Best Ski Hotel Restaurants & Chefs

The most celebrated gourmet hotels in the mountains.

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The best ski hotels for award-winning food

With celebrity chef Simon Taxacher (Austria’s Michel Roux Jr) at its helm, the Rosengarten can safely be considered one of the best gourmet hotels in the world. It recently secured an earth-shattering 19 Gault&Millau points (according to rating founders, only God could achieve 20 point perfection…) to add to its 2 Michelin stars. Guests can upgrade to a stomach-clutching 11-courses if they see fit and few leave without learning a thing or two from the master, with cookery courses in the penthouse studio.

Kirchberg

Highlights Lively après Ski Kitzbühel for less Linked ski area

One of Zermatt’s iconic Seiler Hotels, Mont Cervin has played a leading role in the town’s history as one of the best gourmet destinations of all time. Its restaurants have amassed a mammoth collection of 34 Gault&Millau points between them: 13 for the sushi-serving Myoko, 14 for the Grill Le Cervin and 17 (on top of a Michelin star) for the Mediterranean Capri.

Zermatt

Highlights glacier skiing high altitude terrain stunning panoramic views Swiss chocolate box architecture

When W Hotel raised the curtain on their debut Alpine incarnation, the first thing on their mission statement was to found an award-winning restaurant. Though it may be early days, signs suggest that the swish Arola restaurant is headed for the desired Michelin stardom over the next couple of years. Already in possession of 2 Michelin stars from his restaurant in Madrid, head chef Sergi Arola has concocted an inspired split menu combining the best of Mediterranean and Alpine cuisine. He also turns his hand to Spanish fare in tapas bar Eat-Hola, where you can sit sipping sangria while watching the preparation of treats like piquillo peppers and octopus gyoza.

Verbier

Highlights Vast interlinked 4 Valleys area Vibrant and varied après ski Chocolate box Swiss chalets Incredible scenery

The legendary Cresta riders have gathered for a century in the Kulm’s Sunny Bar to receive their medals, which says it all for the antique saloon. Its NITO sushi menu (which has earned a respectable 13 Gault&Millau points) feels positively futuristic by contrast, eaten while gazing at the gilt-framed snaps of former riders on the walls. Full-blown, sit down meals are this grand dame’s strong point, with gourmet delights in the K (and 16 points from Gault&Millau) and the fabulous gala dinners hosted practically by the week in the regal Le Grand Restaurant.

St Moritz

Highlights Stylish town centre High-altitude glacier skiing Glamorous après-ski

Captained by Austrian legend, Martin Sieberer, being voted Tyrol’s ‘Best Restaurant’ in 2012's just one of the feathers in the Paznauner Stube's cap. It also holds a Michelin star and 17 Gault&Millau points - making the Trofana Royal Austria's most G&M appreciated hotel. Head below deck for indulgence of the liquid variety – 3 labyrinthine wine cellars hold an estimated 25,000 fine wines, which guests are invited to taste.

Ischgl

Highlights Some of Austria highest slopes Awesome après Famously fast lifts

Unbelievably fine cuisine is something of a trademark for the Relais & Chateaux hotels, to which the petit hotel Tennerhof’s no exception. Kupferstube’s been one of Austria’s leading eateries for decades, hailed for artisanal delicacies inspired both by the region and further shores (think: King crab and tandoori alongside Chestnut souffle with milk and rosehip). Under the leadership of Stefan Lenz (Four Magazine’s Chef of the Year 2014), the kitchen added two Gault Millau toques to the trophy cabinet in 2014 – alongside a Michelin star and the ‘Golden Tea Leaf’ (emblem of the greatest selection of teas in the country).

Kitzbuhel

Highlights World's most difficult run Romantic Austrian charm Foodie favourite

Gone are the days when Andorra’s offerings were beneath the rest: when your 5-star Soldeu hotel has 6 restaurants and 3 Michelin chefs of its very own (Barcelona’s Nandu Jubany, Hideki Matsuhisa and Carlos Gaig, in case you were wondering), you can expect great culinary things of your stay. The hard part’s working out how to divide your time between tapas at The Villager, sushi and sake at the Koy Hermitage and pure gastronomic heaven in restaurant Origen ? we only wish they did their luxury picnics in the winter season.

Soldeu El Tarter

Highlights Most terrain in Andorra English speaking ski schools Family friendly

Jean Philippe Nuel is famed for designing hotels based on the clientele he imagines will stay… in which case the Avenue Lodge should be filled straight from the Parisian Catwalk. Cross the threshold from the grandiose Avenue Olympique and you may think you’ve stumbled into a modern work of art… You won’t be leaving in any sort of hurry, with fantastic lounge area and a spa that’s open up to 20 hours a day.

Val d'Isere

Highlights ½ of Espace Killy Fantastic après Traditional chocolate box village Skiable glacier

Small in name, but definitely not in reputation, the Mounier’s Le P'tit Polyte’s the highest Michelin-starred restaurant in Isere, though bright-eyed chef Mathew Hegarty could probably produce gourmet finery at a service station... His food’s imaginative: lobster with green mango cream and chocolate puddings infused with spiced tea – and quickly snapped up – there are only about 30 seats, so book suitably well in advance.

Les 2 Alpes

Highlights Glacier Skiing Awesome après Loads to do

Beginning its story way back in 1844 as an inn, the achingly traditional Neuwirt restaurant has been topping the list of Kitzbühel’s best eats since time immemorial; securing a solid 16 Gault&Millau points and a Michelin star in the process. Interiors are wood-panelled and dotted with tiled stoves, and even the fare harks back to the area’s Tyrolean roots: bringing culinary elegance to the likes of venison, rowan berries and black truffle.

Kitzbuhel

Highlights World's most difficult run Romantic Austrian charm Foodie favourite

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