London lifestyle & travels with kids and babies
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.
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?