When looking for your perfect ski home, it may not just be about choosing somewhere for the great skiing and beautiful scenery. Re-fuelling before, during and after a day on the slopes is essential, so why not ensure that it’s also enjoyable?
There are plenty of resorts that offer a variety of food experiences, from fine dining to hearty, traditional meals that warm your insides. So, where are the best ski resorts to get the best food?
France – Megève
Megève offers everything you could want from a well-rounded eating experience. Boasting three Michelin-starred restaurants, there’s no shortage of fine dining options on offer. However, if you’re looking for something more affordable and understated, there’s still plenty of choices.
Rustic mountainside restaurants serve signature ski dishes such as fondue and raclette, complete with stunning views. For a taste of true local delicacies, visit the weekly farmers market in the village for local produce, deli goods and pastries.
Italy – Courmayeur
Courmayeur is a resort that embraces food like no other, with eating considered an activity of importance, only secondary to the skiing itself. As well as offering a host of authentic Italian restaurants and regional cuisine, there are a variety of food-related events that take place throughout the year.
These include the Momentum Ski Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience, now in its seventh year, which takes place in Courmayeur each March, the Taste of Courmayeur festival in January and the Festival of Alpine Bread in December.
Austria – Sölden
Home to James Bond’s favourite restaurant, there’s a great variety of eateries in Sölden, from high-end dining to self service restaurants. If you’re looking to try some traditional Austrian cuisine, there are plenty of places that offer dishes such as goulaschsuppe (goulash soup) or kaiserchmarren (sliced pancakes).
The resort also features independent restaurants serving all sorts of cuisines, including Italian and Asian, as well as over 30 mountain restaurants which provide the perfect opportunity to refuel on the slopes.
Switzerland – St. Moritz
St. Moritz offers a world-class standard of cuisine that blends Italian and French influences, as well as Swiss. You can try all of the ski classics here, such as delicious fondue, raclette and salsiz - a traditional cured sausage. St. Moritz Gourmet Festival is held every winter, where chefs from around the globe gather to demonstrate their culinary skills.
You’ll also find some great opportunities to grab lunch with a view – try some traditional Alpine Lodge cuisine in one of the mountain restaurants.
To get the process of buying your ski property underway, why not take a look at our handy buying guide? It lays out the buying journey step by step to make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.