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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Courchevel

Vallee des Avals
Vallee des Avals offers bumps and grinds along picture-postcard perfect scenery; be sure to pack your camera.
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.
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.
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.
Saulire/Creux Noirs
Saulire/Creux Noirs both offer challenging routes; go before lunch before the powder's ruined.
Roc Merlet
Roc Merlet offers wonderful off-piste skiing for those who make the half-hour climb; snowboarders enjoy the top of the trail.
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.
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.
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.
Privilege Ski
Privilege Ski does fittings in the comfort of your own hotel or chalet; arguably the best rental company in Courchevel.
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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.
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Magic in Motion
Magic in Motion is the ski school of choice for would-be instructors, which is a very good sign indeed.
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.
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.
Le Tremplin
There's something supremely decadent about enjoying oysters and Champagne on a sun-soaked terrace; do so in style at La Croisette.
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 Milk
Courchevel's coolest kids hang out at Le Milk; Mexican restaurant by day, disco heaven by night.
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 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 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 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 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 Bel Air Courchevel
Le Bel Air Courchevel offers hearty mountain food for 300 ravenous diners; its tiered terraces overlooks breathtakingly beautiful views.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 Bateau Ivre
La Bateau Ivre offers Michelin-starred seafood and panoramic views of the surrounding Alps; need we say more?
L’Apogée Courchevel
L’Apogée Courchevel is all about discreet opulence, providing guests with sumptuously decorated guestrooms, gourmet dining and a Sisley spa.
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.
Hotel Manali
Hotel Manali is the five-star option in 1650 - and what an option it is!
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 Annapurna

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