Hôtel Le Chabichou
Chocolate-boxy on the outside, fresh and contemporary on the inside, this family-owned and -run hotel, at the base of the Courchevel slopes, is glorious in winter but equally appealing in July and August. A highlight is the two-Michelin-starred Le Chabichou restaurant. There is also a relaxed bistro and a grocery store and bakery. Themed summer holidays include gourmet escapes and sports breaks, and there is an excellent spa. The summer season is July 1-August 26. Doubles from £138 (relaischateaux.com/gb).