L’Apogée: Courchevel 1850, is as close to heaven as you can get #BBSkiingSeason

Situated above a former Olympic ski jump on a field of snowy white, the panoramic views from L’Apogée Courchevel are unsurpassed

Berkeley Bespoke had an unparalleled alpine experience high and above anything else, all enjoyed in the French Alps at the exclusive L’Apogée Courchevel. ​With some of the finest views in the resort, L’Apogée is the beautiful addition to the exclusive collection of hotels in this World class resort. Every piece of furniture in the hotel has been tailor-made for the property and the interior designers’ unique sense of style and soul and their passions for fashion, travel and creativity are inherent throughout.

The hotel has 53 rooms including a four bedroom penthouse and two superb chalets, each an alpine home that families can call their own. This snowy retreat offers an extraordinary leisure experience for everyone both on and off the slopes; with professional Ski Room, an exclusive conveyor belt from the slopes, a glorious Spa, a fabulous club for young guests and high class boutiques.

From this highest location at the top of the original Olympic ski jump, all suites, the penthouse and two chalets offer astonishing views sweeping down the valley and across snow laden woodland, many from private balconies. Bathrooms are swathed in Fior di Bosco marble and steam showers for warm soothing therapy after a day of alpine skiing.

French interior designer India Madhavi subtly reflects rustic charm in the smooth contemporary style, with furs, soft wool plaid and fine leather caressing the senses. The two chalets are designed for those who enjoy the finest hospitality and prefer complete privacy. Chalets L’Amarante and L’Alpensia combine palatial comfort with a restrained luxury in their design.

They offer private ski in/ski out access, a Spa and a home cinema and being next to L’Apogée Courchevel guests are steps from the fine restaurants, swimming-pool and leisure facilities of this superb hotel.

Le Spa de L’Apogée by La Prairie is an irresistible cocoon of soothing warmth after a day on the slopes, and a beautiful Alpine retreat where you can revive spirits and purify your complexion with the Sisley Phyto-Aromatic Treatments. The fine design of the five Spa cabins is an important part of the soothing experience; one is a duo cabin, specially created for the Bania ritual. Guests prepare for treatments loosening limbs in the blue mosaic pool and Jacuzzi, and clearing minds in the steam room and salt sauna.

The Spa incorporates the fitness centre, equipped with the most advanced facilities and the services of a personal trainer. For finishing touches personal styling in the hair salon and beauty room, with nourishing care for hands and feet, and expert make-up artists who will accentuate your personal beauty.

 

#BBSkiingSeason Jackie Chan 14-Karat Gold Limited Edition Snow Foil Skis

Foil Skis are the truest expression of lifelong desire to create authentic “High Performance Art”

Purpleheart is an extremely dense and water-resistant wood. It is ranked one of the hardest and stiffest of the woods in the World. It is so durable that it can be used in applications that require toughness. This spectacular ski has been developed especially for Jackie Chan and has been precisely tuned to Jackie’s physical abilities and skiing preferences, that also features a topsheet in Purple Heart wood as selected by Jackie, who has a personal collection of Purple Heart wood in his museum where he preserves endangered and rare species from around the globe.

Purpleheart trees are prized for their beautiful heartwood which, when cut, quickly turns from a light brown to a rich purple color. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light darkens the wood to a brown color with a slight hue of the original purple. The dry wood is very hard and dense perfect for the flex of the Ski.

Foil bindings are designed for performance, safety and aesthetics. Every single detail has been meticulously conceived and painstakingly produced in order to provide a binding of unparalleled comfort, ease and elegance. The plated finish is extremely durable and guarantees a long-lasting beauty and unrivaled distinction. Every Foil binding is adjusted precisely to your boot in line with your physical attributes and level of proficiency. This adjustment ensures both a precise fit and a ski that is uniquely yours.

Every member of the Foil family is unique and their customization process reflects this belief. From the elegant inlaid initials to the vintage lock, classic flask and the monogrammed leather bag, Foil tastefully personalizes all elements of your package.

Simply stated, the Foil travel bag is one-of-a-kind. Custom designed by Foil and made from the finest, pure aniline, top grain leather, it is stately, elegant and practical. Each bag comes with a certification from the “Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana” (Vegetable-tanned leather of Tuscany) which guarantees the authenticity, natural tanning method and premium quality of the leather.

Foil travel bags are hand-stitched by Italy’s preeminent leather craftsmen whose roots in the practice span generations. The bags are crafted in 3 sizes (depending upon ski lengths) and come with a full-length heavy duty zipper, carrying handle, front pull handle and discreet wheels. Internally, the bags feature a form-fitted frame for the skis and poles, elegant fabric lining, reinforced nose and side panels.