Founets Aval

As close to the piste as this simply delightful chalet is – it’s just steps from the slopes and you can ski home in the evening – guests enjoy it so much that many have to prise themselves away in the morning.

It’s understandable. Built in mellow wood and unmistakeably Savoyard-style, it has a quaint ambience that makes guests feel they are in the lap of luxury. From the abundance of wooden beams and beautiful log fire in the open plan living and dining room to the feather pillows and duvets in the bedrooms, the chalet oozes warmth and character.

The living room is stylishly furnished, and the homely feel is added to by traditional Savoyard frescoes. A balcony with comfy loungers leads off the living room, perfect for catching the afternoon sun, crisp mountain air and breathtaking views.

The location is ideal too. Founets Aval is opposite the pisteside restaurant of La Bergerie and just steps from the Bellecote run, which leads down to the centre of Courchevel 1850 at La Croisette.

The proximity of the slopes means you don’t need to feel guilty about lingering over an indulgent cooked breakfast – you’ll still be able to get out skiing before many others in the resort. And besides, with the vast and utterly fabulous network of runs making up the Three Valleys to tackle, you’ll need to be properly fueled with energy.

Sleeping up to eight, the chalet has four, bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. There is also a snug, with a plasma television, on the mezzanine floor – great as a retreat for children. In fact, the chalet is perfect for families and has a very intimate feel.

Our staff can tailor meals to children’s tastes, and organise early suppers for them if required and nannies too so parents can enjoy a night out on the town after dinner.

  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Log Fire
  • Ski in / ski out
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  • 5 January 2020
  • 7 Nights
  • Chalet Board | Sleeps 8
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Garden Floor

  • Living Room with large open fire
  • Dining Room open plan with living room
  • Balcony with loungers and outdoor seating

Ground Floor

  • Bedroom A Twin/double room with ensuite bathroom and terrace
  • Bedroom B Twin room with ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom C Twin room with ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom D Twin room with ensuite bathroom
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Resort details


Courchevel is a fashionable and convenient resort in one of the world’s largest ski areas.

Courchevel is part of the Trois Vallées or Three Valleys ski area which bills itself as ‘Le plus grand domaine skiable du monde’ (‘the largest ski area in the world’). Strictly speaking, France’s Trois Vallées may not actually be the largest ski area in the world — that distinction probably goes to the Sella Ronda in the Italian Dolomites — but all round it is certainly the most impressive, with a brilliantly designed and very modern lift network and a variety of different pistes. The ski terrain is mostly intermediate but then, if we are being totally honest, so are most skiers and boarders. In any case there are also plenty of easy areas for beginners and tough runs for experts. So it is small wonder that collectively the Trois Vallées is the most popular destination in the world for British skiers and boarders.

The Ski Area

Courchevel contains 14 separate settlements, 600km of marked pistes (in the Three Valleys), 200 lifts, 1,300 snow guns, over 1,100 ski instructors and much more.

Courchevel comprises four major separate settlements, each defined by its altitude in metres. Courchevel 1850 is the largest of the four and the focal point for all the best skiing, shopping and nightlife. Courchevel 1650 is more traditional French — and consequently more reasonably priced — a purpose-built resort with its own ski area which links up with 1850 and a growing popularity.

Courchevel 1300, also known as Le Praz and is an old Alpine village of great character. It has two telecabines: one links with Courchevel 1850 and one goes higher into the ski area at Les Chenus. A major landmark here is the ski jumping hill, left from the 1992 Olympics and is still used today.

Lastly Courchevel 1550 is a quieter area with a mixture of chalets and chalet blocks, linked easily to the main Courchevel town via a fast gondola or chairlift it is an ideal place to stay if you want to enjoy Courchevel often without the Courchevel prices.

The Resort

Courchevel 1850 is one of Europe's most sophisticated ski resorts, with nine luxury four-star hotels, five four-stars and 13 three-star properties, many of which are far more luxurious than their star rating implies. Courchevel 1850 is the definition of skiing convenience. You can ski to and from the door of almost all the hotels, as well as to and from many chalets and apartment blocks. With many more gorgeous restaurants and bars to choose from, some refuse to ski anywhere else.


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