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The nightlife scene is livelier over in Val d'Isère, but there are still enough venues for lively après-ski in Tignes. On Rue de la Poste in Le-Lac, La Grotte du Yeti's (tel: www.lagrotteduyeti.com) outdoor tables are a good bet for a sunny day.
Down the hill in Le Bec Rouge, Jam Bar (tel: 04 7900 2105) is popular with snowboarders and open until 0100, while Jack's Club (tel: 04 7906 5484) has late-night dancing until 0500.
Up in Val Claret, Grizzly's Bar (tel: 04 7906 3417) and Couloir (tel: 04 7906 3264) provide more relaxed alternatives, with their offering of wines and cocktails respectively.
Many hotels offer half-board deals, but for those on a bed and breakfast rate or in an apartment, there are plenty of affordable restaurants in Tignes serving traditional Savoyard cooking or international favourites.
For those who wish to dine in style, head to Le Caveau (tel: 04 7906 5232) in Val Claret, or enjoy the views from the Hôtel L'Arbina's restaurant in Tignes-le-Lac (tel: 04 7906 3478; www.hotel-arbina.com).
Alternatively, head up the mountain via funicular or snowcat for a traditional Savoyard dinner, then ski or sledge back down by torchlight. Further details are available from the tourist office (tel: 04 7940 0440).