Chalet Emilie is in a prime position in Courchevel Le Praz, tucked away just 100 metres from the main bubble lift that serves the whole of the legendry 3 Valleys. It's only a short stroll into the pretty village centre with bars, restaurants; including the Michelin starred Azimut Restaurant to choose from. The narrow cobbled streets with village square make this village the most charismatic in the Courchevel area.
Below we list the variety of methods you can choose to get to us:
There are four airports within easy reach of our resorts - Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon (approximately 2.5 hours) and Chambery (approximately 1.5 hours). Please note that journey times will be much longer on peak weeks.
All can be reached by a number of airlines such as Easyjet, BA, Swiss, Flybe, Jet2.com, and Ryanair
We are pleased to be able to offer a transfer service, this is complimentary for our catered chalets.
Car Hire -
If arranging car hire yourself and you are arriving at Geneva airport hire the car on the Swiss side of the airport as this is much easier and the cars will have the motorway pass already in the window and all cars in Switzerland must have mandatory snow tyres fitted unlike in France and usually come equipped with snow chains as well. If arriving at other airports ensure that you pre-booked snow chains.
Please note that whilst travelling in the Alps snow chains are mandatory from December to April and you can be fined and denied access to the mountains if you do not have them.
By Train from the UK -
You can travel directly via the Eurostar or on the combined and cheaper Eurostar and TGV services directly from Paris and arrive in Moutier for Courchevel.
Courchevel is approximately 600 miles from Calais, which is about a nine hour drive (at peak times this may be much longer). It's an easy drive, being largely motorways, but you might well want to take your time and enjoy the French countryside too.
Please allow approximately £100 for all motorway tolls.
Courchevel is rightfully regarded as one of the world's best ski resorts. It is located in France's massive Trois Vallees region, the largest ski area on the globe.
The Trois Vallees is a truly magnificent ski area playing host to some of the best skiing in the world. With over 600 km of pistes and over 200 ski lifts, this incredible area attracts skiers and snowboarders of all abilities and offers good ski links between the Three Valleys.
Beginners and advanced skiers alike can cover a huge amount of ski terrain and then all meet up in the same mountain restaurants for a well deserved vin chaud and lunchtime raclette. The 3 Valleys is easily accessible from many international airports, including Geneva, Lyon and Chambery and is also within a good driving distance of the UK.
Courchevel Le Praz has a great selection of bars including our staff favourite which is Les Peupliers and restaurants including "Le Bistrot du Praz", one of the most famous restaurants in the Trois Valleys and La Table de Mon Grand Pere based in the Les Peupliers Hotel. Le Praz also has a good selection of supermarkets and shops. It is a true Savoyard village and is the prettiest of the four Courchevel villages with a quaint village square, traditional chalets and narrow cobbled streets.
Courchevel Le Praz has two telecabine lifts, the Praz and Foret ski lifts, the Praz telecabine lift takes you directly into the centre of Courchevel 1850 in less than 10 mins. The Foret telecabine lift takes you up towards the summit of "La Loze" at 2196m, giving easy access to the Courchevel / La Tania ski area or the Meribel valley and Val Thorens valleys.
Skiing back to Le Praz is beautiful with tree lined pistes down into Le Praz which are some of the prettiest runs in the Three Valleys ski area. The Jockeys' black run into Le Praz is one of the most famous runs in Europe. It is generally snow secure with north facing slopes and an extensive network of snow. If you don't want to ski back you can always catch the telecabine back to the village or there is a free ski bus service from 1850 which operates until 1:00am every night.
Dominating the hillside are the ski jumps built for the 1992 Olympics, whilst elsewhere in the village one can find a selection of over 60 shops, 8 restaurants (including the famous Bistrot du Praz) and a wealth of cosy bars in which to unwind after a day in the mountains.