Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Courchevel

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
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.
Privilege Ski
Privilege Ski does fittings in the comfort of your own hotel or chalet; arguably the best rental company in Courchevel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Magic in Motion
Magic in Motion is the ski school of choice for would-be instructors, which is a very good sign indeed.
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.
Le Milk
Courchevel's coolest kids hang out at Le Milk; Mexican restaurant by day, disco heaven by night.
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.
Le Bel Air Courchevel
Le Bel Air Courchevel offers hearty mountain food for 300 ravenous diners; its tiered terraces overlooks breathtakingly beautiful views.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Craig’s Paragliding
Get a bird's eye view of the Three Vallees during a serene paragliding flight at Craig's Paragliding
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.
Alan Hutchinson
With over 10 years on the mountain, Alan Hutchinson knows a thing or two about Courchevel; his teaching techniques are excellent.
La Cendrée
La Cendrée sets the scene for intimate, wine-soaked dinners that run well into the small hours; particularly good are its peach juice bellinis.
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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