Our Tips for the Top Ski Restaurants around Europe

Eating delicious mountain fare in spectacular locations is one the greatest pleasures of a ski holiday. We’ve talked to our staff and guests to come up with a list of recommendations for outstanding ski restaurants in each of our snow-sure resorts in France, Austria and Italy.

Le Panoramic, Tignes
Perched at 3,032m, at the top of the Grande Motte funicular, this fabulous spot offers both self-service and table-service options. In the restaurant, think snuggly sheepskin rugs and a menu including upscale burgers with grilled foie gras and pickled onions.

Chalet des Verdons Sud, La Plagne
Away from the crowds, this mountain restaurant in a traditional wooden chalet offers classic mountain dishes in front of toasty log fire and out on its panoramic terrace.

Chalet de la Fée, Les Deux Alpes
Amidst cosy traditional decor and with heart-stopping views from its 2,242m setting, the ‘Snow Fairy’s Chalet’ offers up excellent local specialities including trout and crozets de Mont-de-Lans (small square pasta).

Chez Kiki, Méribel
It’s Kiki herself who cooks the steaks, lamb and duck over an open fire in this sweet little wooden chalet close to the Morel chairlift.

L’Edelweiss, Val d’Isère
Lovely views from its terrace and a welcoming log fire make this pretty spot off the blue Mangard piste a prime destination for classic and creative dishes including eggs en cocotte with wild mushrooms and shrimp.

Hospiz Alm, St Anton
By the base of the St Christoph chairlift, this local institution is famed for its wine cellar but also serves up divine Austrian cuisine, whether it’s goulasch soup with your après-ski or fine dining later in the evening.

Steiner Gnuss Werk, Zell am See
Occupying a charming former mill with exposed brick walls, this funky spot offers grills, fish and pasta dishes from a smallish but creative menu.

Maison Vieille, Courmayeur
This old shepherd’s hut open is popular for its roast meats and polenta dishes but also for its post-dinner guided torch-lit ski or snowmobile descents after the slopes themselves are closed.

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