There are a dozen restaurants on the slopes in the Courchevel Valley and of course many others above the other resorts
At 1850 Le Pilatus, the restaurant at the Altibar (+33 (0) 479 08 20 49; altibar.com) on the Pralong piste up at the Altiport has a Savoyard setting. La Soucoupe (+33 (0) 479 08 21 34) close to the top of the Loze ski lift also serves typical Savoyard food and guests are warmed by a large fire-place. Les Verdons (+33 (0) 479 04 07 07; lesverdons-courchevel.com) at the top of the Verdons gondola offers faster meals. Le Bel Air at Courchevel 1650 (+33 (0) 479 08 00 93) at the top of the gondola lift's arrival point offers good value meals and a friendly welcome.
Restaurants in Town
With more than 70 restaurants in Courchevel you can eat everything from a simple crepe for a few euros to a seven course gourmet meal for over 100 euros.
At the crepes end La Creperie du Tremplin (Place du Tremplin; +33 (0) 479 08 10 90; letremplin-courchevel.com) serves Breton pancakes as well as Savoyard fondues and raclettes in the evening.
There are many more Savoyard specialists but it doesn’t have to be French food of course. There are several choices for Italian but La Cendree (Le Maroly; +33 (0) 479 08 29 38) has been run for three decades on the village by Ted di Trapani who has established its reputation as “The Italian restaurant in Courchevel” for 29 years with a very high standard of food. Le Cafe de la Poste (Place du Forum; +33 (0) 479 00 42 75) is a little simpler, and indeed lists “affordable” among its more appealing aspects. It operates a wood fired pizza oven alongside Savoy specialities.
At the very top of the already very high-standard pile, Chabichou (Rue des Chenus ; +33 (0) 479 08 00 55; chabichou-courchevel.com), with two Michelin stars, is acknowledged to be one of the world’s finest restaurants.
Courchevel has some excellent food shops ready to serve its discerning clientele with everything from the ingredients of an omlette to a gourmet meal.
In 1850, Au Pain d’Antan (Rue des Tovets; +33 (0) 479 08 23 07) is an excellent bakery where fresh baked homemade specialities include nut cake, Croc Courch and Macaron. It also operates a roast meat department, with smoked salmon, "foie gras" and fowls, savoie cheese and French wines.
The Boulangerie Gandy has outlets in Le Praz and 1850 (Galerie de l'Or Blanc; +33 (0) 479 08 58 21) makes breads and pastries and offers a delivery service. A third boulangerie service is Show Pain (Le Forum - 73120 Courchevel 1850; +33 (0) 479 01 02 66).
L'Epicerie Les Gourmets (Rue de l'église Bâtiment du Clocher; +33 (0) 4 79 00 84 02; maisonbraissand.com) is a good choice for fine quality foods of all kinds, including caviar, truffles and champagnes.
Le Baricou (Rue des verdons; +33 (0) 479 00 77 72; lebaricou.com) is another classy epicerie serving caviar, foie gras and salmon.
Le Chabichou (Rue des Chenus; +33 (0) 479 08 00 55; chabichou-courchevel.com) has a superb selection of wines.
Down in 1650 The Cooperative Laitiere (+33(0) 479 08 66 49; beaufortdesmontagnes.com) serves local cheeses and other dairy as well as meat products. Boulangeries Gandy (Immeuble Le Ceylan; +33 (0) 479 08 31 44) offers a full range of home baking and a range of luxury chocolates.
In Le Praz the locally owned and stocked Cooperative Laitiere (Rue de la Chapelle; +33(0) 479 08 03 61; beaufortdesmontagnes.com), located near the village chapel stocks local cheeses (Beaufort, Reblochon, Tomme de Savoie and raclette…) as well as wines, sausages, ham, honeys and a lot of other local products.
There are two supermarkets in Courchevel 1650 too. A Spar (Rue des Marquis; +33 (0) 661 80 22 72), open seven days and serving not just a full selection of regular groceries, but this being Courchevel also products like lobster and langoustines as well as fine wines. There’s an instore butchers and bakery.
There’s also a Sherpa supermarket (Immeuble la Résidence; +33 (0) 479 08 11 51) with regional and British products, a bakery and ready-made fondue and raclette to take out.