Courchevel, at the heart of Trois Vallées, is loved by celebrities; has serious sporting credentials for real skiers, and even manages to appeal to those who think gondolas belong on canals, and have no intention of skiing, ever.
But, hard as it is to believe, the perfect all-round resort is now even better for family ski holidays.
The UK’s leading tailor-made holiday experts, Scott Dunn, have recently merged all that’s irresistible about luxury five-star ski resorts, with the independence of fully serviced, luxury ski apartments, to create Scott Dunn Residences at Six Senses Residences Courchevel.
Finally, the fun of planning a family ski holiday doesn’t stop at the difficult choice between exquisite resort pampering, and personal space, because now families have both.
The Scott Dunn collection of two and three bedroom apartments is set in Six Senses Residence, right at the heart of Courchevel 1850. So families have the five-star luxury of hot tubs under the stars, soothing saunas, spa treatments, and fun swimming pools.
There’s always an open invitation for après-ski drinks in the Club Lounge, and Six Senses ski rental shop is handy when you need it, for everything from equipment hire to outdoor clothing.
But all that pampering is now beautifully balanced by the pleasure of escaping into your own personal space, kicking-back, and relaxing completely.
Each of the Residences’ 16 apartments is individually designed to reflect Courchevel chic. There’s essential luxe in the details, and plenty of cool tech that’s practical, or sometimes, just for fun.
Kids have masses of room to spread out, and be kids. Kitchens are a pleasure to use.
And the gorgeous snowy outdoors is like ever-changing art, viewed through big, scenic windows.
Flexible childcare is another luxurious feature you’ll appreciate at Scott Dunn Residences.
The Explorers Club has its own, dedicated space in Six Senses resort, and cares for kids aged four months to 11 years, from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week.
Activities, creative play, and outdoor adventures are specially designed for different age groups. Older children can be collected from the local ski-school, and given lunch, before an afternoon of fun and games.
Trained nursery staff keep babies and toddlers comfortably in a routine; and you can book morning, afternoon or entire day sessions, to fit your plans – or the weather.
The new Scott Dunn Stargazers Club also offers childcare in the evenings from 7.30pm to 10.30pm; only perfect if you want to spend a night being nothing but grown-up in Courchevel.