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There are frequent flights a day from UK airports to Geneva in Switzerland, from which it's about a two-hour 30-minute transfer to Courchevel. Alternatively, fly to Chambéry, which like Courchevel is in the Savoie region, and transfer in 90 minutes. Flights and transfers are included in family ski holiday packages.

If you're considering taking the train to the French Alps, including Chambéry, consult The Man in Seat 61 (seat61.com).