Kalyani Saha Chawla’s guide to Courchevel, the ski capital of the world


I would recommend planning your trip to Courchevel to coincide with the opening week of the ski season as it is a great feeling to see sports fans meeting on the slopes and hotels getting ready for a fabulous time to come. To ski or not to ski, that is the question, most of them can only be visited partially to hurtle down the magnificent slopes; the main objective of the tour is to have the best food, experience the vibrant nightlife and enjoy the picturesque wonders of the ski capital of the world. If you’re a shopaholic looking for an adrenaline rush, Courchevel also offers stunning views of the designer brands parading as you descend.

Kalyani’s Little Black Book:

Favorite place for lunch after skiing: The Stone Chalet; they do an incredible shellfish and seafood buffet

Favorite dinner spot: Best Japanese at Nama (house at Aman Le Mélézin), raclette, truffle fondue and a drink at the bar with the best live music at Les Airelles

Favorite Gourmet Dinner Experience: La Saulire; don’t miss the famous Savoyard fondue and Périgord truffle

Favorite after-hours location: The Cave des Creux; known for its refined brasserie menu with regional specialties, fish and Asian fusion recipes

Favorite shopping destination: Place du Rocher which houses luxury brands like Moncler, Chanel and Fendi. It is also a great place to collect your ski clothes and snow boots

In Aman Le Mélézin

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Restaurant on site

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Ski slope suite

Hot tub in the ski slope suite

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View from the hotel

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Yoga studio


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Cigar lounge

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