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This French Chalet Is Downright Beautiful

There’s a Lot to Love at This Courchevel Hotel

By Ilana Dadras ·
Acd1233fd37f73352647aff8d8e0c1c83 PhotosHôtel Les Neiges
There are some things you really need after a day on the slopes: a fireplace, something warm and full of bourbon, an outdoor hot tub...

And if such things happen to be in a beautiful chalet at the base of one of the largest ski areas in the world, well, so be it.

Bienvenue à Hôtel Les Neiges, a 42-room (before you count the suites and penthouse) escape you may want to abscond to this winter, opening mid-December in Courchevel in the French Alps.

More specifically, you’ll find it nestled in at Les Trois Vallées: a resort area boasting some prime ski territory, with more than 600 kilometers’ worth of runs. Yeah, that should suffice.

Now, let’s break down its offerings thusly:

The digs:
The look here is all wood walls, white marble detailing, fur throws, private balconies overlooking the Alps. Minimal and warm. In other words, very much what you’d want (and expect) from a top-notch French chalet. Oh, and should the situation call for it, there’s a three-room penthouse with an in-suite spa. See what we mean?

The eats:
You’ve got two restaurants to work with: a traditional brasserie straight from Paris and an Italian-Argentine spot where you’ll try asador confit lamb or langoustine pizza from a two-Michelin-starred chef.

The après-ski situation:
There will be live music on the terrace every evening, joined by singers and dancers once a week. There will be a 17-seat screening room. There will be a cozy bar with red booths and fireplaces to curl up next to.

The pampering:
Massages specifically designed for high-altitude conditions, an outdoor hot tub, an infinity pool, an ice bath... Yep, pretty much everything you need to recuperate after hitting the slopes. Hard.

The thing that actually happens:
Every morning, you’ll find your warmed boots and skis waiting for you out on the slopes.

Yep, that actually happens.

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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