+33 4 50 55 82 23
3842, Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix, France
This mountain restaurant in Chamonix has spectacular views, and at a height of 3842km it should be! Le 3842 restaurant (yes you can guess where they got the name!) is at the top of l'Aiguille du Midi, the highest restaurant in Europe and starting point of the 24km Valle Blanche...
+41 27 967 1058
Adler, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
There are some amazing views from this mountain restaurant in Zermatt and, although it can be expensive, there are some well-priced options on the menu. Dishes include aubergine and courgette salad with rocket and truffles as well as homemade spaghetti with king prawns and mussels and venison with mustard. Lifts:...
+33 4 79 08 60 26
Adray Telebar, Rond-Point, 73550 Meribel, France
A much-loved mountain restaurant in Meribel. It's close to a number of lifts and pistes so can be a good meeting place so make sure you book ahead as it gets very busy. The helpings are generous and the menu varied - asparagus with blue cheese, crozet with reblochon and...
+43 5288 62333
Ahorn, Mayrhofen, Austria
This mountain restaurant on the Ahorn is steeped in tradition and history. The walls are covered in photos of the family who built and still run the restaurant as well as the vests from all the races the family have taken part in. The food is great and plentiful with...
+33 6 34 20 15 12
Aiguille des Grands Montets, 74400 Chamonix, France
A small mountain cafe/restaurant at the top of Les Grands Montets area. You tend to lose your appetite over two miles above sea level, so thankfully the food options are light. The views out of the slit-like windows are breathtaking and it's the perfect place to grab a quick skier's...
Albona, St Anton, Austria
Set at Stuben mid-station, Albona mountain restaurant is well-placed for sun and a cheaper-than-average (but still tasty) self-service mountain lunch. Toasted cheese sandwich, spaghetti and wurstl are some of the options. The low prices mean that there is often a queue at lunch time and finding a table inside may...
Albonagratstube, St Anton, Austria
Small, classic hut set upon Albonagrat, with a terrace overlooking the Maroiköpfle. Not a place to hang out, but rather to wolf down a warming, budget meal from the self-service kitchen. A particular popular pit-stop for skiers who are heading off-piste. Wurstle (10 ways!), knödel and goulash soup are all...
+43 5444 606 844
Restaurant Alpenhaus, 6561 Ischgl, Austria
The Alpenhaus is a stylish mountain restaurant with great views and a contemporary alpine design. Both the self-service, and the VIP table service restaurant upstairs, are excellent. The restaurant is well located at the ski hub of Idalp, close to the top stations of both the Silvretta and Fimba gondolas....
+41 27 967 2114
Alphitta, Riffelalp, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant is delightfully rustic and busy, is the best restaurant on the Gornergrat site. The service is welcoming and the food includes favourites such as steak and chips, lamb and rosti and large salads. Be warned - they do not take credit cards. Lifts: from Riffelalp, ski Landtunnel ...
+43 6583 82460
Alte Schmiede, Hotel Krallerhof Rain 6, 5771 Leogang, Austria
One of the most charming mountain restaurants with a lot of history. The building was an old smithy which has been restored stone by stone to create the beautiful venue that we enjoy today, at the top of the Asitzkogel above the village of Leogang. Owned and run by the...
+33 4 79 08 20 49
Altibar Le Pilatus, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France
At 2016m and next to the airport, this mountain restaurant is Courchevel's answer to Heathrow's viewing gallery. From its sheltered sun-trap terrace you can hear the music from its glamorous neighbour, Le Cap Horn, but are far away enough to be able to hear yourself talk. You can also dine...
+33 4 79 00 03 76
Altiself 300m 73440 Val Thorens, France
This cafe and first floor restaurant on the Val Thorens mountain both have their own terrace overlooking the village. Smoking is discouraged in both. The cafe is one of the few places in the Three Valleys offering goulash soup. Fruit tarts and desserts are really good. If you're here for...
+41 279 672 658
Aroleid, Furi, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A family run mountain restaurant with a small menu containing simple but traditional Swiss mountain food such as a selection of rösti. Their käseschnitte is reputed to be the best in the region. The restaurant's interior is small but there is a lovely terrace. Beware - credit cards are not...
+33 4 79 08 54 79
Arpasson, 73550 Meribel, France
This is a basic self-service mountain restaurant in Meribel. The menu is typical mountain fare - spag bol, salads and omelette with chips. There is occasional live music at lunch time and early afternoon. The covered terrace makes this a great place to stop when the weather is bad. Lifts...
+33 4 79 09 15 40
B.P.49 La Plagne, 73214 La Plagne, France
Lovely self-service mountain restaurant in La Plagne. A favourite for apres-ski as the large terrace catches the last of the sun. The interior has several little alcoves and is perfect for sheltering on bad weather days. There is a separate bar area if you just want drinks. As well as the...
+33 4 79 07 45 80
Arpette, Les Arcs, France
A large mountain restaurant in Les Arcs 1800 with a huge deck and a good atmosphere. Often heard blasting out music at the end of the day to attract people for an apres ski drink. They have a self service section with fairly standard fare. Open daily for lunches and...
+41 27 771 1894
Au Mayen, Verbier, Switzerland
A glorious mountain restaurant that boasts the best sunshine in Verbier! Even though the location isn't particularly high, there's a lovely view to enjoy whilst you eat. Inside, decoration is stylish with lots of wood and warm colours. The staff speak English and are very helpful but it's an enormously...
+41 27 771 6930
A classic mountain restaurant with a log fire and cosy atmosphere which is informal enough to be welcoming to children. Food follows the decoration and focuses on Swiss tradition, especially cheese-based dishes such as rosti. There is also a set menu available for kids. Last orders for lunch are at...
+33 4 5047 0150
Auberge du Colombaz, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
This lovely alpine chalet is a good spot for a gourmet lunch or dinner. Enjoy traditional cuisine and awesome panoramic views. They also offer horse-drawn sleigh rides and sledging, and you can book in for supper (inclusive of a sleigh ride home). Note that there are no credit cards accepted....
+33 4 50 79 19 69
Ardent, Montriond, France
This traditional mountain restaurant is situated in Ardent which is just above Montriond. The food here is naturally French but unnaturally delicious and well worth the journey around the lake to get to it.
+33 4 79 07 90 25
Aux Enfants Terribles, Les Arcs, France
A good lunch stop if you are skiing the Les Arcs area above the Peisey-Vallandry sector. Nice decor and a large seating area upstairs. There's a bar downstairs with small snug area and a large outdoor terrace for those warm sunny days. About €14 for dish of the day and...
+43 6541 7652
A-5753 Saalbach, Austria
Arguably the best mountain restaurant in Saalbach. It is a few minutes walk up out of the centre and on the edge of the piste, but many people find that the effort is rewarded with a much better than average fondue. They serve traditional food with regional ingredients. Hot meals...
+43 5583 3312
Kriegerhorn Berg, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria
A modern mountain restaurant in Lech with impressive views from this contemporary alpine construction. A Table service and a self-service section offering the usual range of mountain food from snacks to big lunches. Located at the top of the Zugerberg chairlift and on the site of the old Palmenalpe restaurant...
+43 5583 3312
Balmalpe, St Anton, Austria
This mountain restaurant is like a crow's nest perched on a craggy cliff, making it stand out from the rest. Formerly called the Palmenalpe, it has a compact and very sunny terrace and champagne ice-bar overlook the stunning Zug Valley. This is the first non smoking bar in the area...
+33 4 79 41 94 74
Bar d l'ouillette, Val d'Isere, France
This is more of a bakery than a restaurant and, for some reason, in recent years it seems to have been missed off the piste map. Over the last few seasons they have had an outside BBQ grill going. With a relaxed vibe and being nicely hidden away with lovely...
+33 4 79 00 03 12
Bar de la Marine, 73440 Val Thorens, France
This mountain restaurant in Val Thorens has a more formal restaurant (the top terrace and interior) as well as the cafe downstairs. They offer dishes such as duck in raspberry sauce and pot au feu (beef stew). Childrens menu from around €11. Downstairs in the cafe there is a very...
+39 165 843 209
Bar Du Lac, Localita Piccolo San Bernardo, 11016 La Thuile, Italy
This is a small mountain bar and rest stop on the French border with outdoor seating for the nicer days. Located at the Piccolo San Bernardo chairlift station.
+33 4 79 07 92 34
Bar Mont Blanc, Peisey Vallandry, Les Arcs, France
This is one of the best bars and mountain restaurants in Les Arcs, if you fancy something a bit different. A la carte menu lunchtimes - good value, big portions from Thai to Indian, local specialities to bangers and mash and a piste-side snack shack for your lard related needs!...
+41 79 204 1678
Baratin Creperie, Verbier, Switzerland
A welcome alternative to the usual mountain restaurant, this creperie is a great stop whether you're enjoying a sweet option (such as chocolate and fruit, 6-11chf) for a snack or a savoury option (numerous variations, 6-16chf) for lunch. Though small, the restaurant is rarely crowded and service is efficient (order...
Bargelegg Restaurant, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Sitting in one of the sunniest places in the Jungfrau region with a steaming bowl of Goulash Soup is undoubtedly one of the highlights of skiing here. There’s a great team at Bargelegg who are always super friendly and it’s usually a speedy service. Not only are there stunning views,...
+1 970 871 5150
Bear River Bar and Grill, Steamboat, USA
A great ski-sin ski-out restaurant for a lunch stop, located at the bottom of Mount Werner, across from the Gondola. There is indoor seating in the restaurant as well as outdoor BBQ for good weather days. There is a great apres atmosphere with live music daily from 3.30 - 5.30pm...
+33 4 79 06 05 76
Bellevarde, Val d'Isere, France
For a mountain restaurant in such an amazing location, the food and service both fail to live up to expectations. You're probably best limiting your stop here to a drink break, sitting on the balcony with a fantastic view of the famous pisteur's couloir. Lifts; Olympique, Funival. Piste; 150m below...
+41 33 855 12 12
Bellevue des Alpes, Kleine Scheidegg, Wengen, Switzerland
This hotel and restaurant at Kleine Scheidegg is a popular choice as it sits next to the main mountain railway station, with a nice sunny terrace overlooking the ski runs. It has a bit of a walk up to it so is generally not as busy as the other restaurants...
+33 4 79 07 29 13
Belliou la Furmee, Pre-Saint-Esprit 73700, Les Arcs, France
A pleasant mountain restaurant in Les Arcs serving fantastic grills and seafood. The sun terrace of this former hunting lodge is an ideal place to soak up some rays in a picturesque setting. Not particularly cheap but the location and atmosphere is worth it. Located at the bottom of the Cascades...
Berg restaurant sonnenkopf, St Anton, Austria
This mountain restaurant is very good for children, it feels like an American type of resort where the restaurants chief dining area is centrally-placed for the 'Schneeland' kids activities. One of the largest in the Arlberg and thankfully separated into smoking and non-smoking areas. Deckchairs can be rented, so you...
+33 4 50 53 05 42
Bergerie de Planpraz, 74400 Chamonix
Mountain restaurant above Chamonix is in a glorious mid station location. It is quite a trip to get there and after all that hungry work you will deserve a fabulous lunch on the terrace to study the views across Chamonix in greater detail. Great food, roaring log fire and a...
+41 81 911 16 50
Berghause Foppa, La Foppa, 7017 Flims, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant in Flims has stunning views, a sunny terrace and friendly service. There is also table service. Daily menus are available at reasonable prices. A children's menu is available. Since this restaurant is on the beginner slopes and at the top of the sledge run, it's a popular...
+43 664 2187
Berghaus restaurant seekopf, St Anton, Austria
As in Stuben, mountain restaurants in Zürs can suffer from wind so this is a great location to cover from the elements, all the more welcome for the relaxed atmosphere created by the local owner. It's also ideal for easy days on the piste, and a convenient meeting place for...
+43 5285 62881
Penken 604, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria
Mountain restaurant in Mayrhofen with plenty of seats inside and out. The self-service buffet offers a wide choice of local cuisine. Popular for beginners as it is easily reached for an apres-ski beer before heading back into town. Free Wi-Fi available. Great apres music in the afternoon to get you dancing in your ski boots. Lifts to access...
+43 5287 87776
Family Klausner Bichalm, 6293 Hintertux, Austria
This mountain restaurant in Hintertux has live music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a fondue night on Fridays. The views of the Glacier are wonderful from their terrace so enjoy a drink and a bite to eat and just relax after a hard day skiing. A taxi from the...
+43 5446 30238
Bifang Alm, Rendl Mountain, St Anton, Austria
This charming mountain restaurant is six years old but made of old wood to give it that traditional feel. Dark, cosy & smoky with Tyrolian music, and a small sun terrace, it gets quite busy on a sunny day. They don't have a children's menu but they will make something...
+43 676 5026945
Nr. 131, Alpbach, Austria
This Alpine Hut in Alpbach can give you a great night out, shuttle transfers from the Post Hotel which need to be booked in advance. They have tobogganing events, disco evenings and live music events. They also have a sledge rental service. Just email them before you go to find...
+33 4 50 90 82 44
Blanchot, Chef lieu Flaine, 74300 Flaine, France
A nice rustic mountain restaurant in Flaine with a welcoming ambience and friendly staff to match. It tends to get busy earlier than most other places. Good soups and salads. Accessed on skis via the many runs that come off the top of the Col de Plate chairlift (Belzebuth, Serpentine,...
+41 279 672 096
Blatten, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Generally quite an expensive mountain restaurant, but with well-priced dishes on the menu, and the added bonus of roast chicken on Sundays. Lovely terrace with blankets on offer to keep you warm. No children's menu available. Good range of vegetarian options including mushroom soup covered with puff pastry and pasta...
+33 6 65 92 18 11
Bois des bans, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France
This restaurant In Courchevel, on the Bellecote on the left as you enter the final tree and chalet-lined run into town. This mountain restaurant is not just a large terrace with a great location, but a cosy lounge where you can sip your hot chocolate or vin chaud by an...
+39 335 250312
Bontadini, 11021 Cervinia, Italy
This lovely mountain restaurant on the Italian side has a great atmosphere. They bring out baskets of freshly baked bread and tasty canapés while you chose from the menu. The regularly-changing menu includes delights such as carpaccio with rocket and grana cheese, mixed antipasto of the valley and polenta with...
+33 4 79 08 80 26
Bouc Blanc, La Tania, 73120 Courchevel, France
This mountain restaurant is a handy stop before heading into la Tania. However, early in the season the north-facing terrace doesn't get the sun 'til mid-morning and it is in shade again by mid-afternoon. There is a separate bar on your left as you go in. The main restaurant is...
+33 4 50 90 82 27
Brasserie Le Pre, Chef lieu Flaine, 74300 Flaine, France
Unfortunately this mountain restaurant is a large and soulless place at the foot of the main Grand Platieres cablecar. This is definitelty a case of convenience over charm and the menu is everything you would expect from an outdated mountain restaurant. The food options range from chips and hot dogs...
+33 4 76 80 50 50
17 rue des Vikings, Hotel les Melèzes 38860, Les Deux Alpes, France
With a lovely south facing terrace this is a good place for a lunch stop. The menu is full of local dishes and homemade desserts. There is a children's menu offering hamburger and nuggets. Open daily 12noon - 3pm Located at the foot of the Viking chair lift.
+43 6542 73419
Breiteck Alm, Postfach 3 5700 Zell am See Austria
One of the oldest mountain restaurants in the area and run by the same family since the 1950s. Local specialities (both filling food and potent drinks!) are made from recipes passed down through generations. The restaurant is located at the top of the Schmittenhohe with spectacular views to the town...
+41 27 778 15 35
Buvette de la Chaux, Verbier, Switzerland
This is more of a snack bar than a mountain restaurant, La Chaux is conveniently positioned at a busy junction at 2660m. Although, if it's a lovely view of Verbier you're after, you may want to go elsewhere (try Cabane de Tortin). Good, quick service though most of the staff...
+41 27 306 5567
Cabane-de-Balavaud, Verbier, Switzerland
A welcoming mountain hut in Verbier which is open all year round, this little place has a spectacular setting. Inside there is chalet-style decor with a lot of wood and generally a cosy atmosphere, enhancd by the helpful staff and simple, yet good, self-service food. Lifts: mid-way through the blue...
Cabane de Tortin, Verbier, Switzerland
One of our favourite mountain restaurants in Verbier, it is worth the short hike up the glacier to get to. You can bask in the spectacular view across the mountains from the terrace of this mountain refuge. If you choose to sit inside, space is limited but there's a warm...
+41 27 778 1384
Cabane Mont-Fort, Verbier, Switzerland
This tucked-away climbers' refuge in Verbier is surprisingly popular, considering its location and the fact that the pretty view is rather spoiled by the lifts. Most of the seating is outside this mountain restaurant, but on cold days you can defrost in the small seating area inside. Order food from...
+41 81 927 73 44
Cafe No Name, Crap Sogn Gion, 7032 Laax, Switzerland
Very cool mountain cafe in Laax that has naturally become a magnet for young and trendy snowboarders, due in no small part to its view across to the snow park. It's very small inside and when the weather isn't so good it gets uncomfortably crowded. However when the weather is fine and the terrace...
+33 4 92 24 17 39
Restaurant d'altitude Serre Ratier, Chantemerle, France
Cafe Soleil is a great mountain restaurant in Serre Chevalier situated at the top of any of the three lifts to Serre Ratier. Perching on top of the Troll restaurant, the Soleil serves up very good value food from Panini's, Croq Monsieur to full blown freshly made pizzas. The restaurant...
+39 342 970 025
Camanel di Planon, Via Bondi 473A, 23030 Livigno, Italy
This intimate and charming mountain restaurant in Livigno has a sophisticated menu and guests can really take their time over a long and lazy Italian lunch on the terrace whilst a saxaphone plays in the background. Chef Claudio is well thought of and one of his signature dishes is a...
+41 27 281 1883
Cambuse, Thyon, Switzerland
A centrally located mountain restaurant ideal for a lunch stop, particularly if you've come over to Thyon for the day. From the outside it may not look particularly welcoming, but the chef is more inventive than many on the mountain and prices are reasonable. If you feel like a blow-out,...
+39 347 3780565
Campo Base, 11020 Champoluc, Italy
If you are skiing in Champoluc and fancy something a bit different in a mountain restaurant then head here. On Tuesdays they have a special Tibetan Menu (around €15) for the discerning palatte! At the top of the 4-man Mandria lift, this restaurant has a more varied menu than many...
+33 4 79 08 33 10
Cap Horn, 73120 Courchevel 1850
This is the place in Courchevel for an extravagant mountain lunch. The famous 'plateau' Cap horn (€110 for two) has every shellfish you can imagine. Or choose an 'appellation controlle' Bresse chicken (€95). Salads are €17-32 and pasta €22-38. On sunny afternoons, a DJ holds court from the piste basher....
+39 122 850206
Capanna Kind, Loc Sportinia, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
An historic mountain restaurant that is named after the Swiss explorer Adolfo Kind, who started sliding downhill on wooden planks from here in the late 1890's! Good homecooked food and plenty of polenta on the menu, but also known nowadays for its all day breakfast. Located at the top of...
+39 462 601183
Carlo Valentini, Via Sella 23, 38032 Canazei, Trentino, Italy
This lovely hotel up in the mountains of Val Gardena is accessible by car all year round. The rooms are all ensuite. The restaurant serves a la carte menus as well as traditional Italian fayre.
Cascade Lodge, Mt Norquay, Canada
The Cascade Lodge on the mountain at Mt Norquay is the hub of the mountain for skiers. There are bars for you to relax in and have a bite to eat, information desks, ski rental desks, ski school information, a deli, ski lockers and a whole lot more. Head here...
+33 4 79 08 06 35
Casserole, 73120 Courchevel 1650, France
This mountain restaurant in 1650 is in direct contrast to its friendly neighbour, Le Bel Air. Although the food is similarly priced, the service is miles apart. Pasta dishes are at the lower price range of the main courses and they have a good range of salads. If you plan...
+33 6 83 30 99 74
More like a snack bar than a restaurant, Chalet Anca is the perfect quick-bite-to-eat establishment that offers a great house vin chaud! Panninis, sandwiches, pizza and more, make it great for fast food on the slopes. It’s located at the top of the Fort chair lift so you’ll have pretty...
+41 27 775 2673
Chalet Carlsberg, Verbier, Switzerland
Quite a new mountain restaurant in Verbier, the Chalet Carlsberg is very popular thanks to its modern feel, mountain views, music and imaginative range of food and drink. When the crowds build up, though, service can get slow. Lifts: take Medran 1or 2, then 105 Attelas 2, then ski down...
+33 4 79 00 01 71
Chalet de Caron, 73440 Val Thorens, France
You can't miss this large mountain restaurant in Val Thorens which has piped music on its terrace in fine weather. Inside it is made cosy by stained glass windows, Christmas decorations, a big open fire and small booths at the back. The restaurant is all self service with a salad...
Chalet de Chaviere, 73440 Val Thorens, France
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...
+33 4 79 08 18 61
Piste de Verdons - BP 31, 73122 Courchevel 1850, France
This gastro French mountain restaurant in Courchevel has been run by Madame Saxe for the last 19 years. Definitely not cheap but you could always just try their legendary dessert buffet. Lighter meals include soup and a selection of cheeses; oysters areavailable. On sunny days, stretch out on a sun...
+33 4 79 00 28 54
Chalet des Deux Lacs, 73440 Val Thorens, France
This is a hugely popular mountain restaurant in Val Thorens is run by a family of incredibly friendly brothers. They don't take reservations so if you plan to eat here, arrive early or late. Although there's not a wide vegetarian choice, the assiette vegetarienne is great (goat's cheese and leek...
+33 4 79 01 14 09
Chalet des Deux Ours, 73440 Val Thorens, France
This is a bright mountain restaurant in Val Thorens with picture windows on three sides. The owners, Kiki and Jean Claude, have taken the name seriously and the interior has enough bears to keep the children amused counting them during lunch. Adults can spend time wondering what some of the...
+33 4 79 00 60 55
Chalet des Neiges, Les Menuires, Courchevel, France
A small mountain restaurant in between the pistes on the last run into Les Menuires. The long terrace has a deck chair section and views of la Masse opposite. Delicious onion soup and choice of salads. If you just fancy a snack, you could try the plate of local mountain...
+33 4 79 06 46 44
Chalet du Bollin, Tignes, France
Although the Savoyarde atmosphere may not be entirely convincing, this mountain restaurant has an open fire inside which is very welcome on colder days. In good weather the terrace is an equally agreeable place to sit and enjoy the chilli, hot dogs, pizza and chips. Childrens menu available. Lifts; Bollin,...
+33 4 79 00 19 81
Chalet du Cairn, Les Menuires, 73120 Courchevel, France
This friendly mountain restaurant is tucked in between two ridges has a large terrace which can be quite windy. The choice, price and food quality are similar to many of the self-service restaurants on the mountain but Le Chalet operates an efficient table service. There's a choice of snacks -...
+33 4 79 00 03 28
Chalet du Genepi, 73440 Val Thorens, France
This cosy mountain restaurant in Val Thorens is bigger than it looks. The food is kept simple - pasta with pesto, bolognaise or carbonara sauce, beef carpaccio through to a plate of chips. Because of the location, it can get busy so arrive early if you plan to eat here....
+33 4 79 00 19 81
Chalet du Sunny, Sur la Piste David Douillet, Secteur du Mont de La Chambre, 73440 Les Menuires, France
This mountain restaurant above Les Menuires offers a range of pizzas and fast food, so you can have a good fuel stop here. Located on the piste of David Douillet, Le Mont de la Chambre sector. Open daily throughout the season
+33 4 79 00 02 80
Chalet du Thorens, Rue du Soleil, 73440 Val Thorens, France
This mountain restaurant is located at a busy junction on the Val Thorens pistes with an oversized plastic knife and fork on the roof, making it difficult to miss. The views are not as good as some of the higher restaurants and the decor isn't brilliant, but it gets our...
+39 166 940220
Chalet Etoile, 11021 Cervinia, Italy
This mountain restaurant is an unmissable lunch stop but you must book. With delicious food and fabulous desserts it is a must visit if you are skiing in the area. There is also a smaller self-service area. Lifts: Plan Maison 'N' chair, follow the main piste down (blue - 6),...
+33 4 92 20 52 88
05330 Chantemerle, Serre Chevalier, France
Stay right at the top in the fantastically positioned hotel that allows you to ski out of bed and into the Serre Ratier lift system. Rates from one person per night from €98. The restaurant is somewhat service challenged, but the food is pretty good and it is nice to...
+33 4 79 00 04 27
Chalet Plein Sud, 73440 Val Thorens, France
A convenient mountain restaurant in Val Thorens with a large terrace and self-service cafe attached. It is a great location just before the last lift back to both Courchevel and Meribel valleys so you can make a good meeting point. Both the restaurant and cafe have a fairly limited menu...
+33 479 56 53 01
Chalet Refuge Chinal Donat, 73440 Val Thorens, France
As well as a large terrace, this mountain restaurant in Val Thorens has a bright spacious interior with bench style seating. Service is friendly and the food is good quality. Unusually for the mountain, there is a salad bar with a wide choice as well as lighter meals such as...
+33 4 79 00 45 11
Chalet Toginat, 73550 Meribel, France
A self service mountain restaurant in Meribel, makes this a great place to stop - particularly on a sunny day relaxing on the terrace. Plats du jour such as beef with courgette gratin makes this a good value lunch stop. Other dishes include spag bol and Savoyarde salads. Unfortunately we...
+41 27 967 1096
Chami-hitta, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A lovely warm atmosphere and friendly staff greet you in this Zermatt mountain restaurant. On offer are excellent traditional dishes such as Käseschnitte with tomato, onion, egg and ham and interesting vegetarian dishes such as mixed salad with mushrooms in puff pastry. There is a conservatory for the colder days...
+33 4 50 54 04 72
Charamillon, 74400 Argentiere, France
This mountain restaurant in Argentiere has great views and prices are not too bad considering the surroundings. Around twelve euros buys a hot dish and a dessert. Children are well-catered for. Access to the restaurant is from the top of Le Tour/Charamillon lift.
+33 4 79 08 95 36
Chardon Bleu, St Martin de Belleville, France
This lovely mountain restaurant in St Martin de Belleville has a sunny terrace with tables and chairs, though if you are just stopping for a drink you may want to relax in one of the deckchairs. Very friendly, prompt service and tasty food. The menu ranges from omelettes to full...
+33 4 79 00 44 81
Chardonnet, 73550 Meribel, France
This friendly, sunny mountain restaurant in Meribel is right next to the Pas du Lac gondola, a convenient place to meet non-skiers for lunch or drinks. It gets very busy though so phone ahead to book a table. Main courses include sausages and polenta, lasagne or hearty goulash. Savoyard and...
+41 81 833 38 54
Chasellas, Via Suvretta 22, CH-7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland
One of the three mountain restaurants owned by the 5 star Suvretta House Hotel in St. Moritz, providing a great midday stop off and a stunning view from the terrace. The chef here prides himself on combining fresh local produce with the secrets of Italian cuisine and the result is...
+33 4 92 24 76 30
Route Bez, 05240 La Salle les Alpes, Serre Chevalier, France
Large and friendly restaurant and apres-ski venue with a huge deck for sun worshippers. Food is fine mountain fare, the staff are great and in quantities that ensure speedy service, one gripe is they really do need more than one loo for so many people. At least the gents can...
+33 4 79 00 67 79
Chez Alfred, Les Menuires, France
This little mountain restaurant just above Les Menuires is probably the closest thing you will find to a local 'caff'. Converted from an original old Savoyarde building, it has a slightly ramshackle air with two separate and seemingly unconnected terrace areas and possibly the smallest bar in the three valleys....
+41 27 771 2524
Chez Dany, restaurant Clambin Hamlet, Clambin 10, 1936 Verbier
There's a new team in charge of Chez Dany. The ever popular restaurant situated in Clambin now has William Canny as head chef, creating local dishes as well as a few new favourites too. This much-loved mountain restaurant near Verbier provides everything you could want for an idyllic lunch in...
+33 4 50 44 90 33
Chez Fonfon, Col de la Croix-Fry, 74220 Manigod, France
This is the only mountain restaurant in Croix Fry so it can get very busy and service can be quite slow. Nice food and stunning view from the terrace though.
+33 4 93 07 88 07
Chez Madame Phok, Départ du télésiège Génisserie 06420, Isola 2000, France
This popular mountain restaurant is possibly a strange place to expect to find Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, but the locals and tourists love it. Take the telesiege Genisserie and you can’t miss it. Make sure you book for lunch in high season and at weekends.
+41 27 306 80 55
Chez Simon, Les Etablons, 1918 Les Mayens-de-Riddes Suisse, Verbier, Switzerland
A simple, local mountain restaurant in Verbier that is only open in the afternoon (from 1pm onwards). There is a small selection of self-service main courses (and no wine!) however the reliable standard of cooking means that the place is consistently popular. Cheese fondue, croutes and spaghetti are some of the...
+41 27 967 2552
Chez Vrony, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A special atmosphere in this mountain restaurant, with very friendly staff and a wonderful ambience. The superb food includes five specials each week such as calf's liver or saffron risotto, shrimps and chorizo. All the meat is organic cared for in a very traditional way. A good place to take...
+39 338 700 3035
Chiecco, Plan Checrouit, Courmayeur
Definitely one of our favourites mountain restaurants with all the dishes homemade with quality ingredients. Add the intimate setting and quirky décor and it’s easy to see how people can lose a few hours in this charming restaurant. Enjoy the cosiness of this mountain cabin or sit outside on the...
+1 403 705 4000
Chimney Corner, Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada
This mountain restaurant is located in Sunshine mountain lodge. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is a great place to relax with huge bay windows, wood-burning stoves to keep you cosy whilst you either look at the stunning views or watch the large flat screen TVs. There...
+43 5285 63033
Christa’s Skialm GmbH, Rohrberg 33, 6280 Zell am Ziller
This is a very popular mountain restaurant with a huge outdoor space and a freindly cosy interior. The food has all the usual suspects with the addition of a BBQ daily which includes chicken and ribs with a large salad bowl selection. Slightly more expensive than others we visited but...
+1 604 938 7437
Christines, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, Canada
This Whistler mountain restaurant features a tasty gourmet menu. It's the only restaurant on Blackcomb to offer a table service so reservations are recommended.To accompany the fine dining and great service you can enjoy stunning views over the mountains. Lifts: Solar Coast Express, Jersey Cream Express, Peak 2 Peak Gondola....
+39 122 850280
Ciao Pais, Case Sparse 17, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
A nice old-fashioned refuge that has been operating since 1931. Christened the 'Balcony of the Alps' by the locals, the terrace and dining room offer spectacular views whilst the cuisine on offer is typically traditional and wholesome. Accommodation and evening meals are available too.
+33 4 79 41 13 11
Clochetons, Val d'Isere, France
Most skiers will reach les Clochetons by piste or off-piste (tour de charvet). The food in this Val d'Isere mountain restaurant is not cheap but the high quality means it is still good value. Also open at night and reached by a free taxi service they provide. Lifts; Olympique. Pistes;...
+39 122 858634 / +39 338 461000
Clot Bourget, Pain della Rocca, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
This mountain restaurant is described as the only true pizzeria on the pistes of Sauze the table service is quick and efficient and the prices are a pleasant surprise considering the quality of the homecooked pizzas, pastas and meat dishes. If you are in a hurry there is also a...
+33 4 79 08 95 31
Corbeleys, St Martin de Belleville, France
A charming small mountain restaurant on the left as you approach the St Martin chairlift. It has a lovely terrace with deckchairs but the cost inside is also a good option on colder days. Very friendly service and one of the best value restaurants on the mountain. Menu options range...
+1 250 344 7644
Corks, Coper Horse Lodge, Box 927 Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0 CANADA
Corks restaurant is located in Copper Horse Lodge on the mountain in Kicking Horse, near to the gondola. A cosy and intimate dining experience with dishes taking their influence from around the world. The wine list is equally cosmopolitan and the popularity of the restaurant makes reservations essential.
+1 250 423 5035
Cornerpocket Brasserie, 5369 Ski Hill Road V0B 1M6, Fernie, BC, Canada
A full service restaurant within the Griz Bar, great for that special lunch on the mountain. They have a large dance floor area, making it a great location for groups or for a party venue.
+39 342 996 152
Costaccia, via Saroch 1242/G, 23030 Livigno, Italy
A quiet and rustic mountain restaurant at the top of Costaccia mountain overlooking Livigno with good food and a nice atmosphere. Lunch can be as quick or as relaxed as you like with everything from an a la carte menu down to hamburgers on the run. Located at the San Rocco area of...
+33 4 79 00 55 40
Cote 2000, 73550 Meribel, France
This Meribel mountain restaurant is a lovely place to stop for lunch. Although it is self-service, you queue to order and then food is brought to your table. Try and get one of the booths if you are sitting inside. There is an oyster bar outside on sunny days. One...
+33 4 76 80 54 89
6 Rue Côte Brune 38860 , Les Deux Alpes, France
With the usual suspects of tartitflettes, grilled meat on offer you won't be too surprised by the menu but it is a good place for families. Located at the foot of the slopes very close to the ski schools snow kindergartens and they have their own area for children. Open...
Creekside Restaurant, Sunshine Village, Alberta, Canada
This is a new mountain restaurant at the gondola base in Sunshine Village. You can be sure to get a good meal that will fill you up after a hard day skiing, or refuel you to get back up on the hill. They also have a good apres scene as...
+33 4 50 54 07 52
Cremerie du Glacier, 766 chemin de la Glaciere, Argentiere, Chamonix
This gem of a mountain restaurant in Argentière is nestled at the foot of the Argentière glacier and was built in 1926. Not only a pit stop for weary hikers, ice climbers and skiers, but a destination choice for many a hungry visitor. The Crèmerie is renowned for its Croutes,...
+33 4 79 09 22 03
Plagne Centre, La Plagne, France
A convenient fast food place on the snow front in Plagne Centre, next to Oxygen ski school. There are burgers, pizzas and the ever present spag bol on offer along with a dish of the day and salads. They also have free Wifi so you can catch up on emails...
+33 4 79 41 17 90
Crozets, Le Fornet, Val d'Isere, France
Les Crozets is a typical self-service mountain restaurant in Val d'Isere. It is good value although can be very busy in high season. After an awesome day of skiing Le Fornets' powder, les Crozets is a place here you can slump into a chair and wrap yourself around a hot...
Crystal Hut, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, Canada
A quaint mountain restaurant in Whistler, perched on the mountainside away from the crowds usually found in Blackcomb's lodges. Best known for their Belgian waffles which are made freshly daily. Lifts: Crystal Chair
+41 81 927 73 90
Das Elephant, Crap Masegn Cable Car Station, 7032 Laax, Switzerland
Das Elephant mountain restaurant is owned and run by Marianne and Michael Bauer, the same couple who have the Tegia Larnags down the mountain near Laax Murschetg. As you would expect, the food is of a similar high standard. The restaurant is very small and reservations are necessary. There is a...
+33 4 79 06 21 14
Datcha, Val d'Isere, France
Not the cheapest place considering it is a self-service cafe but it's a good suntrap and somewhere to enjoy a vin chaud and watch the world go by. The food is acceptable but nothing to write home about. Mad Dog Hannah tested the Vin Chaud, with Herry her guide... she...
+39 471 729090
Dibaita Bullaccia, Bullaccia 39040, Alpe di Siusi, Seiser Alm, South Tyrol
If it is fabulous views you are after then here is the best place for your mountain break. The meals are regional specialities and freshly made. You can also stay here in the refuge - nothing too fancy but it is clean and fresh.
+1 250 439 5424
Eagle's Eye Restaurant, Kicking Horse, BC
A very popular venue for dining for skiers and tourists alike so you are best to make a reservation. The views are simply stunning and at 4000 ft up you will feel like you are sitting in the clouds. The menu is varied and has a lot to offer showcasing...
+33 4 79 06 26 34
Le Fornet, Val d'Isere, France
The terrace looks out over the trees and down the valley onto Val. Don't go for what you know; try instead one of the more unusual dishes like the pig liver casserole lazily followed by the best raspberry and vanilla pudding you are ever likely to taste. Is this our...
Eigergletscher, Wengen, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant is not very well known - most people choose to eat at Kleine Scheidegg. It is worth getting on the train at Kleine Scheidegg to make the short trip up to the Eigergletscher station. As the name implies,it sits next to the Eiger glacier and is the...
+43 5356 66073
Einsiedeleiweg 25, A-6370 Kitzbuhel
This Kitzbuhel mountain restaurant is a good place to stop off on your way home, with good views over the town. Very reasonably priced despite its proximity to the town. Very rustic and the decor shows a feminine touch. A good childrens menu is on offer. Directions: to the right...
+41 81 833 40 02
El Paradiso, Randolins, CH-7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland
Popular mountain restaurant in St. Moritz offering regional dishes and others with a more international flavour. Recent refurbishment has left this restaurant looking fantastic and the fur covered benches and magnums of champagne fit perfectly with the feel of the whole resort! Located above Suvretta and at the far end...
+41 27 967 6404
Enzian, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This Zermatt mountain restaurant has an informal atmosphere and fairly basic food, although of a good enough standard. House wine 35chf per litre. Lifts: from Sunnegga, ski Easy Run (6) down into the hamlet of Findeln. Close to end of the run, Enzian is on the right-hand side. Pedestrian: from...
+33 4 50 90 83 79
Epicea, Chef lieu Flaine, 74300 Flaine, France
A fine mountain restaurant with varied menu and big terrace. The food is rated very highly by regular visitors and locals, and if you want a good spot on the terrace it is essential that you book a table. Accessed via the ‘Faust’ piste or the green nursery slope ‘epicea’.
+33 6 07 31 04 14
Etape 3200, Val Thorens, France
This small mountain restaurant in Val Thorens is the highest in the Three Valleys and has great views over the fourth valley. The menu is simple; dishes include croziflette (a version of tartiflette made with crozets), entrecote and chips, sausage and chips. The height and views are the main reasons...
+33 4 79 06 41 16
Etoile des neiges, Les Brevieres, Tignes, France
Situated on the piste, opposite the chairlift in les Brevieres, Tignes - you can't miss this large mountain restaurant. Oysters and scallops are specialities as well as pizzas, pasta and meat dishes and crepes for dessert. Inside there is a big fire place and outside a very big south-facing terrace....
+41 27 967 3996
Farmerhaus, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
There is good traditional local fare on offer in this large mountain restaurant in Zermatt, including many different types of rösti as well as käseschnitte dishes. Pizzas and meat cooked on the grill are also on offer. Half-portions available for children. Great location and large both inside and out, with...
Villeneuve, 05240 Serre Chevalier, France
Quite honestly the worst mountain restaurant in Serre Chevalier our researcher found. Prosthetic pink hot dogs, tepid soup and eggs with the albumen still in strands. Still, it has a good position looking up the pistes and a nice terrace. Crepes 3-4€ , Chips 3€ , Soup 4€ and an...
+1 250 423 4237
Fernie Alpine Lodge, P.O. Box 6047, 5291 Highline Drive Fernie, British Columbia Canada V0B 1M6
Offering a welcoming home from home feel with the luxury of ski in/ski out accommodation in Fernie, you are sure to be happy with your stay here at the Alpine Lodge. The rooms are comfortable and all ensuite with a choice of king size beds to bunks. The hotel has...
You will hear the music from this mountain restaurant in Obergurgl as soon as you step out of the gondola lift! A charming outdoor restaurant with an adjoining circular indoor bar to provide sanctuary on a cold day. Always busy but particularly on a Tuesday night for the floodlit skiing...
+41 27 967 2588
Findlerhof, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A superb mountain restaurant in every way, Findlerhof is situated in the beautiful hamlet of Findeln amongst the barns (stadels), with fantasitc views towards the Matterhorn. As well as many rooms inside and several layers of terracing outside, there is also a conservatory for colder weather. The food is exemplary...
+43 5357 2078
This is a lively mountain restaurant with a fun atmosphere. Also a great meeting place, located half way down run 25 on the left. There isn't any pedestrian access though so any non-skiing buddies will miss out on the fun! Located half way down run 25.
+41 27 967 2597
Fluhalp, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant in Zermatt offers excellent, friendly service and fantastic food - like white asparagus with salmon, veal steak with cep sauce and salad with avocado, mango and king prawns. House wine starts at 35chf per bottle. Lifts: Rothorn then ski Rotweng (11), stay right at first fork then...
Friendly Bar, Shiligamika, Bansko, Bulgaria
This mountain restaurant is located on Shiligamika. Very cheap quick bites; you'll find the best and cheapest kebab in town here, plus tasty slices of pizza. Very casual and relaxed, just as the name suggests.
+33 4 79 06 07 17
Fruitiere, Val d'Isere, France
A good gastronomic restaurant linked to the folie douce. Their menu has more unusual dishes so although some people may go here to be seen, we go for the food. Lifts; La Daille bubble, Etroits, Funival then ski down. Pistes; OK, Diebold, Verte.
+41 27 967 6195
Fugg Kasestube, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
The slogan of this great mountain restaurant is 'welcome to the world of cheese', no shock then that it is best known for its fondues and raclettes. Not the place in Zermatt for fine dining but the food is good and reasonably priced so perfect for a quick lunch stop....
+43 5446 2352 501
Galzigbahn, St Anton, Austria
This busy junction is served by three mountain restaurants - from where skiers head to the pistes of Osthang, St Christoph or up to Valluga. Two of them, Galzig and Kandahar (the latter is upstairs), are self-service and have the same menu. They may not have the most refined atmosphere,...
+43 5446 2352 532
Gampen, St Anton, Austria
You'll find a large terrace at the back along with an ice-bar. Average self-service food such as lasagne and frankfurters, and the dish of the day is usually good value. Wine is surprisingly expensive (around €23-28). Also open Tues & Thurs night until 10pm (with live cheesy music) for those...
+41 79 607 8868
Gandegghutte, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This Zermatt mountain restaurant offers good traditional food at a fair price, a nice alternative to the self-service at Trockener steg. The mountain hut is rustic and simple but it has great views over the Theodul Glacier to the Breithorn. The toilets are really for emergencies only. Lifts: Gandegg T-bar...
+43 5336 5379
Nr 309, Alpbach
Located at the mid-station of the Widersbergerhorn lift so easy access for all abilities. A nice spot to meet non-skiers too if they have a pedestrian ticket. Capacity for 100 people and a further 40 on the terrace.
+43 664 522 58 24
Issbuhelweg 47, 6365 Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria
This is small, friendly mountain restaurant with a typical Austrian ski menu, starting with soups from around €3 and snacks at €5, most main courses cost under €10. You can often find a table here when the higher mountain restaurants are full, and you won't be disappointed when you grab...
+41 27 966 2800
Gitz-gadi, Hotel Silvana, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This friendly mountain restaurant has a special ambience with a fireplace and cosy atmosphere as well as a terrace for the warmer days. The food is great with decent size portions and the house wine starts at 39chf per bottle. The restaurant is in the Hotel Silvana, Zermatt. Food service:...
+43 5285 64470
Gletscherhütte, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria
The most spectacular of all the mountain restaurants on the Hintertux Glacier and at such an altitude it is open to skiers all year around on the Riepensattel Plateau (summer ski area). The views are unrivalled and it is hard to believe that you can see as far as the...
+43 6547 8621 371
Gletschermühle Alpincenter/Kitzsteinhorn 5710 Kaprun, Austria
This monntain restaurant is a good lunch option if you’ve made your way up to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun for the day. It is way too far to come back to Zell for lunch but this restaurant, located next to the Alpincenter at an altitude of 2450m, offers regional...
+43 6542 73179
Glocknerhaus, A-5700 Zell am See, Areit Schmitten Austria
This traditional mountain restaurant is steeped in history, on the schmittenhohe ski area, at an altitude of 2100m. This 120 year old building was around long before people could ski and so it is fair to expect traditional cuisine in such a setting.
+43 6541 8705
Hinterglemm, Reiterkogeleg 491, 5753 Saalbach, Austria
Busy mountain restaurant in Saalbach with an unusual theme. Fortunately the obsession with goats doesn't mean that you will be eating goat! The house speciality is called 'Hot Goat' but is actually a steak served on a wooden platter in the shape of a goat! A good option to meet non-skiers for...
Goat's Eye Garden, Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada
This mountain restaurant is at the base of the gondola of the same name. The food is cafeteria fare and is a great place to meet from breakfast to lazy lunches. They sometimes have BBQ outside, weather permitting. The gondola completes the link for all three mountains in the Big3....
+41 27 966 6400
Gormergrat restaurant, Kulmhotel, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This welcoming mountain restaurant is part of the Kulm Hotel complex in Zermatt, which has recently undergone a makeover resulting in a much better looking space. The atmosphere is friendly and informal with good food available including veal schnitzel, tortelloni with spinach and ricotta and seasonal salad with calf's liver....
+33 4 79 08 25 78
Grand Lac, Les Menuires, France
A lovely mountain restaurant with a large terrace with views up towards Les Menuires valley and down to St Martin. Despite the size, it still manages to feel cosy and authentic - it has some of the best toilets on the mountain!. The food is good quality and service is...
+43 664 5403066
6290 Mayrhofen, Austria
This is the coolest mountain restaurant on the hills around Mayrhofen. Massive sunny terrace, good music and deck chairs. The pizzas are some of the best in resort and you choose your own toppings. Great location right by the snowpark. Lifts to access the restaurant are Sunjet, 150er-Tux, Nordhangbann and Knorren.
+41 33 855 1374
Grindelwaldblick Restaurant, 3823 Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald, Switzerland
The restaurant full of good skiers! Why? The only way to this restaurant is via a black run, and it’s worth the work! If you love a good swiss Rosti you won’t be let down here, the menu has a wide range of other dishes too. It’s recommend to get...
+41 27 967 2553
Berghaus Grunsee, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A run-of-the-mill mountain restaurant in Zermatt, the food is basic (you aren't going to find an inventive dish here) and the ambiance if fine. There is nothing particularly special nor dire about this place. The terrace is huge and in the spring they have deckchairs out if you need to...
+43 5285 62880
Penken, Mayrhofen, Austria
This is a lovely mountain restaurant in Mayrhofen with a terrace to take in the fabulous views. The food is lovely with the usual suspects on the menu - saugage and chips (with or without curry grave), dumplings, goulash soup and lots more. The staff are very friendly and service...
+39 163 91444
Gugliemina, 11020 Champoluc, Italy
Mountain refuge/bar/restaurant at the top of Alagna. One of the oldest and highest winter mountain refuges in the Monterosa, very polular with locals and instructors. Ski over to the top of Alagna for lunch of typical mountain fare or at the end of the day and enjoy a cosy evening...
+1 866 754 5425
Heaven's Door Yurt Cafe, Kicking Horse, BC
A great funky place to have your lunch on the mountain, the Heaven's Door Yurt Cafe offer soulful mountain food that will fill you up. Find at the bottom of Crystal Bowl beside the base of the Stairway to Heaven Quad Chair, this is a must-stop for anyone who needs...
+43 5446 302 97
Heustadl, Im Skigebeit, St Anton, Austria
This mountain restaurant in St Anton ski area offers the usual suspects of mountain fayre - meat platters and sausages but the main attraction is the sun terrace right beside the piste (blue 1) on the home run into town. Usually appeals to more German speaking clientele, live music every...
+43 6541 6488
Hintermaisweg Nr.75, 5754 Hinterglemm, Austria
A small but lively mountain restaurant in Saalbach which is very popular with the locals for its genuine regional dishes and good table service. There is live music of a traditional nature every Tuesday. Expect accordions rather than guitars and drums! Piste running past the restaurant is the blue number 11...
+43 52 56 / 63 96 32
Hohe Mut Alm, A-6456 Obergurgl, Austria
This mountain restaurant in Obergurgl not only offers delicious traditional local dishes, it also has an amazing vista with views of 21 mountains all higher than 3,000m. The restaurant itself is at 2,670m. If the weather is sunny, you can choose between two terraces one of which is covered in...
Horstman Hut, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, Canada
This mountain restaurant has the best view of any others. They offer stews, soups and sandwiches and when the weather is good they barbecue on the patio. Lifts: 7th Heaven Express, Horstman T-bar
+43 5446 3625
Hospice Alm, St Christoph centre, St Anton, Austria
In the centre of St Christoph (20 mins from St Anton by bus), this mountain restaurant is out of town but definitely worth the trip for a special occasion. Original, rustic, stylish; the Hospiz alm serves authentic Tyrolean food with warm and careful hospitality. Within the restaurant there are private...
+39 471 792062
Hotel Cendevaves, St. Pana 44 39047 S. Cristina , Val Gardena , South Tyrol
The Hotel Cendevaves is located on the sunny Monte Pana plateau near Santa Cristina/St. Christina at the foot of the impressive Sassolungo/Langkofel mountain range. You can step directly on your skis, right at the doorstep of the hotel. There is a terrace for dining/drinking and enjoying the amazing scenery. The...
+33 6 65 92 18 11
Snack Bar, Rue de Nogentil, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France
Located on the Bellecote piste in the Courcheniege Hotel. This handy snack bar is found just to the side of the hotel (beyond the main entrance). It doesn't have many chairs but if you're lucky you'll have found one of the cheapest places to eat on the mountain in Courchevel....
+43 5583 22050
Hotel Goldener Berg, Oberlech, St Anton, Austria
Although it's piste-side, you won't find the Goldener Berg marked on your piste map. Owned by the same company as the charming Hospiz Alm in St Christoph, the Goldener Berg is equally welcoming. The large sunny terrace has a buzzing bar where you can enjoy a drink while you wait...
+33 4 79 00 61 66
Reberty 2000, 73440 Les Ménuires, France
A lovely slope side hotel in Les Menuires, just a few minutes walk away from the centre of Reberty, with all its shops, ice rink, bars and restaurant. The hotel provides brilliant ski in/ski out access to the extensive slopes of the 3 Valleys ski area.
+41 27 967 18 12
ICE restaurant, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A mountain restaurant that has long been a popular place to eat for those skiing on the Klein Matterhorn side that don't want to eat in the self-service, or ski down to Furi for lunch. The pizzas are excellent (the Biagio has parma ham, rocket, fresh tomatoes and parmesan). The restaurant...
+33 4 50 90 14 31
Igloo, Chemin de Crève Coeur, 74300 Les Carroz, France
With a large terrace to catch the rays and a cosy interior with a large log fire for the colder days, the Igloo is one of the best mountain restaurants in the Grande Massif. Friendly service offers you Savoyard classics or fondue. Omelettes are a speciality. Located at the top...
+39 122 850273
II Capricorno, Via Case Sparse 21, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
Small yet traditional 4-star chalet-hotel overlooking the Sauze valley below, well known for its fine dining. A gourmet chef who is very highly thought of locally prepares delicious dishes at lunchtime and in the evening. The cosy restaurant can only seat 30 so book ahead if you have your heart...
+33 4 92 24 70 07
Centre Commerical de Pre-Long, 05240 La Salle les Alpre, France
Cute little eatery that tries to be as organic as possible, with the emphasis on food and drinks that are good for you. Homemade healthy food in a nice place ideal for watching the world wander by. Mike shake €6.50 euros, savoury buckweat crepes about €6.
+43 5446 2352532
Kapall, St Anton, Austria
This is a small, self-service mountain restaurant with a sun-terrace which can get covered in cloud, hiding the otherwise magnificent view across the peaks. A very meaty menu, with classic dishes such as schnitzel and goulash. The service area downstairs is small, which means the queue tends to be long...
+1 250 423 2444
Kelsey's Bar and Grill, 5339 Ski Hill Road V0B1M6, Fernie, BC, Canada
This mountain restaurant is located by the base of the ski resort and offers great value for money. Part of a large chain of restaurants, the menu is pretty standard with pasta, salads, Asian and more. Mixed reviews but mainly positive, although it can get very busy so choose your...
+39 473 279477
Kesselberg Alpine Hut, 39010 Merano 2000 South Tyrol - Italy
A very traditional little mountain hut on the slopes of Merano 2000, a great spot for a cheap eat on the mountain.
A small and unpretentious mountain restaurant to the left of the summit of the Kirchenkarlift. Basic food but well cooked and low in price.
+43 5357 20645
A nice mountain restaurant in Kitzbuhel with table service. A great place for lunch as it doesn't get as busy as some of the higher restaurants, with a good menu for children and vegetarians. Also a great place to end the day skiing with a drink on the last run...
+43 5446 2633
Krazy Kanguruh, St Anton, Austria
Over the summer 2010 it was taken over by local ski champ Mario Matt, though management and overall ethos seems to be the same. With three bars, inside and out, for you to enjoy, food isn't really the point! Thursday nights are particularly popular with UK guests, when the party...
+33 5 62 92 50 15
L'Abri du Benques, La Raillere, 65110 Cauterets, France
Fantastic venue in the mountains above Cauterets, by a cascading waterfall with unbeatable views. Run by the same family at the Hotel Asterides Sacca you will find the same high standard of French cuisine and impeccable service. They offer a good value set menu as well.
+33 4 79 06 07 42
L'Alpage, Tignes, France
This delightful mountain restaurant is located at the top of the Chaudannes chair lift in Tignes. There is a self-service area as well as a fancy restaurant open for lunch (and in the evening by reservation). The self-service restaurant has all of the usual dishes and a PDJ. There is...
+33 4 50 21 03 69
LAlpette, 220 Route du Téléphérique de Rochebrune, 74120 Megeve, France
Largest mountain restaurant in Megeve with stunning view from the terrace to Mont Blanc. Authentic interior design. Local specialities and fine cuisine on the lower floor and a fromagerie on the first floor serving fondue, raclette, tartiflette and a tempting dessert buffet. Lifts to access the restaurant are the Rochebrune and the Alpette. ...
+33 4 50 90 20 61
L'Anfionne, Telesiege de Plein Soleil, 74300 Les Carroz, France
Small mountain restaurant in Les Carroz serving the best hot chocolate with Cointreau; it tastes like a molten Terry's chocolate orange! This bar also has our favourite vin chaud on the mountain. Located at the bottom of Telesiege de Plein Soleil.
+33 4 79 06 41 82
L'Armailly, Les Brevieres, Tignes, France
A charming mountain restaurant in the heart of les Brévières 20 meters from the Sache cable car. This is a great lunch time and evening spot, offering pizzas, traditional savoyarde meals as well as more refined dishes. They also do pizza takeaway and delivery (in Brév only) as well as...
+33 4 79 06 11 68
L'Arolay, Le Fornet, Val d'Isere, France
This mountain restaurant in Tignes has lovely views across the Isere gorge and into the valley below. With an open fire and an authentic mountain chalet feel it will make you feel like you are high on the mountain. Prices are more reasonable than some of the other restaurants (probably...
+33 4 50 54 63 04
L'Arret Bougnette, Plan de L'Envers, 74660 Vallorcine, France
This mountain restaurant in Argentiere has spectacular service and the terrace is always in glorious sunlight. Inside, the walls are covered with mountain bric-a-brac; old snowshoes and cross-country skis. The place has a real chalet atmosphere and there are often pro skiers nipping in to order sandwiches that they'll pick...
+33 4 92 24 05 15
La Salle Les Alpes, 05240 Serre Chevalier, France
A cosy mountain restaurant in Serre Chevalier with great food in a fantastic setting. This is a proper restaurant, with a huge deck smoothly run by maitre d' Vincent. The plat du jour will be chosen from a selection of over 250 recipes, mostly mountain-style. Accessed via the Fangeas piste...
+33 4 79 00 75 58
L'Etoile, Reberty 1850, La Sapinière 73440 Les Menuires, France
The restaurant boasts one of the best chefs in Les Menuires and a very pleasant dining room, made all the more welcoming by the roaring fire and the sight of waitresses in traditional costume.
L'Igloo, Verbier, Switzerland
This mountain bar in Verbier is Inside a compact greenhouse-style igloo. The pub-like bar makes a great place to have a rest and a drink. The selection of beers and spirits is good although the snacks are limited: hot dogs, sandwiches and chips just about sums it up! There's a terrace...
+41 27 771 2615
L'Olympique, Verbier, Switzerland
The easy access to this mountain restaurant in Verbier ensures that it is often busy, to the extent that it can be hard to find somewhere to sit. However, it seems unlikely that it's the quality of the self-service food that draws the crowds; basic fuel at reasonable prices pretty...
+33 7 82 41 50 20
Roussea Suzineau Anne 6, hameau de la Meije Place des Arcades, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, Frances
A great place for relaxing on the terrace and enjoy homemade pizzas, salads, raclette, tartiflette and other expected Savoyarde dishes. For those with a sweet tooth there are homemade crepes with yummy fillings. Open daily 9am - 10.30pm Located off the Valentin black run or the Demoiselle green run, on...
+33 4 50 90 85 91
L'Eloge, Chef lieu Flaine, 74300 Flaine, France
This mountain restaurant is a great meeting point - the foot of several pistes in the bottom of this wonderful bowl. With a large suntrap terrace and beautifully modern Savoyard decor on two levels inside this beautiful old shephers hut. The food is very much snack-orientated and express style but...
+33 4 50 47 04 68
L'Etape, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
This self-service restaurant is good for a quick refuel, with reasonable prices and a fast turnaround. Tuck in to both French and British basics and then get back out there on the slopes! This is cheap and cheerful mountain eating. (1500m)
+1 250 837 3755
La Baguette, Revelstoke, BC, Canada
A lovely cafe/bakery in downtown Revelstoke and another cafe at the Mackenzie Outpost on the mountain. They offer a great selection of hot and cold food from pastries, sandwiches, paninis, ssalads and wraps. Speciality coffiees and a range of teas, fruit smoothies and juices to choose from.
+33 4 93 23 17 47
La Bergerie, Le Front de Neige 06420, Isola 2000, France
This friendly mountain restaurant specialises in mountain cuisine and Dutch dishes. They also have many sporting fixtures shown live. Located on the Front de Neige (Snow Front) area at the foot of the slopes.
+33 4 79 09 07 95
73210 Macot-la-Plagne, France
A popular mountain restaurant in La Plagne renowned for the best vin chaud in the area - and our researcher knows his vin chaud! A good spot for an end of the day tipple before you head off the mountain. Located on the side of the 'Mira' blue run just...
+33 4 79 08 96 77
Le Bouitte, St Marcel, 73440 St Martin de Belleville, France
Not officially on the piste, but pretty handy near St Martin. La Bouitte offers a gastronomic Michelin-starred experience (three stars as of 2015). Reservations are essential. They will send a mini bus to collect you from St Martin if snow conditions don't allow you to ski there. In a setting evocative...
La Bourlotte, Courchevel 1650, France
A tiny bar/mountain restaurant in the centre of Courchevel 1650, great for bad weather days. Lovely big wooden tables and a simple but fantastic menu which is reasonably priced. Hang around after lunch for some great apres with regular live music, you'll need to get there early to enjoy the...
+33 6 0347 3982
La Buche Croisee, Lieu dit la Buche Croisee, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France
La Buche Croisee is open daily for lunch and serves a delicious home-made menu of refined French dishes, such as the very popular Foie Gras with a morel mushroom crust. Enjoy your meal next to the open fire or outside on the terrace with views of the Domes de Miage....
+33 4 50 21 55 19
La Caboche, 453 chemin du Moutely, 74120 Megeve, France
Busy mountain restaurant in Megeve with two seating areas, one with views of the Rochebrune slope and the other over to Mont Charvin and below. Traditional and local food served in the Grill Restaurant to one side and sandwiches and snack available by the Deckchairs on the other. The restaurant is 100m...
+33 4 50 90 87 66
La Cascade, 74300 Flaine, France
This charming mountain restaurant is up in the trees. Open for lunch and dinner it's a lovely spot for skiers to stop and refuel. In the evening it has a cosy log fire and you are sure to get a warm welcome. La Cascade is only a 5 minute walk...
+33 4 50 74 11 68
La Cremaillere, Village des Lindarêts 74110 Montriond, France
Although not a mountain restaurant, you will have to ski back to the cablecar at Ardent if you want to get back to Avoriaz from here, so bear it in mind - it can be very easy to get too comfortable here. Starched white table cloths, bustling waitresses and a...
+33 450 73 59 15
La Fantaski, Plaine Dranse, 74390 Chatel, France
Not one of the first mountain restaurants that you come to at Pleine Dranse, but well worth the extra trek to get to it! The portions are generous and everything is cooked fresh to order, great to dry wet clothes over the wood-burning stove. Opening hours: 10am - 4.30pm. Access...
+33 4 7938 8830
La Ferme de la Ruelle, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
La Ferme de la Ruelle is located in the Hauteluce ski area and offers all-inclusive menus or a la carte options. The restaurant specializes in local dishes and has great panoramic views. (1600m)
+33 4 79 00 04 27
La Folie Douce, Plein Sud, 73440 Val Thorens, France
The ultimate party apres in Val Thorens can be found on the Plein Sud slope. Take the lift from the village and ski back - if you dare! This is a very popular place and not to be missed, the partying is legendary, the food good and the atmosphere is...
+33 4 50 73 36 01
La Godille, 74390 Chatel, France
This mountain restaurant in Chatel can be found at the bottom of the Super-Chatel gondola, it has a very French vibe and is great for apres-ski. Easy to find so this is a good place to meet up with your ski buddies.
+41 27 771 5441
Case Postale 105, 1936 Verbier, Switzerland,
The fabulous view that you can enjoy from this mountain restaurant over Les Combins makes it worth the effort to get there. To get back to resort, the restaurant can arrange a toboggan for you (phone ahead to discuss arrangements). The home cooked food is mainly local specialities and the...
+41 81 833 63 55
La Marmite, Corviglia, CH-7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland
This place has the reputation as the finest gourmet mountain restaurant in Europe, and whilst it isn’t much to look at from the outside the food on the inside is simply exquisite. Head here for caviar and truffles but not for a quick snack with the kids! Located at the...
+41 81 861 8671
Restaurant Alp Trida, 7563 Samnaun Dorf, Switzerland
Over on the Swiss side of the border you’ll find La Marmotte in the Restaurant Alp Trida. This restaurant offers a great range of food at good prices. Choose from self-service, table service or delicious wood-fired oven pizzas in the après-ski bar.
+33 4 93 23 98 65
La Marmotte, Le Front de Neige, Immeuble le St Pierre 06420, Isola 2000, France
Typical mountain food but a nice terrace and free Wifi access.
+41 27 771 6834
La Marmotte, Les Planards, 1936 Verbier, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant is situated in the hamlet of Les Planards (1930m) and open since 1976. La Marmotte is an institution in Verbier and retains a wonderfully traditional atmosphere. Not the easiest place to access, though this doesn't impact on its popularity - make sure you book well ahead. Main...
+33 4 50 92 85 22
La Paika, La Turche 74260 Les Gets
Paika mountain restaurant offers fine dining in a sunny location, the dishes of the day are cooked on an open barbeque and are always a good choice! Soak up the afternoon sun on a relaxing chair and sample one (or more) of the fantastic home made cakes. In high season...
+33 4 79 06 11 29
La Peau de Vache, Val d'Isere, France
This delightful mountain restaurant is half-way down the famous Olympic run, La Face which runs back into Val village. YSE tell us that "the food is excellent, the wine is reasonable, the views are fab, the loos are great, non-skiers (and beginners) can take the chairlift, and it’s rarely crowded.."...
+33 4 50 04 45 64
Pointe de Nyon, 74110 Morzine, France
This large recently constructed mountain restaurant in Morzine has everything you could wish for in alpine charm; stunning views over Morzine, easy access, and a menu that will have something for everyone wishing to take their time over a big lunch. No matter whether you are on foot or on...
+33 4 76 80 50 02
70 Avenue de la Muzelle, Immeuble l'Eperon 38860, Les Deux Alpes, France
A rustic and welcoming mountain restaurant. There is a lovely terrace where you can soak up the sun and enjoy a relaxing break. he menu offers some traditional cuisine along with frogs legs, snails, rib steak, Savoyarde fondue and a lot more. There is a menu for children. Open daily,...
+33 4 50 93 15 71
La Raviere, 1 rte Orgeres, 74120 Megeve, France
Mountain hut restaurant in Megeve, a little tricky to find but well worth the effort, complete with a cuckoo clock and a great view of Mont Blanc. Good value food, and at the end they serve shot glasses of the local fire water – you must drink it! Be aware – the...
+41 27 207 1757
La Remointze, 1993 Veysonnaz, Switzerland
A standard mountain restaurant with a pub-like interior which serves many of the basic mountain dishes: spaghetti carbonara, rosti and beef sirloin to name a few. Vegetarians can opt for the cheese or mushroom fondue or, if you don't want to be weighed down for the rest of the afteroon, mushrooms...
+33 4 79 55 18 87
73210 La Plagne, France
This mountain restaurant of La Plagne is set in an ideal position with plenty of indoor seating and outdoor deck chairs to enjoy the great views. People often mention how expensive it is here just for a basic meal, but the location and the views of Mont Blanc are hard to beat....
La Rosettaz, Les Gets, France
This generous mountain restaurant offers an excellent range of salads, sandwiches, pizzas and more expensive dishes to suit vegetarians. Dont be fooled by the price of the sandwiches, they are enormous. The 5 hot dog contains four sausages! Pain Americain is two burgers and a portion of fries in a...
+33 4 50 47 13 31
La Roslette, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
This mountain restaurant is housed in a traditional chalet just a short walk from the top of the Signal Lift. Its accessible location makes it an ideal lunch destination if you have people in your party who are not skiing. The restaurant serves traditional regional fare and offers table service...
+33 4 79 08 21 34
La Soucoupe Restaurant, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France
This mountain restaurant is a perennial favourite with regular visitors to the Courchevel region. Whether inside the warm wooden chalet on colder days, or on the fabulously sunny terrace with views of 1850. The meat is grilled on an open wood fire. As well as a good range of steaks and...
+39 335 362054
La Tana della Volpe, Via monte Banchetta, 10058 Sestriere, Italy
At an altitiude of 2600m this is the highest hotel and restaurant in the Italian Alps. It is hard to beat the views from the dining rooms or from the terrace that offers a 360 degree panorama. The menu is typically Italian with loads of pasta and polenta. Located at...
+33 4 50 74 16 17
La Terrasse, Les Lindarets 74110 Montriond, France
There is always a friendly welcome at this mountain restaurant, and the terrace (on a good day!) is the second best feature. With views to die for you couldn't have picked better than this place. For the connoisseur of chips this is one of the best places in the area...
+33 4 50 73 20 35
La Terrasse du Morclan, BP18, 74390 Chatel, France
This mountain restaurant in Chatel serves local specialities. Lifts to access the restaurant are the Super-Chatel from the village, at the top take your first right and you will see the restaurant. Pedestrian: No access.
+33 4 79 09 02 58
La Plagne, France
A family run mountain restaurant in La Plagne, you will receive a friendly welcome from the Vivet-Gros brothers who run it. The food is standard spag bol and omelettes but at a reasonable price for mountain food and discounts given for smaller children portions. Open daily 9am - 5pm. Located...
+41 81 927 99 62
La Vacca, Station Plaun, 7032 Laax Murschetg, Switzerland
Regarded as one of the more gourmet mountain restaurants in Laax offering a wide variety of steaks and meat from the grill is La Vacca. Wines by the bottle are predominantly Italian, Spanish and Argentinian and are also pricey at around CHF45 - 65 for the mid range. The restaurant is in...
+41 27 771 3291
La Vache, Verbier, Switzerland
This beautifull mountain restaurant/bar has just opened in what was the Powder Spirit Bar. Opened and partly owned by James Blunt it has two halves, one for seasonnaires or those on a budget, providing pizzas and filling meals like chilli, pastas and stir frys. The other side is a more...
+33 6 09 87 11 71
La Valette, Départ du Téléski St Sauveur 06420, Isola 2000, France
This great mountain restaurant have fabulous steak and lamb dishes cooked every lunchtime on the barbecue. Smoked salmon is another speciality. Look out for the singing donkey! In the St Sauveur sector. Open in the evenings for snowshoe and skidoo trips.
+41 27 957 2132
Langfluh, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland
Stiuated in the middle of the glacier, this mountain restaurant gets the cameras snapping. Apart from the breathtaking views, the traditional homemade food is warming on a cold day and the prices reasonable.
+33 492 24 50 66
Monêtier, 05240 Serre Chevalier, France
At 2177m you can't miss this mountain restaurant as it's at the top of the Pre Chabert lift. Therefore pedestrians and skiers alike can easily get here. Decent food with a great bar and a sun deck. Get Paul to make to make you a "gourmondaise", a hot chocolate with...
+33 4 79 08 00 93
Le Bel Air, 73120 Courchevel 1650, France
Fabulous views, three sunny terraces and service so welcoming that you feel like a regular on your first visit. The prices tend to be on the high side but the cooking is good quality and the views are worth it. In high season they serve a full menu 'til 3.30pm...
+33 4 93 23 91 32
Le Belvedere, Isola 2000, France
This is a fairly new mountain restaurant at the foot of the slopes (Front de Neige) offering a fast food/snack option. There is a nice terrace at the front to indulge in a bit of people watching while you enjoy your well deserved break.
+33 4 50 02 43 75
Le Bercail, Le Cret du Merle, 74220 La Clusaz, France
A welcoming mountain restaurant on the slopes of the Cret du Merle at La Clusaz serving great food often cooked over an open fire. Good for evening meals as well as lunch but only accessible by foot or snowmobile. Worth the effort though be sure to book in advance.
+33 4 50 90 81 32
Le Bissac, Chef lieu Flaine, 74300 Flaine, France
This popular mountain restaurant can be found at the bottom of the Balacha lift in Flaine Foret and a good spot for lunch. The cosy and traditional chalet interior is a great place to enjoy either the restaurant or snack menu. Not the best selection for vegetarians. They offer evening...
+33 4 79 00 55 78
Le Blanchot, 73550 Meribel, France
This is another good mountain restaurant in Meribel to meet non-skiing friends where you can keep your boots on. Nestling in amongst the trees, it has pretty views and is easily accessible. Booking is essential. An expensive lunch stop but worth it for the good food and friendly service. Lift...
+33 (0)4 79 00 46 48
Top of the Roc de 3 marches chairlift (from Les Menuires), Granges chairlift (St Martin) and Plattieres 3 (from Meribel)
Le Bouche à Oreille mountain restaurant is easily accessible from St Martin, Les Menuires and Meribel. The views are stunning and owners Rene and Maxime Meilleur have refurbished the whole restaurant to make the most of them. The bright interior has lots of strategically placed windows so views are possible...
+33 4 79 09 78 46
73210 Belle Plagne, La Plagne, France
This beautiful Hotel and Spa in La Plagne has recently been refurbished. There have luxury accommodation in their suites as well as hotel rooms and family rooms. The hotels dining rooms can cater for everybody offering gourmet breakfasts up to 3 course dinners. In addition there is the Carlina Residence...
+41 27 771 5555
Le Carrefour, Verbier, Switzerland
Le Carrefour mountain resaurant in Verbier are above-average but the extra cost is reflected in the quality of food. The menu offers a legendary selection of rosti, good steaks and plenty of interesting salads (all of which come in two sizes). Foie gras and goulash soup are also popular. Vegetarians...
+33 4 79 07 16 91
La Plagne, France
This is a large mountain restaurant in La Plagne. The menu is full of all the standard dishes - omelletes, salage, Tartiflette, chips etc. Located to the right of the blue run - Teppes, just before the bottom of Crozats chairlift. There isn't any pedestrian access. Unfortunately our researcher said...
+33 5 62 92 55 60
Le Carrousel, Cauterets, France
The Cirque de Lys ski area is serviced by this main brasserie restaurant and snack bar. The restaurant is self-service and good although rather basic. Great views of the slopes while you eat. Lifts/pedestrian: Cirque de Lys, based at the ski station as you get off the cable car.
Le Chalet du Verad, 74110 Avoriaz, France
This mountain restaurant has long been a party place for those people ending the ski day in the Prodain area. Take your time to stop for one of the best vin chauds in the Alps and you may even end up dancing on the table (not uncommon in this place!)....
+33 6 21 54 39 24
Les Verdons Sud, 73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise, France
Le Chalet Verdons Sud is a lovely mountain restaurant in a traditional wooden chalet, owned by Maxence Talenti and his family who have been in La Plagne since 1962. Despite spectacular views from its terrace, this might be one time you're hoping for colder weather. Maxence and his team will...
+33 4 50 75 55 51
Le Chasse Montagne, Les Folliets 74260 Les Gets
The position of this mountain restaurant above the village means that it serves the many chalets located on the upper half of the Route des Chavannes, making a trip down to the village unnecessary. The food is nicely cooked, and the staff are pleasant. From the top of the Chavannes,...
+33 4 79 22 46 09
Le Coeur de Cristal, Meribel, France
A mountain restaurant in Meribel with a fantastic terrace. A good spot for an extravagant lunch along the lines of La Folie Douce in Val Thorens. Make sure you sit outside as the interior is a bit on the clinical side. After 3pm there is often a DJ playing with...
+33 4 79 08 02 59
Le Courcheneige, Rue de Nogentil, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France
This 3 star ski-in / ski-out boutique hotel in Courchevel is fantastic. It was already good, but underwent a refurbishment for the 2016/17 season. It now has two excellent restaurants and bars, newly-decorated boutique rooms, a new, enlarged ski room directly on the piste and, last but not least, a beautiful outdoor jacuzzi and treatment facilities. It is...
+33 4 50 90 82 09
Le Desert Blanc, 74300 Flaine, France
Popular mountain restaurant in Flaine with stunning views to Mont Blanc from the sun drenched terrace. Known for the best burgers around! Enjoy a 'full moon evening' with cocktails, traditional menu and a moonlit ski back to resort, suitable for all levels of skiers.
+33 4 79 09 05 40
Dou du Praz, 73210 La Plagne, France
This mountain restaurant in La Plagne comes with high recommendations for the food and the hospitality. With a great menu and wine selections it is sure to be worth the detour. They also do husky dog rides on the circuit nearby. Situated next to the hiking/cross country circuit between Plagne...
+33 4 79 55 51 27
Plagne Montalbert, 73210 Montalbert 1600, France
This mountain restaurant has great views over Mont Blanc and serves traditional cuisine at a reasonable price. It is also part of a mini farm, the children can pet the animals after filling up on their lunch. Access to the restaurant is via the piste Gentil.
+33 4 50 79 72 97
Le Grand Cry, Plateau des Chavannes 74260 LES GETS, France
This mountain restaurant is top quality in a lovely position, which is perfect if you are looking for a substantial, long lunch. It is popular, especially on sunny days, as the terrace over looks the Chavannes ski slopes, so is not reccommended for those looking for a quick snack lunch...
+33 6 79 42 58 86
Le Grand Ourse, Mont Chery 74260 LES GETS
On a sunny, clear day the terrace and picture windows of this mountain restaurant, offer an unobstructed view over to the Mont Blanc mountain range, or on a cold day the log fire provides welcome warmth. The food is pricey but is different from anything else offered in resort, so...
+33 4 93 23 19 60
Le Gril de la Lombarde, Parking PI 06420, Isola 2000, France
The speciality in this mountain restaurant is Steak Rossini - our researcher says it is not to be missed. Located at the foot of the main nursery area.
+33 4 50 90 80 08
Le Michet, Chef lieu Flaine, 74300 Flaine, France
This mountain restaurant is the big brother of L’Eloge next door and run by the same family. Le Michet has an excellent reputation around Flaine for it’s superb menu and Savoyard charm (something that a lot of Flaine lacks!). A nice mix of the Savoyard specialities that you would expect...
+41 27 771 57 73
Le Namaste, Les Planards, Verbier, Switzerland
A pleasant enough old-style mountain restaurant which suffers from its position next to La Marmotte, which is generally a better choice, although prices are lower here. The terrace has an excellent view of the whole valley. The menu has few surprises, offering spaghetti, rosti and salads. Although it isn't marked...
+33 4 79 08 00 88
Le Panoramic, Rue de Tovets, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France
The first floor restaurant in Courchevel serves hearty steak and Savoyarde classics along with less common mountain dishes such as Magret de Canard and various fish dishes. Choose from great views on the terrace or the cosy restaurant - perfect for a long lunch. In contrast, the self-service restaurant downstairs...
+39 165 884758
Le Panoramique, Les Suches, 11016 La Thuile, Italy
Large bar and self-service mountain restaurant for La Thuile with wonderful sun terrace with panoramic views over the Rutor Glacier. Only open during the winter season. Located at the top of the cable car at 2,200m.
+33 450 74 21 69
Le Petit Lindaret, Les Lindarets 74110 Montriond, France
This delightful mountain restaurant has more charm than many you will find and the original lofts can still be seen. Food is always good and service is pretty efficient. A safe bet.
+33 4 50 74 21 94
Le Petit Pin, Secteur d'Arare 74110 Avoriaz, France
The large Arare sector is sparse when it comes to mountain restaurants and this is one of the few options in this part of the ski area. Whilst it may be convenient for a quick pit-stop, the food is nothing to write home about. Make the effort to ski the...
+33 4 7906 8792
Plan du Repos, 73700 La Rosière, France
This mountain restaurant is perched at 2100m above sea level and offers fantastic Alpine views from the large terrace. Its exact location is at the top of the chair lift that goes by the same name and is therefore accessible to walkers from Les Eucherts who could then take the...
+33 4 79 04 12 11
Le Plantin, Route de Meribel, 73550 Meribel, France
This charming mountain restaurant is half-way between Courchevel and Meribel. Following a recent refurbishment they now offer a more contemporary menu that many other mountain restaurant. There is a shuttle back to Meribel so you can have a nice long lunch without having to worry about strapping the skis back...
+33 6 73 72 87 55
Montchavin, Les Coches, France
This lovely mountain restaurant in La Plagne has a strong Austrian influence with great food, and very friendly staff. Well worth a visit. They make fresh hot chocolate to order and mulled wine is always on the go. Access to the restaurant is off the blue run from the Plan Bois cablecar....
+33 4 50 74 90 64
Le Pomme de Pin, Les Lindarets 74110 Montriond, France
This mountain restaurant in Avoriaz offers first class food and better than average service. There are very few tables and a lot of people end up having to sit outside. If you want to be sure of a seat in the warm it's better to book ahead. The menu is...
+33 5 62 92 61 27
Le Pont d'Espagne, 65110 Cauterets, France
This mountain restaurant above Cauterets has distinctive red shutters and wonderful location next to the waterfall, the view doesn't get much better than this. Perfect for long lazy lunches, the food is good basic French cuisine. Lifts/pedestrian: Pont d'Espagne - 15 minutes' walk from the car park.
+33 6 63 42 400
Le Relais de l'Aiguille, BP 12, Le Cret du Loup, 74220 La Clusaz, France
This restaurant in La Clusaz is an amazing find! Either a sunny terrace or cosy interior with an open fire, you can choose from the self-service menu or go a la Carte you can even pick out your own lobster from the tank!
+33 4 79 07 73 00
Le Savoy is a long-standing favourite restaurant on the corner of the pistes in Arc 2000. Open for lunch and dinner, and even breakfast, it's right next to the top of the Cabriolet gondola which links to Arc 1950 making it an easy excursion for 1950 guests in the know. The...
+33 6 74 52 25 98
Le Schuss, Sommet Telecabine, Pelevos, Isola 2000, France
This mountain restaurant offers all the usual local specialities of tartiflette and raclette. There are great views back over the resort. Open daily throughout the season 9am - 4.30pm Accessible for pedestrians too at the top of the Pelevos cablecar.
+33 4 5047 0972
Le Signal, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
Le Signal is another of Les Contamines mountain restaurants with pedestrian access. Enjoy great panoramic views of Monc Blanc from the terrace and solarium, and feast of hearty grilled meat and pasta dishes. There is a reasonably priced self-service dining area and a table service restaurant. (1930m)
+33 4 79 06 03 38
Le Signal, Le Fornet, Val d'Isere, France
Le Signal is a popular mountain restaurant in Val and has a lovely modern interior. There is a fine dining restaurant on the first floor with a fireplace. On the ground floor is a roomy terrace leading into the self-service area offering the usual suspects - plat de jour, quiches,...
+33 4 93 23 14 20
Le Ski In, Le Front de Neige, Isola 2000, France
This pleasant mountain restaurant is located on the Front de Neige (Snow Front) area at the foot of the slopes. They specialise in mountain cuisine and also do a particularly good pizza in the wood-fired oven.
+33 6 17 24 42 11
Le Solarium, Isola 2000, France
The spectacular venue of this mountain restaurant makes it popular, the menu may not be exciting but it is respectable enough to make your visit an enjoyable one. There are beautiful views from the sunny sout-facing terrace that you won't want to miss. Located in the Domaine de Combe Grosse....
+41 27 565 3530
Le Sonalon, Savoleyres, Switzerland
This mountain restauarnt is at its most glorious on summer evenings when the view is breathtaking. Le Sonalon remains open all year round, although it isn't marked on the piste map as it can only be reached by an off-piste route (check there is adequate snow coverage before setting off)....
+41 79 366 58 34
Le Sporting, Les Masses, Thyon, Switzerland
This snack bar can offer you a budget bite (sandwiches, soup and salad range from 5.50-14chf) however beyond that there is little to recommend it. The food isn't great and the sound of the nearby T-bar dominates. They also run a hostel with a number of rooms for double and...
+33 4 79 09 77 64
73210 Plagne-Montalbert, France
Mountain restaurant on the slopes in Montalbert making it a good place to start or end the day. It has a standard menu at lunchtime, changing to a more sophisticated cuisine in the evening. Very friendly service. Wifi available.
+33 6 1170 5107
Depart du Telesiege du Fort, 73700 La Rosiere, Montvalezan, France
Situated at the bottom of the Fort Express chair lift, this big self-service restaurant is a popular eatery especially on a sunny day, as the terrace is south facing. If you’re not skiing, then you can access the restaurant on (snowy) foot by means of the Plan de l’Arc track....
+33 4 50 79 09 43
Le Vaffieu, Le Pleney, 74110 Morzine, France
A friendly mountain restaurant with good service and great food. The fabulous views make this a sure fire favourite. You may wish to book a table in high season as it is a very popular spot for lunch. Located at the top of the Belvedere chairlift, turn left and the...
+33 4 50 73 38 77
Le Vieux Chalet, Plain Dranse, 74390 Chatel
A great mountain restaurant serving delicious Savoyard goodies. There are deck chairs set out in the snow so you can soak up the sun and admire the view while relaxing with your well deserved drink. Lifts/pedestrian: Pierre Longe to Plaine Dranse
+33 4 50 02 41 53
Le Vieux Chalet, 309 route du Crêt du Merle, 74220 La Clusaz, France
A pretty hotel with a mountain restaurant in La Clusaz great for hearty salads and people watching. Make sure you book. The hotel is just a 10 minutes walk from the centre of town. Restaurant located off the Cret du Merle lift.
+33 6 70 95 08 99
Le Wetzet, 360, chemin des Grangettes 74260 Les Gets, France
The Wetzet is a handy snack mountain restaurant in a fantastic position halfway down the Tulipe piste in a superbly sunny spot with lovely views. The menu is simple, but fine for a quick snack, or an afternoon drink. This is a cheaper lunch stop than many of the other...
+33 4 79 00 74 04
Intermédiaire de la télécabine des Bruyères - accès piétons Secteur du Mont de la Chambre 73440 Les Menuires
Chalet-style mountain restaurant in Les Menuires which is surprisingly light and airy inside. There is a separate bar for drinks. The PDJ is usually good value with dishes such as roast chicken with gratin dauphinois. Nice fruit tarts. Views towards the Cime de Caron on the right hand side of...
+33 4 79 00 64 44
Les 4 Vents, Les Menuires, France
An excellent mountain restaurant in Les Menuires, with a large terrace and deceptively spacious interior, including a mezzanine floor held up by 'tree trunks'. The whole effect is of the outside brought inside, with local stuffed animals (all labelled) adding to the natural theme - this may be the only...
This is a very friendly, but small mountain restaurant, with counter service offering paninis, chips, hamburgers, crepes, hot dogs, all well-cooked and freshly made to order. Outdoor seating only. Despite being a small take-away hut they provide warm and clean toilets. Access: via blue piste Le Choucas from Charniaz Express...
+33 6 07 54 96 19
73210 La Plagne, France
This mountain restaurant in La Plagne has a reputation for good food, speedy service, a large terrace and ample indoor space to make sure everybody can get a seat. Some budget options like sausages and chips will cost you a bit less than a dish of the day, if you want to...
+33 4 79 07 58 98
Front de neige, 73210 Montchavin-Les-Coches, France
Located in Montchavin, this mountain restaurant is on the edge of the slopes, just above ESF making it a good meeting place. There are great views of Mont Blanc from the small terrace outside. They do a great vin chaud served in proper mugs - very warming on colder days. They...
+33 4 79 08 06 84
Les Chenus, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France
This is a large and airy mountain restaurant that gets our vote for being probably the best value self-service in Courchevel, with a good choice of dishes, desserts and wine. Tartiflette is the only Savoyarde option on a menu which includes snacks, pasta and other simple dishes. There is also...
+33 4 93 02 39 97
Les Choucas, Le Front de Neige, Isola 2000, France
This welcoming mountain restaurant is located on the Front de Neige (Snow Front) area at the foot of the slopes. There is a good menu with food to suit all tastes and pockets, from fillers like pizza to more traditional tartiflette and fondue. Children are catered for with their own...
+33 4 50 90 86 03
Les Covagnes, Chef lieu Flaine, 74300 Flaine, France
This mountain restaurant is always good value, a great place for a lazy lunch that won't cost you an arm and a leg. There is a giant paella at lunchtime and other great deals so you can fill your stomach without emptying your wallet. Located on the Front de Neige,...
+41 27 771 7188
Les Esserts, Savoleyres, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant is a good place for children in Verbier, it has a lovely sunny terrace and the nearby toboggan run to keep them amused. If you'd rather sit inside, the stone-wall-and-wood decor make it a welcoming place for a rest, and the helpful staff compliment the atmosphere. The...
+33 4 50 74 09 86
Les Marnmottes, Les Lindarets 74110 Montriond, France
A beautiful and cosy little mountain restaurant is often difficult to get into during the peak season. When our researcher visited they highly recommended the omelettes here. Les Marmottes is better than most mountain restaurants when it comes to looking after young children.
+44 6 21 16 45 01
73210 Montchavin-Les-Coches, France
This bar and mountain restaurant in Montchavin Les Cloches has lovely views from the terrace. It’s handily located on the way to Vanoise Express at the bottom of the Dos Rond chairlift. No pedestrian access. No credit cards accepted.
+41 27 771 1979
Les Ruinettes, Verbier, Switzerland
There are two mountain restaurants at this busy junction in Verbier; self-service downstairs and table-service upstairs. The self-service is functional with standard choices. Queues can build up at peak times but if you arrive a little early for lunch you shouldn't have to wait too long and there is plenty...
+33 6 84 42 37 00
Les Vielles, Les Houches, 74400 Chamonix
This charming, rickety mountain restaurant in Les Houches, is nestled in the forest just off the Aillouds run; a short but windy traverse opens up a clearing under the Maison Neuve chairlift where the restaurant is perched. The valley's best vin chaud is served here. Suppers are particularly special; with...
Lookout Lounge, Day Lodge, Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada
This restaurant is on the 3rd floor of the Day Lodge in Sunshine Village, giving you some great views of the mountains. Open for lunch, the dining is casual with a buffet. Open 11am - 2.30pm
+1 250 423 4655
Lost Boys Cafe, Fernie Alpine Resort V0B 1M6, Fernie, BC, Canada
A mountain restaurant with wonderful views across the Elk Valley, ideal for a lunch stop or a snack and beer stop. Open daily throughout the season.
+33 4 79 08 92 72
Loy, St Martin de Belleville, France
A great value mountain restaurant slightly off the piste on the way into St Martin de Belleville. As well as the usual suspects (steak, pasta etc.) you can also just eat snacks (chips, sandwiches, burgers). Roomy interior plus a sunny terrace with views up the valley towards Les Menuires. Some...
+39 342 997 408
M'Eating Point, Via Bondi 473A, 23030 Livigno, Italy
A large mountain restaurant in Livigno with a large terrace providing a wonderful setting to enjoy your lunch. The format is very much self-service sandwich and snack bar, but is a very popular spot and you should expect to queue. Access to the restaurant is the Mottolino gondola at the top station...
+1 403 277 7669
Mad Trapper's Saloon, Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada
This mountain restaurant is located at the base of Strawberry lift in Sunshine Village.The food is pub style grub and the apres scene is good with cocktails and opening until midnight. There is sometimes live entertainment. Open 11am - midnight
+41 27 208 5700
Magrappe, Verbier, Switzerland
A lively, friendly mountain restaurant which is part of the Magrappe Hotel, Verbier. With homemade pasta and pizzas to eat in or take-away, this is a good choice for lunch in the area. There are also various local dishes: rosti, croutes with cheese topped with an egg and various soups and omelettes....
+33 4 50 7 420 68
Mamo's, 74110 Avoriaz, France
A great value restaurant on the slopes in Lindarets. Benk and Jeanette always offer a warm welcome and their crepes, burgers and salads are good value for money.
+41 33 853 10 68
Mannlichen, Wengen, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant in Wengen is the most accessible to everyone from Wengen. Access is easy using the main cable car out of the village and walking down to it once at the top and there are also plenty of ski runs leading off from here. This is a great...
+33 4 79 06 05 08
Marmottes, Val d'Isere, France
This is the best value self-service mountain restaurant in the Val ski area with generous portions and a brisk service. They have a sun-drenched terrace from where you can gaze at the splendid view of the Bellevarde. Unreliable to no phone signal. Lifts; Mont Blanc or, if coming from Val,...
+41 27 967 8282
Marmottes, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This is a relatively new mountain restaurant in Zermatt, proving itself popular from the start. The staff are young and professional and the food wonderful, with specialities such as venison, mussels with asparagus in lobster sauce and rösti with salmon. Vegetarians are catered for with dishes such as Asian noodles...
+41 33 855 25 75
Mary's cafe, Häxehüsli Staubbachbänkli, CH-3823 Wengen, Switzerland
A great mountain restaurant in Wengen, located at the bottom of the Lauberhorn world cup piste and can be reached by skiing down a black or red run or by taking the chairlift from Allmend station down to it. It is good for families as it can be reached by...
+39 0473 279405
Merano Alpine Hut, Via Piffing 47 39010 Merano 2000 South Tyrol - Italy
This large mountain hut in Merano 2000 has a large terrace for soaking up the warm afternoon sun. The food is traditional Tyrolean cooking, offering and welcoming friendly service, very popular with families. Accomodation is possible. Open all year round , 7 days a week.
+39 347 3016 499 or +39 347 1423 998
Mittager Hut, 39010 Merano 2000 South Tyrol - Italy
This mountain restaurant has fabulous views across the Dolomites, on a sunny day the large terrace is a welcoming sight. Open from mid December to Easter.
+33 4 50 90 05 09
Molliets, Route de Flaine, 74300 Les Carroz, France
An old rustic farmyard-style mountain restaurant in Les Carroz set in the forest. Serving a good variety of dishes and specialising in an array of great sweet pastries and tarts. Located at the bottom of Molliets chair lift or drive up to it on the route de Flaine
+33 4 79 00 67 68
mont de La Chambre, Les Menuires, France
Cafe and mountain restaurant above Les Menuires which seems to owe their popularity more to their location (between Val Thorens and Meribel) than to the food. Despite being at 2830m, the large lift building nearby blocks most of the view. As well as standard cafe fare you can get cheaper...
+39 122 858015
Monte Triplex, Loc Sportinia 4, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
This mountain restaurant is very well thought of locally serving a good range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads but the speciality of the house is definitely the polenta served with sausages or wild boar meat. Accessed via the Prarion chairlift.
+41 27 967 4770
Moos, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant is nestled into the side of the slope and offers a good range of dishes. Food service: 11am-8pm. Lifts:Matterhorn Express to Furi, then ski down the road round the lift station and go over the bridge. From there, you have to walk up about 50m where you...
+43 5446 3588
Mooserwirt, St Anton, Austria
The Mooserwirt mountain restaurant gives you an ‘Oktoberfest' party every day. Set in a traditional building, the serving area extends outside to the famous round ice-bar, where skiers dancing on tables to euro-trash music is the norm. German beers (such as Weizenbier) are on tap, along with glühwein. Standard dishes...
+41 27 957 18 81
Morenia, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland
This huge self-service mountain restaurant has a large range of delicious food of all types, from Pizza and chicken nuggets to Thai food. The prices are very reasonable here, and the sun deck with picnic tables provides a great view of the glacier. It is right in the middle of...
+33 4 79 00 02 67
Moutiere, 73440 Val Thorens, France
A relatively small mountain restaurant in Val Thorens with pretty dried flowers, a large fire and other homely touches that make it as welcoming on cold days as sunny ones. They have a wooden trough for gloves, hats and goggles. Food is simple but good. You can also get snacks...
+41 81 911 5878
Naraus, Alp Narus, 7017 Flims, Switzerland
Mountain restaurant in Flims with a large outdoor terrace providing magnificent views over the valley and of the Flimserstein. It's not a bad place to bring children since the restaurant has a playground just outside the lift station. The restaurant has table service and daily menus. A children's menu is available. Sun loungers with blankets...
+43 5256 6425
A-6456 Obergurgl, Austria
This mountain restaurant in Obergurgl is a bit of a star. It is big, modern and efficient and yet still incredibly charming. Main courses start from €9 and the house speciality is grilled spare ribs with garlic bread and salad. Live music in the winter season every Monday, Wednesday and...
+39 338 7910872
Neidia Hut, Str. Mastlè 39047, St. Christina, South Tyrol
A great mountain hut - whether you want a quick drink or a lunch stop.
+43 5357 2986
Krinbergweg 65, A-6365 Kirchberg in Tirol
This is a large mountain restaurant in Kitzbuhel with a traditional cosy interior, a sun terrace and a conservatory - something for everyone, no matter what the weather. The sun terrace gets the sun all day, and has views towards Ki-West and the Hohe Salve. The prices are very reasonable...
+41 27 967 2407
Olympia Subli, Riedweg 97, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
An English-friendly mountain restaurant with amazing views over the town to the Matterhorn from the sun terrace. Dishes served include a Tuscan onion soup, homemade spaghetti with beef and onions and the usual salads and burgers. With a live band most afternoons in the spring, there is a fantastic atmosphere,...
+33 4 50 54 01 04
Olympique, 230 Place du tour, Argentiere, 74400 Chamonix, France
This mountain restaurant in Chamonix is a great end of day meeting place which gets busy as home-runners hoard in. However the crowd certainly have no effect on the speed of service and the long queues do nothing to enlighten the spirits of the 'Hinge & Bracket' look-alike bar matriarchs. ...
Onkel Tom's Hutte, Haupstrasse, 3818, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Dominic and his wife have been running Onkel Tim’s Hutte for 17 years. This cosy rustic restaurant is all about choice - as long as you want a pizza. Pizzas come in three sizes, 25cm, 31cm and 40cm diameter – they have the pizza dishes on display so you can...
+43 3687 23105
8970 Schladming, Austria
This an old Austrian treasure and has a fantastic terrace with excellent, prompt service. Try the Planai Grostle or Haus Toast (griddled pork medallions on toast with cheese). Steigl on tap makes for long, lazy afternoons. Piste running past the restaurant is 7a on the Planai - follow the signs...
+39 339 8180709
Ostafa, 11020 Champoluc, Italy
A pleasant mountain restaurant at top of the Ostafa lift with dishes such as polenta with cheese or sausage and mushrooms, and hearty stews. A good place to fill up when you need a fuel stop.
+41 27 967 1761
Othmars hutte, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A great mountain restaurant with a wide variety of main course dishes ranging from 15chf to 43chf, this is a good choice for groups with different budgets. Famous for their fish dishes such as Alaskan salmon, halibut and king crab legs. Join the sledging parties on Tuesdays when you can...
+33 4 79 06 46 06
Palet, Tignes, France
A pretty standard self-service mountain restaurant in Tignes with good spag bol. A real suntrap, making it an ideal place to have a glass of wine (or two) and watch the world ski by. There have been mixed reviews about the quality of the food, let us know what you...
+43 664 2525
Panorama, St Anton, Austria
This modern, recently-renovated mountain restaurant doesn't really create much of an atmosphere but the terrace has a magnificent view across the Arlberg and is a fantastically scenic place to enjoy homemade food with background après-ski music. Both self-and table-service are available. A good variety of soups and salads along with...
+43 5287 8510
Zillertaler Gletscherbahn, Hintertux 794, 6294 Tux, Austria
A mountain restaurant and apres ski hangout at the top of the first of three cable cars to the glacier. A modern wooden building with great views all around. A self-service restaurant with all the usual menu options from soups to pastas and just about anything with chips. The children’s...
+33 4 79 06 47 21
Panoramic, Tignes, France
The perfect mountain restaurant location for those circuiting the Tignes peak, also accessible for pedestrians. The large self-service restaurant has an enormous sunny terrace that sells waffles of various hot sticky flavours. Beware of the toilets; it costs 40 cents to use them, even if you have eaten in the...
+41 27 967 3451
Paradies, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant in Zermatt offers some great dishes of the day including calf's liver with rosti and fillet of beef served on a hot stone. Imaginative vegetarian dishes; salad with caramalised pears and Roquefort. Children's portions are available. There is also the Bombardino bar and deckchairs on the terrace, a...
+43 5444 606 831
Restaurant Pardorama, 6561 Ischgl, Austria
This high-altitude mountain restaurant boasts magnificent views and an impressive contemporary design. There’s a self-service restaurant downstairs, and upstairs you’ll find table service with gourmet level cuisine to match. The restaurant can be accessed from Ischgl via the Pardatschgratbahn A2 gondola lifts.
+43 5444 5176
Paznauner Thaya, Silvrettastrasse 75, 6562 Mathon
This welcoming mountain lodge is one of Ischgl’s most popular mountain restaurants. The self-service restaurant downstairs serves popular classics, such as pizza and roast chicken, and upstairs there is table service too.
+43 5285 62115
Penkenberg 628, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria
Mountain restaurant in the Zillertal 3000 ski area with large sun terrrace and popular children's playground. A large open dining area and speedy buffet makes this a great place to refuel at lunchtime. They also have a shop which sells hats, goggles, gloves - anything you might lose and need to replace...
+33 6 81 11 40 26
05220 Monetier, France
A proper restaurant in a mountain hut with large sun terrace at 1700m with a great English chef preparing some of the best food in the whole ski area. The plat du jour might be wild boar, venison or tartiflette at 13€ with spaghetti at 11€. Situated just five minutes...
+43 664 50 40 647
Pfefferweg 119, 5754 Hinterglemm, Saalbach, Austria
A beautiful old mountain restaurant just above Hinterglemm serving local, traditional food. A great place to sample a Pinzgau speciality such as Specknoedel or a shank of pork.The building has been in place for 280 years, and the traditional feel helped the Pfefferalm to win the award for the Best Alpine Inn in...
+33 4 92 24 83 63
Vale of Cucumelle, 05240 La Salle les Alpes, France
This mountain restaurant in Serre Chevalier has the reputation as being one of the best on the mountains with the tastiest hot chocolate around. It has a lovely setting and feels very exclusive. But it is expensive, for example 16€ for an unaccompanied croque, seems like a crock to our...
+33 4 79 00 42 38
Pierres Plates, 73550 Meribel, France
A reasonable self-service restaurant in Meribel with views over both the Courchevel and Meribel valleys. The basics are all here - spag bol, tartiflette and soup with cheese and croutons. Nothing to write home about, however it is worth stopping here for a drink, especially at the end of the...
+39 0473 279610
Piffinger Kopfl, 39010 Merano 2000 South Tyrol - Italy
This picturesque mountain restaurant in Merano 2000 was rebuilt completely in 1997 by the current owners, following a devastating fire to the previous building. The food is traditional Tyrolean with a twist, one of their specialities is “Hirt’n-Nudel” - mountain noodles, looks delicious. Beautifully decorated inside and with a large...
+43 664 2513101
Pass Thurn 58, 5730 Mittersill, Austria
This self service mountain restaurant in Kitzbuhel has a separate bar service area and a large sun terrace. It is a modern, but is styled in the local tradition. There isn't a menu for children and the choice for vegetarians is limited. The restaurant is at the top of the...
+43 6549 7861
Pinzgauer Hutte, Golfstrase 5, A-5700 Zell am See
This mountain restaurant is a fairly recent addition in Zell but it's fast becoming a 'must-do' for visitors. You can be towed back to the Kappellenlift in pairs behind a skidoo when you eat here, a much better method than walking back up the piste. Modern, spacious and well-equipped to...
+41 33 856 21 58
Piz Gloria, Wengen, Switzerland
This revolving restaurant is on the top of the Schlithorn and is a must visit if you are in the area. The views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau are amazing. The place was made famous by the James Bond film ‘On her Majesties Secret Service' filmed in 1968. The film...
+39 339 7127479
Piz Seteur, Str. Plan de Gralba 30, 39048 Selva, Val Gardena, South Tyrol
This delightful hotel is located on the mountain and affords stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The restaurant offers full a la carte menu, bbq or coffe and cake for the weary skier. The apres bar is a wonderful place to enjoy a last drink before your last run back...
+41 27 289 52 46
Plan du Fou, Nendaz, Switzerland
Try to get a seat outside this mountain restaurant to enjoy the spectacular view. The friendly staff speak good English and helps to make this a pleasant place to have a drink and a break. The food is nothing to write home about but includes various pastas and salads at reasonable...
+33 4 50 54 05 77
Plan Joran, Grand Montets, Argentiere, 74400 Chamonix
Waiter service or cafeteria/snack bar at this mountain restaurant, and a liqueur and coffee kiosk mean there is plenty to offer the weary rider. What's even better though than the food is the warm welcoming interior and the great setting. The terrace at Plan Joran is one of the most...
+41 81 927 9960
Plaun Station, 7017 Laax Murschetg, Switzerland
A small mountain restaurant in the Laax area, formerly a lift station, with an outside bar for when the weather is good. Snacks are available such as cheese spaetzle at reasonable prices. The music playing is variable but always upbeat and the bars position at the bottom of five runs, (black,...
+41 27 957 21 32
Popcorn Plaza, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland
Mountain bar/cafe which is mainly a large sun deck with many a deck chair to bask in the sunshine on a fine day. Simply, yet filling one-course meals available cooked in a giant pan. Great place to spend a lazy afternoon listening to funky music and enjoying a drink or...
05220 Montier, France
Mountain restaurant where 'fuel' might be a better word than nourishment to describe the food bought at this place. The drinks are fine, the service is great and the setting looking up at the pistes is fantastic, but honestly the food is slopped on a plate and you can take...
+33 4 79 08 81 49
Pub le Ski Lodge, 73125 La Tania, France
During the day this legendary pub in La Tania is very family-friendly; in the evening, flavoured vodkas, live bands and loud music make it the liveliest place in La Tania. The menu has a wide range of UK-type pub food, including a good PDJ. If you are on the terrace...
+1 970 871 5150
Ragnars, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
This is a great mountain restaurant for a lunchtime stop. However you can also come here in the evening, combining dining with an amazing adventure, beginning with a nightime gondola ride, followed by a snowcat-driven sleigh ride under the stars and across the mountain to Ragnar's. Enjoy a 5-course Scandinavian-inspired...
+43 5356 62600
This mountain restaurant in Kitzbuhel is open daily 9am - 6pm. The children's lunch menu is served 12 noon - 2pm. Located at the bottom of the Streif. Pedestrian access is available.
+33 4 50 74 17 43
Refuge Abricotine 74110 Les Brochaux, France
A mountain restaurant in, arguably, the most beautiful mountain setting. Located in the Brocheaux bowl and next to an impressive waterfall you will find that the ambience and food are as good as it gets. Highly recommended. If you fancy making a night of it and staying after all the...
+33 5 62 92 61 27
Le Chalet, du Clot, Pont d'Espagne, 65110 Cauterets, Franc
This mountain restaurant/mountain refuge has a stunning location, set in the heart of the beautiful Pyrenees National Park. The food in the restaurant is basic but very tasty and the accommodation is again, basic but adequate. This is a definitely a budget option but good value. Lifts/pedestrian: Pont d'Espagne -...
+33 6 88 56 03 54
Les Grands Montets "The hotel", 74400 Argentière, France
This modern building houses a mountain restaurant that doubles as a hotel. The Lognan Refuge has a 25 bed dormitory upstairs if you fancy spending an evening in the mountains, however most of us head there on our way back from the Point de Vue piste, when we can't bear...
+33 6 75 67 01 50
Reine Hortense Hostellerie, Chemin rural de la Reine-Hortense, 65110 Cauterets
This historic mountain restaurant above Cauterets offers a truly memorable experience. Great to trek to if you strap on the snow shoes and head up, with fantastic aerial view of the town and good value French cuisine you won't be disapponted. Pedestrian: Chemin du col de Riou.
Rendevous Food Court, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 USA
The Rendevous food court is a great mountain restaurant offering a wide range of food choices from burgers, pizzas,soups, salads and a variety of other snacks and drinks.They also have a full self service bar called the Outpost, great if you are in a hurry to get back to the...
Rendevous Lodge, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, Canada
This Whistler mountainr restaurant has several cateteria-style eateries serving breakfast and lunch. Most meals are under $10, includig soups, stews, sandwiches, pasta, burgers and Mexican. As you don't need skis to get here this is a good place to meet up with your non-skiing buddies and enjoy the views over...
+43 5446 2352550
Rendl mountain restaurant, St Anton, Austria
The building is a bit 70s but there's a fantastically welcoming atmosphere in this mountain restaurant. Although Rendl is often a quiet option, in good weather it can be packed as it gets the sun most of the day. Queues do build up, especially between 12.30-2pm. Food includes good stir-fries,...
+41 27 966 0555
Restaurant Alexandre, Riffelalp resort, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
One of the more upmarket restaurants in the Riffelalp Resort, Zermatt but definitely worth it for the views. Dishes on offer include: fillet of sea bream Mediterranean style or try the escalope of veal and masala gravy. A three-course menu here costs in the region of 80chf. Food service: 12-2.30pm,...
+41 27 967 1646
Restaurant Alm, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant in Zermatt is famous for their fresh trout and many fish dishes such as salmon lasagne or fish soup with trout. The menu is large and there is definitely something for everyone. House wine from 44chf for a bottle. Food service: open 9am - 5pm daily. Friday...
+41 27 967 3524
Restaurant Blauherd, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant in Zermatt was recently extensively renovated and is no longer a self-service bar, but a swish lounge bar There is a large terrace area and plenty of seating. Lifts/Pedestrian: top of Sunnegga-Blauherd chubble (A2).
+33 4 79 08 92 72
73440 St Martin de Belleville, France
A charming and popular mountain restaurant about 1 kilometre above St Martin de Belleville that offers traditional food in a rustic setting. It is possible to stay here for an evening meal and ski back with torches if you book in advance Located on the Le Biolley piste.
+41 27 289 52 49
Restaurant Combatzeline, Nendaz, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant has lovely view from the terrace, along with (if you're lucky) the enticing aroma of a spit roast turning in the open air. The best place to sit is at the tables laid outside in the bar area. Meals range in price, enjoy dried hams and salamis,...
+41 27 289 52 94
Restaurant de Siviez, Verbier, Switzerland
This traditional mountain restaurant in Nandez offers a good selection of dishes. Although you won't find a view to prove it, this chalet-style restaurant is bang in the centre of the 4 Valleys. Inside, there is plenty of space with numerous wooden tables neatly laid out. A wider choice than...
+41 27 289 5257
Restaurant de Tracouet, Verbier, Switzerland
A centrally located restaurant, this is a convenient place to stop if you're in Nendaz for the day, though it's nothing out of the ordinary. The experience is much improved if you can get a seat on the terrace, from where you can enjoy the wonderful view. Downstairs, the restaurant...
+33 4 50 79 24 73
A simple but friendly mountain restaurant ideally located right at the top of the Super-Morzine cable car and at the foot of some very quiet and gentle beginner slopes. If your children are learning to ski this is a good choice as it combines easy access to lunch with the...
+41 27 966 2777
Furri, 920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A very convenient place to meet, this mountain restaurant in Zermatt that offers the usual fare of salads and pasta. A great place for a coffee stop either mid-morning or mid-afternoon. They also have a wonderful selection of homemade tarts, top up your energy levels with a good sugar rush! Lifts/Pedestrian:...
+43 5356 6951230
This is a great mountain restaurant stop for families, with a children's menu including Wiener Schnitzel, chicken nuggest, grilled sausages, spaghetti or just chips! There are also pasta and salad dishes for vegetarians. You can book a romantic candel-lit dinner in the evening,, the dinner plus cable car ticket costs...
+41 27 967 12 41
Restaurant Jagerstube, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Enjoy the tranquillity of this hidden mountain restaurant accessible only on foot. Soak up the views whilst sampling local cuisine including rösti, fondues and pasta. Food service 10am-5.30pm. Lifts/Pedestrian: pedestrian access only, walking trail through Zmutt hamlet, one hours' walk up from Zermatt or 40 minutes' walk down from Furi.
+41 27 281 1998
Restaurant la Combyre, Verbier, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant gets quite busy so it's worth arriving early (lunch service starts around 11.30am). In between you'll find a braver menu than many other mountain restaurants, such as ravioli with a creamy tomato and basil sauce and emince de boeuf garniture grand-mere, which is lean strips of beef...
+33 4 50 74 09 60
Restaurant La Ferme, Les Lindarets 74110 Montriond, France
A charming old mountain restaurant at the exit of the popular ‘Goat Village’. The food is a bit on the pricey side but you will always get a good meal. Also a convenient stopping point on the home run to Ardent if that is where you choose to end the...
Plan Bois, 73640 Sainte Foy, France
Mountain restaurant with popular sun terrace serving rustic traditional food with lovely PDJ, homemade ravioli, and good hot chocolate. Located at the top of the first chair lift.
+41 27 288 2165
Restaurant les Cleves, Nendaz, Switzerland
A chalet-style restaurant with wood-panelled walls and tiled floors. The food is reasonable. Lifts: 52 Pracondu 1 T-bar from Nendaz; reach via blue run down. Pedestrian: no access.
+41 279 66 02 90
Restaurant Mattherhorn, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A mountain restaurant in Zermatt that specialises in Asian food and also proclaims to be the highest souvenir shop in Europe! Wow, now that sounds like a not to miss place if you are in the area. It is a self service restaurant also offering take-away but if you want...
+41 79 634 4962
Restaurant Mont-Rouge, Nendaz, Switzerland
Although the Mont-Rouge mountain restaurant lacks a view, the terrace faces the lift area which is always buzzing and so perfect for people-watching. Perhaps this is what makes this restaurant a popular choice in this part of the 4 Vallees. Both self and table service are available, with meat-orientated food...
+43 5356 63611
This is a massive self service mountain restaurant in Kitzbuhel that serves a good selection of well priced meals. Especially during busy times this is the place to come, as you will always find a table and the service area is very large, so there are seldom long queues. Located...
+33 4 50 84 74 68
Plateau de Nyon 74110 Morzine, France
This is a great French run mountain restaurant, offering a good variety of mountain fayre as well as filling burgers and chips. A delicious Caesar salad is also on the menu and everything is beautifully cooked and presented. Although it can get busy, so worth booking ahead, the service is...
+41 27 967 14 82
3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Not the easiest mountain restaurant to get to, but the prices are cheaper than most in Zermatt and the traditional food is good, especially the rösti with bacon and cheese fondue. There are also beautiful views across to Furi. House wine from 44chf per bottle. Lifts: from Gornergrat, ski towards...
+41 27 967 2675
Restaurant Rothorn, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
With fantastic views this mountain restaurant on the Sunnegga side has friendly service and reasonable food, for instance lasagne and chicken salad. Although quite a trek up from town (1,500m vertical), it is a great choice for a lunch stop and there is a conservatory to allow you to soak up...
+41 27 967 3046
Restuarant Sunnegga, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A busy but spacious mountain restaurant in Zermatt that is easily accessible for all standards of skiers making it a useful place to meet up with beginners and non-skiers. Often full of groups of children so the restaurant can be noisy and the service is sometimes slow. Not the place...
+41 27 967 4284
Riedweg, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere welcomes you to this mountain restaurant in Zermatt. They serve traditional mountain food such as braised cabbage with potatoes and sausages and meaty farmer fondues. Vegetarian choices include vegetable strudel and rosti. Children's options include sausage skewers or meatballs. Food service: 11am-7pm. Lifts: from Sunnegga (A1),...
+41 27 966 6500
Riffelberg, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A large and busy mountain restaurant in Zermatt that serves well as a quick and cheap lunch stop. Often full of kids in ski school and generally loud and crowded, although the large terrace is a nicer option on sunnier days. No booking necessary. Lifts/Pedestrian: right next to Riffleberg stop...
+41 27 966 6500
Riffleberg Hotel Restaurant, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
A light open-plan mountain restaurant in Zermatt with huge windows looking over to the Matterhorn and, although not a particularly big restaurant, it has a terrace to seat more people on sunnier days. The service is friendly and the food consistent as well as being nicely presented. Dishes include sliced...
+39 0122 755505
Rifugio Alpette, 10058 Sestriere, Italy
A genuine mountain refuge offering reasonably priced pasta dishes at an altitude of 2300m. Simple but very effective and definitely worth a stop during a holiday to Sestriere. The panorama from the summit of Mount Alpette is beautiful and gives a great view of the courses used for the recent...
+39 0471 79 41 21
Family Marzola, Plan de Gralba 24, 1-39048 Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Italy
The Rifugio Emilio Comici is one of the oldest and best mountain restaurants in Val Gardena. Established in 1955 by the Marzola family, the restaurant specializes in fish and fine wines, as well as serving all you’d expect from a quality Italian mountain restaurant – including amazing desserts. The hut...
+33 4 79 08 32 34
Roc Tania, La Tania, France
This mountain restaurant is an ideal location for sundowners, with views over Courchevel and Meribel, especially later in the season. From here you can ski straight home to Meribel, La Tania, Le Praz, 1550 and 1650. The menu has all the usual suspects, all well cooked and presented. Options include lamb...
+33 4 79 00 46 48
Roc des 3 marches, Les Menuires, France
A fairly ordinary self service mountain restaurant in Les Menuires, but with fabulous views on three sides and a huge sun terrace. Snacks and lighter meals are also available. The interior has a non smoking section. Lifts to aceess the restaurant are Allamands, Granges, Plattieres 3.
+41 81 927 73 33
Rock Bar, Crap Sogn Gion Cable Car Station, 7032 Laax Murschetg, Switzerland
Mountain restaurant in Laax/Flims region with deck chairs and sheltered sun seats available, all with a fantastic view of the mountains. As the name suggests, Rock Bar has loud rock music pumping out of speakers placed around its terraced amphitheatre style seating. Only open when weather permits from around 8.30am until 4.30pm...
+43 69 1085 8855
Rodealm, St Anton, Austria
This mountain restaurant is a truly great Austrian experience for young, old, first-timers and the experienced. Either toboggan (or ski) in the day to enjoy the Alm as a mountain restaurant, or better still, hire a rodel and enjoy real Tyrolian food and night rodelling! Complete with cosy central fire,...
+43 664 64 88 652
This mountain restaurant is in a very small rustic hut, with a large covered outside area. The bacon and three eggs is great value. Nothing special for children or vegetarians but a good priced pit stop. Directions: On the right of piste 31, near the bottom. Look out for the...
+33 4 79 00 37 51
Rond Point, 73550 Meribel, France
This bar in Meribel is a pivotal part of the pres-ski experience with the Brits. The bar is ski-in, ski-out with good vin chaud, a vibrant atmosphere and live music from 5pm. It shuts at 7.30pm so either get the bus or leave while it's still light you can ski...
+43 6541 6959
Lindlingweg 117, 5754 Saalbach, Austria
Charming mountain restaurant with a large terrace providing a great place to soak up the sun. This traditional farmhouse gives a real feel of the area with staff in traditional costumes and the smell of homemade gluhwein. Pistes to access the restaurant are 27 and 28 next to the Rosswald...
+43 5583 41825
An der Schlegelkopfabfahrt, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria
A really charming and recently restored mountain restaurant in Lech with several small dining rooms. The best place to enjoy lunch on a good day is on the fantastic suntrap terrace. Dinner is available on a Tuesday or Thursday evening by reservation. Pistes running past the restaurant are from Schlegelkopf, Kriegerhorn and Oberlech.
+41 81 911 15 88
Runca, 7018 Flims. Switzerland
Family-friendly mountain restaurant serving the Flims/Laax area with a terrace with plenty of tables a couple of metres away from a playground. Good option for winter hikers but a bit of a pain to get to and from on skis so unless you need to meet someone who has kids with them, there...
Schaf Alm, 8970 Schladming, Austria
Traditional mountain restaurant in Schladming with stunning view from the popular terrace. A spectacular, hand-carved building where, although the menu is similar to most of the other huts, the food is excellent. Located just at the top of the Planai gondola. Their website isn't in English
+43 5282 2829
Schwendberg 390, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria
Luxurious mountain restaurant in Mayrhofen with open fires for cold days and a large terrace for sunny days. The food is organic and persented like a work of art with the best wine selection in the valley. With views over the Penken, this is an ideal spot for a long lunch. Lift...
+43 5583 39888
Schlegekopfarena, 6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria
A fairly new addition to the improving mountain restaurant scene in Lech, serving traditional Tyrolean food. Located just above the bottom station of the Schlegelkopfbahn and so a good option for meeting up with non-skiing members of your party at lunchtime.
+43 664 3345
Schroefli Alm, St Anton, Austria
Another Alm (mountain restaurant) which is hundreds of years old, this is a historic mountain resting place in every way. Welcoming and full of character, it offers either a cheery inside restaurant or a large terrace and ice-bar overlooking the peaks. Prices are above average. Choose from a variety of...
+41 27 967 2263
Schwarzsee Hotel, 3290 Zermatt, Switzerland
This Zermatt mountain restaurant has fantastic views and good food such as smoked trout as well as the usual fare. There is also a self-service section here that has similar dishes but a couple of francs cheaper. Lifts/Pedestrian: in hotel at top of Schwarzsee.
+43 5583 2283-230
Talstation Seekopf, 6763 Zurs am Arlberg, Austria
A traditional family-run Gasthof in upmarket Zurs which has long been respected as one of the best mountain restaurants in the entire Arlberg Ski Area. Rated highly by the locals, which is always a good sign! The restaurant is at an altitude of almost 2200m but at least the chairlift that accesses...
+41 81 927 99 25
Segnesboden, 7017 Flims Dorf, Switzerland
A mountain restaurant serving the Laax/Flims area with its large sun terrace that gets the sun until around 3pm, is regarded as a place not to be missed by hikers and skiers en route. Overnight accommodation available and can be reserved in advanced. There are 27 beds in total and double...
+43 3687 61615
Seiter Hutte, 8970 Schladming, Austria
Traditional mountain restaurant from the outside, but all the mod cons inside. This is a handy self-service restaurant with consistently good food. At night the hut is lit up, making quite a sight from the gondola. Piste running past the restaurant is run 31 on the Hochwurzen or accessible from...
+43 5446 2048
Sennhutte, St Anton, Austria
All the usual stuff you would expect from a mountain restaurant, given the competition from nearby apres bars (Heustadl, Taps, Moorserwirt) sun terraces. Reasonably priced menu heavy with Tyrolean influence - Kasespatzle, Wiener Schnitzel, Ham and Cheese toasties, all served between 11am to 5pm. Live music is provided by the...
+33 4 79 00 43 48
Sitelle, 73550 Meribel, France
This simple mountain restaurant in Meribel offers good Savoyarde fare such as sausage with polenta or chips. Early in the season it can often be in the shade by mid-afternoon.
+39 125 36630
Sitten, 11020 Champoluc, Italy
This pleasant bar/self-service mountain restaurant in Gressoney, near the end of the St Anne run. A good place to stop for lunch or a hot chocolate and take in the amazing 360° view of the Gressoney Valley, and the sunshine of course.
+43 5336 5265
Hnr. 581, 6236 Alpbach, Austria
Mountain restaurant in Alpbach in a beautiful sunny spot which is Ideal for people seeking a traditional Tyrolean. The views from the terrace are pretty hard to beat.
+43 5446 2000
Underground on the Piste, Rudi-Matt-Weg 9, St Anton, Austria
The Underground establishment is well-known to those skiers who return to St Anton year after year. Located just below the Museum, you can ski direct from the piste to experience lunch from 11am or apres-ski from 3pm, before returning later in the evening for a great-tasting dinner (6-10.30pm). Flexible for...
+1 250 423 4655
Slopeside Coffee and Deli, 5339 Ski Hill Road V0B1M6, Fernie, BC, Canada
This cafe is located at the base area of the Fernie Alpine Resort, a great spot to meet for a coffee/breakfast before you set off or for lunch. They serve Starbucks coffee and snacks as well as freshly baked goodies. Beer and wine is also available.
+41 27 771 2116
Sommet Savoleyres, Verbier, Switzerland
This is a giant feeding ranch on the mountain in Verbier; two large self-service restaurants and a big terrace, designed to file hungry skiers through as quickly as possible. Although it isn't particularly charming, it's easily accessible from Verbier and makes a good meeting place. Lifts/Pedestrian: at the top of...
+33 4 79 00 74 28
Sonnailles, 73440 Les Menuires, France
This mountain restaurant is easy enough to find, sitting with a cluster of other farm buildings on the left as you ski into Les Menuires on the beautiful (and easy) Boulevard Cumin. Order at the counter, and your food is then delivered to your table. The menu is good value and,...
+43 5356 62776
Hohnenkamm 11, 6370 Kitzbuhel
This mountain restaurant is not the sort of place you have a quick pit stop and refuel with a cheap snack and drink on the way back to Kitzbuhel. But if you want a different lunch experience, where the quality of the food and the history of the wine are...
+33 4 79 08 21 34
Soucoup Sandwich Bar, Courchevel, France
This tiny sandwich bar in Courchevel is next to the swanky Soucoupe mountain restaurant, with one large table and two or three small round high tables with stools. They serve great sandwiches with the same view as the restaurant. If you are lucky enough to get a seat, the sandwiches...
+39 348 6527222
Soussun, 11020 Champoluc, Italy
A wonderful mountain restaurant in a tiny secluded hamlet which you can ski into from the Frachey area of Champoluc. Be warned that you cannot exit on skis, only by the restaurant's private piste basher which will take you back to the blue piste at Frachey or back to Crest....
+43 6541 7253
Spielbergweg 207, 5753 Saalbach, Austria
This mountain restaurant in Saalbach is always a good bet for lunch, and very popular so be sure to book in high season. Speciality of the house is the vast range of mushroom dishes. If the snow conditions are good this is a great place to go of an evening...
+41 27 957 2212
Spielbolden, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland
Small mountain restaurant which I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to get to. The restaurant is downhill from a lift station which blocks the view of the glacier. The food is relatively expensive with a poor selection. The service isn't as friendly as the other restaurants, so all...
+43 5285 62882
Penken, Mayrhofen, Austria
This is a bustling mountain restaurant at the Penken lift area. It is slightly tucked back behind the main Penken chair, with a distinctive green roof it's quite easy to spot. Self service and great value food with huge portions and a great atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit, and it...
+41 27 967 30 62
Stafelalp, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This mountain restaurant in Zermatt has traditional mountain hut ambiance (wooden throughout with benches and animals on the walls), situated under the north face of the Matterhorn, it has spectacular views of her that you won't see anywhere else in resort. The price is mid-range and the food is very...
+41 81 911 5848
Startgels Lift Station, 7017 Flims, Switzerland
Mountain restaurant for Flims/Laax with a small outside terrace which has good views of the valley and is roofed over, great for protection when the weather is less than perfect. The restaurant is table service only and has daily specials. Reservations advisable, although if you're willing to wait at the bar...
+1 604 905 2379
The Roundhouse Lodge, 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler Mountain, Whistler, Canada
The only mountain restaurant on Whistler offering table service. Wonderful food. Lifts/Pedestrian: located in the Roundhouse Lodge
+43 5356 64690
Hahnenkammstrasse 8, A-6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria
The Streifalm is a mountain restaurant in Kitzbuhel that takes on a different character at various times of the day - in the afternoon it has a typical Austrian ski hut menu, it's a great place to stop for a drink at the end of the day and in the...
+39 342 997324
Stuvetta, Clma Carolsello 3000, 23030 Livigno, Italy
A traditional mountain restaurant in Livigno serving classic Italian food. You can really treat yourself here with local specialities, several fish dishes and an extensive wine list. The Stuvetta is the a la carte offering amongst several bars and eateries within the complex. Access to the restaurant is at the top of the...
+33 4 50 90 87 63
Sucre Sale, 74300 Flaine, France
This mountain restaurant in Flaine, serving also Les Carroz, is different from the average mountain hut. Not only can you admire the great views over Flaine but also following Flaine's artistic theme, there is artwork on display around the restaurant. Local dishes are a speciality. Lift to access the restaurant is the...
+33 4 79 41 16 61
Sun Bar, Val d'Isere, France
This is not really a mountain restaurant as such but an ideal location right next to the lift-pass office and telecabine in Val d'Isere. Food is pretty basic but they seem to do well enough serving standard dishes such as pasta and lasagne. As the name suggests, this is a...
+39 125 965210
Taconet, 11020 Champoluc, Italy
This popular mountain restaurant on the blue run Frachey. They specialise in local dishes like 'Zuppa Valdostana', stews and polenta with cheese.
+43 5446 2628
Taps, St Anton, Austria
Famous for its sun-terrace overlooking Rendl and St Anton, Taps mountain restaurant is the perfect place to sit in a deckchair, soak up the sun, relax, or get into the party mood after a day's skiing. It has lost some of it's cosy appeal but is still popular. Beware of...
+33 4 50 27 08 85
Taverne, Le Grand Bornand, France
Traditional mountain restaurant serving basic Savoyard food, tartiflette etc as well as excellent salads. Probably the best on the mountain, both for food, position and value. However, service is classically French and unhurried!
+41 81 927 9910
Tegia Larnags, Larnags, 7032 Laax Murschetg, Switzerland
This is a great restaurant in Laax with 14 Gault-millau points awarded for it's local cuisine. The restaurant uses fresh local produce whenever possible and it really shows in the flavours and quality of the cooking. Michel and Marianne Bauer who own and run the restaurant have done an excellent...
+39 166 94 83 69
Testa Grigia, 11021 Cervinia, Italy
Delightful sunny mountain restaurant in Cervinia with a panoramic view of the surrounding glacier, Testa grigia makes a good lunch or pit stop when heading over/back from Italy. The first floor restaurant serves an Italian menu with dishes containing cured meats and cheeses as well as polenta dishes with sausage,...
The Alpine Grill, Day Lodge, Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada
This restaurant is on the 2nd floor of the Day Lodge. They serve breakfast followed by pizza and pastas with salads for the rest of the day . Open am - 4.30pm.
The Chick Pea, Whistler, Canada
A legendary restaurant on Whistler mountain, half way down the Whiski Jack run. The building is is an eclectic cabin featuring a variety of tasty naan bread sandwiches with Greek salad on the side, plus hearty soups and stews with an exotic flair. On sunny days they fire up the...
+1 866 373 4754
The Mackenzie Outpost, 2950 Camozzi Road, Revelstoke, British Columbia, V0E 2S0
Located at the top of the Revelation Gondola, the Mackenzie Outpost mountain restaurant features a selection of delicious on-the-go treats from La Baguette in the village. Items served include hot coffee, sandwiches, homemade goodies and more. With stunning views of the Monashee Mountains and convenient, tasty snacks, this is the...
The Mad Goat, Bansko, Bulgaria
A mountain restaurant in Bansko with reasonably-priced self-service food, including basics such as kebab and slices of pizza - and we want to go just because of the name! Lifts: at the top of the Shiligamika 4-man chair.
Mid-Mountain Lodge, Revelstoke, BC, Canada
This stunning mountain restaurant features cafeteria-style dining with an espresso bar and deck with a barbeque. Some of the tasty menu items include homemade burgers, a selection of panini and deli sandwiches, a 'build your own' pasta station, chilli in a bread bowl, kids' menu and fresh homemade baking. All...
+41 27 957 1771
threesixty, Berge und Mehr GmbH Mittel Allalin, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland
Famous for being Europe's highest revolving restaurant, you can't beat the views on a clear day. It takes one hour to revolve, giving you a panoramic show of the amazing alps for miles around. Service is very good and fast, although you do pay for the views. The menu is...
+1 970 879 6111
Thunderhead Food Court, Steamboat, USA
The Thunderhead food court is just at the top of the gondola and is a great mountain stop for breakfast or lunch. They offer a huge variety of foods including pizzas, burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and lots more.There is also outdoor BBQ on good sunny days so you can relax...
+43 6541 8418
5753 Saalbach, Austria
A warm and cosy mountain restaurant serving traditional, local food that always has a roaring open fire. The house speciality is the chilli spaghetti and a half litre of beer is around 3 Euros. What a bargain compared to most ski resort prices! The restaurant is situated at 1500m in altitude...
+41 33 828 78 28
Tipi Bar, Restaurant Bahnhof, 3801 Kleine Scheidegg
Renowned by anyone who has been to Kleine Scheidegg, the Tipi is a great snack bar and meeting point. Even though it’s just a tipi they still manage to cook up some tasty dishes. Great for a small bite to eat or a quick burger for lunch, seating available inside...
+43 5256 6265
A-6456 Hochgurgl, Austria
This mountain restaurant is a recent addition to the Obergurgl ski area and in the most dramatic location on the 3082m summit of Wormkogel above Hochgurgl. Main courses start from around €12 and the soups, stews and pasta dishes have all been recommended by researchers and visitors. You will feel...
Top of Europe, Jungfraujoch, Wengen, Switzerland
Although the Jungfraujoch is not covered on the ski pass unless you buy the upgrade. This is one of the best views you will find in the area. In summer the Jungfraujoch welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world to visit the ‘Highest railway station in Europe' It...
+33 4 79 41 96 99
Trifollet, Val d'Isere, France
This mountain restaurant in Val is renowned for its pizzas and is an excellent place to stop for lunch. It does get very busy and the staff can seem a bit hassled but if you choose the time you go there carefully (i.e avoid 12-2pm) it is well worth a...
+33 6 09 63 73 61
Serre Ratier, 05330 Saint Chaffrey, France
Popular mountain restaurant in Serre Chevalier with large sun terrace which is one of the best eating venues in the valley and accesible to anyone, located beneath the Cafe Soleil. The plat du jour is around the 15 euros mark, and whatever it is I guarantee you it will be...
+41 81 833 70 30
Trutz, Bergstation Suvretta, CH-7500 St Moritz
A high altitude mounmtain restaurant in St Moritz owned by the Suvretta House Hotel. An upmarket and yet still affordable feel with great views over the lakes of the Engadine. A noticeable Italian influence on the menu with plenty of pasta and polenta, but still offers loads of great Swiss...
+33 4 79 06 25 01
Tuffs, Val d'Isere, France
This mountain restaurant is a convienent place to meet up in Val, les Tuffs is on the piste in la Daille. You can get anything to satisfy your hunger, from snacks or a very good buffet-style lunch. Lifts; Between Etroits and Funival. Pistes; Orange, OK, Diebold, Verte. Pedestrian; by bus...
+41 27 967 5495
Tufternalp, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Self service mountain restaurant in Zermatt serving a limited menu of homemade soup, cheese and sausage. Although a convenient pit stop, there have been reports that they aren't particularly friendly. Food service: 10am-6pm. Lifts: Tuftern (9) from top of Patrullarve chair (D), just before the wide piste turns into a...
+43 5287 8510
Zillertaler Gletscherbahn GmbH & Co KG, Hintertux 794, 6294 Tux, Austria
This mountain restaurant is a similar set-up to the Sommerberg restaurant but a stage higher in the long network of lifts to the glacier. Considering you are eating at an altitude of 2600 m you will be pleasantly surprised by the prices. The panorama terrace is stunning and the ski...
+43 5287 87216
Tuxerjochhaus Hochsteg 582, 6292 Finkenberg, Austria
This mountain restaurant tends to be a bit quieter than the other restaurants as it is a little further away from the main glacier ski area. At an altitude of 2300m and accessed from the blue run off the top of the 4 man Tuxerjoch chair.
+43 5446 30200
Ulmerhuette, St Anton, Austria
This mountain restaurant is quite difficult to get to, children will need to be strong skiers and there is only a small selection on the menu. You really feel in the heart of the Arlberg at this mountain hut. At over 100 years old, it also receives house guests, most...
This popular mountain restaurant in Kitzbuhel is often busy but the service is excellent and very fast even when all the tables are full. There are tables indoors, a covered outside area and a sun terrace. A great place for lunch when the sun is out as the views are...
+33 4 79 04 07 07
Verdons, 73550 Courchevel, France
This mountain restaurant/bar is on the left of the large Saulire lift building as you ski down the mountain. Although, it can be a good meeting point, especially when the weather is good enough for the terrace to be open, the quality of the food ranges from poor to disappointing....
+41 81 927 7380
Vorab Gondola Station, 7032 Laax, Switzerland
Mountain restaurant for Laax/Flims situated at 3018m above sea level, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from inside or from the extensive outdoor terrace. The self service Vorab Gletscherrestaurant, (or Glacier Restaurant in English), is a popular spot at all times of day. As well as benches and tables...
Vorab Gondola Station, 7032 Laax, Switzerland
This small, outdoor mountain restaurant for Laax/Flims has stunning views of the glacier and surrounding mountain peaks. A wide range of alcoholic coffees are on offer as well as soft drinks. As well as drinks there is a small outdoor grill producing bratwurst and bread, and daily soups such as Gerstensuppe....
+39 0473 279461
Waidmann, 39010 Merano 2000 South Tyrol - Italy
This mountain restaurant boasts the best views in Merano 2000, from the large sun terrace you get an amazing view of the Dolomites and a whole lot more. A warm welcome is assured and the food is traditional mountain fare.
+1 970 871 5150
Western BBQ, Steamboat, USA
During the day the Western BBQ offers great family value on the mountain, with BBQ buffet, very relaxed and with something for everyone. In the evening you arrive by gondola and once you are full of amazing BBQ there is live entertainment and dancing with local band Sun Dog. Open...
White Lounge, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria
This unique igloo bar is an amazing chill out spot on the Ahorn plateau. Large outside bar with deckchairs provides stunning views where you can relax, have a drink and listen to music. Easily reached from the top of the Ahorn lift.
+43 6541 7653
5753 Saalbach, Austria
A large, high-altitude mountain restaurant in Saalbach with a popular sunny terrace providing the best views over the entire valley on a nice day. One of the few self-service restaurants in the area and can be a quicker option if you don't want to sit for hours over a long lunch....
+43 5582 717
Willys Pistuble, 6762 Stuben am Arlberg, Vorarlberg, Osterreich, Austria
This is a great mountain restaurant and our researcher is a regular there because of the amazing value, but mostly due to the warm and humourous welcome Willy extends to everyone. It had to go to onto our favourite list...
Yeti, 3922, Route des Chavannes 74260 Les Gets, France
The Yeti mountain restaurant is ideal for those who don't want a long stop for lunch, offering simple food such as chips, sandwiches, hot dogs and spaghetti at relatively cheap prices (compared to other mountain restaurants!) It's a great place to sit in the sun and watch the activities unfold...
+39 0473 279408
Zuegg, 39010 Merano 2000 South Tyrol - Italy
This mountain restaurant is a great place to end your skiing day with a spot of apres ski. Merano 2000 has some fabulous places to sit and recharge on the mountain and this hut is no exception. The food is traditional mountain fare of with a special touch. Very family...
+41 27 967 2045
Zum See, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Zum See is one of Zermatt's most famous and favourite mountain restaurants, set amongst ancient barns (stadels),. A must-visit for any foodie; the cuisine, décor and situation won't fail to impress even the hardest critic. Dishes include lamb fillet, homemade pasta and their infamous Napolean (an amazing pastry and cream...
+43 5336 5366
Nr. 387 6236 Alpbach
A pleasant mountain restaurant in Albach which is a convenient spot for lunch whatever your needs. At over 1800m you are sure to get great views from the terrace. There is a table service restaurant and a self-service if you are in a hurry. Their website isn't in English. Located 200m from the top of the gondola.
+41 33 853 10 57
Brandegg, Wengen, Switzerland
A popular mountain restaurant in Wengen which is Ideal for families because of its proximity to the train station and the blue runs/sledging runs. The Brandegg restaurant is well known locally for its Apple fritters and the lovely sunny terrace, where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere and hopefully a few warming rays from the sun. Located at the bottom of the blue run 22 and 24 and also the Eiger run toboggan track.
+1 403 705 4000
Eagle's Nest, Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Sunshine Village, Banff, Canada
This lovely restaurant in Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers a great fine dining experience. If you are staying in the village then this is a great place for an evening meal. They are open for lunch as well.
Farm Inn Paratoni
+39 333 5443668
Str. Insom 17 39047 S. Cristina - Val Gardena - South Tyrol
If you’re interested in the history of ski resorts before all the tourists arrived for the snow, transforming the villages and the local economies, then we’d really recommend a visit to the Farm Inn Paratoni. And if you’re more interested in local, authentic cuisine, we’d really recommend a visit to the Farm Inn Paratoni. The farmhouse dates back to 1232, one of the oldest surviving examples in the valley. Gemma Paratoni and her husband have transformed this family home into an inn and opened their doors to share an insight...
Folie Douce – Val d’Isere
+33 4 79 06 01 47
Folie Douce, Val d'Isere, France
This mountain restaurant is a great place to meet friends on the mountain in Val d'Isere. Have they taken advantage of this? Yes. The self-service restaurant is expensive, the food isn't always brilliant and in peak season the queues verge on the ridiculous. Having said all that the waffle man sells sandwiches and drinks. The afternoon/apres-ski music with a DJ and a live band is pretty legendary and the crowd is soon dancing on the tables and downing expensive drinks without a care in the world! Lifts; La Daille, troits,...
+43 5446 235 2520
Valluga, St Anton, Austria
This mountain restaurant has a wonderful panoramic view that enhances the otherwise plain and simple décor, at 2650m this is the highest restaurant in resort. Enjoy simple dishes such as soup, toasts and schnitzel for surprisingly reasonable prices, considering the location. Take the Galzig gondola up to Galzig, then the Valluga 1 gondola (in same station) up to Vallugagrat. Pedestrians can go up as foot passengers and take in the amazing view. Afterwards take a trip up to Valluga (2811m) which has a wonderful view across the peaks. Remember that...
+33 4 79 08 28 03
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise, La Plagne, France
This mountain restaurant in La Plagne is in a fabulous location, with stunning views over the Champagny valley to Courchevel. The food is good quality with children and vegetarians well catered for. Prices are resaonable considering your location, with dish of day around €12-14 and wine from €8 for half a litre. Located at the top of the Champagny gondola. Easy pedestrian access from the gondola makes this a great place for non skiers to meet, or to just enjoy a lazy lunch on a non skiing day. ...
+33 4 50 74 12 80
Promenade des ardoisières, Village des Dromonts, 74110 Avoriaz, France
Excellent traditional mountain food in a laid back atmosphere and with spectacular views down towards Morzine. The ambience is created by the jazz music that is played here more often than not.
+41 79 652 4542
This Verbier mountain restaurant is a large barn type building, inside you'll find a very long dining hall, with wooden tables. The layout is functional and rather bare but manages to feel quite welcoming, especially after a long morning on the slopes. Outside there is a terrace although the view isn't as good as at restaurant Combatzeline. Lifts: ski to the bottom of 66 Greppon Blanc, staying to the right of 21 Les Chottes. Do not take the traverse to La Tsa, but continue down to the right of Les...
Refuge du Laisonnay
+33 6 08 54 34 61
Le Laisonnay d'en haut, 73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise, France
The Laisonnay Refuge is situated in the heart of the Champagny le Haut valley, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. From the middle of February onwards, guests can access the Laisonnay by skiing off-piste, snowshoeing, or by cross country skiing, as well as on foot, where they can enjoy a traditional Savoyard lunch cooked on an open fire. The traditional dishes are all family recipes passed down from generation to generation, including Grandma Catherine’s “Farçon” or Grandpa Jean’s Savoyard Hotpot. This mountain restaurant has been open for 45 years...
Sanglier qui fume
+39 0603 304142
Situated a few yards to the right of the lower section of the Mont Blanc piste running down towards Arc 1600 lies a recently-added mountain restaurant that is well worth a visit. The first thing to note about the 'Sanglier qui fume' is the name! It means the smoking wild boar and once you see the place you won't forget. There are reminders everywhere. There is a hint of comedy and a convivial atmosphere led by the boss, Olivier, who makes regular rounds to ensure the clients are enjoying themselves....
Snack du Pleney
+33 4 50 79 24 78
Le Pleney, Morzine, France
Right at the top of the Morzine cable car this mountain restaurant offers no walking or skiing involved, a great advantage if you have any non-skiing children (or indeed adults) with you.. Plenty of space for playing in the snow and the menu is simple and quick, meaning that children have less time to get bored. It can get busy in high season and prices are not the best but it is a case of paying for convenience. Open 8am - 6pm.
The Roundhouse Lodge
The Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler, Canada
A very popular mountain restaurant which is famous throughout the Whistler area. They have three open food courts on two floors serving everything and seating for upto 250 people. A bar in the corner for wine and cocktails in addition to beer by the jug - all at a reasonable price. Well worth a visit. Lifts: Emerald Express, Big Red Express, Whistler Gondola, Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Pedestrian: Whistler Gondola, Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
+39 166 949 145
The slopeside location makes this a popular apres ski spot but it is also well-known for its more chilled out vibe later in the evening. Max the barman is well-known as a fun and knowledgable host, and he will guide you through the cocktail menu or possibly persuade you to try a local grappa!