Being a Vegetarian and not eating any meat, or a Vegan and not eating any animal products is now a much more common diet plan to follow. There are plenty more ski holiday options that can cater to this than there used to be. If you opt for a self-catering holiday, you can shop the local produce and cook your own meals or eat out in resort restaurants. Most menus will specify what is suitable for vegetarians and vegans but do always check with your waiter on how your food is being prepared.
A great option would be to go for a catered chalet where the chalet hosts can adapt their menus for the week and easily cater to your dietary requests. It is essential that you let the chalet know in advance as the in-resort team will need to arrange a separate shopping order. There can sometimes be a small additional fee for Vegan menus as several ingredients are harder to get hold of up a mountain. Alternatively, most ski hotels can offer a vegetarian menu, and some can cater to vegans. It is imperative that you always check with the hotel before booking. We can do this for you just give our sales team a call and be more than happy to help.
We have picked out for you the top 5 resorts for vegetarian and vegan dining; these resorts have been chosen for the abundance of eatery choices both up the mountain and in resort.
Val Thorens, France
Vegetarian and Vegan friendly restaurants in Val Thorens include: Supernova Café, Alpen Art, Chez Pépé Nicolas, L'Auberge des Balcons, Wok Ski, LE RENDEZ VOUS
Vegetarian and Vegan friendly restaurants in Tignes include: Tignes Cuisine, Tummy, Niurou steakhouse, La Cantine, L'Arti, Mountain Restaurant, La Pizz' de Tignes
St Anton, Austria
Vegetarian and Vegan friendly restaurants in St Anton include: Eldorado Hotel, Hazienda, Galzig Bistrobar, Sennhutte, The Museum Restaurant, San Antonio
Vegetarian and Vegan friendly restaurants in Cervinia include: Chalet etoile, Igloo Restaurant, Sotto Zero, Bontadini, La Bricole, Un Mare di Neve, La Luge, Wood, Ristorante Pousset
If you are a vegetarian or vegan, then we would highly recommend booking a Club Med ski holiday as their food selection offers an incredibly large buffet with several different food stations. With breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets included in your Club Med package price you can find a wide variety of styles of food covering most dietary requirements.
Inghams, Ski Total and Esprit Ski chalets can all cater for vegetarians at no extra cost and for vegans at a weekly supplement of £35 per person. Some fantastic Chalet options include: Chalet Soldanella in Selva, Chalet Noella in Val Thorens and Chalet Cristal in St Anton,
Le Ski who offer a terrific selection of chalets in Val d’Isere, Courchevel and La Tania are well known for their excellent chalet hosts and high-quality food. Vegetarian and vegan diets can be catered for with adapted menus, items Le Ski can provide include dairy free spread and soy yoghurts, Soy Goats and Almond milk, Quinoa and other grains and pulses and Tofu.
Ski World are one of the biggest Chalet suppliers with a huge number of properties in a wide range of resorts. Vegans can be catered for with Ski World at a supplement of £29 per person for the week and there is no charge for a week of vegetarian meals. Some great Chalet options with Ski World include: Chalet Benjamin in Courchevel, Chalet Campanula in La Plagne, Chalet Simone in Meribel and Chalet Cirrus in St Anton.
We know it can be tricky when dietary plans come in to play so we have created a list of top tips for vegetarians & vegans on ski holidays: