From Pistes to Palaces on a Courchevel Helicopter

A week is a long time in politics they say and the same could be said for ski resorts it would seem. Since just last week when there were patches of green and brown across much of the Alps for some resorts opening weekends to now, when most of the resorts are enjoying good coverage and expecting this to continue for the rest of the week. Those arriving this week or before Christmas are advised to take care on the roads when not travelling by chartered helicopter transfer to Courchevel.

After one of the warmest and driest Novembers on record you would be forgiven for thinking the worst and expecting a repeat of last season. This appears to be premature worry however with this unsettled wintry weather forecast to continue into next week and temperatures set to drop. This last weekend saw early holidaymakers and locals enjoying 40cm of fresh powder on the slopes, providing a good base in time for the busier holiday periods.

As remarked upon in earlier blog entries, Courchevel is arguably the most prestigious of all the French resorts. As part of the 3 Vallees, visitors to Courchevel have access to a vast area of ski-able domains, whilst still being within moments of some of the best slopes in the resort.

Lying between both Geneva and Lyon airport Courchevel is easily accessible to European skiers and whilst it takes roughly 2 hours by car from airport to resort on a good run it takes just 30 minutes by Courchevel helicopter.

Courchevel helicopterThose arriving by Courchevel helicopter will no doubt have booked one of these astonishing hotels in which to stay in during their ski holiday. Since they offer accommodation and services far exceeding your common 5 star hotels the French government have more aptly categorised them as ‘Palaces’.

Le Cheval Blanc

A Savoie inspired luxury hotel in Courchevel 1850 the Cheval Blanc is a jewel on the slopes. With 34 exquisitely appointed rooms, one apartment and one self contained chalet Le Cheval Blanc caters for an exclusive clientele. A fully appointed spa and fitness centre is attached to the hotel as well as a number of fantastic restaurants – (one of which has two Michelin stars), as well as a bar and lounge for when guests are feeling in a more indulgent mood.

Les Airelles

Nestled within woods right next to the slopes, Les Airelles is a truly unique hotel. Billed as a hotel that feels more like a stately home, it offers panoramic views of the resort and ski in, ski out access for guests. 3 restaurants, a spa, a private ice-rink, 37 rooms, 14 suites and a private apartment make up Les Airelles’ main building, whilst chalet Ormello is to hand for an even more exclusive break.

Clients can be transferred direct to either one of these hotels with the minimum of hassle and time on a Courchevel helicopter transfer. For further information on helicopter transfers to Courchevel from your chosen airport please visit our main website site here.

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