Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Courchevel

Hôtel Le K2
The Hôtel Le K2 is one of the Leading Hotels of the World, with luxurious accommodation, Michelin-starred dining and a high-end spa.
Les Airelles
Arguably one of the best hotels in Courchevel - perhaps the world - the five-star Les Airelles caters to a discerning set of stylish ski bunnies.
La Folie Douce
See and be seen at La Folie Douce, though you'll have to take a lift to Val Thorens to check it out.
Cheval Blanc Spa
Vallee des Avals
Vallee des Avals offers bumps and grinds along picture-postcard perfect scenery; be sure to pack your camera.
Magic in Motion
Magic in Motion is the ski school of choice for would-be instructors, which is a very good sign indeed.
Courchevel Guides
Even hedonists need a helping hand on the slopes sometimes, which is where Courchevel Guides comes in to have you skiing with confidence in no time.
La Bateau Ivre
La Bateau Ivre offers Michelin-starred seafood and panoramic views of the surrounding Alps; need we say more?
Spa Valmont
Spa Valmont pour Les Airelles has it all, from waterfalls to its own snow cave; step inside at the four-star Les Airelles hotel.
Le Tremplin
There's something supremely decadent about enjoying oysters and Champagne on a sun-soaked terrace; do so in style at La Croisette.
Chalet Les Sorbiers
Chalet Les Sorbiers offers chic accommodation on the outskirts of Courchevel; fabulous facilities abound inside.
Cheval Blanc
There's nowhere in Courchevel more chic than the five-star Cheval Blanc, which is hardly surprising as it is part of the ever-expanding business empire run by Louis Vuitton and Dior CEO Bernard Arnault.
Piano Bar at Hotel Les Airelles
As you'd expect of this kind of venue, the Piano Bar at Hotel Les Airelles offers lashings of style and a sophisticated crowd of Chanel ski-wielding cocktail sippers.
Boutique Lacroix Luxe Sports
Boutique Lacroix Luxe Sports is for Courchevel's chicest snow bunnies; stuff doesn't come cheap here, but that's the price you pay for superstar style.
Privilege Ski
Privilege Ski does fittings in the comfort of your own hotel or chalet; arguably the best rental company in Courchevel.
Aiguille de Peclet
Aiguille de Peclet is the perfect day away from the resort, with a 50-degree slope to strike fear into the hedonistic heart of even the most seasoned skiier.
Restaurant L’Oxaly’s
As one of the world's highest fine-dining restaurants at 2,300-metres Restaurant L'Oxaly serves up a heavy menu with altitude.
Le Saint Roch
Five years ago this was just your usual two-star hotel with not a whole lot going for it, but ever since Le Saint Roch has rolled out a number of superstar improvements that have seen it ascend into the premier league of Courchevel's most fabulous.
Chalet Blanchot
Chalet Blanchot offers luxurious accommodation with a convenient slopeside location and chic interiors.
La Bouitte
Wholly deserving of its two Michelin stars, La Bouitte offers an ever-changing menu of French classics and the kind of wine menu that would send most connoisseurs into a spin.
La Saulire
La Saulire serves up fanciful French fare with flare; prices aren't cheap, but you certainly know what you're paying for here.
Les Caves de Courchevel
Bling is the thing at Les Caves de Courchevel, where Courcehvel's coolest cats come to prowl. Pouting and posing entirely optional, but advised.
Bernard Charvin Sports
With a former French ski team racer behind it, you can bet your bottom Euro that the boots on offer at Bernard Charvin Sports are the best in the biz.
Hotel Annapurna
Hotel Manali
Hotel Manali is the five-star option in 1650 - and what an option it is!
Le Kilimandjaro
Le Kilimandjaro may look like a chalet, but don't be fooled. This is a cleverly designed mini-resort fully deserving its five-star status.
Restaurant Azimut
Found only five minutes from the piste, Restaurant Azimut is the perfect place for a languid lunch or decadent dinner. Indulge, we say.
Craig’s Paragliding
Get a bird's eye view of the Three Vallees during a serene paragliding flight at Craig's Paragliding
Alan Hutchinson
With over 10 years on the mountain, Alan Hutchinson knows a thing or two about Courchevel; his teaching techniques are excellent.
Spa Lana by Clarins
You're a superspa, that is what you are; Spa Lana by Clarins uses the beauty brand's signature products in sleekly-designed space at the luxurious Hotel La Lana.
Supreme Ski & Snowboard
Supreme Ski & Snowboard School is a British-run school that offers both group and private instruction; with no language barriers, it comes highly recommended.
Le Chalet de Pierres
As something of a local favourite, Le Chalet de Pierres is one of the oldest mountain restaurants in Courchevel; a recent renovation ensures its popularity continues.
Le Grande Roche
Close to the centre of Courchevel 1850 but near enough to the mountains to afford spectacular views over the Bellecote glacier and Dent du Villard, Le Grande Roche caters to even the most seasoned ski bunny.
Le Mélézin
As part of the Aman Resort hotel group, Le Mélézin is a fabulous five-star stay with a cosy, country house vibe.
Le Farçon
Just because it has a piste-side location, it doesn't mean that Le Farçon serves up slap-dash meals; in fact, it's anything but with Michelin-starred Julien Machet at the helm.
La Chabotté Bistro
Hotel restaurants sometimes disappoint, but that's certainly not the case at Hotel Chabichou; its restaurant is manned by a Michelin-starred chef who certainly knows what he's doing, while its vibe is like homely and intimate.
La Grange
Being the second oldest nightclub in Courchevel doesn't mean La Grange is outdated; in fact, a line of bright young things queuing up outside it on any given night proves otherwise.

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