Over the Valentine’s period, love is definitely in the air on the mountainside. Pack your skis and head to the picturesque snowy peaks for a truly romantic getaway. Here are our favourite Valentine’s Day restaurants on the slopes. If you’d like us to book these for you our client concierge team are here to help.
Le Bel Air – Courchevel, France
Perched at the top of l’Ariondaz gondola, Le Bel Air is perennially popular, so it’s worth making a reservation. The three-tiered terrace offers spectacular views over the valley. Guests can be sure of a warm welcome from longstanding owner, Christophe Gormier. Expect hearty mountain dishes, with a focus on French classics such as Alpine saucisson, sirloin steaks and escargots.
Chez Vrony – Zermatt, Switzerland
A rustic family-run restaurant in a converted farmhouse. Chez Vrony has been a fixture on Zermatt’s dining scene for over a hundred years. As a result of its position at 2,130m, the restaurant has fantastic views of the majestic Matterhorn. It is also one of the only establishments in the area to use its own organic produce, such as its dry-cured meats. Be sure to try the famous Vrony Burger, topped with succulent bacon and crunchy coleslaw.
Cloud Nine – Aspen, USA
This chic restaurant is perched atop the Aspen Highlands in a former Ski Patrol hut. It is often selected as one of the best mountainside dining destinations in the world. Daily specials include delicacies such as elk stroganoff and black truffle gnocchi. An open kitchen sits between the interior dining room and outside terrace. They both have wonderful views of the Maroon Bells – the USA’s most photographed peaks.
Chetzeron – Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Standing at a lofty 2,112m, the Chetzeron hotel is housed in a former cable car station. Either ski in from the top of the Cry d’Er cable car or dinner guests can opt to be collected from the Crans-Montana station by snowcat. A terrace extends over three levels and features an open fireplace on the top deck and sophisticated Valais sheepskins scattered over lower decks. The menu focuses on ‘Alpine refined’ cuisine, with specialities such as rack of lamb with thyme and lentils, alongside a selection of French and Italian wines from its natural cellar.
L’Edelweiss – Val d’Isère, France
With a slope-side location partway down the Mangard piste, L’Edelweiss enjoys panoramic mountain vistas from its spacious terrace. Inside, the rustic wooden interior, with roaring log fire, makes a cosy and romantic retreat from the cold. The lunch menu of gourmet French cuisine includes dishes such as duck breast with honey and Sichuan peppercorns. We recommend you book in advance.
To find out more about booking a Valentine’s ski getaway, call our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.