Even the most avid skiers find themselves needing to refuel at times and for that very reason, Val d’Isere’ s mountain pit stops cover everything from the long boozy lunch on sun drenched terraces to the quick ski in, grab a coffee and go. There really are so many options from La Fornet to Les Brevieres we couldn’t list them all but we have shortlisted some of our favourites below:
- Marmottes – Believe it or not, it is possible to eat well and (relatively) cheaply on the mountain. Marmottes is a self-service restaurant, by the Marmottes lift, with plenty of seating inside and out. They offer all the classics at great prices. It’s the perfect place to duck in to, grab a 2€ hot chocolate and warm up by the open fire before carrying on for round 2 or 3 on the slopes.
- Edelweiss – Tucked away on the Fornet side of the mountain, Edelweiss is the perfect spot to stop for a long lunch which might just be the end of your day’s skiing! The sun drenched terrace and cosy log fire are hard to leave behind! Don’t feel you have to hesitate at the wine and drinks list… it’s a quick ski down to La Fornet bus stop where our drivers can meet you and whisk you home.
- Lo Soli (Tignes) – Another chance to eat well and not break the bank. Lo Soli is a big self-service restaurant on the Tignes side of the valley with reasonably priced food. We recommend the omelettes! They’re easily big enough to share.
For the non-skiers in your party, there are plenty of opportunities for them to catch up with you on the mountain and hear the tales of your day so far. We would suggest La Signal in La Fornet, La Tete de Solaise at the top of the new Solaise cable car or L’Ouilette for their famous BBQ if your non-skiers don’t mind a walk in the snow. If you are happy to come back into the village, we would recommend La Sana in the snow square or Les Tufs in La Daille.