L'Apogée Courchevel

Courchevel 1850, France

From £3700 per person in low season
From £8300 per person in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights

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per person based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Room for 7 nights including half board (breakfast and lunch or dinner), including return private transfers.

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  • 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

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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.

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Insider's View

The champagne lounge has over 50 different types of champagne.

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.

Enjoy apres ski snacks of local meats and cheeses in Comptoir, the hotel's main restaurant.

The interior and some of the furnishings were designed by India Mahdarvi – she uses bold colours, patterns and textures to create something quite different to the usual Alpine style.

The two large circular lights that hang from the centre of the restaurant are two of the rings from the London 2012 Olympics

The ski valet will ensure your skis are on the snow in the morning ready to go

Admire the beautiful flower arrangements throughout the hotel. The hotel has an on -site florist who creates the most spectacular flower arrangements dotted throughout the hotel.

Enjoy a day with the chef where you can ski in the morning, lunch on top of the mountain and then return to the hotel for a cooking class in the afternoon

Every room has a playstation to keep the kids entertained!

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Description

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.

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 tailor-made 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 and two exclusive five bedroom chalets with staff, private spa and private magic carpet entrance. The hotel also offers a Sisley Spa with large mosaic pool and a superb kids club with an igloo at the centrepiece.

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.

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Accommodation

L'Apogée offers 53 rooms and suites and 2 luxury chalets, connected to the hotel but with their own special entrances. The rooms have been designed by Parisian designers India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand 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 almost 6,000sqft of accommodation including five en-suite bedrooms and a private magic carpet to take you to and from the slopes in true style.  

Deluxe Room

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.

Prestige Room

Slightly larger double rooms up to 40m², beautifully furnished with some interconnecting options for families. Private bathrooms with separate shower and bath.

Junior suite

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.

Deluxe suite

A larger one bedroom suite 110m² with bespoke 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.

Penthouse

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.

Chalet L'Amarante

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 magic carpet so guests travel from slope to chalet in true style.

Chalet l'Alpensia

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 magic carpet to brings guests back to the chalet's ski in/ski out facility.

Childcare

L'Apogee have two complimentary kids clubs available which means parents can spend the morning, afternoon or all day skiing. The Mini VIP 1850 is for 4 - 10 year olds and the Freestyle 1850 is for 11 - 15 years old. The hotel can also arrange for children to be met from ski school, given lunch and then spend the rest of the afternoon in the kids club.

Children under 3 are also catered for with activities designed for this age group but parents / nanny must stay with them at all times.

L'Apogee also offer a babysitting service at extra charge.

Mini VIP 1850

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 centrepiece and welcomes children from the age of 4 to 10.

In high season the club is open 8.30 am - 7.30 pm and in low season is open 8.30 am - 12 noon then 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm.

Freestyle 1850

Free Style 1850 is dedicated to teenagers. A colourful space with a glittering dance floor, children aged from 11 to 15 are welcomed every day.

In high season the club is open 8.30 am - 7.30 pm and in low season is open 8.30 am - 12 noon then 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm.

Facilities

As well as L’Apogée's signature restaurant Le Comptoir de L’Apogée, their new offering is Koori, is a sushi restaurant that offers the very best in French Japanese cuisine. Hotel guests enjoying half board are allocated an allowance per day which can be used in the bar (for lunch) or either restaurant (for dinner) for food only. Guests in the private chalets can choose whether to have a chef cook for them in house or whether to use the restaurants in the hotel.

The bar is the ideal place for après-ski where they have free-flowing hot chocolate, crepes and waffles - just what the doctor ordered after a cold day on the slopes.

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.

Swimming pool

Large mosaic swimming pool in the spa with its own Jacuzzi.

Ski room

Dedicated ski room staffed by top professionals with the finest equipment available.

Cigar Lounge

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.

Koori

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.

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 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.

Reviews

5

Cara Combellack (Staff)

This is a high-end hotel where nothing is too much trouble. There is a high staff to guest ratio and the guest doesn't need to lift a finger. Smooth and discreet service alongside delicious gourmet dining. The location is brilliant and having the ski valet to ensure your skis are placed on the slope ready to go makes getting out on to the slopes even easier.

5

Georgina Carlisle (Staff)

Overlooking Courchevel, this hotel is stunning and perfectly finished from its personalised furniture to the gold taps in the bathrooms. The bar is cosy and relaxing offering a vast array of cocktails which can be enjoyed whilst listening to a fabulous live singer. The choice of restaurants will spoil you with Le Comptoir de L'Apogee offering some of the worlds finest produce and French cuisine, as well as their newly opened Japanese restaurant, Koori. The childrens playroom is futuristic and fun offering a huge choice of activities. The ski butler will have your skis ready for you on the slopes in the morning so you can begin a fantastic day skiing and will meet you at the top of the magic carpet to relieve you from your skis and offer a hot chocolate to warm up!

5

Jenny James (Staff)

L'Apoge is in a fantastic location, nestled amongst the trees just above the main hub of Courchevel 1850 in the Jardin Alpin area. On arrival you are immediately greeted by the warm and friendly staff - many of them come from the hotel's sister hotel - Chateau Saint-Martin in the Cote d'Azur. The design of the L'Apoge is very different from how you might expect a ski hotel to be. It is individual and tastefully decorated with a contemporary style. Bamford products in the bathrooms were a particular favourite aspect of the rooms!

The dining options available to guests are excellent, the selection of food for breakfast is vast, more than enough to keep you fuelled until lunch on the slopes. The bar has attentive staff who will make you any kind of cocktail or drink, the cucumber gin and tonics were particularly good!

The children's club at the L'Apoge is an amazing feature, rather than just putting on a DVD the staff will create a fun and educational experience, from perfume making to music writing. There are two rooms, one for older children and one for the younger guests which are both visually fantastic and stocked with amazing games, toys, books and beanbags.

Experiences

  • Aquamotion Courchevel

    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.

  • 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.

  • Ski with a champion

    Do you want to ski like a champion? Well, now is your chance to train, workout and hone your skills as you learn from the best. Florence Masnada, two times Olympic medallist and World Championship medallist and 15 times Champion of France.

  • 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.

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.

How to get there

Scott Dunn offers scheduled British Airways flights from London to Geneva followed by private transfers (2hrs). Regional and private flights and private and helicopter transfers can also be arranged. Alternative airports include Lyon (2-hour 30-minute) or Chambery (1-hour 30-minute). Helicopter transfers take around 30 minutes.

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