Summer finally feels like it's over, and we're counting down the days until Courchevel opens for the Winter season on 8 December - just 11 weeks away! Last winter was amazing, the resort enjoying its best snow conditions for many years, with more than 5 metres of snow falling during the season. Anyone lucky enough to have visited Courchevel last season would have enjoyed incredible skiing conditions right through to the end of April.
The biggest news from the 3 Valleys is that Courchevel and Meribel will host the 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships! A total of €42 million will be invested in a whole range of exciting new developments in the area, including a comprehensive redesign of the Croisette building at 1850, improving access for skiers and pedestrians. The Grangettes gondola between Courchevel Village (1550) and 1850 has been modernised for 2018/19. The new 10 seater gondola will have a capacity of 2,400 people an hour, so you can squeeze in a few more runs on the Tovets and Provères pistes - a couple of lovely blue runs which we think are very underrated. Once again, Courchevel is hosting the FIS World Cup Ladies Slalom; Mikaela Shiffrin dominated last season, winning in Courchevel on her way to becoming World Champion, can she do it again this year? Come and watch on 21-22 December.
Last season, our apartments were very close to being 100% occupied, with just 1 empty week out of 32 available weeks in both apartments, so if you haven't already booked your winter holiday, don't delay! Christmas, New Year and February half term weeks have already gone, but we still have availability in the Easter holidays and at other times. In response to feedback from a couple of guests who felt the sofa beds in Ariondaz were uncomfortable, we've invested in two Italian made, leather sofa beds by Nicoletti. These are so comfortable, you'll be rushing back at the end of the day to relax after a hard day on the slopes! Both apartments were renovated the year before last, and now boast underfloor heating, free Wi-Fi, along with high quality kitchen units, modern appliances and combined French/UK electric sockets. In short, everything you'll need to enjoy a super self-contained holiday in one of the best ski resorts in the world!
Availability and prices can be found here. Please be aware that we're anticipating a busy period in October and may not be able to respond to e-mails as quickly as normal, so if you're thinking of booking, we'd appreciate it if you could contact us as soon as possible, and will do our best to get back to you as quickly as we can.
We look forward to welcoming you to Courchevel this season!