DescriptionAll hail to the Daddy of all ski chalets. Chalet Edelweiss is a newly-built temple of mountain luxury that simply takes your breath away. Extending over seven floors and offering a massive 3,000 metres sq of space, it successfully blends the line between a catered chalet and boutique hotel.
Even the location is to die for. Nestling among pine trees in exclusive Bellecote, you are right next to the piste and only a couple of minutes from the centre of Courchevel 1850. Chalet Edelweiss is built around a stunning spiral staircase and has separate accommodation and access for the numerous dedicated staff.
There will be too much to take in when you first arrive at your palatial luxury ski chalet. Just for starters, there’s an entire floor of spa facilities with a pool, a gym, therapy room and steam room, a private nightclub in the basement… Yes, that’s right – your own nightclub, complete with DJ booth, bar and dance floor.
At this level of luxury, details such as the private cinema room, two professional chefs and two butlers, and the ability to ski in and out begin to start sounding commonplace. We haven’t even mentioned the private ski instructor and the basement parking which is accessed by a car lift.
OK. Perhaps you should take a breather at this point, before Chalet Edelweiss totally overwhelms you. Just push open the door of the huge ski room, inhale the pine-scented mountain air, step into your skis and head off down the Bellecote piste. Could anything be more perfect?
Just like an exclusive, private hotel, Chalet Edelweiss has a large team to look after guests and provide an all-round pampering experience for everyone. You might have early birds and night owls, skiers and non-skiers, old and young – no demand is too much trouble. The staff area has its own separate entrance and the privacy of guests is key.
From the moment you wake up, everything is taken care of. Delicious breakfasts, bookings made for lunch in the mountains, a chauffeur-driven ride into town, private ski lessons and a massage at the end of the day. Chalet Edelweiss has it all.
What's IncludedPlease call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Two top quality chefs
Two dedicated butlers
Luxury in-resort mini bus and chauffeur
Chalet dedicated, bi-lingual ski instructor
Daily housekeeping team
High level security surveillance
All food and beverages will be charged for separately
RoomsChalet Edelweiss has 8 bedrooms, sleeping 16 people.
A master suite occupies the whole top floor, and covers 100m sq. It has two dressing rooms, a luxurious en-suite bathroom and private lounge. Access is via the lift or the stairs.
A second master bedroom is on the second floor, offering a large bathroom and two dressing rooms. On the same floor are two further double rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
On the first floor, on the same level as the ski room and access to the slopes, are four further double bedrooms. Each has a private bathroom, and one of the rooms is wheelchair accessible.
EatingJust like a luxury hotel, the catering at chalet Edelweiss is first class and a la carte. Two experienced and highly trained chefs are in charge of the professional kitchen, and they can suggest menus to suit your tastes, whatever they may be.
All the food and drink at the chalet is charged as an extra cost, so it is entirely up to you whether you wish to dine in or out, arrange an early tea for the children, or throw a party in the nightclub. Just let the staff know your plans and they can make all the arrangements, whipping up tantalising canapés, gourmet banquets and healthy snacks at your behest.
Your favourite fine wines and Champagnes can be stocked in advance, with prior notice, and there is a comprehensive wine list to choose from.
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KidsFrom the state of the art cinema room to the indoor pool, there is no chance of children getting bored.
The chalet staff can make all the arrangements and come up with great ideas, so parents can just relax and enjoy their holiday without having to worry about entertaining the kids. How about watching a film together in your own private cinema, with popcorn and coca cola served by the Butler? Brilliant. How about a qualified nanny to babysit whilst the grown-ups go out for the night? No problem.
Learning to ski is a doddle with a private instructor and a chauffeur to pick you up when you are cold and tired at the end of the lesson. And, for older children, the ski in/ski out aspect is super cool. Best of all, there are lots of exciting activities such as tobogganing, bowling and indoor climbing walls.
Cots can be arranged for little ones and of course, if there is anything you need, such as highchairs and potties, just ask in advance and we will make sure it’s all there for you.
OverviewCourchevel 1850 has earned a reputation for being one of the world’s most glamourous and fashionable resorts. A place to see and be seen. But it also has a lot more substance that just the glitz-factor.
Most importantly, the skiing is world class. Courchevel is part of the vast 3 Vallées ski area which extends across the Meribel valley and the Val Thorens valley, making it the world’s largest ski area bar none. Americas six largest ski resorts all fit into the 3 Vallées area.
Being so large, every type and style of run can be found in the 3 Vallées, from steep and hard core, to easy cruisy blues and everything in between. Having so many options also means good snow conditions can almost always be found somewhere across the ski area. The area generally has good snow reliability, helped by the high altitude of the area and Courchevel’s northerly aspect.
Courchevel and the rest of the 3 Vallées has a modern and efficient lift system so even if there are queues at busy periods they tend to move fairly fast. There’s also some of the best snow making facilities in he Alpes keeping many runs open very late in the season.
Courchevel is a good option for families as there is a wide selection of gentle slopes close to hand and there is a well run ski nursery, the ESF Club des Piou-Piou, in Courchevel 1650.
Skiers have the choice of numerous ski schools in Courchevel. The British-run New Generation ski school is well respected.
Eating & DrinkingYou wont be short of lunchtime dining options up the mountain as there are 50+ restaurants spread out over the 3 Vallées ski area. If you are looking for hearty Savoyard fayre in an rustic setting, Le Bergerie serves excellent regional dishes, or if you feel like going the whole hog, Le Cap Horn at the Altiport offers gourmet cuisine and a decent wine list.
For dining in the evening, Courchevel 1850 is not short of Michelin stars. There are three restaurants with two stars and three with one star. Perhaps the most appealing is two star Le Chabichou, an elegant dining room serving superb creations from Chefs Michel Rochedy and Stéphane Buron.
As you’d expect from a resort with Courchevel 1850’s reputation, there are a number of late bars and clubs, and perhaps the most exclusive being the Caves. But also worth a look are Mangoire piano bar for live music or the cool lounge bar Oxygen.
When to goIn Courchevel 1850, the lifts run from early December to the end of April, but the lower resorts of Courchevel 1650, 1550 and Le Praz 1300 usually open a week later and close a week earlier. A reduced ski area may be in operation, depending on snow conditions, during the first two weeks of December.