VIP SKI has added three delightful chalet apartments to its collection of luxury accommodation in the French resort of Courchevel, nestled in the Three Valleys, the world’s largest ski area.
The specialist ski tour operator introduced Courchevel 1850 to its offering last year with the addition of two chalets: Founets Amont and Founets Aval. New kids on the block in the glitzy resort, VIP SKI‘s winning combination of sumptuous chalets and expert service has led to a successful first year and, backed by popular demand, VIP SKI has added a four-storey, freestanding chalet named Darkoum to its offering.
Darkoum contains three apartments of varying sizes: Darkoum Makan, Lama and Kalo. These apartments can all be found just across the road from the gentle Bellecote piste into the resort centre – in the same excellent location as VIP’s Founets Aval and Founets Amont – making it virtually ski-in ski-out and a superb choice for families.
Surrounding the apartments, Courchevel 1850 boasts smart shops, energetic nightlife and a myriad of Michelin-starred restaurants. It is by far the largest of the four villages that make up the larger Courchevel ski area which, in total, offers 150 kilometres of alpine ski runs served by 58 lifts, enabling guests to truly make the most of their days on the slopes.
While more experienced, adventurous skiers explore as much of the Three Valleys as time will allow, beginners can enjoy a fun-filled introduction to winter sports in Courchevel’s aptly named ‘ZEN’ areas (Zones for the Evolution of Novices). These four dedicated zones (Pralong ZEN, Golf ZEN, Mickey ZEN and Envolée ZEN) have been designed so that skiers feel safe and gain confidence as they get to grips with the green and blue slopes.
Plus, Courchevel not only offers fantastic skiing, but plenty to do off the slopes as well, with a wide variety of shops, an ice rink, a swimming pool, cinema, dog sledding, ice driving and much more. WIth excellent skiing and activities for everyone, it’s not hard to see why this is such a popular resort in the Three Valleys.
Darkoum Makan is the smallest of VIP SKI’s three Darkoum apartments, nestled in the eves on the top floor of the property. It accommodates up to six guests in three beautifully decorated, inviting bedrooms, which can be made up as twins or doubles. With chalets of this size being much less common in the Alps, guests are advised to book early to avoid missing out on a stay here. A seven-night stay is priced from £1,269 pp based on two sharing and includes chalet board accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers to/from the resort and VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service arriving 15 April 2018.
Darkoum Lama accommodates six to seven guests in four bedrooms and is entirely independent with a spacious, open-plan living area with balcony, log fire and dual aspect windows, where guests can continue to admire the impressive mountain backdrop from the comfort of the satisfyingly snug sofas. A seven-night stay is priced from £1,249 pp based on two sharing and includes chalet board accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers to/from the resort and VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service arriving 15 April 2018.
Darkoum Kalo boasts five elegant bedrooms over two levels, sleeping up to 10 guests. After a long day on the slopes, guests can recline in the spacious, open-plan living area with balcony and log fire, while children can continue the day’s exciting activities in the cosy playroom. A seven-night stay is priced from £1,229 pp based on two sharing and includes chalet board accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers to/from the resort and VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service arriving 15 April 2018.
Short breaks and saver weeks
Those wishing to stay in one of these new chalet apartments for less can save £100 pp when they book to stay for a week beginning 7, 14, 21 and 28 January and 11 March 2018. Offer is valid when booked before 31 October 2017. VIP SKI is also offering short breaks from Wednesday 3 January to Sunday 7 January, so skiers can look forward to a four-night ski trip after the Christmas and New Year festivities come to an end.
For more information on VIP SKI visit www.vip-chalets.com or call 0208 875 1957