Courchevel 1850, France
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
per person based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Sherpas Room Luxe for 7 nights on a half board basis including return airport transfers.
At a Glance
A favourite with Scott Dunn families, children are very welcome
A friendly family-run hotel with a relaxed and informal atmosphere
Panoramic terrace with fabulous mountain views
The Junior Suites are ideal for family groups
Spa facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hammam
Spa and beauty treatments available
Great location, with easy access to the nursery slopes
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Courchevel offers a great balance of high and medium altitude and predominantly north-facing slopes to offer excellent skiing throughout the winter. In December, huge capacity for artificial snowmaking and the connection to the Val Thorens valley make good skiing probable. Courchevel really comes into its own from January to March, typically seeing regular snowfalls. When it gets really cold, runs to the lower villages are bearable and come spring time, north-facing pitches hold up well.
To start planning your holiday to Les Sherpas
Les Sherpas is a family friendly hotel in the Jardin Alpin area of Courchevel 1850. Just 60m from the ski lift, with a swimming pool and children's playroom, Les Sherpas is a fantastic choice for a family ski holiday in the Three Valleys.
This friendly, family run hotel is surrounded by pine trees in the quiet Jardin Alpin area of Courchevel, just 60m from the piste and a 15-minute walk to the village centre.
Les Sherpas has 31 rooms and nine junior suites, some of which have recently been renovated.
The restaurant offers excellent gourmet cuisine and lunch on the panoramic terrace with fantastic mountain views. The relaxed and informal atmosphere is perfect for children, with a special dinner served early and access to a special playroom.
After a partial renovation on some of the bedrooms, the Junior Suites, which consist of two interconnecting rooms with two bathrooms are ideal for families. They are bright and vibrant with soft furnishings, creating a relaxing atmosphere. All rooms have a balcony, private bathroom, flat screen satellite TV, direct dial telephone, WiFi and a safe.
There is a glass-roofed swimming pool with jet stream, sauna and hammam. The spa offers an excellent range of aesthetic treatments and relaxation massages, perfect for unwinding after a hard day's skiing. The spa uses the entirely organic “Clé des champs” range for ultimate beauty and harmony.
Courchevel 1850 is an exclusive yet family orientated resort with fantastic pistes for all abilities. The resort is very well connected to the entire Three Valleys ski area opening up 600km of well maintained slopes and a whole host of exciting opportunities and activities such as cross country skiing and paragliding.
Bathed in light and exceptionally well appointed, Les Sherpas' rooms ensure our guests enjoy a comfortable and cosy stay. Equipped with top-quality bedding, the simple but elegant rooms have been decorated in a range of styles to suit all tastes, whether you prefer traditional décors combining warm and relaxing colours with wood trimming, or more contemporary designs blending minimalism and style.
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These west-facing rooms measure 25 m² and were renovated in 2011, they associate modern fittings with wooden trimmings in order to retain a traditional mountain-chalet feel. Double or twin beds as preferred.
On the 1st floor, between 23-25 m², east, south or west facing. Renovated in 2011, these rooms associate modern fittings with wooden trimmings in order to retain a traditional mountain-chalet feel. Double or twin beds as preferred.
On the 2nd or 3rd floor, 25 m², south or west facing, private balcony, sun-lounger. Renovated in 2011, these rooms associate modern fittings with wooden trimmings in order to retain a traditional mountain-chalet feel. Double or twin beds as preferred.
On the 1st floor ˜ 40m², two connecting bedrooms, south facing, private balcony, sun-lounger. Also renovated in 2011, all of these comfortable and spacious suites have a double balcony and magnificent views of the summits of Courchevel. With their two communicating double rooms, they are ideal for families or groups of friends. Each room has two bathrooms, two flat-screen satellite TVs, radio, telephone, free Wi-Fi connection and a safe. All our rooms can be provided with everything you need for your children: cot, baby phone, bottle warmer, humidifier, baby bath and special toiletries in the bathrooms.
The Suite is on the top floor, under the eaves and has two connecting bedrooms and a lounge. With 70 m² of space to relax in you can truly unwind in peace.
2nd floor, two communicating bedrooms and a lounge, private balconies, sun lounger.
Its position gives it an unbeatable view of La Saulire. The ceruse-finish of the wood and the light-coloured leather of the furnishings give this spacious, 75m2 suite a wonderfully cosy ambiance. It has two bathrooms, three flat-screen satellite TVs, radio, telephone, free Wi-Fi connection and a safe in each room.
Scott Dunn pioneered skiing holidays with childcare and this is an optional extra that many families consider indispensable. We offer childcare from 4 months and ensure that children have the most fantastic holidays and that parents can completely relax with peace of mind that their family is in great hands. Your children can be taken to and collected from ski lessons and will be kept entertained with a varied and imaginative activity programme and given healthy lunches and snacks (to be paid for locally).
Our childcare staff are qualified professionals and guests can opt to have a private nanny service . Babysitting is available too. A wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers can be provided to all guests on request, mostly free of charge.
Baby sitting is available in the evenings on a request basis and is chargeable per hour.
|Scott Dunn Private Nannies||
Qualified (CACHE trained or similar) nannies who are recruited for their mature but fun approach to childcare. Scott Dunn offers pre-season training, which includes a comprehensive first aid course. Nannies provide a structured day including food, entertainment and transport to and from lessons.
The restaurant offers a variety of culinary delicacies using fresh ingredients and the fantastic breakfast buffet ensures guests have energy for a day on the slopes. Stunning mountain views can be enjoyed from the sun terrace or from the indoor swimming pool surrounded by large glass windows. Other facilities include a lounge bar with cosy fireplace, sauna, hammam, fitness area, a ski hire shop and a spa with a range of aesthetic treatments and relaxation massages on offer. There is a free shuttle bus into the centre of Courchevel 1850.
Courchevel has a reputation as a place for rock stars and royalty but make no mistake, it is one of the world’s premier ski resorts with good reason. The skiing has breadth and depth that is unequalled. The extent of the Three Valleys combined with perfectly groomed runs, vertiginous off-piste couloirs, gentle runs at village level and much admired tree skiing mean Courchevel has lots for skiers of all standards.
If skiing is just a sideshow for you, the boutiques and art galleries will keep you occupied until it is lunchtime at one of Courchevel’s many fine restaurants. Most renowned eateries including Cap Horn, Chalet de Pierres, Bel Air and Soucoupe are accessible by road or by gondola.
Apart from skiing, the village has plenty to offer. We recommend a flight from the famous altiport or a cookery course with Michel Rochedy, the Michelin starred chef at Le Chabichou. The toboggan run to 1550 is another favourite. There is a farmers’ market on Wednesdays and the Forum is home to an Olympic ice rink, bowling alley, climbing wall and small gym. Paragliding, horse drawn carriage rides, forest walks, show-shoeing, cross-country skiing, ice karting and hot-air balloon rides are also possible.
Courchevel hosts special events including the International Pyrotechnic Festival, the most impressive fireworks display you will ever see, and ski-jumping competitions at the Olympic ski jump in Le Praz.
Bronwen May (Staff)
A charming hotel in a good location in Courchevel with an easy green run that takes you almost all the way back to the hotel. Les Sherpas has a lovely kids playroom and a separate teens area with a Playstation and movies to keep the kids entertained.
Georgina Carlisle (Staff)
Les Sherpas is a fantastic family friendly hotel centrally located in Courchevel 1850. The facilities are fantastic for children with a spacious swimming pool, playroom and close proximity to the slopes. The views of the mountains from the terrace are stunning and makes for an ideal family holiday.
As one of the largest aquatic centres in the Alps, Aquamotion offers swimming with flumes, indoor surfing, inflatables and a climbing wall as well as a fitness gym, spa and fitness classes such as yoga.
Après ski with a difference. If there's still some energy to burn off at the end of the day, the climbing wall at Courchevel 1850 is an entertaining option.
Drive a piste basher
A mountain experience that is quite possibly every child's (and adult's) dream when they see these being driven up and down the pistes.
Hot air ballooning
A serene and peaceful way to see the Alps, a hot air balloon ride will make your holiday truly memorable.
Six Senses Spa, Courchevel
A visit to the Six Senses Spa in Courchevel is an ideal way to relax and rejuvenate. With indulgent treatments and massages this is a welcome retreat for skiers and non skiers alike.
Skiing The Three Valleys
Being part of the three valleys means Courchevel has access to a vast area of pistes for your enjoyment, 600km of them to be exact.
Snowshoeing in Courchevel
Leave all the hustle and bustle of the slopes and the lift queues behind as you discover the tranquil, natural surroundings of the mountains on snowshoes. Using a private guide, discover the best snowshoe walks and access places skiers can't get to.
Once night has fallen and the skiers have deserted the slopes, you can still enjoy the thrill of shooting down a mountain with the wind in your face – on a sledge!
Location & directions
Courchevel 1850, France
Jardin Alpin area of Courchevel 1850, 80 m from Jardin Alpin G3 Gondola, 15 mins walk into the centre of town.
How to get there
Scott Dunn offers scheduled British Airways flights from London to Geneva followed by private or shared transfers (2-hour 30-minute). Regional and private flights can also be arranged as well as private transfers and helicopter transfers. Alternative airports include Lyon (2-hour 45-minute transfer) or Chambery (1-hour 30-minute transfer). Helicopter transfers take around 30 minutes.
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