Courchevel Les Trois Vallées is the ultimate location when it comes to a destination party or luxury event. This stunning area in the French Alps boasts 600 km of pistes, and some of the best north-facing slopes in the world. With 162 lifts, 11 five star luxury resorts and a plethora of Michelin starred restaurants, it is easy to see why the demand to visit Courchevel is so high, with the world’s elite visiting for the ultimate getaway.
One of the World’s Most Exclusive Ski Resorts
Often referred to as the St Tropez of winter sports, the snow in the Courchevel valley is usually some of the best in the entire ski area, and there's terrain to suit everyone from beginner to expert. Courchevel has been home to the most prestigious VIPS from all over the world. From the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge having regular winter breaks to the Beckhams enjoying a family holiday, Courchevel is full of famous clientele. From Hollywood’s finest to Royal families across the globe, Courchevel has been home to some of the biggest seasonal parties and opulent events in the world.
If you’re looking at planning a sumptuous getaway to one of the most romantic and magical destinations in the world, you will have the choice of staying in one of the three towns that are tucked away in Courchevel’s snowy mountains. Once named after their altitudes, each town’s name was changed in 2011.
Courchevel Le Praz (1300)
Courchevel Le Praz (1300) is a sleepy rural village steeped in tradition and authenticity. Set amid woodland, Courchevel Le Praz looks like it has been picked up from a Hollywood film set and placed in Les Trois Vallés. Rustic wooden houses are surrounded by mountains of untouched snow and dusted trees. This enchanting village maintained its charm, even after its expansion triggered due to the 1992 Winter Olympics. It remains a quiet and exquisite place for families with children.
Courchevel Moriond (1650)
Courchevel Moriond (1650) boasts some of the best skiing slopes in the world and has an atmosphere like no other. Michelin starred restaurants are dotted around the valleys and you’ll find unique boutiques and designer outlets. Moriond boasts the beauty of Le Praz but is much busier. If you’re looking for a true skiing experience combined with relaxation and socialising in comfortable bars, then Moriond is the perfect place for you.
Courchevel (1850) is the crème-de-la-crème of villages in Courchevel. Attracting the wealthiest people in the world, you’ll find the crowd consists of A-List celebrities mingling with the world’s elite. Courchevel (1850) boasts three five-star “palace” hotels and numerous Michelin starred restaurants for you to choose from. Luxurious boutiques dripping with diamonds line the snowy paths, along with designers such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and so much more. Courchevel (1850) has no place for budgets - only VIPs.
What to do in Courchevel in 2018?
The opening of the 3km Toboggan Run
2018 is a huge year for Courchevel. To coincide with their new gondola, a brand new 3km toboggan run from the summit of the Ariondaz gondola lift to Courchevel 1650’s snow front has been opened. Perfect for families looking for the ultimate skiing getaway, this ultra-fun, lit-up night- time descent is sure to be fun for all the family. Boasting a racing style backdrop, eight 400 metre tunnels and unusual obstacles, it is open from 11am until close. This new 3km toboggan track is in addition to the floodlit 2.3 km toboggan track that joins Courchevel to Courchevel Village.
The International Festival of Pyrotechnic Arts
Courchevel’s famous International Festival of Pyrotechnic Arts returned this year with a Star Wars theme, which ignited excitement for all the Star Wars fans amongst us. Prepare to be astounded by this amazing sound and light show, which is takes place each year between February and March. This celebration of creativity is always a favourite feature when it comes to embracing the ultimate Courchevel experience.
International Fireworks Festival, Courchevel
There is nothing more magical than being surrounded by snow covered mountains and crisp air as you watch fireworks dance in the sky. Every year, Courchevel welcomes over 8,000 spectators to this festival. The evening will kick off with a traditional torch-lit descent by the resort's ski instructors, whilst you warm your hands, body and soul with some mulled wine. Prepare to see the most astounding fireworks display of your life!
Verdons by Night XXL
If you love night skiing, then Verdons by Night XXL is the perfect event for you. On February 22nd, participants will get to ski down the resort on a floodlit Verdons piste, as some great music and club bangers play. For the more family-oriented groups, then a visit to the family dancefloor is a must. After a night of skiing and listening to excellent music, you can then toast some marshmallows on an open fire. You can also ride the Verdons and Grangettes gondolas and take in the stunning views from a high vantage point.
Stay at a Luxury Resort in Courchevel
Cheval Blanc Courchevel
If you’re looking for ultimate luxury, then Cheval Blanc Courchevel by LVMH is the place to be. This sumptuous skiing Maison is found in the prestigious Jardin Alpin of Courchevel 1850. With direct access to the largest ski domain to date - Les Trois Vallées, it is a skiers’ dream. What makes this sovereign house so different to any other luxury resort in Courchevel is that it takes the preconceived notions of mountain design and infuses it with bold colours and collections of original works of art, architects from Atelier COS and Sybille de Margerie.
Hôtel Le K2
If you’re looking for seclusion and privacy, then Hôtel Le K2 Palace is the perfect place to stay. Positioned in a privileged location, it is near the center of Courchevel 1850 but still retains a high level of privacy and has ski-in ski-out access. The hotel and suite-chalets are spread along the snowy slope and overlooks the valley, offering guests stunning panoramic views. The suite-chalets of the K2 Palace combine the intimacy of a private residence with the ultimate attentive service provided by the devoted staff of the hotel.
Located at the top of a former Olympic ski jump in the Jardin Alpin, L’Apogee offers stunning views that cascade over the mountains and down to the valley. With delicious food from the Le Comptoir d’Apogée and a warm, cosy Cigar Lounge, there is plenty to do in the evening après ski. L’Apogee offers a plethora of activities for 4 to 15-year-olds, while adults head to the spa after a long day on the slopes. L'Apogée Courchevel also has ski-in ski-out access.
Arrive at Courchevel in style
If you’re planning an event at Courchevel, then Scarlet can arrange a luxury private jet to collect you and fly you to Courchevel’s Altiport. Simply get onto your private jet and relax - once you’ve arrived at Courchevel Altiport, you will be escorted to your resort and greeted with a bottle of champagne upon arrival.
Our luxury event and party planners are experienced in organising events in Courchevel or across the world, we would be delighted to help you plan your dream event or exclusive party. For more information on booking your stay or please speak to one of our team on +44 (0)203 589 4780 or by email to email@example.com.