|from UK: 1hr 40mins; from US: 8hrs 10mins
|From £1,799 pp
|When to go
|November - April
An amazing choice of skiing as Les Trois Vallées is the largest ski area in the world. Connected solely by ski lifts and slopes, it has more than 600 km (410 miles) worth of runs to choose from.
Enjoying the legendary "apres-ski" as you head for Le Signal bar where a pint of the local brew - Mutzig - is a must.
Tobogganing as a leg-friendly way of getting down a mountain! The run is open daily until late.
Choosing a ski chalet in the Alps isn't easy. Spending hours trawling through hundreds of properties that bear a striking resemblance to each other isn't our idea of fun either.
But fortunately we already have a place in mind that could be just what you're looking for. And if you're not sold by simply looking at the images then let us convince you.
Simply put, our chalet in Courchevel has got it all: super-comfortable and luxurious lodgings, one of Europe's steepest runs on your doorstep, gourmet food and loads of off-piste activities. What more could you ask for? Some fantastic amenities perhaps? No problem. The chalet is situated in the exclusive area of Belvedere, just a twenty-minute walk (or five on the bus) from the town centre where you'll find enough shops, pubs and restaurants to keep even hardcore powder-fiends happy on an afternoon off.
And when you do hit the slopes, rest assured that you'll be in good hands. A private ski guide will show you round the valley and point you in the direction of all the best slopes. By the time you've earmarked your favourites, it'll probably be time for afternoon tea, or perhaps a glass of bubbly before dinner at a local restaurant.
Alternatively, try a home-cooked meal around the chalet's huge dining table. But if you really want to unwind we can arrange a personal chef so you don't have to set foot near the stove top.
What with the gorgeous décor and luxury facilities of the chalet (did we mention the satellite TV, playstation and Wi-Fi access yet?) you might find it hard to drag yourself to the slopes. Perhaps the promise of an après-ski facial or massage by a visiting beauty therapist will change your mind. The chalet's staff will be only too happy to organise this for you, as well as anything else you might require during your stay. One thing's for sure, after a week in Courchevel you'll return home refreshed and relaxed.