Courchevel 1650. Chalet Lapin de Neige is part of a group of high quality attractive freestanding chalets built in a tranquil location (with superb views) at the entrance to Courchevel 1650. The location of this chalet gives skiers the huge advantage of being able to choose where to ski - 1650 or 1850 via 1550. The ski bus to 1550, which runs approximately every 20 minutes, could hardly be closer- it stops just across the road from the chalet. The chalet is also only 400m (approx.) to the new escalator which takes you straight to the centre of 1650. From here skiers can enjoy the traditionally less crowded slopes of 1650 which also have a reputation for being sunny yet holding the snow superbly. The bars and restaurants of this lovely ‘real’ resort of 1650 are only 500 metres (approx.) from this chalet.
Chalet Lapin de Neige is wood-panelled throughout and has a large attractive open fireplace. Much of the furniture is authentically French in style and is complemented by the window dressings, which together gives the chalet an attractive rustic appearance. This and the comfort of all rooms with en suite facilities make this chalet a real home-from-home and fantastic value for a resort of this calibre.
NB Images may be of a property similar in style to Chalet Lapin de Neige.
This chalet is available on a flexible-catered basis.
Rooms 1 & 2 = 2 twins with shower and WC
Living/dining area with open fireplace and balcony
Rooms 3 & 4 = 2 twins with shower, WC and balcony.
Room 5 = twin with shower and WC
Chalet staff live out
Supplements & Discounts
Rooms 3 & 4 add £4 pp/pn
Courchevel ski resort
The chic resort of the Trois Vallees. Known as the ‘chic’ resort of the Trois Vallées, the ski resort of Courchevel is one of the most glamorous resorts in the Alps and therefore a regular holiday destination for many celebrities.
Made up of four separate village-resorts generally known by their altitude in metres, this outstanding resort offers something for everyone. The mountain road winds up from Le Praz (1300), the quaintest village, past 1550, through 1650 to 1850. The ski resort of Courchevel 1850 is probably the most cosmopolitan of the four villages in the Trois Vallees and certainly one of the top luxury resorts in the world. Smart, sophisticated and expensive, with excellent restaurants, shops and bars, Courchevel 1850 is the snowy playground of the rich and famous. Courchevel 1650 is quieter, with an old village centre, lively bars and quietly situated chalets. Courchevel 1550 and Le Praz are also much quieter villages than 1850, with a handful of quaint bars and restaurants. The lift system covers both sides of the valley and the world's largest cable car, heading up to La Saulire, connects Courchevel to the rest of the 3 Valley ski area.
Apres ski activities in Courchevel include hot air ballooning trip, skidoo trips, parapenting, massage, bowling, ice skating, ice go-karting, tobogganing, rafting down the Olympic ski jump in Le Praz or sky diving over the mountains. There are also some great events to watch out for including the New Years Eve party on the piste and the renowned Courchevel freeride event.
Skiing and boarding in Courchevel
Skiing in Courchevel offers an excellent range of skiing for all abilities - from trouble-free skiing (to get those ski legs back) to some exciting red and blacks higher up. Further afield takes you throughout the Three Valleys network where certain areas challenge even the most advanced skier
The ski resort of Courchevel has some of the best groomed pistes in Europe and forms part of the fabulous Trois Vallées ski area (600km). Skiing in Courchevel offers something for all levels of skier. The lift system is excellent, enabling beginners to find wide and easy slopes, intermediates to ski and board the length and breadth of the Trois Vallées on exciting reds or leisurely blues, and advanced skiers to find truly challenging blacks and vast areas of off-piste.
The ski resort of Courchevel is a fantastic base from which to explore the whole 3 Valley ski area. The ski resort of Courchevel is located within the world famous 3 Valley ski area, one of the worlds largest ski areas. It comprises 5 ski resorts - Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and La Tania. It boasts 600km of marked runs, 200 direct ski lifts, over 1230 snow canons and a tremendous variety of skiing for all abilities. There is a fun park with half pipe and plenty of jumps for boarders. Snow conditions are almost guaranteed to be good from early December to late April.
The ski resort of Courchevel is the absolute crème de la crème of European ski resorts. Located in the world famous Valleys ski area it is one of the most glamorous ski holiday destinations in France and offers fantastic skiing and boarding.
Apres ski in Courchevel
Apres ski in the ski resort of Courchevel is plentiful and varied. All four villages have a variety of bars and restaurants. The ski resort of Courchevel 1850 has the largest selection of après-ski activities, with a wide choice of good bars, restaurants, boutiques and nightspots. For refreshment close to home you need venture no further than TJ’s bar (downstairs in the Catina). Extra activities include ice-skating, bowling, tobogganing, ice climbing, hang-gliding, climbing, cinema and skidooing.
If you want to have a rest from the apres ski one night and would prefer a massage to ease those muscles, then why not book yourself a massage with Massage Me.
This winter we are delighted to offer a private nanny service in partnership with t4 Nanny in Courchevel. For more information on t4 Nanny and what they can offer during your family ski holiday, please contact us.
Off piste: ****
Non skiers: ****
- Type: Chalet
- Board basis: Chalet board
- Sleeps: 10
- All Rooms en suite: Yes
- Bedrooms: 5
- Car Parking: Yes
- Child Care: Yes
- Open Fire: Yes
- Piste/Lift: 600m
- Ski Bus: Outside chalet
- Town centre: 400m to escalator
- WiFi: Yes
- Snowmaking machines: 2,000 machines
- Resort height: 1,300-1,850m, 4,130-6,070ft
- Highest lift: 3230m
- No. of lifts: 200
- No. of slopes: 330
- Total piste length: 600km
- Snowparks: 7 including Boarder Cross
- Purpose built: No
- Glacier: No
- Transfer times: Geneva: 3 hrs, Grenoble: 3 hrs 30 mins, Chambery: 2 hrs
- Train transfer: 40 mins (20 mins to Le Praz)
Reference : SW