This tiny mountain refuge at 3120m above Val Thorens wins our vote for one of the best views in the Alps, let alone the three valleys – make sure you come when there’s good visibility, preferably on a sunny day. It has only two choices on the menu – soup of the day or meat, cheese and bread platter. Their small outside area has deck chairs and picnic tables and benches. This restaurant and the Chalet du Genepi have the same owner. No toilets. No credit cards.

Lift to access the restaurant is the Col.


MadDogSki Favourite


Chalet de Chaviere, 73440 Val Thorens, France