Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Val d'Isere

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.
Jean Sports
Shop 'til you drop at Jean Sports, which offers everything the serious skier needs for a season on the slopes.
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.
Bellavarde
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.
Chalet Big Yeti
Chalet Big Yeti offers designed ski luxe for high-rollers and dedicated skiers.
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.
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.
Le Graal
Flashy and Euro-trashy, Le Graal is one of Val d'Isere's most happening hotspots; go late and finish even later.
Le Grain de Sel
It's all about the five-course evening menu at Le Grain de Sel, the in-house restaurant at the five-star Le Savoie Hotel.
d’altitude Le Panoramic
Restaurant d'altitude Le Panoramic may not offer the most salubrious surroundings, but by God is the food good.
The Restaurant
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?
Le Chardon
Stunning views and an emphasis on luxury mark this out as one of the most desirable and exclusive chalets in the whole of Val d’Isere.
La Poudreuse
Those who are as serious about their style as they are their ski head to La Poudreuse for upscale clothing, accessories and equipment.
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.
Solaise
Thigh-burn comes part and parcel on the way down from Solaise.
Chalet Montana
Chalet Montana is a super-luxe chalet for aspiring oligarchs and successful hedge-funders.
Victors
Expect daily 2-4-1 cocktail promotions and modern Asian fair at this Scandinavian-owned den.
Pier, Paul & Jack
Pier, Paul & Jack; three restaurants under one roof, three different ways to dine, all of them excellent.
Sur La Montagne
With its beautiful sunbathed terrace, diverse food options and a colourful play area for children, this ‘On The Mountain’ outlet is perfect for long lazy lunches
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.
Snowberry
Voted the best rental shop in Europe, Snowberry certainly has a lot to live up to; and it does, with an excellent array of equipment and accessories.
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.
La Luge
Cheese is the thing at La Luge, with fondues and raclettes aplenty.
Chalet Lhotse
Chalet l'Hotsé is a hedonistic home away from home, with everything a discerning skier could ever want found inside.
Hotel Le Brussel’s
Le Brussel's is the oldest family-run hotel in Val d'Isère, with the most enviable location to boot.
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
Vallée Perdue – The Lost Valley
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Vallée Perdue - literally meaning 'Lost Valley' - is tricky to find; once you've found it, however, it offers a sightseeing tour to please even the most seasoned slope-hopper.
L’Aiguille Percée
A needle of rock with a large hole worn through it, L'Aiguille Percée is perfect for off-piste enthusiasts and amateur geologists...
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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