Chalet Cristal de Roche, Courchevel 1850
Chalet Cristal de Roche
Courchevel 1850, France
A chalet-style penthouse apartment ideally located in the heart of Courchevel 1850 and just meters from the nearest piste. Comfortable and cozy, this chalet has one of the best views of any property in Courchevel. Sleeps 6+2.
At a Glance
Penthouse chalet apartment of 137m²*
Outstanding views of the village and valley
Across the road from the nearest piste and a minute from the village center
Spacious open plan sitting room with lots of character, wood panelling and a huge open fire
Scott Dunn chalet service- delicious food and wine, friendly and personal service
In-resort driver service
Childcare available on request
This chalet has the best views across the whole of Courchevel. Its superb location means you are not only in the center of the village, but also minutes from the slopesScott Dunn team
CDR may not be the biggest or the grandest place in Courchevel, but the views and the location are the best in the villageOliver Evans
This chalet is really cozy, especially with the open log fire and exposed wood panellingOliver Evans
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Chalet Cristal de Roche
Chalet Cristal de Roche is a chalet apartment that successfully combines character with convenience and the most outstanding views.
Only a few moments walk from the center of the bustling village, Cristal de Roche boasts the best views of any property or hotel in Courchevel 1850. It looks over the village and on to the valley of Bozel and Pralognan opposite. The chalet is almost ski in/ski out - across the road is a blue piste giving access to the Plantrey chairlift and the main lift station is only 200 meters down the road.
This beautiful penthouse apartment is on the second and third floors and boasts an open plan sitting and dining room with a double height, vaulted ceiling giving a real feeling of space. There is a huge fireplace with a crackling log fire and a large balcony from where you can admire the breathtaking view by day or night.
Above the sitting room is a galleried mezzanine and games area giving some space for children to play or watch TV in peace. The wood panelling throughout lends an authentic and homely chalet style and a warm ambience for a luxury skiing vacation.
The bedrooms are relatively small, but each has its own en suite bath or shower room. The two bedrooms on the upper floor, including the master are situated in the eaves. The two bedrooms downstairs have their own bathrooms and share a WC and due to their character, ceiling heights are fairly low. All beds are built-in.
The ski and boot locker (with boot warmers) is located in the communal area downstairs. Access to the chalet is via a staircase on the second floor. (Please note, there is no lift.)
The chalet is best suited to 6 people, although it can sleep up to 8. All of our chalets are non-smoking.
Cristal de Roche may not offer the levels of luxury afforded by freestanding chalets, but, in our opinion, its great location and Alpine character more than make up for this and once our chalet service is added, this is a great place for a vacation with family or friends.
Chalet Cristal de Roche has four en-suite bedrooms. Bedrooms and bathrooms are small but full of character. All are wood panelled, two are under the eaves and three have built-in double beds, lending a genuinely cozy chalet feel to the property. Please note, ceiling heights are low in the downstairs bedrooms.
|Room 1 - Double/Twin||
This room can be set up as a double or a twin room and has a small bathroom. The WC is across the landing and is shared.
|Room 2 - Double||
The small fitted double bed (190cm x 140cm) is beautifully decorated and there is space for a cot. The room has an en suite shower room.
|Room 3 - Double||
The master double bedroom is situated under the eaves and is full of character with a partially fitted bed. It has an en suite bathroom with a shower and bath and WC. There is space in this room for a cot.
|Room 4 - Double||
A double room under the eaves with a fitted bed and an en suite shower room.
Scott Dunn pioneered skiing vacations with childcare, allowing parents the freedom to ski whilst their children are expertly looked after by a qualified private nanny. Our handpicked childcare team are qualified professionals, whose enthusiasm and nurturing abilities are in abundance, so much so that both parents and children often ask to take them home. In our Courchevel chalets, our private nannies look after children from as young as four months, making sure the entire family has a relaxed, fun and memorable vacation. They organize age appropriate activities and can take the older ones to and from ski school, allowing you to spend all day on the slopes. A nutritious lunch is served each day, as well as healthy snacks, with any dietary requirements taken into account and your child’s routine will be strictly adhered to. We can also provide a wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers on request, including nappies and wipes, usually free of charge. And if you’d like to go out in the evening, we can provide babysitting.
All our Scott Dunn nannies are fully qualified (CACHE trained or similar) and are carefully selected for their natural ability with children and their nurturing and fun approach. We provide rigorous pre-season training which includes a paediatric first aid course, water safety and spending time with our chefs learning how to prepare nutritious snacks and lunches. Available for five days a week, they ensure your children enjoy a range of activities, whilst adhering to their home routines. They can also take children to, and collect from ski school each day.
Babysitting can be arranged in the evenings and is chargeable by the hour (€20 for the first hour, then €10 per hour until midnight, and €20 per hour thereafter).
Sitting room and mezzanine with Smart TV with UK channels, Blu-ray player and bluetooth soundbar.
Ski and boot locker with boot-warmers in the communal downstairs area
In the lounge the is Apple TV and a bluetooth soundbar.
On the mezzanine level a TV (UK channels) and a Blu-ray player.
Balcony with stunning views.
Large open log fire.
The apartment block that houses Cristal De Roche has lockable boot/ski rooms dedicated to each individual apartment on the lower ground floor.
|GoPro HD camera||
All our chalets come with a GoPro HD camera. Film your exploits on the pistes and watch the results on screen in the chalet at the end of the day. Attached to a chest harness, these devices are really easy to use, and are a fun way to see where you've skied that day, or how your children are now skiing better than you! We can also provide you with a memory stick (at a small charge) for you to edit your own film after your vacation.
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.
Our revered chalet service is the foundation of Scott Dunn upon which our reputation as the benchmark for top quality chalet vacations has been built. We will greet you on arrival, provide delicious, carefully prepared meals to your and your children’s tastes, keep your glasses topped up and will do everything to ensure that your stay is thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing.
Cook hosts are carefully chosen for their ability to provide exactly the kind of service a family will need in our smaller properties. They combine the ability and experience to prepare delicious dishes tailored to your tastes with the ability to provide seamless unintrusive service in your home from home.
Your Chalet Manager will be an experienced hospitality professional who will take responsibility for ensuring that your skiing vacation meets and exceeds your expectations. They will arrange transfers, lift passes, ski guiding and tuition, advise you on where to ski, where to have lunch and where not to and address any problems that come up.
Scott Dunn private nannies are available on request. All our nannies are fully qualified with a mature but fun approach to childcare.
Our trained drivers offer a prompt and pleasant service delivering you to and from the slopes each day to start your skiing in style. On your chef's night off the driver can collect you from your restaurant until 11.00pm. Our 4x4 vehicles are the most comfortable and safest means of transport available.
|Beauty treatments & massage||
Qualified physiotherapists and beauty therapists, can come to the chalet to provide treatments.
|In chalet ski fitting service||
On arrival, our recommended supplier will come to the chalet or look after you at their shop. They are specialists in ski equipment and will provide high quality skis and boots together with the best possible service and advice to guarantee you the most comfortable and most appropriate equipment to enable you to get the most from your skiing.
|Ski lessons & guiding||
Years of experience have enabled us to identify the best ski schools and guides who combine local knowledge, technical expertise and excellent communication to enable you to make the most of your skiing vacation, whether you are a beginner seeking confidence, an intermediate wanting to improve or an advanced skier looking to go off piste or heliskiing. NB book early in school vacation weeks.
*NB: m² of chalet is an estimate and excludes terraces, garages, store rooms and cellars, but may include areas with low headroom.
Location & Directions
Courchevel 1850, France
Unbeatable location with fabulous views over the village center and very nearly ski in/ski out being only 30 meters from the nearest piste and 200 meters from the main lift station. Walking to the village center takes less than 5 minutes.
Geneva 226km, Chambery 103km, Lyon 181km, Grenoble 125km.
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.