September 5, 2012:
First bookings for 12/13 season received, book now!
July 10, 2012:
The apartment has just been renovated and is very nice in the sun! Faster broadband now installed.
Easyjet: Bristol, Gatwick, Luton, Liverpool and Stansted to Geneva (about 2½ hrs drive away) and now Grenoble (only 1½ hrs away): Great Easyjet service up to four times a day; the earlier you book the less it is, though flights go up in high season. Book online at: www.easyjet.com. Return flights can be as low as £50 p.p. if you book early enough.
Many airports now fly to Chambéry and provide a much closer airport than Geneva (1¼ hour drive), see www.thomsonfly.com or www.snowjet.co.uk. Lyon is about the same distance as Geneva from Courchevel (2½ hours) and can sometimes provide a cheap option.
London Heathrow to Lyon and Geneva: British Airways, www.britishairways.com, very competitive flight prices these days.
London Stansted to Lyon: from about £65 return: www.go-fly.com or phone 0870 60 76543.
Manchester to Chambery/Geneva: You can arrange flights to Geneva on Sundays, with coach transfer, for about £150 + £40 and www.jet2.com fly from Manchester/Bradford to Geneva aswell.
From around £160 per week - try alamo, hertz, avis or europcar or visit Rhino car hire to search for a good quote (contact us for 5% off). It is a short drive from some of the alpine airports and the roads are well maintained up into the resort. There is a good bus network once you are there so it is normally worth leaving your car in our garage. Remember you will need snow chains/tyres. If renting a car in Switzerland (e.g. Geneva airport) it will come equipped with snow tyres as this is compulsory by law.
From Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble & Chambery: call transfer intelligence for quality airport transfers for instant quotes & on-line booking.
From Lyon by bus to 1650: call +33 479 68 32 61, or visit Satobus.
By air from Geneva, Lyon or Chambéry to Courchevel altiport: saf-air courchevel - air transfers. call +33 479 08 00 91 - helicopter for 5 - €1400 (!)
We have a secure, lockable garage (for cars under 1.85 metres only, but you can rent a garage space elsewhere for taller cars).
Calais to Courchevel is about 600 miles and Le Havre to Courchevel 500 miles (see www.mapblast.com or www.google.co.uk/maps for directions). It usually takes 8 hours from Calais, motorway all the way, but can be longer, depending on traffic.
You can even get 8 days skiing in by driving through the night: get up to Courchevel when the slopes open, ski all day & check in later in the day when the apartment becomes available; on the last day, pack your bags, check-out and go skiing for the day before departing for home.
You will need snow tyres or chains for resort-level driving. Going by motorway all the way, the tolls will come to around £100 return. Fuel can be more expensive than England when driving on motorways.
The eurostar ski train goes directly from Waterloo to Moutiers. The night train leaves at 2000 and arrives at 0600; and the day train leaves at 0900 and arrives at 1700.
Prices for a 2nd class saver return are about £150 night and £170 day; children 4-11 £110. Phone 0990 848 848. There is then only a 15 km bus or taxi journey to Courchevel 1650 from Moutiers. A taxi for 1 to 4 people is about €60. A bus is about €11. See www.alpes-savoie-taxis.com for bus information (or phone +33 (0)479242158 and +33 (0)479080117 - on weekends phone +33 (0)479242446).
You can also put your car on the train from Calais to Moutiers with rail europe, crossing the channel by either ferry, hovercraft or eurotunnel. Phone 08705 848 848.