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Vogue Reviews: This Chic French Chalet is the Ultimate in Luxury Ski Vacations

The Lowdown

With just a month left in this ski season, it’s time to see out the slopes in style. The latest addition to luxury snowy season experience is the Ultima Courchevel Belvédère, located in one of Europe’s most prestigious ski villages. The new French resort is made up of a collection of 13 private chalets, each with four or five bedrooms to accommodate couples, families, and friends on a luxury ski holiday. The location is perfectly placed for both serene views and ski village benefits, centered between three valleys with iconic Courchevel 1850 a short distance away and with the chalets perched on the edge of the stunning La Rosière Forest.

Room to Relax

One of Ultima Courchevel Belvédère’s points of difference is how beautifully it caters to families of all sizes, with the option to book a stand alone chalet or the entire row – perfect for the close knit Arab family. For your stay, chose between the self-catered grand chalets, with full privacy intersecting with an on-demand concierge tam. Or opt for the full service prestige and signature chalets, both offering an immersive experience which includes direct slope access with a ski in-and-out entrance and heated gear room, and a hearty skier’s breakfast daily. Combining traditional chalet comforts like a roaring wood fire with modern amenities – marble bathrooms and stylish decor – each individual chalet feels like home. Stretch out in the lounge-friendly living room, snack in the welcoming kitchen, or decompress while taking in an elevated view of the surrounding snow-carpeted slopes from the expansive balcony. The smiling and discreet staff are always on call to help – nothing is too tricky – so you can get on with enjoying a stress-free stay.

Eating In

The on-site restaurant is both intimate and elegant, offering chalet guests an exclusive dining experience that’s reserved just for them. Enjoy a specialty drink at the centerpiece bar, before taking to your table for a curated Nikkei menu, inspired by this fresh and flavorful Peruvian-meets-Japanese cuisine. Or stay in and have dinner served in the comfort of your chalet, with classic French favorites like fondue hard to pass up. A private chef and serving staff are on call to create a menu to your liking, served a la carte or family style.

Spa in the Snow

Relaxation is key at this snowbound destination, with the property’s luxury spa available to guests. In addition to skin and body treatments selected to help relax and revive after a day on the slopes, the spa features luxury elements like a steam room, sauna, and rainforest shower. The spa’s star feature, however, is the stunning inside-outside heated pool, which offers breathtaking views of the snowy forest rising from the valley and down the mountain. Those seeking inner balance may find their zen with a private snow yoga class, which combines mindfulness with body-bracing cold therapy.

Vogue Verdict

With its cosy interiors, roaring fireplaces, and unbeatable slopeside location, this French chalet does it all for an incredibly stylish and customizable ski holiday.

Ultima Courchevel Belvédère starts from €37,620 per week.

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