaire pour Les Airelles is the first restaurant in Courchevel 1850 that was awarded two Michelin stars. Dim lighting with a traditional decor yet elegant dishes will leave you full, but not in a food coma. The restaurant is located in the Hotel Les Airelles. The hotel is one of the palatial hotels in France and looks like a doll house, or a Disney character.
High Altitude Daytime Entertainment
La Folie Douce Méribel-Courchevel is euro fun entertainment with a DJ and live dancers in the mountains. It’s a lovely chalet with a festive vibe that will leave you dancing the day away. There are over 20 bars and nightlife clubs that will leave you breathless with excitement. Click here for the full list.
Wherever your winter travels lead you may it be full of love and light! 💋
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Photo credits: Feature, Anouk Sanders by Klaas Jan Kliphius for Myself Magazine January 2016 – Austrian Alps, fashioneditorials, Google images