Cheval Blanc Courchevel

A chic chalet in the French Alps

Crowning the top of the slopes in Courchevel 1850, ski-in, ski-out Cheval Blanc Courchevel is a modern take on an alpine chalet. Interior designer Sybille de Margerie incorporated a mix of mountain materials (warm woods, fur and leather) juxtaposed against sleek steel, bronze and polished brass; an eye-catching color palette dominated by cherry red; and a collection of original contemporary artwork by the likes of Paola Pivi, Walter Niedermayr and Xavier Veilhan — which you’ll find everywhere from the rooms to the restaurants. Candles crafted with Cheval Blanc Courchevel’s spicy signature scent of orange, cardamom, amber and patchouli are lit throughout the hotel and add a cozy element of winter warmth.

Despite only having 36 rooms and suites, the maison is equipped with similar amenities and luxuries found in France’s palace hotels. Think kid and teen clubs, multiple dining concepts (including a tasting menu restaurant and slopeside terrace) and a Guerlain spa. Plus, you’ll have direct access to the world’s largest connected ski area, the Trois Vallées, and perks like preheated boots and professional ski equipment.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The luxury hotel houses Courchevel's highly regarded restaurant Le 1947, helmed by lauded French chef Yannick Alléno. The à la carte and tasting menus take inspiration from the forest, with dishes like slowly cooked char with juniper butter and game meat puff pastry friand (almond cake) with deer sauce.
  • The ski-in, ski-out hotel is a great base for those looking to hit the slopes.
  • The spa extends from an indoor infinity-edge pool and Jacuzzi to an alfresco Russian banya and hot tub — plus a chromotherapy hammam-steam room to help soothe sore muscles after a day on the slopes.
  • The three-bedroom Chalet is like having your own private hideaway, but with all the perks of a hotel. Extending across four floors with lift access, this ski-in, ski-out haven really does have it all — including hammam showers, a screening room and a private spa treatment room with a sauna and outdoor Nordic bath.
  • The hotel organizes over-the-top culinary experiences, from apéritifs in an igloo to a rare cognac tasting in a Mongolian yurt.

Things to Know

  • A fully equipped fitness center is open 24/7, and personal training sessions are available on request.
  • Hotel guests can be the first to ski down the slopes each morning. Follow a tracker guide through the snow before anyone else has made tracks in the fresh powder.
  • Even if you’re not skiing, you can explore Courchevel in a variety of ways: by air via private plane or hot-air balloon over the alpine peaks, by dog sled with a professional musher or on electric mountain bikes under the moonlight.
  • The Courchevel hotel is seasonal, so it’s only open in the winter from December through April.

Getting There
Le Jardin Alpine 73120, Courchevel, 1850 France
GVA (2 hr 26 min)   LYS (2 hr 20 min)   CVF (6 min)