Easy 2 1/2 hour drive from Geneva to Courchevel, French ski resort.
I spent my trip touring the five-star luxury hotels located at 1850. They all offer true ski in ski out access, beautiful lobby lounges with comfy seating arrangements surrounding roaring fires, spas with indoor swimming pools and hammams, ski valets who will actually help you put on your boots and carry your skis to the slope, fantastic children’s rooms with daily programs, and of course amazing food prepared by some of the best chefs in all of France. Several have Michelin star ratings as well.
Guests will receive 5-star service throughout the hotel with excellent concierges to arrange any activity or whim.
Courchevel is also known for its many large chalets and apartments to rent by the week. The VIP chalets come complete with full board prepared by your own chef for the week and private transportation.
For those who do not have the luxury budget, the resort does offer wonderful three and four-star lodging. Many are also ski in/out or have close access. They will offer spa areas, ski rooms, cozy lobby lounges, and restaurants. My favorite is the K2 Djola a 4 star included in the famous K2 collection.
The ski terrain is an intermediate skiers heaven. You will find long wide open runs with a medium pitch. Great for beginners as well.
To enhance the ski experience I would recommend hiring one of the guide services.