A chic but seasonal resort, Courchevel offers nightlife that roars into the wee hours in midwinter but melts away with the snow. The area around La Croisette (the departure point for most of the lifts) contains lots of restaurants, bars, and clubs that come and go. For guaranteed atmosphere, head to place du Tremplin, where guests can either relax to live DJs at Polar Cafe (tel. 04-79-22-63-51), enjoy international beers and cocktails at Prends Ta Luge et Tire Toi!, La Luge for short (www.la-luge.com; tel. 04-79-08-78-68), or live the high life at Le Strato bar (www.hotelstrato.com; tel. 04-79-41-51-80).

For a big afternoon out, or a dancing break between ski sessions, La Folie Douce (www.lafoliedouce.com; tel. 04-79-00-58-31) is the place to be seen.

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