All the flavour of the slopes

The finest dining for ski gourmets

Bet you can’t wait to get your skis on and spend a whole day on the snow! But what if you could sate your appetite with some traditional gourmet dishes too, right there on the slopes?

Well, especially for mountain lovers like you, we’ve picked some high-altitude eateries where you can savour genuine Trentino flavours in the places that created them. Snugly seated by a roaring fire on a winter evening while the snowscape glints white in the sun outside, you can enjoy an excellent meal with a view so pristine and exquisite that even your breathing seems to quieten in an awed hush. Then, deliciously refreshed, you can return to the pleasures of the slopes, rapt with childlike enthusiasm – down the mountain then up then down again until finally it’s time to call it a day.


Alpine Lounge Meriz – Paganella

Right at the arrival station of the chairlift which, in the Paganella Ski area, connects Santel to La Rocca, you find a sustainable hut where pasta is prepared fresh every day, where even sandwiches are gourmet and where every stop can only end with Nuvola del Meriz, a yogurt with almonds and berry sauce.


Baita Natalia ai Cinque Laghi – Madonna di Campiglio

Upon arrival of the 5 Laghi cable car, 2051 metres above sea level, you find yourself on the roof of the world. This is the hut where you can photograph great panoramic views of the Brenta Dolomites, while enjoying excellent goulash, canederli (dumplings), game and cheeses. All the while, soft snow all around looks like a cloud of whipped cream.


Malga Ces - San Martino di Castrozza

In the heart of the Trentino Dolomites, right by the slopes at the Ces ski area in San Martino di Castrozza, this farmstead is the ideal start point for a good hike. And when you’re done, you can relish some excellent gourmet cuisine inspired by Trentino tradition! 


Lo Scoiattolo Refuge – Pejo

Close by the Pejo ski slopes 2,000 metres up among the peaks in Stelvio National Park, “Lo Scoiattolo” refuge is an idyllic retreat for those who love skiing – and fine food! Its restaurant serves traditional dishes from Trentino and throughout Italy.


Chalet 44 Alpine Lounge – Alpe Lusia

The terrace offers glittering views of the Lagorai mountains and the Pale di San Martino, while the interior is exquisitely fashioned from Val di Fiemme wood. Arrive at night by snowmobile under the stars and savour a meal that’ll seduce the eyes and delight the palate with flavours that linger long in the memory.


Carlo Valentini Hut – Canazei

Next to the Sellaronda slopes, we find a historic hut that is an icon for every skier or hiker. In a valley at the foot of Sella and Sassolungo, 2218 metres above sea level, the kitchen is in the hands of Gaetano Bonanno, the chef who brought the art of gourmet cuisine to high altitudes.

Published on 20/12/2023