Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Val d'Isere

Chalet Big Yeti
Chalet Big Yeti offers designed ski luxe for high-rollers and dedicated skiers.
La Grande Ourse
As one of the most renowned restaurants in Val d'Isère, La Grande Ourse offers gourmet grub beside a roaring open fire.
Le Blizzard
Chalet chic meets retro kitsch at Le Blizzard, with amenities that include an outdoor hot tub for relaxing in after a long day on the slopes.
Le Graal
Flashy and Euro-trashy, Le Graal is one of Val d'Isere's most happening hotspots; go late and finish even later.
La Table de l’Ours
La Table de l'Ours is one of the two Michelin-starred restaurants in Val d'Isère with traditional mountain staples given haute twists.
Hotel Christiania
A mere snowball's throw from the nursery slopes, the family-owned Hotel Christiania is comfortable and elegant.
The Pedrix Blanche
They say that variety is the spice of life, and that's certainly the case at The Pedrix Blanche with everything from fish to meat on its mouthwatering menu.
Hotel Le Tsanteleina
Hotel Le Tsanteleina is a centrally located grande-dame with cosy but oh-so comfortable rooms. Check in and check it out.
Lo Soli
Lo Soli offers a gorgeous menu of homecooked food, views overlooking the Tignes Valley and one of the best hot chocolates on the mountain.
Chalet Montana
Chalet Montana is a super-luxe chalet for aspiring oligarchs and successful hedge-funders.
The XV Bar
The XV Bar is a rugby-themed bar that offers beer, matches on-screen and plenty of attitude.
d’altitude Le Panoramic
Restaurant d'altitude Le Panoramic may not offer the most salubrious surroundings, but by God is the food good.
L’Edelweiss
L'Edelweiss is a serious restaurant for serious foodies; be sure to book, even when the resort is quiet.
L’Aigle des Neiges
L'Aigle des Neiges is a design-conscious ski hotel with an emphasis on gourmet food and sumptuous spa treatments. What's not to love?
Bananas
Comprising two separate bars - one for beer and one for spirits - Bananas caters to a crowd of hardcore drinkers.
Alpine Experience
Head to Alpine Experience for off-piste ski instruction; highly recommended is the all-day, one-on-one session.
L’Atelier d’Edmond
Decidely upscale, L'Atelier d'Edmond is a restaurant with a past in the hamlet of Fornet.
Top Ski
Mountain Masters
Adrenaline junkies take note; Mountain Masters offers some of the coolest activities in the region, including heli-skiing.
Dicks Tea Bar
Dicks Tea Bar is the most famous watering hole in the French Alps; up to 1,000 club kids crowd in each and every day for cocktails and chatter.
Chalet Lhotse
Chalet l'Hotsé is a hedonistic home away from home, with everything a discerning skier could ever want found inside.
La Luge
Cheese is the thing at La Luge, with fondues and raclettes aplenty.
Pier, Paul & Jack
Pier, Paul & Jack; three restaurants under one roof, three different ways to dine, all of them excellent.
Hotel Le Brussel’s
Le Brussel's is the oldest family-run hotel in Val d'Isère, with the most enviable location to boot.
Etoile des Neiges
Etoile des Neiges is a foodie haven, with a menu that tours the globe and views of the dam at nearby Les Boisses.
Les Barmes de L’Ours
Our favourite hotel in town, the immaculate design and attention to detail at Les Barmes de L'Ours - the 'Bear's Footprints' - is only bettered by the comfort and service.
La Becca
Expect the unexpected at La Becca, with highly creative cuisine served up at the three-star La Becca hotel.
Oxygène Ski & Snowboard
Oxygène Ski & Snowboard School offers all the usual guiding and instruction, together with a special 'Scaredy Cat' beginners' course that would get even the most nervous skier up and on.
Ecole du Ski Français
Hôtel Le Savoie
The five-star Hôtel Le Savoie has been recently refurbished to offer delicious food, a sunny terrace, opulent spa and extremely well-appointed rooms.
La Fruitière
Decked out like a traditional Alpine milking parlour, La Fruitière is all about dairy.

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