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Le K2 Altitude

Courchevel 1850, France

Le K2 Altitude (formerly the Kilimandjaro) is a luxury chalet-style hotel in a perfect ski-in ski-out location nestled alongside the Pralong slope in Courchevel 1850. This stylish hotel is decorated to a high standard with inspiration from the Himalayas.

At a Glance

  • Sophisticated ski-in ski-out hotel, next to the Pralong ski slopes

  • Chic and stylish, 'the place to be seen'

  • Fine dining in Le K2 Altitude's own Michelin-starred restaurant, 'Le Montgomerie'

  • Be pampered in the contemporary spa with its indoor pool, steam room, sauna and outdoor hot tub.

  • Indulge in a massage or beauty treatment in the Goji Spa

Ski, Family, Spa & health

Insider's View

This uniquely designed hotel is in a fantastic location within Courchevel 1850.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

New free WiFi zones have been implemented in the 3 valleys ski area, ideal for uploading your ski selfies!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

The K2 Altitude is perfect for children and teens, with an entertainer from 2pm every day, a weekly magic show and fun packed games rooms.

Bronwen May

Insider's View

Especially for the 'selfies' addicts, the ski area is now equipped with 6 '3 Vallée Selfie' spots.

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Insider's View

Kids will love the K2 Altitude passport where they collect stamps from areas around the hotel and get a reward when all the stamps have been completed.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Le K2 Altitude

Description

The newly branded Le K2 Altitude (previously the Kilimandjaro) comprises nine chalets arranged around a central lodge, all built in traditional stone and wood and decorated with funky art pieces and alpine memorabilia. The hotel has recently been renovated and its 32 rooms and suites were redesigned by Thomas Capezzone and the family's teams to create living spaces that are lavishly designed and range from 27m2 to 80m2, as well as one large 133m2 suite.

Walking through from one of the chalets to the central hub of the spa, lounge-bar and restaurants it's hard to tell that the accommodation areas are separate and connected by underground walkways. The rooms are on their own floor in each chalet which gives it a real feeling of privacy.

The restaurant La Cima serves divine Italian / Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere. At the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Montgomerie, guests can enjoy exquisite fine dining and superb attentive service accompanied by a rich selection of vintage wines from the wine cellar sourced from the finest vineyards. The hotel features a cosy bar and lounge serving fine champagnes, rare spirits and daring cocktails.

The spa features a swimming pool and jacuzzi, outside hot tub, steam and sauna rooms and relaxing couches and beds dotted around the pool. For fitness buffs there is a fully equipped, state of the art gym complete with a large Himalyan salt wall (for energy). There is also a salon and barbers available as well as treatment rooms where guests can enjoy a range of massages or beauty treatments using La Prairie products.

Children are very welcome here and will love the playrooms, there is one for young children and one for teens equipped with seated games, a Star Wars 'booth' and games consoles. The fabulous cinema is also great for family or group films and has red tiered comfy sofas and a large screen.

There is an entertainer available to keep kids entertained throughout the afternoon and into the evening and during school vacations the K2 Altitude provides special programs for children such as mini car racing in the garage, sledge night-races, magic lessons, boat races and aquatic games at the swimming pool.

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

There are a total of 32 rooms and suites at Le K2 Altitude housed in 9 magnificent chalets, offering ultimate luxury, privacy and comfort with fabulous views of the slopes or the mountains. The rooms and suites are stylishly furnished with lounge areas, and bathroom with bath and walk-in showers. All have cutting-edge technology installed, including an iPod docking station, games consoles, DVD player, plasma or LCD TV and multimedia channels, as well as a private balconies or terraces, minibar, hairdryer, internet access and a Stockinger safe.

Executive Room

The Executive Rooms feature a Kingsize bed (or twins) with a lounge area. The bathroom has a bath, walk-in shower and toilet. These room are 27 - 39 sqm.

Superior Rooms

This double superior room features a terrace, bedroom with King bed (or twins), a separate lounge area and a dressing room. The bathroom has a bath tub and walk-in shower, separate toilet. These rooms are 41 - 55 sqm.

Suite

The Suite features a private terrace, a bedroom with King bed, desk and en suite with bath and walk-in shower, also has doors that open on to the terrace. A separate lounge area with sofa and a separate dressing area. These rooms are 63 - 69 sqm.

Family Suite

The Family Suite has a mountain (south-west) view with a private terrace. There are two bedrooms so is ideal for families with a master bedroom having a kingsize (or twins) bed, a dressing room, private bathroom with bath and walk-in shower and separate toilet. There is also a living room with a sofa-bed and desk. The second bedroom includes twin beds, a dressing room, bathroom with walk-in shower and toilet. These rooms are from 64 - 80 sqm.

Suite Altitude

The Suite Altitude is the jewel of the hotel at 133 sqm. In a duplex format, each floor has its own terrace with mountain (south-west) views, there are Sonos Smart speakers throughout, three TV's and two iPads.

The ground floor (68 sqm) has a bedroom with King bed (or twins), wardrobes, a bathroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet, dining area, lounge with sofa-bed and a desk.

The upper floor (65 sqm) has a King bed (or twins), a dressing area, desk, sitting area, a private bathroom with bath and walk-in shower and a separate toilet.

Childcare

Children are welcome and early children's meals are available through room service. During school vacations the hotel provides special programs such as snowshoe walks, ice-skating at the icerink, toboganning, games at the pool, beginners magic workshop and radio-controlled car races.

Younger children will love the playroom which features a slide and different play areas, whilst teens will love the games room with sit-down driving games, a pool table, a Star wars play booth as well as Playstation consoles and a wall adorned with sweets.

The cinema is great for a family or group film with its tiered comfy sofa.

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 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

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

At the K2 Altitude restaurant guests can enjoy exquisite fine dining and superb attentive service accompanied by a rich selection of vintage wines from the wine cellar. Half board at the K2 Altitude means a choice of dining in La Cima or the Black Pyramid in the sister hotel Le K2 Palace. The hotel bar invites guests to try a menu of rare spirits and creative cocktails.

Spa facilities include an indoor swimming pool, wellness area with La Prairie products, hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness center, massage and beauty therapy and hairdresser.

There is also a 24 hour luxury shuttle service to Courchevel center, private underground parking and in-house ski rental.

Le Montgomerie

This gastronomic restaurant has 2 Michelin stars and was named after the man who labelled Mount K2 back in 1856. A fairly small restaurant with a large fireplace giving it a warm, intimate atmosphere.

La Cima

Serving Italian-Meditteranean cuisine with rare products and fine wines and spirits. The restaurant is on the top floor and has fabulous views of La Saulire. (La Cima means 'summit' in Italian)

1856 Bar

Lounge-bar serving cocktails and rare spirits in a cosy, warm atmosphere.

Le Churchill Klub

Smoking room

Wellness Area

Housed in the central chalet, this wellness area is spread over 2 levels with a steam room, hot bath, spa by La Prairie, a private terrace, fitness center and hair salon.

Terrace

A ski-in / ski-out terrace which a large firepit and the Base Kamp area ski room.

Cinema Room

Cinema room with tiered comfy seating.

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.

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.

The Aquamotion is an impressive center for indoor swimming, surfing, kids splash area and indoor climbing.

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

Piste side location. Nearest lift is Pralong chair. 25 minute walk to the town center.

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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