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Annapurna

Courchevel 1850, France

The Annapurna is a modern hotel situated in a peaceful, piste-side location. All 57 rooms and 13 suites at Annapurna are spacious, many with south facing balconies and stunning mountain views. The ultimate in ski convenience.

At a Glance

  • The highest hotel in Courchevel, with ski in/ski out access directly onto the Pralong piste

  • One of the most affordable 5 stars hotel in Courchevel

  • Individually-designed suites all have south-facing balconies with great views

  • Fabulous sunny terrace overlooking the slopes

  • Courchevel’s only outdoor swimming pool, along with a great indoor pool

Ski, Family, Spa & health

Insider's View

New this year - an outdoor swimming pool with jet streams where you can swim against the currents. The only outdoor pool in 1850 with the most amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

Jenny James

Insider's View

The Pinturault family own this hotel, their son Alexi is a World Cup skier for France and he displays all his trophies in the hotel.

Jenny James

Insider's View

There is live piano music every night in the dining area and a live band two nights per week.

Jenny James

Insider's View

Quite possibly one of the best ski in and out locations in Courchevel.

Kate Newman

Insider's View

For breakfast request a table by the window to enjoy the fabulous mountain views

Charlotte Carter

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Annapurna

Description

The Annapurna is a modern five star hotel, set in a peaceful south-facing position by the slopes of Courchevel 1850, close to the L'Altiport. The location of the hotel for skiing is second to none allowing you to be on the piste in moments. At the end of the day you can ski back to the door of the hotel. The village center is a 25 minute walk away or you can take advantage of the hotel's regular shuttle bus service.

Take advantage of the leisure facilities including an indoor pool with fabulous piste views, two saunas, solarium, Jacuzzi and two Turkish baths. There is an outdoor heated pool, where you can swim against the current; the only outdoor pool in Courchevel 1850. Beauty treatments including massages are also on offer as well as a billiards room, playroom and games room for children. The main restaurant serves traditional international cuisine and on pleasant days guests can take advantage of the sun terrace for al fresco dining. Cocktails can be enjoyed by the fireplace in the bar where the hotel's pianist performs live daily.

Many rooms are south facing with a balcony to enjoy the sun from dawn to dusk. The newly decorated Junior Suites are spacious and stylishly decorated. The Annapurna Suites consist of an entrance hall, sitting room with dining area, double room and bathroom with bath and shower. The K2 suite and the exclusive Everest suite also have private saunas.

Courchevel 1850 is an exclusive yet family orientated resort with fantastic pistes for all abilities. The resort is very well connected to the entire 3 valleys ski area opening up 600km of well maintained slopes and a whole host of exciting opportunities and activities.

Accommodation

Many rooms are south facing with a balcony to enjoy the sun from dawn to dusk. The newly decorated Junior Suites are spacious and stylishly decorated. The Annapurna suites consist of an entrance hall, sitting room with dining area, double room and bathroom with bath and shower. The K2 suite and the exclusive Everest suite also have private saunas. All rooms have satellite TV, DVD player, radio, telephone, high speed internet, safe, minibar and hairdryer.

Standard double room

These double rooms (26m²) with a bathroom are nicely decorated with the “Arolle” wood, the primary material of Savoie. They are all on the valley side (without a balcony).

They are equipped with a safe, mini bar, direct phone line, high speed internet access, satellite television with DVD player.

Saulire Double Room

These double/twin rooms with bathroom are nicely decorated with “Arolle” wood as the primary material. These 41 double/twin rooms are all on the south side with balconies. They are equipped with a safe, mini bar, direct phone line, high speed internet access, satellite television and DVD player. Some of the these room interconnect with a smaller double room on the valley side, each with their own bathroom.

Junior Suite

These suites are more modern in style as they were added to the hotel more recently. There are now 11 of them in the hotel and all are south facing with a balcony and fabulous views. They can interconnect with another junior suite or with a Saulire double room. They are equipped with a safe, minibar, direct phone line, high speed internet access, LCD screen with satellite connection and DVD player.

Annapurna Suite

The ANNAPURNA suites consist of an entrance hall, a sitting room with dining area, a double room, a bathroom with shower and bath. They are equipped with a safe, mini bar, direct phone line, high speed internet access, two satellite televisions and a DVD player. These suites are all on the south side with balcony.

Suite K2

The K2 suite consists of an entrance hall, a sitting room with fireplace and dining area, a double room, a large bathroom with shower, bath and private sauna. It is equipped with a safe, mini-bar, direct phone line, high speed internet access, a working desk, two satellite televisions including one plasma screen, DVD player. The K2 suite is approximately 96m² and is on the south side with balconies affording spectacular views.

Everest Suite

The EVEREST suite consists of an entrance hall, a 51sq.m sitting room with fireplace and dining area, a second sitting room in mezzanine, two double rooms, two bathrooms with baths and showers and one with a private sauna overlooking the slopes. It is equipped with a safe, mini bar, direct phone line, high speed internet access, working desk, plasma and LCD screen satellite televisions, DVD player.

The EVEREST suite (152m²) is on the south and west side with balconies.

Makalu Suite

The MAKALU suite (65m²) consists of a sitting room with a dining area, a double room with bathroom, a mezzanine with shower and WCs. It is equipped with a safe, mini bar, direct phone line, high speed internet access, a working desk, two satellite televisions and a DVD player. The MAKALU suite is on the valley side with balcony.

Interconnecting rooms

Interconnecting rooms: One deluxe double room south-facing with balcony connected with one smaller standard room (each room with bathroom).

Family Apartment

These Family Apartments with bathroom are nicely decorated with “Arolle” wood as the primary material. They boast two double/twin bedrooms. They are equipped with a safe, mini bar, direct phone line, high speed internet access, satellite television and DVD player.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Annapurna. Facilities include an unsupervised playroom, games room and billiard room. Babysitting is also available on request.

Scott Dunn pioneered skiing vacations 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 vacations 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 program and given healthy home made lunches and snacks.

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

Baby sitting is available in the evenings on a request basis and is chargeable per hour.

Private Nanny

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.

Facilities

The restaurant serves traditional international cuisine and on pleasant days guests can take advantage of the sun terrace for al fresco dining. Cocktails can be enjoyed by the fireplace in the Piano bar. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, saunas, solarium, massage, Jacuzzi, Turkish baths, fitness room, physiotherapist, hairdresser, billiards room, playroom, games room and conference facilities. There is also a shuttle bus service, private parking and a ski shop.

Activities

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 favorite. 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.

Location & Directions

Courchevel 1850, France

Village center is a 25 minute walk away or a short bus ride on the private shuttle.

When to go

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.

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