Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Val d'Isere

Victors
Expect daily 2-4-1 cocktail promotions and modern Asian fair at this Scandinavian-owned den.
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.
Top Ski
The XV Bar
The XV Bar is a rugby-themed bar that offers beer, matches on-screen and plenty of attitude.
The Underground
The Underground is the new kid on Val d'Isere's block; venture into its basement setting for drinks, darts and dance.
The Restaurant
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.
The Fall Line
A small walk away from the action is awarded here with nightly drinks promotions and a foosball table – what more could you want?
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
Solaise
Thigh-burn comes part and parcel on the way down from Solaise.
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.
Rocher du Charvet
Rocher du Charvet offers enough technical difficulties to challenge even the most seasoned skier.
Pier, Paul & Jack
Pier, Paul & Jack; three restaurants under one roof, three different ways to dine, all of them excellent.
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.
Must-Have Stylish Ski Kit 2012/13
Mountain Masters
Adrenaline junkies take note; Mountain Masters offers some of the coolest activities in the region, including heli-skiing.
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.
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.
Le Moris Pub
Le Moris Pub is one Val d'Isere's original - and most atmospheric - pubs. Party with the best of 'em.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
La Luge
Cheese is the thing at La Luge, with fondues and raclettes aplenty.
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.
La Fruitière
Decked out like a traditional Alpine milking parlour, La Fruitière is all about dairy.
La Becca
Expect the unexpected at La Becca, with highly creative cuisine served up at the three-star La Becca hotel.
L’Edelweiss
L'Edelweiss is a serious restaurant for serious foodies; be sure to book, even when the resort is quiet.
L’Atelier d’Edmond
Decidely upscale, L'Atelier d'Edmond is a restaurant with a past in the hamlet of Fornet.
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...
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?
Jean Sports
Shop 'til you drop at Jean Sports, which offers everything the serious skier needs for a season on the slopes.
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.
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.
Hotel Le Brussel’s
Le Brussel's is the oldest family-run hotel in Val d'Isère, with the most enviable location to boot.
Hotel Christiania
A mere snowball's throw from the nursery slopes, the family-owned Hotel Christiania is comfortable and elegant.
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.
Ecole du Ski Français

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