It’s not just about the skiing. It’s about the epic views, enjoying happy times at the après ski bar and indulging in food, glorious food. Here are some of the best mountain gourmet ski experiences.
Head out on a night-time adventure under the stars, making your way to dinner either by snowshoe or sledge. Once you’ve made your way through the valley, warm up in a cosy Mongolian tent for a traditional Savoyard dinner with wine. We recommend tasting a hearty cheese fondue, raclette or tartiflette with a dry white wine from the Savoie region.
In the heart of the Italian Dolomites lies Alta Badia; a striking resort on the Sellaronda where gourmet food and drink are one of the main attractions. A must for wine lovers – ‘Sommelier on the Slopes’ offers you the chance to ski between mountain refuges with a sommelier and a ski instructor to enjoy South Tyrolean wine tastings at altitude.
Situated on the Grande Motte glacier, Le Panoramic in Tignes is one of our favourite lunch stops. As you enter pay a visit to the cloakroom, where clunky ski boots and wet jackets can be swapped for furry slippers, before cosying up against one of the many sheepskin rugs that adorn the chairs. Look out for Igloo, the welcoming resident St. Bernard.
The St. Moritz Gourmet Festival shows just how seriously this Swiss resort takes its food. Taking place annually, the festival brings together top chefs from around the world for nine days of skiing, friends and fine cuisine. The varied programme includes Michelin-standard meals, workshops, parties and tastings in glamorous venues around resort.
Enjoy the journey as much as the destination when you dine in the evening at Hotel Chetzeron in Crans Montana. Situated up at 2,112m and overlooking resort, guests are driven up the piste by snowcat to enjoy regional Valais dishes up on the mountain. The hotel is open to guests all winter; stay overnight to take advantage of the high-altitude spa and ski-in ski-out location.
Make it Michelin in Courchevel, France
Treat yourself at the internationally renowned Le Chabichou, a fabulous two Michelin-starred restaurant in Courchevel. For those looking for a mountain gourmet ski experience that’s a little more hands on, learn the techniques yourself with a cooking class from starred Chef Stéphane Buron.
Bond at the Bar in Sölden, Austria
Indulge your inner 007 at Ice Q restaurant, a spectacular gourmet hotspot at 3,048m. Built almost entirely of glass and overlooking the stunning Ötztal Alps, this glorious piece of architecture welcomed James Bond himself for scenes shot in Spectre.
Ski Solutions can organise any of these mountain gourmet ski experiences on your next holiday. Speak to one of our experts on 0207 471 7700.