Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges at Courchevel 1850 – The Spirit Of Luxury

Hotel Barriere Les Neiges at Courchevel 1850 – The Spirit Of Luxury

Winter is coming… and with it the chance to escape the office and head to the slopes. And where better to ski-in, ski-out than in the luxurious French ski resort of Courchevel 1850.

Nestling between the sky and the mountains, Courchevel 1850 is an exceptional resort, a melange of luxury and tradition located at the heart of Les Trois Vallees – the largest ski area in the world spanning an area of 600km. Luxury chalets sit alongside top-of-the-range hotels, and the world’s elite rubs shoulders on the slopes. Much more than just a ski resort, the snowy paradise that is Courchevel offers visitors an invitation to escape from the world in the most luxurious way.

Here in this lofty paradise the acclaimed Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges at Courchevel 1850 offers 5-star living and elegance, with privileged access to the slopes. With its superbly appointed 42 rooms, suites and penthouse, Les Neiges enjoys an exceptional slopeside location at the foot of the legendary Bellecote run, just a stone’s throw from the centre of Courchevel and its luxury boutiques. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World and American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts, Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges promises an unforgettable stay with Mont Blanc as your backdrop.

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Fall under the spell of the refined style and welcoming atmosphere of the Superior Room (35m²), succumb to the exceptional view over the mountains from the balcony of the Deluxe room (38m²) or luxuriate in the traditional mountain charm of the Prestige Room (42m²).

In the Suites, once again the mountains inspire, offering an invitation to get away from it all. In the Junior Suite (48m²) or the Junior Prestige Suite (58m²), you’ll find the same contemporary touches that bring a touch of modernity to the beauty of a traditional chalet. The Deluxe Suite combines 100m² of elegance and well-being where the joys of a steam shower rival the sociability of a roaring fireplace. Bathed in light, the Prestige Suite (116m2) invites you to drift away, snuggled under a blanket on the balcony or on the terrace. Panoramic views over the mountaintops, a bathroom opening out onto the valley and fireplace, Les Neiges Suite (206m²) unites, over two floors, a warm, contemporary design. The dedicated butler service also offers everyone the chance to be pampered like royalty

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Les Neiges Penthouses
Located on the top floors of the hotel, Les Neiges Penthouse boasts 310m² of elegance, tranquillity and splendour, with panoramic views over the snow-covered mountains. It comprises three bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, a large dining room that seats 8, a double lounge and several balconies, each offering breath-taking views over the valley. Promising the gentle, refined atmosphere of a sumptuous private apartment, the fine materials and attention to detail provide the aesthetics and ambiance of a traditional mountain chalet.

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Les Neiges Penthouse also enjoys a dedicated butler service and a bathroom with views of the village and the snow-covered peaks. Luxuriate in the intimate atmosphere of a private mountain refuge, while admiring exceptional panoramic views over the mountaintops and Courchevel 1850.

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On a quest for perfection, «Les Neiges Apartment» offers a unique mountain stay, combining the intimacy of a private chalet with the excellence of Barriere service.

For art lovers, the Fred Allard X Les Neiges exhibition will combine the mountains and cinema in exclusive artworks. The artist will also be in charge of decorating the Christmas tree and gifts, and will be creating entirely bespoke artwork for guests staying in the Appartement Les Neiges. Skiing aficionados can enjoy the collaboration between Les Neiges X Vuarnet while, during school holidays, children and teenagers have their own treats in the form of the rich variety of Les Neiges Experiences designed exclusively for them by the hotel, from magic shows to dog-sledding excursions, as well as snowshoeing treasure hunts and snowball fights.

And because Barrière goes hand in hand with celebration, Les Neiges promises legendary nights to celebrate the end of the year in style. At Christmas, Santa’s chalet will take care of the children, while their parents enjoy a superb evening meal created by Pierre Gagnaire just for the occasion.

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The Bar
Sample an inventive cocktail in the intimacy of one of the wood-clad red booths. Warm up after a day’s skiing with a delicious hot chocolate or exotic tea, to the sound of a crackling fire, and enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the terrace gazing over the slopes. Every evening the Bar and terrace host live music, combining fun and relaxation as the sun sets.

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Le Fouquet restaurant
At Les Neiges, the Le Fouquet legend gives traditional French classic cuisine a mountain twist under the expert hands of celebrated Chef Pierre Gagnaire. Winner of three Michelin stars, Gagnaire revisits major French brasserie classics and authentic regional flavours. Sample unusual culinary combinations such as lobster fricassee with ginger. Delight your taste buds with a black truffle fondue by the fireside, before rounding off your meal with a sweet Mont Blanc Fouquet’s.

BFire by Mauro Colagreco
Created for Hôtel Barrière by top chef Mauro Colagreco, this exclusive, unprecedented wood-fired dining concept is inspired by his roots: “Cooking over fire and embers is the fierce and muted style of cuisine I’ve known since my childhood in Argentina. An expertly controlled fire can deftly reveal the flavours and nuances of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit”, explains this innovative chef who heads up several restaurants, including Le Mirazur in Menton, ranked 3rd in the world according to The World’s 50 Best restaurants 2017 list.

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The Spa Diane Barrière
Nestled at the heart of the hotel and bathed in natural light, the Spa Diane Barrière has 6 treatment rooms, as well as an exclusive Suite for two people with its own private Jacuzzi and a dedicated body scrub booth, a water fitness circuit, a 20-metre long pool – the longest in the resort – a steam room, sauna, and a fabulous open-air Jacuzzi. Add a personal trainer and fitness suite boasting all the very latest sports equipment and you’ve got yourself an invigorating post-ski workout. The Spa also offers the option of a bespoke well-being and relaxation session, in the intimacy of your own room.

The Ski Room
You’ll love our welcoming and expert team’s impeccable service and skill, including warming your boots and laying out your skis on the slopes. And why not have your ski boots custom fitted, for optimal comfort on the slopes? Featuring the largest 5-star ski room in Courchevel, Les Neiges has joined forces with the prestigious Bernard Orcel ski shop that stocks exclusive brands such as Fendi and Bogner, as well as a collection by Toni Sailer. Guests also have the services of a dedicated ski valet.

The Cles d’Or Concierge
The Cles d’Or concierge and personal butler service are on hand to create tailor-made experiences for all guests. Try the thrill of heliskiing or the beauty of a torchlit descent. A fat-biking ride or a dog-sledding session.

At Christmas, Santa’s chalet and a festive meal will add a touch of magic to your stay. For New Year’s Eve, it’s time for music and captivating the taste buds. In January, the traditional French ‘galette des rois’ epiphany cake, and in March it’s Carnival.
Movie buffs will enjoy the hotel’s 12-seater cinema: watch a private screening of your adventures on the slopes, or the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Les Neiges is your home from home.

Le Studio
A real playground for your children, Les Neiges makes families its VIP guests with adjoining rooms, special menus, an on-demand babysitting service and a 5-star offer for children, created in partnership with Petit VIP. The Petit VIP team has created bespoke artistic workshops for Les Neiges, ranging from sculpture to photography. Healthy child-friendly meals are also available for little gourmets at Le Fouquet’s. And to ensure that everyone can discover the joys of skiing, Les Neiges also offers easy doorstep skiing and BB ski lessons from the age of 2.

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General Manager Charles Richez sums up the Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges ethos: “Built to resemble an exceptional mountain chalet, delicately and elegantly our hotel combines Alpine style with contemporary comfort offering the very best discreet service and accommodations, complemented by Michelin-star cuisine.”

Winter is coming. Where better to spend your skiing holiday than at Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges in Courchevel 1850.

Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges – Where and How

Address
Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges
422 rue de Bellecote, 73120 Courchevel 1850

Website
www.lesneiges-courchevel.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +33 (0)9 70 818 501

BY AIR
Chambery Airport (1h15) Geneva Cointrin Airport (2h00) Lyon St Exupery Airport (2h00)

BY RAIL
TGV Paris – Moutiers Salins Brides-les-Bains (4h30) Liaison Eurostar London – Moutiers Salins Brides-les-Bains (6h00)

BY CAR
A43 / A430 motorway to Albertville
Then N90 to Moutiers and Nationale D195/194 to Courchevel 1850

Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges article by Gina Baksa

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