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.

#1

Rifugio La Roda - Dolomiti Paganella

This refuge is adjacent to the slopes at the highest point of the Paganella Ski resort. If you love an aperitivo break or a mouth-watering Trentino dish (or two) after an invigorating morning’s skiing, you’ve come to the right place!

#2

Chalet Fiat – Madonna di Campiglio

Here with the breathtaking ski slopes and toboggan runs, soft snow to tramp through on snowshoes, and wraparound panoramic views to relax and enjoy, you’re literally on top of the world. And after your outdoor exertions, the gourmet dining that awaits might prove the biggest surprise.

#3

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! 

#4

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.

#5

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.

#6

Carlo Valentini Refuge – Canazei

With quality ingredients from select local producers and traditional Trentino and gourmet recipes, the creations by Chef Gaetano Bonanno extend the reputation of this refuge, a renowned outpost that’s been making mountaineering history since 1884.

Published on 11/11/2022