Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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.
Alan Hutchinson
With over 10 years on the mountain, Alan Hutchinson knows a thing or two about Courchevel; his teaching techniques are excellent.
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.
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.
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.
Chalet Blanchot
Chalet Blanchot offers luxurious accommodation with a convenient slopeside location and chic interiors.
Chalet Les Sorbiers
Chalet Les Sorbiers offers chic accommodation on the outskirts of Courchevel; fabulous facilities abound inside.
Chanel opens Winter pop-up store in Courchevel
French label Chanel has opened a pop-up store in Courchevel resort to showcase their 2010/11 Fall/Winter collection.
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.
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.
Cheval Blanc Spa
Col de la Loze
Connecting Courchevel and Meribel, Col de la Loze is the perfect place for first-time off-pisters to practise.
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.
Craig’s Paragliding
Get a bird's eye view of the Three Vallees during a serene paragliding flight at Craig's Paragliding
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.
Hotel Annapurna
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.
Hotel Manali
Hotel Manali is the five-star option in 1650 - and what an option it is!
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.
L’Apogée Courchevel
L’Apogée Courchevel is all about discreet opulence, providing guests with sumptuously decorated guestrooms, gourmet dining and a Sisley spa.
La Bateau Ivre
La Bateau Ivre offers Michelin-starred seafood and panoramic views of the surrounding Alps; need we say more?
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Le Bel Air Courchevel
Le Bel Air Courchevel offers hearty mountain food for 300 ravenous diners; its tiered terraces overlooks breathtakingly beautiful views.
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 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.
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.
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 Milk
Courchevel's coolest kids hang out at Le Milk; Mexican restaurant by day, disco heaven by night.
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.
Le Tremplin
There's something supremely decadent about enjoying oysters and Champagne on a sun-soaked terrace; do so in style at La Croisette.
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.
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.

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