Courchevel 1850 - the ultimate ski resort
Courchevel 1850 offers real French charm in the wide variety of chic shops and fine restaurants and thoroughly deserves its top-flight reputation. It is renowned for having one of the longest ski seasons and the best snow cover in the whole of the Alps, and has headed skiers’ list of prestige resorts for many a year now.
1850 is located in a wide bowl, where the skiing encircles the resort, with runs leading to virtually every corner of town. The blue slopes of the Pralong area are alongside our Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 and therefore provide an ideal location for the whole family to ski together and children can take the opportunity to show their parents their newly honed ski skills without having to travel far to find appropriate gentle slopes.
Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 - Close
- NEW Adventure Soft Play Zone
- Superb piste-side location
- Ski back to the front door and to the closest ski lift, the Pralong, 200m.
- FREE Esprit minibus shuttle to and from the resort centre
- Prices From £699
Our Childcare In Courchevel 1850
|Nursery||17 weeks-40 months||All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days||£315|
|Spritelets||3–4 years||Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons||£215|
|Sprite Beginners||5–9 years||Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings||£215|
|Sprite Improvers||6–10 years||Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings||£215|
|Sprite Improvers Xtra *||6–11 years||Morning classes are instructional with more fun skiing in the afternoon, for 6-11 years. *Cannot be booked without Supervised lunch - 5 mornings & afternoons.||£289|
|Sprite Intermediates||7–11 years||For 7-11 year olds who have skied for a minimum of 2 weeks and are starting to parallel ski but still rely on snowploughing on trickier red runs - 5 mornings||£215|
|Sprite Advanced||8–12 years||Morning classes for 8-12 year olds who have confidence in blue and red turns - 5 mornings||£215|
|Teen Tuition||13-18 years||A teen freeskiing course also open to the general public - 5 full days||£343|
|Supervised Lunch||3–12 years||Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days||£85|
|Sprite Guided Ski Fun||6–12 years||For Improver standard children 6 years and older. They are guided, in an informal environment - 5 afternoons||£215|
|Snow Club||3–8 years||Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 6 half days||£199|
|Any child booking any morning plus any afternoon element along with Supervised Lunch receives their Cocoa Club / Mini Cocoa Club FREE or Cocoa Club Plus at HALF PRICE|
|Mini Cocoa Club||3–5 years||7.30-9.30pm - A quiet time for pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings
(Children must be out of nappies)
|Cocoa Club||6–12 years||Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings||£59|
|Cocoa Club Plus||8–12 years||Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings (peak weeks only)||£79|
|Saturday Family Guiding||Over 5 years||Saturdays can prove to be a dilemma for families who
are not confident enough to take the family out on their own - Book a guide either individually or as a group of families (groups are £39 per adults and £29 per child) - 6 mornings & evenings
|Peak weeks include departures on 20th & 27th December 2015, 14th February, 27th March, 3rd & 10th April 2016. Gressoney dates are one day earlier.|
Esprit Classic Childcare
For parents our Esprit Classic Childcare offers a completely seamless service and means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lift, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after you children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. For the kids it means non-stop fun with english speaking staff and children!
Five mornings a week, children in all Sprite ski classes are collected by our staff (and/or the ski school instructors) from a central meeting point in the Chalet Hotel and taken to the nearby slopes for their lessons or to the Snow Club for their morning fun.
At the end of the morning lesson or Snow Club, children joining Supervised Lunch, afternoon Snow Club or with afternoon Sprite or Spritelet sessions will be collected and returned to the Crystal 2000 for lunch.
The Snow Club is based in the Crystal 2000 with outings for their specific snow fun activities. All children in afternoon Sprites or Spritelets will be taken to and collected from their session by our staff and will join the Snow Club children for the remainder of the afternoon, before high tea.
We ask that Nursery children and Spritelet Snow Clubbers are delivered to the Nursery or Snow Club by their parents. Nursery lunches are held in the Crystal. Nursery children must be collected by their parents at 5pm and accompanied at high tea, whilst all other children will be supervised by our staff through high tea until 6pm.
Mini Cocoa Club will run in the Nursery 6 nights a week from 7.30-9.30pm for children aged 3-5 years. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children.
Cocoa Club runs in the Snow Club room in the Crystal 2000 from 7.30-10pm on six nights a week and is available to all children 6-12 years. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children. Parents can put their children to bed and enjoy a further hour of relaxation, making the most of our Baby-Listening/Child-Patrol Service, which runs until 11pm.
Ski range from 1,300 - 3,230m
Courchevel 1850 is superb for beginners and our Chalet Hotel couldn’t be better located with a novice area right outside the Crystal. There are extensive slopes green and blue slopes all across the bowl local to 1850 and skiers in their early days really can get the feel of traveling round the mountains and not be restricted to one or two slopes.
Most runs in Courchevel are boulevard pistes and glades, absolutely perfect for intermediate skiers to perfect their turns. To the east, Courchevel 1650 is mostly gentle, and everyone, including better skiers, will have a smile on their face as they cruise down scenic and winding runs like Pyramide. Down the valley, around 1550, Le Praz and La Tania, is wonderful roller-coaster country, and you will discover slopes here suitable for all.
Good skiers undoubtedly get the best from this region. The two steep black runs down to Le Praz, Jockeys and the Jean Blanc, mogul fields on the top of the Suisses and the steep terrain on the slopes of La Vizelle are just a few of the challenges that await the more adventurous and experienced skiers.
Traversing the arête just to reach the famous Saulire couloirs is enough to satisfy most people’s appetite for thrills. Skiing them in deep powder is a milestone in most extreme skiers’ lives. Formal off-piste itineraries are limited for such a big area but some of the guided tours are extremely popular with better skiers.
With three snow parks and a dedicated Border-cross area, snowboarders are spoilt for choice in just the Courchevel area. Across the Three Valleys there are several more to explore making this area an absolute mecca for boarders, especially as the number of chairlifts and gondolas make access to all areas easier!
Courchevel 1850 is renowned for both the quality and variety of its après ski life. Ranging from highly sophisticated through to loud and lively, it is mostly based around the atmospheric heart of the village. The Café de la Poste is ideal for a family pizza or the Refuge for a more traditional fondu or raclette. Once the children are in bed you can perhaps take advantage on our staff night off to catch a celebrity in an exclusive club or enjoy a cocktail in one of the many lounge bars – there really is something to appeal to all tastes.
- Toboggan run
- Dog sledding in La Tania
- Indoor rock-climbing wall
- Banks & ATMs
- Street markets
- Numerous Michelin-starred restaurants
- 100 chic shops & boutiques
- 2 night clubs
- 15 bars & 4 tea rooms
Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.
Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you.
Free lift pass for children under 5
|Equipment 6 Days||Description||White||Blue||Red||Black|
|Adult 13+ yrs||Skis/poles/boots||-||£97||£113||£128|
|Child 6-12 yrs||Skis/poles/boots||-||-||£53||-|
|Child 3-5 yrs||Skis/poles/boots||£41||-||-||-|
1 FREE child White or Red skis/boots when 1 adult pre-books Red or Black skis and boots.
This offer must be reserved at the time of booking and may not be available later as date restrictions apply.
FREE helmets included with child skis/snowboard. Adult helmet approx. £22.
|Tuition||Ski AM||Snowboard AM or PM|
|Adult price 13+ yrs||£173||£173|
|Times||5 days 9.30-12.00||5 days* 09.30-12.00 or 14.30-17.00|
*Snowboarding is only available in French school holidays, weeks commencing : 20/12-27/12 & 07/02-28/02.
Teen Freeski (multiglide) Course (13-18 yrs): 5x full days: £343 (lunch not included but lunch with instructor can be organised)
|6 Day Lift Pass||Local Pass||Three Valleys Area Pass|
|High Season||Low Season||High Season||Low Season|
|Family (2 Adults & 2 Children under 18)||£594||£535||£709||£638|
|Senior 65-74 yrs||£167||£150||£197||£177|
|Adult 13-64 yrs||£174||£156||£208||£186|
|Children 5-12 yrs||£148||£134||£177||£160|
|Child under 5||FREE||FREE||FREE||FREE|
Low Season week commencing 13/12, High Season 20/12-10/04.
Recent photo and passport required for under 5's.
Passports required for junior and senior passes.
Sprite Beginners and Spritelets do not require a lift pass from Day 1 so should arrange passes locally.
Adult beginners require a lift pass.
Fly to Geneva (GVA) or Chambery (CMF) from the following airports
All of our holidays include great food six days a week. We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively to ensure our guests enjoy every meal.
Includes a skiers' buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you 'home', and a 4 or 5-course evening meal with wine and coffee to complete the evening.More About Esprit Cuisine