Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Tignes

Percee
A needle of rock with a large hole worn through it, L'Aiguille Percée is perfect for off-piste enthusiasts and amateur geologists alike...
Precision Ski
Precision Ski has four outlets in Tignes, and offer boots that really fit the, er, foot.
Tignes Spirit
Tignes Spirit allows skiers to book online and have a specialised technician come out and fit you for boots and equipment in the comfort of your chalet.
Bellavarde
Bellavarde is home to a downhill piste that has been used in the Men's World Cup; as you can imagine, things get steep.
Top Runs
Go off-piste in Tignes with our selection of the slickest slopes out there.
Nevada Sports
If Nevada Sports knows one thing, it's how to fit boots. Slip into something oh-so comfortable.
Grand Motte
Even the most seasoned skiers will find a slope to challenge their skills at Grand Motte.
Les Boisses
Les Boisses is a favourite in bad weather.
Ecole du ski Français
Ecole du Ski Français specialises in off-piste skiing, and in Val d'Isere there's plenty of off-piste routes to sample.
Brévières
Brévières is less demanding than Percee and Grand Motte; tree thrills abound, with weaving encouraged.
Côte Restaurant
Found in-house at the Levanna Hotel, Côte Restaurant offers French fare at its finest. Indulge!
Must-Have Stylish Ski Kit 2012/13
Yoga with Altitude
There's nothing quite like a spot of yoga to keep you feeling centred; enjoy on the mountain for best results.
Ice Driving
There's nothing more thrilling than skidding around the ice on four wheels; feel the rush.
New Generation
Brit-owned New Generation offers tuition for everyone, from beginners to advanced.
Parapente
Get a bird's-eye-view of Tignes with a paragliding flight. Book with Happyphyll; you're sure to be in safe hands.
Evolution Two
Evolution Two is one of the biggest ski schools in the French Alps; finally, a challenger to ESF.
Ice Diving
Forget skating on thin ice; dive beneath it at Tignes le Lac.
Altitude Spa
A spa with, er, altitude; the in-house spa at the Hotel des Campanules offers facials, massages and a slew of other treatments to keep you you feeling fresh.
Restaurant d’altitude Le Panoramic
Restaurant d'altitude Le Panoramic may not offer the most salubrious surroundings, but by God is the food good.
Bureau des Guides de Tignes
The Bureau des Guides de Tignes offers some of the best instruction in Tignes; its heli-skiing is particularly popular.
The Loop Bar
The Loop Bar is all about apres-ski comfort, with plush chairs to sink into a casual crowd of cocktail-sippers.
Melting Pot
The Melting Pot does exactly what it says on the tin with an eclectic music policy that has 'em queuing up outside.
TC’s Bar & Grill
TC's Bar & Grill stocks more different types of drinks than a ski bunny could ever get through in any one visit.
Le Lavachet Lounge
Le Lavachet Lounge is a chic chill-out bar that caters to the apres-ski cocktail-loving crowd.
Le Blue Girl
Le Blue Girl is euro trash at its very best; expect pop and a crowd of lively revelers until very, very late.
Couloir
Couloir claims to be the home of live music in Tignes, and we're not inclined to argue.
Alpaka
Found at the Alpaka Lodge Hotel, those seeking an authentic Brit pub experience won't be disappointed. The cocktails aren't half bad here, either.
Le Caveau
Le Caveau is a must-visit for any visitor to Tignes, bringing both style and substance to the slopes.
Le Satsuki
Le Satsuki offers sushi on the slopes; a welcome change from ham, cheese and fondue.
Le Bergerie
Le Bergerie is perfect for group dinners with long tables and a beautiful south-facing terrace that's great for sipping sundowners on.
La Ferme Des 3 Capucines
La Ferme Des 3 Capucines offers fabulous French fare in an authentic French farmhouse. What more could you want?
L’Escale Blanche
Beyond the steaks and pizzas, L'Escale Blanche is actually one of the resort's most interesting eateries with fabulous fondue on the menu.
L’Arbina
L'Arbina is a hotel that's a perfect place for languid lunches and decadent dinners.
Hors Piste Restaurant
As the in-house restaurant of Hotel Le Ski D'Or, Hors Piste Restaurant is just as upscale as you'd imagine; classic French cuisine is best enjoyed around the open fire.
The Diva
The Diva is the largest hotel in Tignes, and proves one and for all that size does matter.
Village Montana
Village Montana is like a mini village, comprising two hotels, chalets, four restaurants, two bars and two spas; if it wasn't for the slopes, there'd be no reason to leave.
Nevada
A four-star gem in the centre of Val Claret, Nevada is one of the resort's super-stays.
Levanna
Levanna is one of the most convenient places to stay on the slopes, with 40 small but perfectly formed rooms.
Le Ski D’Or
Le Ski D'Or brings together style and substance just minutes from the slopes; superb views come part and parcel here.

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