Courchevel Is the Ultimate Luxury Destination for the 2022/23 Ski Season

Picking a ski resort can be difficult. It is not enough to choose the best resorts; you must also factor in the perfect accommodation, activities, restaurant reservations, and après-ski facilities. The 2022/23 ski season is fast approaching, and it is time to start planning your trip.

Courchevel is top of our lists this season, partly because it is hosting the 2023 Ski World Cup but primarily because it offers everything you could want from a ski destination. It comprises four well-linked ski resorts (Courchevel 1850, Moriond 1650, Courchevel Village 1550, and Courchevel Le Praz 1300), all with different ambience facilities. You can choose to spend time in any of the 4 Courchevel ski resorts at any given time, depending on your holiday goals. We love that kind of flexibility in our ski trips.

Everything You Need to Know About Skiing in Courchevel

When Is Courchevel‘s 2022/23 Ski Season?

You can ski earlier than these dates if you can drive and hike around the Courchevel ski resorts. Still, some restaurants, bars, and entertainment may not open before the season officially starts. We recommend visiting until the grand opening on the 5th of December.

2023 Ski World Cup in Courchevel and Méribel 

The World Alpine Ski Championships will be held in Courchevel and Méribel in 2023. This bi-annual event has only been held in France three times in the past (1937, 1962, and 2009), and this is Les 3 Vallée’s first time hosting the Ski World Cup. 600 competitors from 75 countries will participate in 6 ski disciplines.

Tickets have been available since July, but even if you do not plan to watch the Ski World Cup, it is a beautiful time to visit the Courchevel area. Extraordinary events and celebrations are scheduled to entertain the expected 20,000 people visiting the area for this momentous event.

Things to Do in Courchevel

The French Alps hold some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable and multiple ways to enjoy it. Whether you need a break from skiing or are not much of a skier in the first place, we recommend trying some of these popular winter activities while you are in Courchevel.

Explore the Mountains

Snowshoeing, Dog sledging, Skidoo or snowmobiling, Segway, Snowboarding, Ski touring/cross-country skiing, Paragliding. All these activities are available to book locally. We recommend booking in advance for your choice of availability, especially on peak travel dates. If you’re an A-List Villas & Chalets guest, our concierge team can arrange these activities and many more for your stay.

Hot Air Balloon

Enjoy a tranquil balloon ride over the stunning French Alps and marvel at the scenery from a unique perspective. Daily flights are offered from Courchevel 1850, including romantic sunrise hot air balloon rides. Book a hot air balloon ride for the best views on a day when the skies are clear. 

Moriond Luge Racing 

Moriond 1650 is home to a 3 km-long toboggan run. The toboggan run is designed as a Grand-Prix-style racing experience where you can race friends and family through the track. Speed through the 8 underground tunnels and twists and turns on your sled.

Best Restaurants in Courchevel

The four Courchevel ski resorts provide a wide selection of restaurants that cater to all tastes. You can find comfort food to refuel after a long day out on the slopes or dress up for a fine-dining experience at one of the 9 Michelin-star restaurants in the area. Here are some of our favourites:  

Bagatelle – Best Restaurant in Courchevel for French Bistro Cuisine

Bagatelle is located right on the Courchevel ski slopes with 360-degree views of Mount Blanc and the ski slopes. The restaurant delivers a gastronomic journey through fine French dining that devotees of the prestigious Bagatelle bistro brand come to expect.

Chalet de Pierres – Best Restaurant in Courchevel for Slope-Side Dining 

Chalet de Pierres is so close to the Courchevel ski slopes that you practically ski right in. The beautiful wooden chalet is warmed by a stone-carved fireplace that adds to the coziness. Indulge in winter comfort foods and gourmet main courses while you watch the skiers – leave room for the dessert buffet.

Le Chabichou – Best Restaurant in Courchevel for Fine Dining 

After a day of enjoying Courchevel ‘s ski resorts, enjoy the luxury of fine dining with panoramic views of the ski slopes of Courchevel 1850. Le Chabichou is a 2 Michelin Star gourmet restaurant in Courchevel 1850. We recommend the evening tasting menus; choose from 5,7, or 9-dish menus.

La Ferme de Saint Amour – Best Restaurant for Cosy Atmosphere

This traditional restaurant at the heart of Courchevel 1850 ski resort serves traditional French winter cuisine prepared by a Michelin-star chef. During the ski season, musical acts add to the cozy atmosphere of the picturesque farmhouse. La Ferme de Saint-Amour is an essential stop for jet setters visiting the area.

L’Oeil de Boeuf – Best Restaurant in Courchevel for Steak

This 200-year-old hut at the foot of the Tovets piste offers a warm and welcoming dining atmosphere. There are just 16 tables, eight upstairs and eight downstairs, for an intimate dining experience. L’Oeil de Boeuf serves fine cuts of meat cooked on an open fire and served with potatoes and onions. The steak is sublime, and the wine list bursts with delicious local wines.

Where to Stay in Courchevel

The four Courchevel ski resorts are close, so when deciding where to stay in Courchevel, remember you can travel between them easily. A network of lifts, private chauffeurs, and buses connects the four towns, so it is easy to get around even if you drive. Restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment are just a short journey away, so you do not need to pick where you will stay based on a particular restaurant you want to try or where you want to ski. The great news is that each of the four Courchevel ski resorts has a different atmosphere, so there is something for everyone.

Courchevel 1850 

Courchevel 1850 is perfect for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Luxury means luxury here; it is home to Michelin-star restaurants, designer boutiques, and glamorous nightlife. This is where the rich and famous go for their ski holidays, so the area is well-equipped for even the most discerning travelers. The private altiport overlooking Courchevel 1850 accommodates helicopter and private plane transfers. It is common to spot celebrities in Courchevel 1850; David and Victoria Beckham are fans of this glitzy Courchevel ski resort. The royals and Leonardo DiCaprio have also been spotted here.

Accommodation in Courchevel 1850 is luxury private rental chalets. Pistes run through the streets, so most places are ski-in/ski-out. Courchevel 1850 is the best place to stay in Courchevel for guests looking for ultimate luxury experiences and proximity to the pistes. You are right in the heart of a world-class ski resort.  

Moriond 1650  

Moriond 1650 is lower in altitude and a quieter place to stay in Courchevel. It is the sunniest Courchevel ski resort, and everywhere in the town has sun terraces so you can enjoy the great weather. The alpine sun terraces are the perfect place to enjoy cheese fondue. Skiing in Moriond 1650 is also a more tranquil affair for all levels of expertise. The sun-drenched slopes are much quieter than the famous slopes of Courchevel 1850, even in peak times.

Moriond 1650’s nightlife is more laid back and affordable. It is excellent for travelers who prefer swapping stories of the day’s antics over a quiet drink or enjoying live music while sitting by a fireplace. Moriond 1650 is the best place to stay if you want a friendly, laid-back atmosphere.

Courchevel Village 1550 

Courchevel Village 1550 is a Christmas card-perfect alpine village tucked away on the mountainside. It is an excellent destination for families looking to avoid the lively nightlife and experience a family-friendly ski holiday. Courchevel Village is also popular with couples looking for a romantic chalet holiday surrounded by rustic alpine eateries and bars. The glitzy Courchevel 1850 is just a 5-minute gondola away when you are in the mood for something different.

Courchevel Village is famous for those looking for a winter holiday with a side of skiing. It boasts a quieter pace of life while still being accessible to all four Courchevel ski resorts. The village’s wooden chalets and rustic restaurants provide the quintessential mountain hideaway experience and an off-the-beaten-path feel.

Courchevel Le Praz 1300

Courchevel le Praz is where the locals live. This charming French village is a sleepy mountain oasis from the lively Courchevel ski resorts. There is still an excellent selection of wine bars, and eateries tucked away in side streets, and Courchevel 1850 is only a 6-minute gondola ride away if you fancy a night out. Courchevel le Praz is great if you are looking for a peaceful stay off the beaten track.

Accommodation is more affordable in Courchevel le Praz; several apartments and basic chalets are available. They do tend to get snapped up fast by ski instructors and other seasonal staff. Courchevel le Praz is the best place to stay if you are looking for affordability.

If planning a ski trip to Les 3 Vallées, you must rent a chalet in Courchevel. Chalets are traditional alpine accommodations made of wood or stone and offer the quintessential mountain getaway experience, complete with a roaring fire. Most of the accommodations in Courchevel 1850 are luxury chalet rentals with panoramic views and opulent facilities. It is the playground of the rich and famous.

Luxury Chalet Rental Courchevel

Most luxury chalet rental Courchevel includes concierge services to provide a smooth ski holiday experience. They can organize your ski passes, lessons, reservations, and more before and during your holiday. Some of the 5* chalets in Courchevel offer additional services like chauffeurs, butlers, private chefs, or even ski instructors.

We have two luxury chalet rentals in Courchevel that are perfect for discerning clients traveling with family and friends. In addition to upscale accommodation, A-List Villas guests receive the personalized attention of a committed team of professionals to provide an excellent holiday experience. 

Chalet Edel, Courchevel 1850 

Chalet Edel is the most expensive luxury chalet in Courchevel 1850, saying something! No expense has been spared; Chalet Edel has lavished wellness facilities like a swimming pool, gym, massage rooms, and a Hammam. At a stately 3,200 square meters, this chalet is also the biggest in Europe. Its 7 floors house 8 bedrooms, a vast ski room with boot warmers, a cinema, and a library. It even has a nightclub big enough for 100 people.

Chalet Edel is a ski-in/ski-out chalet; you can ski straight to the famous Bellecôte Slope from your doorstep. Book your stay at the record-holding Chalet Eden.

Chalet Elizabeth, Courchevel 1850 

Chalet Elizabeth is a modern luxury chalet with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The 650 square meters of living space is outfitted in marble, onyx, and lavish textiles. 2 master suites and 4 luxurious ensuite bedrooms sleep up to 12 guests.

Every detail of this exquisite modern chalet has been selected to heighten the enjoyment of your holiday. Chalet Elizabeth is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, including Sky TV, Apple TV & Netflix, Xbox, and Wii Games consoles. Your private Chauffeur will even transport you around Courchevel ski resort in a Tesla Model X.

After a day on the slopes, settle for a relaxing evening in your opulent abode. Unwind in the Nordic wellness center with saunas, Hammams, and a massage jacuzzi, or book a massage therapist to pamper you in the massage room. The wellness level also boasts a heated indoor swimming pool and Peleton fitness bike, so you can access the same fitness facilities you enjoy at home.

Experience world-class entertainment without leaving the comfort of your luxury Chalet. Chalet Elizabeth boasts a cinema room with plush lounges and Dolby Atmos surround sound. The living room has a Steinway Baby Grand for fireside singalongs, or retire to the Subterranean Music bar for fabulous snow views.

Enjoy tailor-made service from a team of professionals dedicated to your holiday experience. Chalet Elizabeth comes with a personal Chef who provides a pre-arrival menu consultation so they can serve your Favorite dishes throughout your stay. It also includes a private Chauffeur and Butler and daily housekeeping. As with all of our luxury rentals, our Concierge team is on-hand to add a little bit of magic to your stay. Booking unforgettable dining experiences and once-in-a-lifetime activities is what we do best.

Book a stay at the newly renovated Chalet Elizabeth.

Book a 5* Courchevel Holiday with A-List Villas & Chalets 

A-List Villas & Chalets is an exclusive luxury holiday rental agency for discerning UK travellers. We hand-select stand-out properties in the world’s most beautiful locations for our exclusive holiday collection. Jet away with us to unmissable destinations, such as Courchevel, Megève, Méribel, Mykonos, Ibiza, Cap Ferrat, Cannes, St Tropez, and Sardinia.

Our team has over 15 years of experience providing unparalleled service and unforgettable holidays to guests who dream big. We pride ourselves on meticulously planning memorable holiday experiences for those who already live extraordinary lives. Our hand-selected holiday rentals are just the beginning; our resolute concierge team is an expert at planning dream itineraries and arranging exclusive excursions. They are available before and during your holiday to organize whatever you need.

A-List Villas & Chalet’s exclusive collection of properties include fully serviced accommodation with private culinary chefs, full housekeeping, chauffeurs, and butler services to ensure your comfort in every conceivable way. We take pride in providing that guests’ every request will be taken care of with the utmost attention to the most delicate details. Contact us for superior holiday experiences.

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