For food lovers, the mountains are home to some incredible restaurants. Our Ski Consultants have chosen some of their favorites…
Val d’Isere – Tête de Solaise
At the top of the Solaise cable car, La Tête de Solaise offers two excellent dining options: the Brasserie, where our favorites are the Solaise burgers and Sergios famous pizzas and the Gastronomic restaurant which serves a range of traditional fine French cuisine.
Courchevel 1850 – Le Chabichou
Le Chabichou in Courchevel 1850 is a great alternative to some of the resort’s better known lunch venues, which can be horribly expensive in spite of often disappointing service and ordinary food. Because the Chabichou is slightly off the beaten track (and seen as more of an evening restaurant), the slope-side sunny terrace and reasonably priced menu du jour are ignored by many. This is a Michelin starred restaurant so the food is sublime but also hearty enough for hungry skiers.
St. Anton – Rodel Alm
The Rodel-Alm is located on the side of the piste running down into Nasserein. On a sunny day, their outside terrace overlooks the whole of St Anton and has live music. The food is fantastic, the best Tiroler Gröstl (sautéed potatoes and meat, topped with fried egg) in St Anton, but their speciality is, without a doubt, their Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) which is served with dumplings and sauerkraut.
Zermatt – Zum See
Zum See is just one of the best mountain restaurants in the world. Located in a tiny farming hamlet it is amazing what the kitchen produces.Try the lambs liver followed by their mille-feuille and just before you head off, sample a Café Zum See, or if there’s a group of you, go for a Café Grolla. Very warming! A must if you are in Zermatt.
St Christoph – Hospiz Alm
With a prime piste-side location, the Hospiz-Alm is a must-stop if you’re skiing in St Anton, Lech or Zurs. The large terrace is perfect for sunny days although it can get quite busy. Our insider’s tip is to book a table at the Kulinarium, a balcony above the terrace which has its own private waiter and a more refined menu. And when nature calls, rather than clattering down the stairs in your ski boots, opt for the helter-skelter-style slide and put your feet up as you whoosh down to the basement. Never fails to entertain!
San Cassiano – Rifugio Bioch Hutte
Located up on the slopes at Piz Sorega above San Cassiano in the Dolomites, a very warm South Tyrolean welcome awaits from Markus and his team at Bioch, a mountain rifugio with 360 degree panoramic views. The staff fall over themselves to help, the food is a fusion of Ladin, Tyrolean and Mediterranean fare, with delicious homemade desserts and a great selection of wines. Gourmet Michelin-standard food at hugely reasonable prices, what’s not to love.
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