Hôtel des 3 Vallées – Courchevel
Hotel Type: A modernist 4* designer hotel in Courchevel 1850 with ski in, ski out accessibility.
Location: Wonderfully located in Courchevel 1850. It has doorstep access to both the slopes and La Croisette, with easy access to the resort’s upscale boutiques and nightlife. Courchevel 1850 is around a 2.5 hour transfer from Geneva airport.
Style: Beautifully finished modernist Alpine.
Rooms: 31 charming and spacious rooms and suites.
Ideal For: Those who want to stay somewhere traditional yet wonderfully refurbished, where you can experience the best of Courchevel right on your doorstep with easy access to all the best parts of a ski resort.
Dining: Innovative and seasonal cuisine. The Hôtel des 3 Vallées kitchen makes simple, delicious recipes with a focus on local produce and regional growers. We love their sunny terrace located at the foot of the slopes for long lunch or après ski vino.
Spa: The spa boasts a large indoor Jacuzzi, a 50° steam Turkish bath and a sauna, all are open to all guests without appointment from 10am to 8pm. There are also plenty of pampering options on their treatment menu.
Activities and Experiences: Skiing, Snowboarding, Dog Sledding, Snow Cat driving, Hangliding, Ski Touring, Hiking, Snowmobile, Yoga, Walking, Ice Climbing, Paragliding, Fat Biking, Tobogganing, Swimming, Sky Diving, Hot air balloon riding, Helicopter rides.
Low season price from: €400 per night in the Comfort Room, including breakfast.
High season price from: €1,095 per night in the Comfort Room, including breakfast.
Open: December – April.
Originally built in the 1950’s for the resort workers of the nascent resort of Courchevel, the Hotel des 3 Vallées (or 3VL) has been given a luxuriously modern makeover that reflects its history and even uses much of its original furniture. Traditionally Alpine on the outside, this hotel is one for design lovers and those seeking the unusual. You can ski right to the door and its location in the centre of Courchevel 1850, just above La Croisette and close to the restaurants and bars is an added bonus. We love the atmosphere of this hotel and the friendliness of all the staff, especially those in the ski shop. And our favourite touch is the hotel’s very own épicerie.
The nostalgic look and feel is evident in all the rooms and suites, with original pieces in each one. They all have balconies and you can choose from a view over the village or the pistes. The Confort Rooms are spacious and snuggly – who can’t resist sinking onto a furry throw? The Privilege Rooms are larger and can take an extra child (under 16). These rooms interconnect with the Confort Rooms for families. Or take the enormous chalet style Suite at the top of the hotel, with its own private terrace. Each room and suite has a minibar, Nespresso coffee machine and TV.
Hearty Savoyard influenced dishes, given a refined twist. All the ingredients and produce are locally sourced and seasonal. Make sure you save some room for cheese – they are very good!
We recommend 3VL for families with slightly older children, as there are no specific facilities. The meeting point for ski school and private lessons is a stone’s throw away.
The Spa here is exceptionally relaxing. Open from 10am to 8pm, there’s a Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and sauna for a bit of rejuvenation after a day on the slopes. Children are also welcome for treatments thanks to Nougatine brand.