A dinner in a mountain hut? The pleasure of a little adventure!

With your snowshoes, onboard a snowmobile or a snow cat

A trip to Trentino in winter wouldn’t be complete without an evening meal amongst the mountain peaks: in a mountain hut, a farmhouse or a chalet.

Embraced by the warm wooden furnishings and a welcoming atmosphere, as soon as you step through the door you will be greeted by the aroma of tortel di patate (traditional potato cakes), served with platters of cured meats and tasty cheeses. As the snow drapes a blanket of silence across the woods outside, at the feet of the white capped Dolomites, you can enjoy a glass of Trentodoc sparkling wine before starting your meal.

And how do you reach the mountain hut? With a little adventure on the snow of course, which adds something special to this already unique experience. You could take a reinvigorating snowshoe trek under the moonlight or sweep across the fresh snow and through the silvery woodlands onboard a snowmobile or a snow cat.

That’s it. Once you arrive you can shake the snow from your boots, take off your cap and gloves and tuck in to a well-deserved meal. Buon appetito!

Something out of a fairy tale

The wood and stone create a truly enchanted atmosphere at Malga Rocac, a mountain farmhouse built at the edge of the woods and facing the majestic mountains of Moena "The Fairy of the Dolomites". It can be reached by car but, weather permitting, you can get here on foot from the town of Moena, known as the Fairy of the Dolomites.

Tastes of tradition

As the sun sets in upper Val di Cembra, after snowshoeing through the woods from the Masi Alti di Grumes farmsteads for about an hour, what could be better than a host that can tell you not only what will be served in every dish, but above all where the ingredients came from? At the Rifugio Potzmauer Mountain Hut, you can experience this every winter weekend in Trentino.

A cradle of stars

A snowshoeing excursion or a ride on a snowcat? However you get here, from Andalo or Molveno, La Montanara on the Pradel Plateau of the Paganella mountain is your gateway to the stars among the Brenta Italian Alps. Fresh home-made pasta, charcuterie boards, polenta cooked over a wood fire and desserts, all from the Sartori family, who have managed this mountain hut with love for forty years.

The art of gourmet

Book your gourmet meal in this chalet in the heart of Latemar. You can get directly to the Baita Cesarina mountain cabin in Val di Fiemme by snowmobile, skirting around RespirArt: the world’s highest art park. Upon arrival, you’ll find home-made pasta served with sausage, goulash, and game stews or PDO charcuterie boards.

A snow-white lake

You can don waterproof boots with spikes as an alternative to snowshoes to get to the Rifugio Nambino Mountain Hut[ in winter, with an easy walk of around 40 minutes that’s simply stunning! The Serafini family, who have been here since 1933, will greet you and even organise tasting dinners with menus based around the lake or the land (must be booked).

Step into our embrace

A welcoming, eco-sustainable mountain hut awaits you at an altitude of 1,600 m on Dosso della Martinella: with its unique, perfectly round shape, it’s like stepping into the embrace of the Rech family. The Baita Tonda hut serves up special dinners with the traditional flavours of Vallagarina, just what you’ll need after your snowmobile ride up here by moonlight.

The chocolate of the Italian Alps

The Baita Ciocomiti mountain cabin is a balcony onto the Brenta Italian Alps within the “Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta Val di Sole Val Rendena” ski area. You can get there by snowshoeing along well-signposted, marked trails or on a snowcat by the light of the moon. Traditional Trentino dishes, home-made desserts, and of course the obligatory chocolate!

Published on 26/10/2022