WHERE ARE WE ?
THE 3 VALLEYS
The resort of Courchevel itself is made up of 5 villages along the valley;
Courchevel La Praz (1300),
Courchevel Village (1550),
Courchevel La Tania,
Courchevel Moriond (1650)
The resort is within the famous 3 valleys ski area which is the
largest linked ski area in the world.
Our apartment 'Flocon de Neige' is situated on the top floor (of three) in the managed residence of the ‘Domaine de la Ariondaz’, which is located at the 'top end' of the town of Moriond (Courchevel 1650), the 2nd highest resort (after 1850), with spectacular views down the valley below. Following the redevelopment of the site, there will be a penthouse apartment above us, but this will not impact on the views or sunshine received in our flat at all.
The apartment is around a 5 minute walk from the main town and is a 5 minute bus ride up the mountain away from Courchevel 1850. Our apartment offers the luxury of a ski locker room with ski in/ski out, via the newly built, free, gondola 'Petit Moriond' (about 90m outside the boot room door). This goes to the ski front and new Ariondaz high speed chair (via a short linked piste) in 1650. Return to the ski locker door at the end of the day and take the lift up to the apartment.
The apartment is very conveniently situated for exploring the enormous 3 valleys ski area. You are able to access the resorts of Meribel, Val Thorens, St Martin and Les Menuires. Obviously the mountains and valleys can be accessed via the largest network of lifts and perfectly groomed linked pistes in the world; but should you wish to venture outside of 1650 without using the slopes, then there is a bus stop right outside the apartment with a regular (3-4 per hour) free ski buses which serve the 5 resorts of Courchevel and run very late into the night, should you be planning an evening in one of the other villages.
If you visit by car there is a large, free car park immediately in front of the building, and an overflow car park on the other side of the road especially for residents of the ‘Ariondaz’. There will, ultimately, also be an underground car park when the entire redevelopment of the site is completed.
The apartment building is served by a lift which opens right outside the door to the apartment and also takes you down to the ski locker room and back door straight out onto the snowy path down to the, free, Petit Moriond gondola lift.