by James Connington
Courchevel 1850 has long been notorious as a destination that attracts a super-rich clientele with every intention of flaunting their wealth. This newspaper has called it "a glitzy mini-Moscow" and reported rumours that Roman Abramovich once thought of buying the entire town.
But times are changing, and the French resort has started to take on a more reserved and family friendly tone. The high-end luxury remains: the slopeside restaurant Le Chalet de Pie