Chalet Elan, Courchevel

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4.2 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
On the whole, the chalet was well appointed, handy for the slopes with skiing more or less to and from the door. The food was very pleasant. Wifi a bit iffy – you had to be really near the router to get a good enough signal which was a bit of a hassle. The snow was good for March – 1 afternoon we had complete... + more
Mr Smithson, Barnet
4 out of 5
The chalet is lovely: not posh and a bit worn out but perfectly adequate. For breakfast we had juices, croissants and the usual English breakfast with bacon, sausages and beans. Beautiful cakes were left out for afternoon tea that we could help ourselves to. Evening meals were varied but all brilliant with a ... + more
Lindy, Lincolnshire
3 out of 5
It’s a lovely chalet. Much better than some I’ve stayed at on ski holidays. I was very happy with it. It’s right on the slopes, the location couldn’t be better for skiing. To get into Courchevel 1850 you have to walk uphill – there is a short cut through the snow or you can walk along the path next to the ... + more
Wendy Strain, Paisley
5 out of 5
It was fantastic! Thoroughly, thoroughly recommended. The staff were great. They were super helpful – they negotiated with the ski school and helped us get a different instructor for our daughter, and they also took us to the ski hire shop in a jeep (which we had booked privately… and when we forgot our boots... + more
Lindsey Helliwell, Glasgow
4 out of 5
This country style chalet is hidden away from the resort centre in a quiet cul du sac yet its handily placed right next to the Plantrey ski lift where, with a little planning, you're bound to beat the crowds and be the first to hit the slopes. After a long days skiing’s the chalet has a cosy lounge with open l... + more
Sno man, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Chalet Elan

Approx. 6 minutes’ (600m) walk to the heart of Courchevel 1850

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Elan description

Chalet Elan, Courchevel 1850, New This Year

Skiers seeking an individual chalet in the heart of Courchevel 1850 will be as delighted as we are with Chalet Elan, tucked away in a quiet cul de sac, with superb ski access.

The Chalet Elan has an enviable location just 70m from a green run, so even beginners will be able to ski from the door within days. This green run leads to the Plantrey lift whisking skiers above the main lift system at La Croisette, thus avoiding the busy resort centre.

The chalet Elan benefits from an inviting large lounge and dining area with country character features such as the beamed ceiling, a striking log fireplace and slate floors.

The generously sized, comfortable bedrooms with warm wood panelling are spread over two floors, all with en suite facilities, the majority of which are being renovated over the summer for our guests.

The renowned après-ski of Courchevel 1850 is an easy 5-7 minutes’ stroll away in the resort centre and must certainly be experienced at least once during your stay!

The owners live on the upper two floors of the building, sharing the main entrance to the chalet with our guests.


Facilities - Chalet Elan features

  • Detached chalet close to Plantrey ski-lift
  • Ski to within 70m on an easy green run
  • Approx. 6 minutes’ (600m) walk to the heart of Courchevel 1850
  • Attractive beamed lounge with log fire
  • Free Wifi
  • Buffet breakfast with hot option and afternoon tea/coffee and cake
  • 4-course dinners inc. apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines, coffee and chocolates
  • Private rental ski and boot-fitting service brought to your chalet

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Occupancy: 16 - 20 guests

Accommodation Summary

Ground Floor

External ski storage locker. Main entrance leading to small hall with heated boot room. Lounge/dining area with fireplace and separate kitchen.

  • Room 1

    Double with bath/wc

  • Room 2

    Twin with bath/wc

  • Room 3

    Twin/child triple with bath/wc

  • Room 4

    Twin with bath/wc

First Floor

  • Room 5

    Double with bath/wc

  • Room 6

    Twin with bath/wc

  • Room 7

    Twin/triple with shower/wc

  • Suite 8

    Two separate rooms: a double room and a small bunk room (offset bunk beds) sharing shower/wc.

Additional Information

Supplements per person per night: bath/wc £1.95 Suite 8 if only 2 sharing: £3.95 The third bed in room 2 and the bunks in Suite 8 are suitable for under 12’s only


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Elan

Buffet breakfast with hot option and afternoon tea/coffee and cake . 4-course dinners inc. apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines, coffee and chocolates

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's one day off per week. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready. As an added benefit for guests in our Chalet Hotels, our chefs prepare a selection of cakes for afternoon tea.

Children's High Tea

In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.

Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels

New for 2013/14 Season - Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only

Dinner in Chalets

A tasty and innovative, freshly cooked dinner will be prepared for you six nights per week by your Chalet Host - or by an experienced and professional chef in our larger chalets - and served with a choice of wines. Our four-course adult-only chalet dinners start with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee with chocolates to round off your evening.

Your choice of complimentary quality wines is unlimited during the meal service, and freshly chilled water is also of course always available.

Culinary Choice Dinners in Chalet Hotels

A special feature of our Chalet Hotels is a more extensive culinary experience for our guests. With the greater kitchen facilities of a hotel, our professional chefs are able to offer choices of menu at dinner, generally including lighter as well as more hearty options, and always a vegetarian choice for each course. Guests will be asked to choose their evening meals at breakfast for that evening from a varied daily selection.

Our Chalet Hotel adult-only dinners offer 5 courses, starting with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and a cheese selection to round off your meal in style. All this is then followed by coffee with chocolates to complete your evening's repast! Your choice of complimentary quality wines is unlimited during the meal service and freshly chilled water is also of course always available.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our 'Culinary Choice' menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets if you advise us in advance. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

We update Chalet Elan's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Elan dates & departure airports

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Fri 16 Dec 201616/12/16
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Fri 23 Dec 201623/12/16
£1079£899Special OfferDeal
Fri 30 Dec 201630/12/16
Available as Stansted, Heathrow, East Midlands, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton, Without Flights
Fri 06 Jan 201706/01/17
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Sun 08 Jan 201708/01/17
£1079£740Special OfferDeal
Sun 15 Jan 201715/01/17
£879£759Special OfferDeal
Sun 22 Jan 201722/01/17
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Sun 29 Jan 201729/01/17
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Sun 05 Feb 201705/02/17
£998£978Special OfferDeal
Sun 12 Feb 201712/02/17
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Sun 19 Feb 201719/02/17
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Sun 26 Feb 201726/02/17
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Sun 05 Mar 201705/03/17
£929£919Special OfferDeal
Sun 12 Mar 201712/03/17
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Sun 19 Mar 201719/03/17
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Sun 26 Mar 201726/03/17
£919£899Special OfferDeal
Sun 02 Apr 201702/04/17
Available as East Midlands, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Without Flights
Sun 09 Apr 201709/04/17
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Sun 16 Apr 201716/04/17
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This package holiday to Chalet Elan in Courchevel, France departs Sunday 8th January 2017, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Courchevel - about holidays in Courchevel - about ski holidays in Courchevel - about ski holidays in Courchevel France

5 star luxury resort Vast 3 Valleys Traditional chocolate box villages & chalets Lots of ski in/ski out

Attractive, traditional and oozing style, Courchevel ticks all the boxes for a first class ski holiday. With masses of amenities and a quality area that’s well linked within the rest of the Three Valleys - not to mention an infectiously glam atmosphere - it’s no wonder Courchevel’s one of the most popular ski resorts in the world.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Groups Luxury holiday

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Snow Report: Top 0cm, Bottom 0cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 66.33cm

Courchevel trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)110 km, 1h20
Grenoble (GNB)190 km, 2h10
Geneva (GVA)140 km, 2h15
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1945

Courchevel lift pass price last reported as €218 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Elan.
Night skiing: Yes, every Wednesday
Courchevel has N facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – April.

Town altitude: 1850m
Top of slopes: 2738m
Bottom of piste: 1100m
Vertical drop: 1400m
Total length of trails:150km
Longest piste:7.7km
Divided into five villages, each known by their different altitudes, the area provides a range of atmospheres depending on your taste, group make-up and budget. For pure indulgence, VIP area Courchevel 1850 boasts exclusivity and luxury is abundant. It is the largest and highest of the villages (even hosting its own private airport) and, with two Michelin restaurants, two palace hotels and a range of high-end fashion boutiques, it is a favourite destination for the fashionable, famous and affluent. A more budget...
Ideal for those at the genesis of their skiing career, an impressive 60% of Courchevel's slopes are beginner friendly. There's a 'Stop Zone' where you can conquer breaking before hitting the slopes, and 4 beginner areas (or Zen Zones) two situated in the main area and one each in Moriond and Le Praz. Dedicated to making the resort child friendly, fun for children is ensured with the Indiens piste, where your little ones can enjoy face painting, a treasure trail and many other activities around the Tepee-style vi...
Après ski in Courchevel 1850 is the height of sophistication. Enjoy a cosy fireside cocktail in Le Stanleys or Les Ducs de Savoie, two of Courchevel's many piano bars; sample fine wine and champagne in Le P'tit Drink or head to La Grange or Le Cave for a stylish clubbing scene. Down in 1650, you can fully appreciate the stunning surroundings at The Signal bar. Les Schuss is good for a quiet drink in a traditional Savoyarde setting and if you're looking for live music and a vibrant atmosphere, try Rocky's and Bu...

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"Pleasant stay"

Mr Smithson, Barnet
4/ out of 5
On the whole, the chalet was well appointed, handy for the slopes with skiing more or less to and from the door. The food was very pleasant. Wifi a bit iffy – you had to be really near the router to get a good enough signal which was a bit of a hassle. The snow was good for March – 1 afternoon we had complete fog in Meribel, I was unable to see 4/5 yards but otherwise the weather was fine.

"Lovely chalet"

Lindy, Lincolnshire
3/ out of 5
The chalet is lovely: not posh and a bit worn out but perfectly adequate. For breakfast we had juices, croissants and the usual English breakfast with bacon, sausages and beans. Beautiful cakes were left out for afternoon tea that we could help ourselves to. Evening meals were varied but all brilliant with a different meat each day and fish one day – all very nicely cooked and presented. The girls who ran the chalet couldn’t do enough for you. The chalet’s literally a minute walk to the slopes which was great; from there we could ski down to the gondola. My bedroom was fine, it wasn’t cleaned one day (not the host’s day off) but this wasn’t an issue, I have no complaints.

"Desserts to die for!"

Wendy Strain, Paisley
5/ out of 5
It’s a lovely chalet. Much better than some I’ve stayed at on ski holidays. I was very happy with it. It’s right on the slopes, the location couldn’t be better for skiing. To get into Courchevel 1850 you have to walk uphill – there is a short cut through the snow or you can walk along the path next to the main road. You could take the bus down to 1650 as well which we did for our one meal out, there are buses running constantly and they run in the evening. It was better to be up in 1850 though as it was late in the season so the snow was better higher up. The hosts were wonderful, I don’t have one bad word to say about them. They were helpful and good fun. The food was lovely. It was high quality, and the desserts were to die for! I think I had about 4 panna cottas one evening… One thing to note is that they are quite strict about children having an earlier meal time at 5:30pm. We travelled together with another couple and it restricted them having a beer after skiing. One of them always had to leave the post ski drinks early to take the children back for dinner. One night we phoned the chalet staff and told them we were coming back later, and they ended up holding off the children’s meal and the children ate at 6:30pm, so they were accommodating, but they normally insist children always eat at 5:30pm. It’s not a luxury place, but good value and certainly good quality for a ski chalet.

"If you go to Courchevel make sure you go to this chalet"

Lindsey Helliwell, Glasgow
4/ out of 5
It was fantastic! Thoroughly, thoroughly recommended. The staff were great. They were super helpful – they negotiated with the ski school and helped us get a different instructor for our daughter, and they also took us to the ski hire shop in a jeep (which we had booked privately… and when we forgot our boots they even went back to get them). They were great with the children and they catered well for them. My daughter is a fussy eater and she was trying things she never normally tries. The food was amazing. The official children’s meal time was a bit early for us as we like a few après ski drinks, but they were very accommodating, we just called them up and let them know we wanted the children to eat a bit later. This wasn’t a problem as we were often skiing together with the other children in the chalet. When we got back they greeted us with a wee aperitif and canapés. The chalet is in a brilliant location. You can ski right back to it, and it’s only a short walk in the mornings, about 2 minutes. It’s great for beginners and families because there are lots of green runs nearby, although it’s great for everyone really. There was also a couple at the chalet while we were there and they loved it too. My husband could ski over to Meribel and there were some harder runs for him. I would love to come back. If you go to Courchevel make sure you go to this chalet! We took the free shuttle bus down to Courchevel 1650 one evening for dinner, on the chalet hosts’ night off, and we went to a restaurant on their recommendation, it was very good. I prefer Courchevel 1850 though because the shops are better and the pistes are nicer, so I would want to stay here if we came back.

"Peaceful spot out of centre near lift"

Sno man, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
This country style chalet is hidden away from the resort centre in a quiet cul du sac yet its handily placed right next to the Plantrey ski lift where, with a little planning, you're bound to beat the crowds and be the first to hit the slopes. After a long days skiing’s the chalet has a cosy lounge with open log fire place. We love to be wined and dined at the end of the day with free flowing plonk over dinner, and this chalet comes up trumps with a better than expected wine selection and hearty catering worthy of the hardest charging snowboarders and skiers. Fuel for the body and the soul.
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