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There are several ski-schools with English-speaking instructors; the largest offers around 450 instructors and tuition in alpine, telemark, cross-country and mogul skiing, snowboarding and monoskiing.

There is limited choice for the shoppers, all mainly concentrated in Meribel. Predominantly ski-wear, ski-hire and equipment, plus the usual souvenirs. 1 or 2 small supermarkets serve self-caterers.

During the daytime winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, walking, snowshoeing, dog-sled rides, winter walking on cleared paths, tobogganing, skidoo rides, ice go-karting and ice-skating. There is a sports centre with swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and climbing wall. Also available is Hang-gliding, paragliding and hot-air ballooning.

In summer, mountain hiking and biking, horse riding, quad-bike rides, golf, fishing, tennis and white-water rafting are all favourite past times.

The nightlife here is lively apres-ski centred on a good selection of bars, some with live music, there are 2 cinemas, 3 nightclubs and a 6-lane bowling alley at sports centre. There are also organised torchlit descents.

There is a reasonable choice of restaurants (several hotel owned), tea rooms and creperies with good-quality food at a wide range of prices. Regional specialities include local cheeses and hams, found on most menus. Variety of fine wines.