For those who like their food on the hill there are over 30 eateries, serving excellent gourmet food to basic pizza. La Cabine du Poutat serves fine local dishes which you can enjoy on the south-facing terrace whilst taking in some spectacular views. The Chalet du Lac Besson serves excellent French cuisine within a cosy atmosphere. Down in town Le Rabelais and the Edelweiss serve up local Oisan delicacies and local liqueurs (made from mountain plants) to wash it down with, while at L'Accorde or the Génépi you can enjoy a traditional atmosphere and delicious food. For a special meal, Au Petit Creux is a must.
Host to many bars and a varied nightlife, the nights get lively with music and shooters galore. Underground, Smithy's own-brand shooters and O'Sharkey's table football, pool and satellite TV are very popular with the British contingent. The Avalanche, Freeride Cafe and the Zoo (which has dentist's chairs) buzz with a young crowd, and Melting Pot and the Pacific also merit a mention. Later, the Igloo, Cave des Alpes and the Sporting are trendy clubs; spinning techno and house. If it's chart music and Europop that get your feet moving then head to Stage 1 or the Tropicana.
A large outdoor heated swimming pool is relaxing after a hard day on the pistes, and there's ice-skating, a sports centre, a cinema, shopping and ice driving. The Grotte de Glace half way up the mountain has ice sculptures, and a museum in town will fill you in on local history.
Information Updated for Winter 2013/14