Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

La Grave

The Refuge Chancel
Take, er, refuge at The Refuge Chancel. Trust us, food tastes damn good at 2,508-metres.
Serre Chevalier
With Le Grave closed at least two days of the week due to tempestuous weather, head over to Serre Chevalier, skis in-tow.
Esf de la Meije
Need to brush up on your ski skills? Head to Esf de la Meije to book a couple of lessons to help you get up to speed.
Le Plage du Macoomba
Open 'til midnight, Le Plage du Macoomba is where ski bunnies come to relax over dinner and drinks.
Edelweiss Hotel
Couloir le Banane
A route with a kink; Couloir le Banane requires a good level of ability to master.
Pan de Rideau
Danger abounds at Pan de Rideau, where falling simply isn't an option.
Mountain Guide Office
Get in touch with the Mountain Guide Office to find an experienced, enthusiastic guide.
Tree Skiing
Weave in and out of trees at 2,000-metres; just make sure you don't run into, er, trouble.
Philippe Andre
With 25 years of experience behind him, it's hardly surprising Philippe Andre's books are fit-to-bursting with avid ski bunnies.
Les Enfetchores Appartments
Like a home away from home, Les Enfetchores Appartments offers oversized apartments that sleep six or more. Bring apres-ski back home.
Ice Climbing
While a wall of ice may be somewhat daunting, those with a taste for adrenaline should scale the frozen waterfalls of Comde de Malaval or Lautaret; if that doesn't get your blood pumping, nothing will.
Au Vieux Guide
Those seeking hearty mountain food and fabulous wine to wash it all down with should drop by Au Vieux Guide; it is here that stylish skiiers come to relax and unwind after a hard day on the slopes.
Les Chalets de la Meije
Chez Baptiste
Take a drive out to Chez Baptiste and sample the exquisite culinary delights on offer; be sure to book a table, as the reservations book is always fit-to-bursting.
Meije Massage
While Meije Massage doesn't offer spa facilities, it does offer massage - and incredibly good ones at that.
Objectif Meije
Whether you want to buy or hire, Objectif Meije provides a range of suitably stylish skiwear, equipment and accessories.
Ski Extreme
Serious skiers should drop by Ski Extreme for equipment and more; if you can't find it here, you can't find it anywhere.
Le Castillan
With a boisterous bar and a stunning in-house restaurant, who cares about rooms? Fortunately Le Castillan has it all.
The Haut-Dessus
Cosy and chic all at the same time, The Haut-Dessus is just what the doctor ordered after a day on the slopes.
Pelle Lang
A legend among ski guides, Pelle pulls in the punters with expert knowledge of the area and a cutting-edge coaching style.
Trifide Coloirs
Made up of three routes; Trifide Coloirs is sure to challenge even the most seasoned skiier.
Vallon de la Selle
Vallon de la Selle; one of our all-time favourites, with descents that really get the adrenaline pumping.
Les Chalets de la Meije
You're a superspa, that is what you are. Enter the spa at Les Chalets de la Meije, a spa for non-residents and residents alike. Amazing. Go.
Cross-Country Skiing
There's nothing quite as relaxing as cross-country skiing; take in forests, lakes and mountains across serene, undulating slopes.
Les Enfetchores House
Owned by the same people at Les Enfetchores Appartments, Les Enfetchores House is a two-floored wonder that sleeps a group of six for the ultimate post-ski house party. Hedonism just found a home.
Skiing and shopping go together like a horse and carriage; head to Twinner for ski supplies and more.
Pub Le Bois des Fees
Hardcore hedonists should head to Pub Le Bois des Fees; it is here that those with energy to burn dance until the small hours against a backdrop of live music.
Girose de Droitte
A route with attitude; Girose de Droitte is a spectacular ski from beginning to end.

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