In La Thuile, Chocolat is famous for its signature chocolate tometta, plus chocolate fondue and home-made ice cream. Angela’s Cafe (+39 0165 883141) has 32 choices of chocolate, 48 of tea. La Cremerie (+39 0165 884207) serves smart cocktails and ice cream. La Bricole (+39 0165 884140) is La Thuile’s default fun venue near the bottom of the lifts on the edge of the old town. It is an attractive complex of stone buildings converted into a restaurant specialising in game, a chic cocktail bar, and a disco pub which sometimes features live guitar music. Despite its name, the Cages aux Folles was conceived as a British pub, with Guinness on tap, soft rock and premiership football on TV. The late-night alternative is the Fantasia in the Planibel.
At Pre-St-Didier the Adventure Park has bridges, zip lines and nets suspended between 20m trees, and is open all year. The Spa Centre has treatment rooms, sauna and a Turkish bath using water pumped up from the gorge at 30-40C.