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!

Like in a fairy tale

In the Ladin heart of Fassa, an intimate setting where you can share the most secret stories, as they once did. El Filò by chef Nicola Vian works with local raw materials in a constant search for new notes of aromas and flavours. His cuisine aims to bring enchanting dishes to the table, where the territory, in a dedicated tasting menu, meets the inspirations of the moment, mingling with special ingredients from other parts of the world.

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.


In Campo Carlo Magno, in Madonna di Campiglio, Palù della Fava is a renovated mountain hut completely immersed in nature. Here you can taste traditional mountain dishes while enjoying a one-of-a-kind view of the Brenta Dolomites. A jewel away from the noise, yet easily accessible with ample parking.

Like a hug

Inside the Bes-Corna Piana nature reserve which protects the floral heritage of Monte Baldo, the "garden of Europe", the FOS-CE Refuge is a mountain lodge that exudes ancient flavours. Grilled dumplings, gnocchi, polenta, sauerkraut and ribs in dishes that will satisfy the appetite of a day spent immersed in nature, hunting for treasures in the snow.

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!

Carved in wood

Adorned with wood and granite, Rendenèr Alpine Food is an elegant restaurant that best embodies the heart of this area, and is located in the heart of the Adamello Brenta Park, in Pinzolo. Young owner Tommaso Beltramolli, and chef Simone Ubaldi will enchant eye and palate with ingredients harvested on site, and that you least expect to find here. Have you ever tasted chlorophyll risotto?

Published on 05/02/2024