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    Courchevel, France

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    This snowy destination is located in France and happens to be one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world.

    If high-end luxury is the goal, no one can beat Courchevel – a winter playground of Russian oligarchs, wealthy Britons and hard-core skiers. Courchevel offers access to the world’s largest ski area in the world, Les 3 Vallées, with 600 kilometers of interconnected ski runs across 10 summits higher than 2,500 meters. Courchevel offers 150 kilometers of alpine ski terrain accessed by 60 lifts.With many north-facing slopes, the snow in the Courchevel valley is usually some of the best in the whole ski area, and there is terrain to suit everyone from beginner to expert. Everything about Courchevel is high-end, from the perfectly groomed runs and state-of-the-art lift system to the Michelin-starred restaurants, exclusive high-end hotels and chalets, glamorous nightlife and stylish designer boutiques. Wind down at the end of the day at any of the five villages, each with very different personalities. You can choose between the glamour of Courchevel 1850, the rustic charm of Le Praz, the vibrant nightlife in Courchevel Moriond, the budget-friendly Courchevel Village or the family-favourite La Tania.

    Hotel Le K2 Palace

    The suite-chalets are nestled in a peaceful setting, at the edge of the forest and the slopes. The facilities offered at Le K2 Palace are exceptional; a large spa with a light, water and fire theme, swimming pool with panoramic scenic views, luxury boutiques, cinema room and a video games room all keep you entertained off the slopes. An individual chalet comes with a private butler who will warm your ski boots for you over night.  Gastronomical delight is at the peak here. A restaurant with 2 Michelin stars, a 1 Michelin star gourmet dessert restaurant and a well-stocked cellar is at your disposal here. Le K2 Palace is a luxury ski hotel located on the Cospillot piste close to the centre of 1850, offering magnificent views over the valley. The hotel has 29 room and 5 luxury suite-chalets offering guests amazing views over the slopes, and with a ski lift directly in front of the hotel for easy access to the snow. All the spacious rooms feature Alpine woodwork and matching bronzes reminiscent of the Himalayas. A jewel of Le K2 Collections signature range, Le K2 Palace brings together discreet luxury and authentic sophistication to provide accommodation, gourmet food and hospitality at altitude.