Having your own apartment to call home for the week can be a luxury in itself: they come with living AND sleeping areas rather than a single room, as well as kitchen facilities to use - or ignore - as much as you like.
But some properties take things to another level of lux, offering access to saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools and hot tubs; with open fires to toast your toes by and positions moments from the ski lifts and slopes for minimal legwork.
The finer French apartments give you access to the likes of heated outdoor pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and gyms throughout your stay. Some are even connected to luxury hotel spas where you can book all manner of massages and beauty treatments.
Compared to your typical french ski apartment, the higher-end properties usually come with lovely Savoyard character, more space to spread out in and features like open fires as the icing on the cake. Often they’re in ski-out locations seeing you straight out onto the piste, or come with a transfer service to save you too much legwork.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to things that make your stay more luxurious: pre-order a hamper from Fortnums for a welcome of delicious drinks and snacks, hire in a private chef or beauty therapist or use your apartment as a base for exploring the finest local restaurants – Courchevel 1850 has a gaggle of Michelin-acclaimed establishments including Le Montgomerie and Le Chabichou which each have two stars.
Some apartments come with upgrades for access to neighbouring hotels which’ll wine and dine you throughout the week if you don’t fancy cooking.