Le ChabichouCourchevel 1850 / France / France Ski
Sitting just a stones throw away from the bustling centre of the famous Courchevel 1850 resort, the white-paneled Le Chabichou is unmissable against the alpine skyline, while being perfectly located amongst the Three Valleys slopes for ski-in ski-out convenience. Boasting a two Michelin starred restaurant with chefs Michel Rochedy and Stephane Buron at the helm; the hotel’s exquisite menu attracts a large number of celebrity clientele.
What to love
- Enviable, prime piste-side location, in the centre of Courchevel 1850
- Two Michelin starred restaurant offers affordable taster menu, for the finest food in Courchevel.
- Friendly and personal service from family owned and run hotel.
What to know
- Innovative spa area including a myriad of different pools, spa baths and steam rooms.
- Gourmet food shop selling the chef’s signature homemade produce.
- Rooms and social areas are available for hire.
Situated in the sun-drenched Three Valleys region, the Courchevel 1850 resort offers access to an unprecedented 600km of trails for skiers of all levels, making it one of the most popular ski resorts in the world.
Standing proud at the heart of this picturesque resort is the bold Le Chabichou, hard to miss with its pristine white, chalet-style paneling. The interior of the hotel is equally impressive; each spacious room’s décor is crafted with mountain pine and deluxe furnishings, creating a cosy hideaway from the wintry outdoors.
Le Chabichou prizes itself on its cuisine, and rightfully so. Boasting a two Michelin starred restaurant with a menu of authentic local dishes crafted by top chefs Michel Rochedy and Stephane Burone, you’re always guaranteed something special. The restaurant itself is a sight to behold, lunch time guests are given the option of eating on the sunny outdoor terrace, but it’s hard to resist the main dining room with its ornate, wooden carved ceiling and chandelier fixtures. It’s no wonder that Le Chabichou attracts diners from all over Courchevel.
For those looking for more informal dining, the hotel’s bistro restaurant, Le Chabotte, provides a contemporary style menu. Le Chabichou also has a bar offering sweets and pastries throughout the day, as well as a selection of fine wines to be enjoyed while sampling the live entertainment in the evenings.
The prime piste-side location of the hotel adds an air of simplicity in getting to and from the slopes, with some trails ending just a short distance from the hotel’s door. The hotel’s on site ski shop helps to take the hassle out of booking and buying equipment.
For guests who enjoy the more tranquil aspects of a mountaintop resort, Le Chabichou is home to a newly built lavish and innovative spa area. It’s easy to lose yourself in the multi-sensory ‘Indian Ocean’ and ‘Dead Sea’ pools, or you could give the spacious steam room, ice and salt grottos, sauna or jacuzzi a try. Massage, body and facial treatments are also available from specially trained staff, leaving you primed and ready for another day conquering the Courchevel slopes.
When to travel
Ski Season – from December to April
Summer Season – A stunning time for hikers and serious walkers to explore from July – Early September.
Le Chabichou is ideally located next to the piste (nearest lift Plantrey) and in the centre of Courchevel 1850
Private or shared transfers can then be arranged to Courchevel. Transfer times from Geneva are approximate depending on weather & road conditions but usually 2hours 15mins for the 140km journey. Alternative airports include Lyon and Grenoble ( both approx 2hours 30mins transfer) and Chambery (1hour 30 mins transfer).
Children are very welcome at this hotel.
The hotel provides a games room and there is a children’s menu on offer before the main restaurant opens (or meals can be taken in-room).
There are sometimes classes available such as cooking classes, which are aimed at younger guests.