3 Tips for Luxury Travel in Courchevel
Itching for a snowy escape to one of the most beautiful places in the world? Courchevel is an alpine paradise that boasts high altitude, 230 snow cannons, and guaranteed good snow throughout the season as explained by Condé Nast Traveller. The destination is perfect for travellers that love winter and enjoy the good things in life.
For you to fully enjoy your luxury ski trip, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Do your research on the various ski resorts
There are numerous places you can ski in Courchevel, and it’s important that you know which alpine resort you’ll likely spend most of your time at in order to determine your best accommodation options. As Ski in Luxury describes, Courchevel 1850 is reputed to be the world’s best ski resort with the best nightlife, while Courchevel 1550 (or Courchevel Village) is quieter and more suited for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Luxe hotels are sprawled across the Three Valleys, so no matter which area you end up choosing, you can expect to be spoiled with fancy amenities.
Travel in style by taking advantage of a helicopter transfer from either Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon or Geneva Airport, courtesy of SAF-Air Courchevel. Those that have different stops on their itinerary before their ski trip will probably skip the helicopter and opt for a plane, and Courchevel is accessible by air from numerous destinations in Europe. You can also get there by high-speed train if you aren’t a fan of flying. For example, anyone arriving Heathrow Airport, the “third busiest airport in the world” in terms of passenger traffic as stated by Parking4Less, can take the Piccadilly Line from Terminal 5 to St. Pancras Station, embark on a Eurostar train to Moutiers, which is just a short transfer from the slopes.
The thrill you get from skiing is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, but it also drains your energy. After some fun on the slopes, treat yourself to some aromatherapy and relaxation at Les Sherpas Spa, the ultimate destination for peace and tranquility. Choose from a beauty treatment, a couple laps in the pool or detox in the sauna, to help you recharge before you get ready for a night out in Courchevel.
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