Courchevel 1850, France
The newly opened L'Apogée Courchevel has raised the bar for luxury hotels in Courchevel 1850, one of the world's very best ski resorts. With its superb ski in/ski out location, L'Apogée Courchevel is the ultimate choice for a luxurious ski retreat.
At a Glance
Enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to the world's largest ski domain
Stunning views from its location at the top of the former Olympic ski jump
Fabulous spa with indoor pool
Superb facilities for children - both tots and teens
The kids club is visually fantastic, there is a keyboard sofa, drum kits and a ping pong table. The club is aimed to be educational and fun at the same time.Jenny James
Enjoy apres ski snacks of local meats and cheeses in Comptoir, the hotel's main restaurant.Jenny James
The interior and some of the furnishings were designed by India Mahdarvi – she uses bold colors, patterns and textures to create something quite different to the usual Alpine style.Clare Leigh
The two large circular lights that hang from the center of the restaurant are two of the rings from the London 2012 OlympicsScott Dunn team
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To start planning your vacation to L'Apogée Courchevel
Located at the very top of the former Olympic ski jump in the Jardin Alpin area of Courchevel 1850 and with some of the finest views in the resort, L’Apogée Courchevel is the newest addition to the exclusive collection of hotels in this world class resort, having opened its doors for the first time in December 2013.
Every piece of furniture in the hotel has been customized for the property and the interior designers' unique sense of style and soul and their passions for fashion, travel and creativity are inherent throughout.
The views are stunning, across the valley to the north, the World Cup slopes to the west and majestic mountains to the south. More than 60% of the 55 hotel bedrooms can be connected giving families a wealth of accommodation options. and acres of space. In addition to the bedrooms and suites, L’Apogée Courchevel offers a spectacular four bedroom penthouse covering the entire top floor of the hotel complete with a rooftop hot tub with 360 degree view, two exclusive five bedroom chalets, a Sisley Spa with large mosaic pool and a superb kids club with an igloo at the centerpiece.
At the bottom of a sweeping staircase from the lobby, lies the spectacular restaurant - Le Comptoir de L'Apogée - resplendent with its fresh fish counter, unique Fromagerie and ham-ageing cellar. Alternately, you could dine in the new Koori Japanese restaurant where sushi masters prepare a delightful Japanese cuisine. Head for the Cigar Lounge for rare and fine cigars where they serve prestigious vintages in a warm, relaxing atmosphere.
When the time comes to be active, your skis will be ready and waiting for you on the piste, boots perfectly warmed - your personal ski butler will already be two steps ahead of you. As you glide off to experience skiing in one of the world's most exceptional ski resorts, you will already be looking forward to returning to the utter bliss that staying at the matchless L'Apogée offers.
L'Apogée's 55 rooms and suites have been designed by India in a modern luxurious style. The 20 rooms fall into one of two categories; Deluxe are up to 30m² and Prestige rooms up to 40m². Each is beautifully furnished and offers flexibility with many having adjoining doors to create ideal family accommodation.
The 33 suites are designed as mini chalets; spacious with beautiful furnishings and unique individual touches. The majority of bathrooms have double windows onto the room and a mountain view from the bath.
The Penthouse is the height of luxury occupying the entire top floor of the hotel and consisting of four en-suite bedrooms, a dining room, living room, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and for sheer indulgence, a roof top hot tub.
The chalets are located adjacent to the hotel and benefits from their own private entrance, private ski in/ski out access, a spa and a home cinema. Both are fully staffed with a butler, maids and a personal chef and are 5920sqft of accommodation including five en-suite bedrooms and a private ski lift or conveyor belt to take you to and from the slopes in true style.
These rooms are between 30m² - 34m² with a private bathroom with separate shower and bath, with views either over the forest or mountains. Free wifi and complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee.
Slightly larger double rooms up to 40m², beautifully furnished with some interconnecting options for families. Private bathrooms with separate shower and bath.
Private, comfortable and spacious (45m² to 48m²) with fantastic views.
|Deluxe Junior Suite||
Slightly larger than the Junior suite - 55m² to 60m² and beautifully designed by leading interior specialists India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand.
|Prestige Junior Suite||
The largest of the junior suites between 55m² and 60m².
|One bedroom suite||
Measuring between 75m² - 85m². Furnished with soft wool plaid, warm suede and fur offering a warm haven after a day of skiing. Bathrooms are finished in Fior di Bosco marble, with designer showers and deep soaking tubs. The underfloor heating provides a comforting touch for tired toes and continues through to the balconies.
A larger one bedroom suite 110m² with furniture. Stunning views and balcony with underfloor heating.
|Two bedroom suite||
Exclusive, two bedroom suite of 100m². Bathrooms are finished in Fior di Bosco marble, with designer showers and deep soaking tubs. Underfloor heating provides touch for tired toes and continues through to the balconies.
The height of luxury, occupying the entire top floor of the hotel, with four en-suite bedrooms. Ideal for families or groups of friends. There is also a dining room, living room and extensive roof terrace, as well as sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi and roof top hot tub. Dedicated butler comes as standard.
Adjacent to the hotel with its own private entrance, Chalet L'Amarante offers five floors of luxurious accommodation. There are five en-suite bedrooms, dedicated Chef and butler and an array of indulgent spa facilities including sauna, jacuzzi and double massage room. Also has its own private ski lift so guests travel from slope to chalet in true style.
L'Alpensia is a 650sqm luxury chalet connected to the hotel and has accommodation over 5 floors. The accommodation comprises of 5 bedrooms, seven bathrooms a spa, home cinema and a lift. It also has fabulous views as it looks out over the former Olympic ski jump. This chalet includes a butler and private chef and all the services at the hotel. There is a private conveyor belt to brings guests back to the chalet's ski in/ski out facility.
The Kids Club - Mini VIP 1850 - is the largest and most extensive children's club in Courchevel 1850, with dedicated areas for tots and teens. It is extremely spacious with an igloo as the centerpiece and welcomes children from the age of 4 to 10.
In addition, Free Style 1850 is dedicated to teenagers. A colorful space with a glittering dance floor, children aged from 11 to 15 are welcomed every day.
As well as L’Apogée's signature restaurant Le Comptoir de L’Apogée, their new offering is Koori, a sushi restaurant that offers the very best in French Japanese cuisine.
To relax after dinner there is the newly refurbished Cigar Lounge for rare and fine cigars along with prestigious vintages or Le Bar de L’Apogée where you can enjoy a cocktail and some music.
|Le Spa de L'Apogée||
In addition to the six treatment rooms as well as a hair dressing salon, there is a steam room, sauna, salt cave and a special Baniya Suite for couples which has a heated cabin with iced plunge pool. Le Spa de L'Apogée has carefully selected leading phyto-cosmetology brand Sisley as its partner.
Large mosaic swimming pool in the spa with its own Jacuzzi.
Dedicated ski room staffed by top professionals with the finest equipment available.
The newly refurbished Cigar Lounge has a stylish atmosphere created in the vein of a private club with its marble countertop, fireplace and soft lighting. Rare and fine cigars are served alongside prestigious vintages for real connoisseurs.
|Le Comptoir de L’Apogée||
Chef Jean-Luc prepares fine, fresh produce with a French gourmand's interpretation.
The restaurant is relaxed with a warm atmosphere and glorious snowy views.
You can enjoy gourmet delights such as sea bass in pistachio crust or Chateaubriand with voisin potatoes and forest mushroom cromesquis. Follow this with some exquisite desserts such as Guanaja chocolate soufflé tart or Capuccino with walnut biscuit, created by Eve Moncorger, an extraordinary Chef Patissière.
The new Koori restaurant is a sushi restaurant which offers the very best in French Japanese cuisine.
Located in the Le Comptoir de L'Apogée restaurant, the name Koori means 'ice' and offers something a little different with sushi and sashimis. Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois has a passion for Japanese cuisine which shows in the menu - features include Dragon Koori Rolls and a fabulous scallop dish prepared with shichimi togarashi, combava, chizo and lotus shoots.
|Le Bar de L'Apogée||
Le Bar de L’Apogée combines high style with smooth music until the small hours, with resident and guest DJs. The cocktail menu will be a mix of classics and new tastes with canapés served all evening.
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
L’Apogée Courchevel enjoys a convenient location in Courchevel 1850. Nestled in the peaceful woodlands at the highest point of Le Jardin Alpin it has ski in ski out access.
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.