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.
Vallee des Avals
Vallee des Avals offers bumps and grinds along picture-postcard perfect scenery; be sure to pack your camera.
Buggy Kart Cross
Put your foot to the metal at Buggy Kart Cross, where you hop on a quad bike or karting buddy and tear around a 600-metre circuit.
La Table du Lana
Headed up by a Michelin-starred chef, you can expect the food to be fabulous at La Table du Lana. And it is, with decadent dishes that draw together the best of Italy and France.
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.
Le Tremplin
There's something supremely decadent about enjoying oysters and Champagne on a sun-soaked terrace; do so in style at La Croisette.
ESF Courchevel
L'école de ski Français de Courchevel is the biggest ski school in the area, with more than 600 instructors on its books and a range of courses to suit any level.
Chalet Les Sorbiers
Chalet Les Sorbiers offers chic accommodation on the outskirts of Courchevel; fabulous facilities abound inside.
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.
Magic in Motion
Magic in Motion is the ski school of choice for would-be instructors, which is a very good sign indeed.
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.
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.
Roc Merlet
Roc Merlet offers wonderful off-piste skiing for those who make the half-hour climb; snowboarders enjoy the top of the trail.
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.
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.
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.
La Mangeoire
Le Mangeoire is one of the most popular apres-ski hangouts on the piste, and for good reason; with an extensive cocktail menu and live piano music, it's a winner.
Chardon L’Oisirs
Ever fancied having an intimate dinner in a woodcutter's cabin to the sound of folk music? Now you can, at Chardon L'Oisirs.
Restaurant Carlina
Restaurant Carlina offers gorgeous gourmet cooking courtesy of culinary superstar Thierry Mathiault; the terrace is perfect for languid lunches that run into early evening.
Chalet Blanchot
Chalet Blanchot offers luxurious accommodation with a convenient slopeside location and chic interiors.
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.
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.
Hotel Manali
Hotel Manali is the five-star option in 1650 - and what an option it is!
Le Bel Air Courchevel
Le Bel Air Courchevel offers hearty mountain food for 300 ravenous diners; its tiered terraces overlooks breathtakingly beautiful views.
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.
Saulire/Creux Noirs
Saulire/Creux Noirs both offer challenging routes; go before lunch before the powder's ruined.
Alan Hutchinson
With over 10 years on the mountain, Alan Hutchinson knows a thing or two about Courchevel; his teaching techniques are excellent.
Craig’s Paragliding
Get a bird's eye view of the Three Vallees during a serene paragliding flight at Craig's Paragliding
Il Vino
The only restaurant in Courchevel where you pick the wine and the chef picks the food. A simple concept that has foodies (and winos) flocking in their droves.
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.
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 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.
Col de la Loze
Connecting Courchevel and Meribel, Col de la Loze is the perfect place for first-time off-pisters to practise.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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