5 reasons for a ski-holiday in Courchevel 1850
Courchevel 1850 is one of the most famous ski resorts in the French Alps, if not in the world. In fact, William and Kate have also spent their winter vacations here in the past. But there is a lot more besides his glitz and his incredibly glamorous reputation. Courchevel 1850 has incredible skiing. And with easy access to the entire Trois Vallées area, there is the right slope for every level of skier as well as the best choices in terms of hotels like La Sivoliere which offers every possible reason to use it as your next base from skiing at Courchevel 1850.
Ski In – Ski Out
All Courchevel 1850 hotels are neatly grouped around the main lift station and along the panoramic slopes. This means that snow lovers can transform daydreams into reality from morning on the first ski lift of the day.
Perfectly located at the base of the Dou du Midi slope, La Sivoliere offers direct access to all Courchevel 1850 slopes as well as to the largest ski area in the world. It also has its own ski shop, a comfortable lounge where a team of professionals takes care of guests’ equipment. In addition, a team of professionals, always available at La Sivoliere, helps all the Guests to find the right ski equipment and the best slopes according to the level, in order to fully enjoy the beauties of the 3 Valleys.
Easy Access to the Trois Vallées
With the four localities of Courchevel having direct access to 600 kilometers of groomed pistes and over 170 lifts of the “Trois Vallées” ski resort, what could go wrong? With slopes and ski lifts all connected ‘snow side’ it is not necessary to take a ski bus for the whole week; which means more time to ski.
After a long day on skis, why not relax your tiredness in the fitness center by taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in the La Sivoliere wellness area. The relaxation area includes a balneotherapy and a pool, a steam room, a sauna, a massage room and a fitness room equipped with cardio-training machines. Adorned with Arabescato marble, the relaxation area benefits from natural light that passes through large windows with a spectacular view of the valley. Guests at La Sivoliere have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of classic massages, snow shoe massages, osteopathic or reflexology treatments, facials and so on. All signed by the prestigious Nuriss brand.
Après Ski and Fine Dining
Après Ski is an important part of all the best ski destinations: from a warm chaud or a refreshing cold beer on an outdoor terrace: to a traditional alpine party, Mediterranean delight or pizza enjoyed by a delightful and charming restaurant, all sipping a classic cocktail, a good wine or a beer from a comfortable sofa, wrapped in a sheepskin rug next to a cozy fireplace, in Courchevel 1850 it is always possible to find the perfect space to relax in the evening.
The 1850 Be Organic is the gourmet restaurant of La Sivoliere, run by the chef from Carpentras, Bilal Amrani. Intimate and welcoming, the restaurant welcomes guests in a homely atmosphere to savor the unique cuisine of Chef Bilal Amrani, while the flames of the fireplace and the trunks decorate the walls with art. Tables in black lacquer and natural wood alternate, offering minimalist and elegant furniture to highlight the new custom porcelain of La Sivoliere. Chef Bilal Amrani offers 100% organic and ethically elevated cuisine. For the 2018-2019 season, the Chef chose producers whose work respects nature and suppliers with a “greener” approach.
Anyone who chooses Courchevel 1850 is treated with the so-called “white gloves” because all the hotels present offer different services that make every stay truly comfortable and special, such as:
– Ski rooms directly on the ski slope
– Outdoor Jacuzzi
– Wellness treatments
– Specialists in ski rental
– Guarded parking
– Great rooms perfect for families
La Sivoliere has hired Sara Copeland, a British interior designer, to collaborate with Florence Carcassonne in order not to distort the existing style of the house, but rather to make it even more welcoming. In fact all 20 rooms, including an apartment and 4 suites have been completely renovated: it is a mix of British comfort, sparkling and colored velvet, wood and stone. The bathrooms have also been renovated and each new suite has a steam shower. All rooms have an incredible light with views of the village, the slopes or the forest. The luxurious rooms, suites and apartments are beautifully furnished and are really welcoming after a hard but pleasant day in the mountains. Suites add sitting areas, fireplaces and private terraces or balconies. Each of the rooms exude an air of luxury and elegance.
The heads of the Three Valleys come together to create three natural bowls and all face north; perfect location for collecting snow. The pitch and length of the slopes ensure the maintenance of snow and the tree-lined slopes protect skiers from bad weather. This geography is further embellished by meteorology, which means that in this part of the Alps it snows abundantly! And even if it were not, practically all the tracks are full of snow cannons to help nature.
A potential disadvantage of these perfect conditions can certainly be the popularity of Courchevel and therefore the presence of crowds on the slopes. But staying in La Sivoliere will give you the chance to minimize this problem, because when you leave early, before the crowd finishes breakfast, you can enjoy the slopes almost in solitude for a couple or more descents.