La Vieille Forge is a charming, spacious chalet apartment in a fabulous location right in the heart of Courchevel 1850, offering both comfort and convenience for the discerning skier.
Situated on the first floor of a smart timber-faced residence, the apartment has bags of character thanks to the exposed beams in the living areas, smart grey tiled flooring and the stunning open fireplace in the dining room. Wood-panelled walls add warmth and classic Alpine style, tastefully complimented by the smart, comfortable furniture and attractive soft furnishings.
The large lounge offers plenty of seating for eight guests, a TV, and a balcony on two sides, whilst the inviting dining room, with the stunning stone fireplace, is open-plan to the kitchen and also has access to a balcony on the opposite side of the building. The four bedrooms are well appointed and all benefit from high standard private bathrooms which have been well designed in a contemporary style.
There is a lift at street level, and a convenient ski and boot room with heated boot racks here too.
The Plantrey piste is only approximately 200m away, from where you can ski down to the Plantrey chairlift or enter the Croisette building and opt to take the main Verdons Gondola for the slopes of 1850 and beyond.
Courchevel 1850’s chic and buzzy centre is only steps away, whether you want to enjoy the local markets by day, some après-ski late afternoon in one of the lively bars or the many attractions of this classy resort’s renowned nightlife.
Superb chalet apartment in central location
Approx. 200m to Tovets piste
Spacious lounge with balcony
Dining room with feature open fireplace
Ski room with heated boot racks
Substantial breakfast - continental breakfast on 7 mornings with hot option provided on 5 days
Afternoon tea/coffee with cake on 5 days
3-course dinners on 5 evenings including a prosecco apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines and tea or coffee
We set very high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every meal on your holiday with us. We also take our Health and Safety responsibilities extremely seriously, so all our chalet and Chalet Hotel staff involved in food preparation are trained to the City & Guilds qualification – Level 2 in Food Safety during the pre-season training course. There is a continental breakfast is every morning and a breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and evening dinners are provided for six days of the week in both chalets and Chalet Hotels.
A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide both a hot option, as well as a continental selection with a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, which is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. On our staff day off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.
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 day off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.
In chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 11 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.
In the evenings our hosts will cook you a three-course adult only meal six nights a week. This starts with a glass of prosecco followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! There is also an option for vegetarians, please warn us in advance.
One of these meals will be a regional meal with the menu depending on which country you are staying in.
On the staff one night off per week just a continental breakfast is provided and it’s a great opportunity for you to experience some local restaurants in your resort. Speak to your resort representative for recommendations and help with reservations.
Vegetarian options are available in our properties – just advise us at time of bookings so that we can ensure that our staff can prepare. 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. Our Chalet Hosts will discuss your dietary requirements with you upon arrival to the chalet or Chalet Hotel.
All of our chalets and Chalet Hotels will serve a traditional Christmas dinner with a glass of Champagne to start off the evening. This will include roast turkey with all of the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers and party hats plus a fantastic Alpine atmosphere in which to enjoy the day.
A special festive menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve, alongside the added bonus that many resorts put on fantastic firework displays. A glass of fizz, whilst watching fireworks over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.. what better way to bring in the New Year!
We are very proud of our wine selection for chalets and Chalet Hotels, which combines crisp and fruity whites with medium to full-bodied reds, for a variety of palates. We select our wines in conjunction with our good friends Nicolas and Véronique – the third generation in the Perret family’s fine wine business based in the Savoie. Nicolas is a qualified wine expert, having trained at the prestigious Burgundy Wine University in Beaune. Each season in October, Nicolas & Véronique bring over a new selection for us to sample (someone has to do it!) and together we choose our wines for the coming season, based on our menus and their pure enjoyment factor. Wine is an incredibly subjective and emotive subject, however, the feedback we have received from our guests over recent seasons endorses our aims of providing wines to enhance your meal and to suit most tastes. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!
•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.
Great for •Families •Groups •Luxury skiing •Foodies
Snow Report: Top 210cm, Bottom 170cm
Snow Forecast: 0cm expected this week
Snow History: April average depth 128cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Chambéry (CMF)||110 km, 1h20|
|Grenoble (GNB)||190 km, 2h10|
|Geneva (GVA)||140 km, 2h15|
Courchevel lift pass price last reported as €218 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet La Vieille Forge.
Night skiing: Yes, every Wednesday
Courchevel has N facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – April.
|Top of slopes:||2738m|
|Bottom of piste:||1100m|
|Total length of trails:||150km|