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Luxury family ski holidays with childcare : Courchevel 1650

Why do we think luxury family ski holidays with childcare come close to perfection with Fahrenheit Seven? Or that ski holidays Courchevel 1650 are ideal for skiing addicts, beginners, intermediates and bon viveurs equally?

i. Located right on the slopes, Fahrenheit 7 in Courchevel 1650 has amazing ski-in ski-out access. And for full convenience, a generously-sized ski room also dedicated to hotel guests, including lockers, adjacent the ski and rental shop. Getting ready and on the slopes could not possibly get any easier!

ii. The ski school Courchevel 1650 and the childcare is literally next door: Esf ski school just in front of the hotel as well as the New Generation – one can almost spot the offsprings at le jardin d’hiver from Fahrenheit balconies and Rottisserie terrace. Petits Pralins nursery is also next door – same building with the new Arondiaz cable car.

Our 5 years old spent 5 mornings with ESF ski school Courchevel 1650 – he loved it, with Friday, the awards day being of course his highlight.


iii. Fahrenheit’s 7 sleek new family suites. We spent 5 fabulous nights in their just refurbished designery vintage suites. We found them impeccable for spending grown up time as kids have their own room, spacey enough to invite our friends over for playdates and catching up over bottles of wine.

iv. Fahrenheit 7 bars are are cool and atmospheric with the 2 fireplaces, plush pillows and rugs. The staff uniform is part of the story and charm and staff themselves have been delightful with our cheeky monkeys – even when running around.

The wines selection is beautiful, aperols at La Rotisserie impeccable and their poke bowls and seared tuna have been our favourite lunch on slopes (even with the high competition from La Casserole and La Fruitiere!).

v. Ski holidays Courchevel 1650 are brilliant for skiing and options. We’d spend the mornings chilld free on redruns: Bel Air and towards Meribel on Monvallon and its stunning glacier.


For families and kids there’s lots of options in terms of Greens and Blues and once we figured that out, our 5 years old skied with us in the afternoon.

vi. Lunching and wining on the slopes. Again on slopes, our top 3 were La Rotisserie for the pokes, La Casserole and La Fruitiere.

Tartiflettes, steaks, fondus, foie gras and some more cheese – yum! And lots of wine and aperol!

vii. Brilliant apres skiing. One will not be surprised to hear that we attended regularly again to La Folie Meribel Courchevel. We even brought the 5 years old who fell in love instantly – some high standards now to live up to!

Rok bar was brilliant as well, Le Zinc in our own hotel and La portetta next door.

viii. Spa. Sauna, hammam and ice are essential ingredients to any luxury family ski holidays with childcare. For me personally it’s the perfect wrap up after La Folie Douce, the last ski run and pre dinner. And yes, Fahrenheit 7 has them all.

ix. Exquisite dining options within our hotel and next door. We dined twice at Fahrenheit 7 – some outstanding tartare and truffled dishes.

An easier option for overtired kids after so much skiing is Chez Marie – they also arrange take aways – pizzas, salads and crepes to your room. We also tried La Portetta next door – Angela Hartnett’s child that we got to know and love from Murano in London and its casual sibbling on St James street.

x. More reasons to check out Courchevel and stay with Fahrenheit 7? Check our article on Top things to do in Courchevel, including sledging on the latest race track, splashing at AquaMotion, dog sledging, iceskating, snowman building, shopping, more winning and dining.

A concept created after the temperature at which the most elegant of snowflakes forms, Fahrenheit 7 is coming close to perfection when it comes to luxury family ski holidays with childcare next door.  

For more inspiration on European ski breaks, check our article with our highlights over 20 years in here. What are your must haves for luxury or simply family ski holidays and your experiences?


20 comments on “Luxury family ski holidays with childcare : Courchevel 1650

  1. Cultural Wednesday
    January 12, 2019

    Pining for the mountains now, I especially love the big red beasts. #CulturedKids

    • ZenBabyTravel
      January 14, 2019

      Yes Orlinski is fab and it’s great to see modern art on Courchevel slopes! Truly where his Born Wild collection belongs if you ask me!

  2. Nancy | MapandFamily
    January 12, 2019

    Sounds brilliant! I haven’t skiied for years (dodgy knee) but this has reminded me how much fun it can be. #culturedkids

    • ZenBabyTravel
      January 14, 2019

      Best treatment for a dodgy knee is apres skiing and there’s lots in Courchevel 😉

  3. Scarlett Roitman
    January 14, 2019

    Fahrenheit 7 looks like a fun and cosy place to stay. I like all those red sculptures dotted around the place! #CULTUREDkids

    • ZenBabyTravel
      January 14, 2019

      Yes the French are so lucky with slopes and Orlinski! And Fahrenheit 7 ! And food !

  4. bavariansojourn
    January 14, 2019

    Farenheit 7 looks incredible. Definitely somewhere I would love to hang out while my ski mad lot enjoyed chucking themselves down mountains! #CulturedKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 21, 2019

      Yes it’s perfect to hang out in style 😉

  5. Nicky@Go Live Young
    January 21, 2019

    Looks like a fantastic option for skiing with kids. We love skiing and can’t wait to hit the slopes this year.

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 21, 2019

      Great to hear, will keep an eye on your adventures!

  6. museummum
    January 23, 2019

    Such lovely photos, it seems like the perfect place to go skiing. The idea of great food and a hammam sound heavenly. Is there a decent ski school for adults too? I took lessons once and was dreadful #CulturedKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 29, 2019

      Yes absolutely, few great ski scools! Courchevel has heaps of options with everything

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 29, 2019

      Our friends took also ski classes (aling with our kuds) – happy to email you the details

  7. Nicola Burke
    January 25, 2019

    You had me at tartiflette!

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 29, 2019

      😉 we had an obscene number of great tartiflettes on this trip …😹

  8. Corey | Fifi + Hop
    January 28, 2019

    Wow, the food sounds amazing!! I love skiing vacations they are the best. There’s nothing like getting great outdoor exercise in the mountains, followed by good food and drink. Thanks for linking up with #farawayfiles

  9. Zen Babytravel
    January 29, 2019

    Thank youCorey, indeed nothing like a sunny ski holiday in the French Alps <3

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