Les Gets - eat, drink, party
With more than 40 restaurants, and a large selection of bars too, your evenings are covered. On our most recent visit we had an excellent meal in La Péla (00 33 45 079 85 02), housed in a lovely timbered building near the centre of town.
The rustic Vieux Chêne (00 33 45 079 71 93) specialises in Savoyard dishes (lots of cheese!) and we have eaten well in Le Tourbillon (00 33 45 079 70 34), Le Tyrol (00 33 45 079 70 55) and La Taniere (00 33 45 079 70 55), at the bottom of the main slopes. And of course, if you are staying in a catered chalet you will probably be dining in some style anyway, with many of the chalets in Les Gets providing excellent cuisine.
Pushing the boat out? You won't do better than booking a table at the Ferme de Montagne (00 33 450 75 36 79), which not only has delicious food but also a memorable setting in a wood-panelled dining room.
Combined with the huts above Morzine, there is no shortage of choice for eating on the mountain. The Yeti, on the Chavannes slopes, is a good mid-morning coffee or chocolate stop, as well as for lunch, and the Mouflon (00 33 68 265 50 32) at the top of La Rosta can be very good.
On the Mont Chery slopes, the Grand Ourse (00 33 67 942 58 86;) is often excellent, usually with a roaring log fire. On the far side of Mont Chery, basically at the furthest edge of the Portes du Soleil, is the delightful Chanterelle restaurant (00 33 45 075 70 57), at the foot of the Chery Nord drag lift.
Après-ski and nightlife
Après-ski generally is somewhat restrained, but as with any ski town the bars have their moments – and the Black Bear (or Canadian) bar, above the Irish Pub (itself worth a visit or two), is a popular hangout. The Bush Bar is Scottish-owned and boasts Sky Sports. Many are fond of the Zebra 3 bar and there is a disco, L'Igloo.