The Best Slope-Side Spots in CourchevelApril 12, 2018
Courchevel is probably the most lively and glamorous ski resort in the world. With it’s Michelin-star restaurants, glitzy slope side bars, and skiing that’s geared toward every skill-level, it has earned it’s right to be called the best. There’s over 70 restaurants in all of Courchevel so here is just a little snippet of my favourite slope-side restaurants for lunch.
Best for a Chilled Afternoon
Le Mille Sabords: This is the only traditional Italian mountain restaurant in Courchevel that serves delicious pizza and pasta. It’s located right next to Le Cap Horn and has a lovely terrace to enjoy the sunshine.
Le Chalet de Pierres: Located on the Verdons slope, this place has a huge heated terrace so you can enjoy your lunch in the open air while listening to the DJ.
Le Panoramic: This restaurant is split over two floors and offers 360 degree views of the valley and Mont Blanc. The lower level is a self service snack bar while the main restaurant is upstairs.
Les Verdons: The traditional mountain side restaurant serves mostly fast food options like burgers, pizzas and pastas. There’s a huge outside area to sunbathe and watch skiers descend down the Saulire.
Best for a Party
Nammos: This famous Mykonos restaurant opened last year on the Verdons slope right next to Le Chalet de Pierres. There’s a glamorous dining room that leads out to the aprés-ski terrace. After 2pm, the party kicks off with international DJ’s, champagne spraying and a whole lot of dancing.
Le Cap Horn: This place is a must! It’s located right above the Courchevel airport which happens to be the most dangerous altiport in the world due to it’s altitude and tiny size. Get loose on the terrace and watch all the private jets fly in to join the party.
La Folie Douce: Although located in Méribel, this place is just a quick ski away from Courchevel 1850. It’s the most famous venue in the whole of the French Alps because there’s no other party that compares. There’s a main restaurant with both outside and inside seating and then a smaller self-service restaurant next door. The party starts around 2pm on the terrace with DJ’s, champagne trains, and a cabaret of dancers and performers against the glorious mountain backdrop. Expect to be sprayed with champagne while dancing on the table tops!
Le KuDeTa: This is the most famous après- ski bar in the town after the slopes close. It has live music that gets going around 4pm and goes on till late.