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5 Best New Ski Resort Restaurants

F&W's travel editor tells where to find the best new restaurants and après-ski scenes this winter at ski resorts around the world.

Ski Resort Restaurants: U.S.

Park City, Utah

5 Best New Ski Resort Restaurants: Montage Deer Valley

Courtesy of Montage Deer Valley

Montage Deer Valley This new slopeside ski resort high on Empire Pass has its own beekeeper, a huge spa and custom craft beers made with high-altitude hops (some from the resort's hop trellises). At Apex restaurant, chef Matt Leonard (a Mark Miller protégé) serves hearty dishes like Kobe burgers and gnocchi au gratin.


Vail, Colorado

5 Best New Ski Resort Restaurants: The Sebastian

Courtesy of Timbers Resorts

The Sebastian The Sebastian is the first new ski resort in Vail Village in 43 years. Its restaurant, Block 16, has a deep wine cellar and an obsessively local menu, while its Frost Bar has one of Colorado's largest Scotch selections. Pop-up spas near popular après-ski hangouts offer massages and reflexology.


Steamboat Springs, Colorado

5 Best New Ski Resort Restaurants: Truffle Pig

© John F. Russel

Truffle Pig Chef Ezra Duker's French Laundry training informs the haute dishes (foie gras in a jar) at this restaurant in a luxe new residential property at the base of Mt. Werner.


Breckenridge, Colorado

5 Best New Ski Resort Restaurants: One Ski Hill Place

Courtesy of One Ski Hill Place

One Ski Hill Place This new ski resort at the base of Peak 8 has a bowling alley designed to look like a gold-mining shaft; T-Bar offers 40 beers on tap.


Mammoth Mountain, California

5 Best New Ski Resort Restaurants: Mammoth Mountain

Courtesy of Levy Restaurants

Slope Snacks New this season at Mammoth Mountain in California: snowcats selling burritos, tamales and churros. mammothmountain.com.


Ski Resort Restaurants: Foodie Heaven in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850 has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other ski spot in the world (seven at last count).

New Outposts from Three Top Paris Chefs

5 Best New Ski Resort Restaurants: Courchevel

Cheval Blanc, © Marc Berenguer.

At Courchevel 1850, a ski resort popular with royals and Russian oligarchs, everyone's hungry for luxury. Which explains why so many top chefs have recently opened outposts there, including three Paris legends. In a dining room decorated with Saint-Louis crystal chandeliers and silk drapings—an homage to fashion-crazed Austrian Empress Sisi of Bavaria—Pierre Gagnaire's new restaurant in Hôtel de Charme Les Airelles serves haute dishes like cream of crab soup with high-mountain honey. Skiers can eat Alpine tapas from Yannick Alléno, like ham-and-Gruyère tarts, at hotel Cheval Blanc on a terrace overlooking the ski lifts. And at his new chalet-style restaurant La Table du Lana, Guy Martin re-creates his beloved truffled veal from Le Grand Véfour in Paris


Published January 2011
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