Chalet La Vieille Forge   Courchevel 1850 , France 4.5 Stars

Our view: Large chalet in the centre of Courchevel 1850

  • Sleeps 8
  • Central location in Courchevel
  • Large fireplace
  • All en-suite
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  • Catered chalet
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  • Holiday Ref: 24254
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Chalet La Vieille Forge


  • Fireplace
  • Catered chalet

FOR those who like to be in the very centre of things, the perfectly delightful La Vieille Forge has everything you could wish for in a ski chalet.

Located close to the centre of Courchevel 1850, this deluxe chalet – comprising a spacious apartment on an upper floor of a beautifully designed timber-faced building – combines warmth, elegance and character.

Walls are largely woodpanelled throughout, with stone-tiled flooring – and the furniture in all the rooms is both stunningly stylish, comfortable and practical. This, combined with the location, gives you the best of both worlds.

If you want to go out, the ultra-chic centre of Courchevel is literally only steps away from your front door – and the evening attractions at this world-class resort include nightclubs with live music, piano bars and discos, as well as ice hockey matches and ski-jumping.

But you will also face the draw of a cosy night in with a drink in front of a roaring fire – even more luxurious if you’re watching the snow bucketing down outside – and some mellow music.

The fabulous position means you can also make the most of the village immediately after skiing, with not only lively bars but bustling markets too, selling local produce including cheese, wine and honey.

The chalet sleeps up to eight and all four bedrooms have private facilities, with slippers, bathrobes and a selection of Aromatherapy Associates products waiting for you. The living room is large with plenty of comfortable seating, a television and a balcony running round two sides. The spacious dining room, with a huge oak table, is open-plan with the kitchen and has an open fire – and a large balcony too.

There is a lift from street level, and the ski room, beside the apartment’s front door, has heated boot racks. No wonder La Vieille Forge is so popular with our guests.

Sleeps 8.

Courchevel 1850 Resort Info

Sat at the Eastern end (The Three Valleys piste maps look South!) of the biggest linked ski area in the world, it's not hard to see why Courchevel 1850 has become such an exclusive destination. Gentle, tree-lined pistes feed into and through the centre of the resort, with almost every chalet, hotel and apartment being on or near the piste. Meribel is quickly accessible by any number of routes. The superb, high-tech lift system means that you can be in Val Thorens in time for an early lunch with ease...
The biggest village and arguably the jewel in Courchevel's crown, 1850 is the focal point of the resort, with a good selection of world-class hotels, restaurants and shopping. There are a good selection of less expensive accommodation options in town, especially with several British run chalet hotels. Lift access to the whole 3 Valleys area is from the centre of town, giving easy access to almost all guests. More Courchevel 1850 resort information

Courchevel 1850 Snow & Weather

Snow Report - 15 Feb 2018
Last snowed 12-Feb-2018
Fresh snow11 cm
Lower slopes210 cm
Upper slopes311 cm
Piste stateExcellent
Runs to resortGood
Off piste snowBest up high
CommentsGreat skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Lifts open49
Lifts total54

Snow Overview - France  (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)

Lots of fresh snow was falling all around the French Alps on Thursday 27th April. With a lowering freezing level and heavy snow falls continuing, many French mountain villages are looking very Christmas like. On snow conditions are generally fresh, although the lower slopes are still very spring like. Up top powder conditions are abundant, however, poor visibility and limited lift access is keeping the options restricted. The current snowy and cloudy weather will break for the weekend, presenting an excellent chance to get in one last lift access powder day for the season. Many resorts will be closed next week, but there is still loads of fresh snow in the forecast. With a good knowledge of the avalanche problem, touring conditions will be exceptional well into next weekend.

European Weather Outlook

Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late. Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm. Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.

All snow report information supplied by Ski Club of Great Britain Ski Club of Great Britain