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Courchevel's Haute Slopes

Courtesy of Palace des Neiges In the early 80's, greed is grand. The famous Byblos hotel, in St.Tropez, expands in Courchevel with the opening of Byblos des Neiges, now the Palace des Neiges which was favored by everyone from the Aga Khan to King Juan C

Photo: Courtesy of Palace des Neiges

Celebrities and captains of industry have loved Courchevel almost since its inception in the 40’s, and they keep coming back. Nowadays, Courchevel claims 60-plus resorts, two Michelin-starred restaurants, designer boutiques, and ostentatious mega-chalets. It’s the kind of place where you can have as much fun off the slopes—was that Posh Spice at J. Mendel?—as on them. And with some of the finest skiing in the Alps, that’s saying a lot.

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Destinations: Courchevel

Inspired by: Top Winter Getaway: Courchevel, France — by Alexandra Marshall, Published Oct. 2008

Hotels (4)

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    Hôtel de la Loze

    Located on Courchevel's 1850 lift platform, the hotel lends elite status to the tier.

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    Hôtel le Montana

    The rustic hotel was originally built to house the 1992 Olympians.

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    Palace des Neiges

    In the 1980's the famous Byblos hotel, in St.-Tropez, expanded in Courchevel with the opening of Byblos des Neiges, now the Palace des Neiges. The

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    Hotel de Charme Les Airelles

    This primo spot just underwent a $51 million renovation with ski valets, a tandem sauna and snow cave, and a 5,900-square-foot premier suite.

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