On the slopes there's a limited number of restaurants, some offering panoramic views. The Blanche Muree serves fantastic food at reasonable prices but for those looking for a fine dining experience then the 500-year-old Belliou la Fumée is a must. In the town, as with the bars, 1800 has the greatest choice of eateries. 1600, 1950 and 2000 are limited to just a couple of restaurants, although the main hotel restaurants do offer some excellent food. In 1800 there's a choice of over 15 restaurants offering a complete range of local dishes, seafoods, and haute cuisine – right through to Tex-Mex for those wanting a more gourmet experience in rustic surroundings. The new village of 1950 is slowly getting bigger and currently boasts Thai and Mexican restaurants amongst others.
For the obligatory après-ski there are bars located close to the slopes. The nightlife of each resort reflects the main clientele, with 1600 being the quietest owing to its family orientation, though the bar in the Hotel Cachette is known for live music and a lively atmosphere. The liveliest nightspots are in 1800 and include the J O Bar and the Apokalypse, with late licence and live music. The live music continues at the Red Hot Saloon and the Fairway, the local disco, is open until 4 am.
There are mountain walks, winter hiking, or paragliding for the more adventurous. Within the resorts themselves, hotel bars offer basic games rooms and there are English language films showing at the local cinemas. The town of Bourg St Maurice is very accessible either by car or taxi or a 5 minute funicular ride, offering a range of shopping and restaurants and more scenic walks through the valley.
Last Updated: Jan 2010