There are 16km of snowmobile tracks, which is almost unheard of outside Scandinavia. There are stops for vin brulle in refuges, and you can also have dinner along the way. Madesimo also has an ice-driving school for people who want to hone their skills and confidence for driving on snow and ice at home. If you’d rather not drive, you can be a passenger – a joy ride in souped-up car.
At weekends Acquarella, up the mountain, is said to be “really rocking” and Bollicine Café Apres Ski is a chic and popular place to go after skiing. It’s on the pedestrianised high street and can’t be missed, with its display of enormous wine bottles and floor cushions on the pavement outside. Boggia Americanbar has live music and dance nights. Queen’s Club is a disco/club/steakhouse with a daily Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30pm. Tender & Co (+39 0343 56111) is another disco-bar, open during high season and at weekends.