As well as treating yourself to our delicious local produce, these little lunch stops will save you time as you won’t have to prepare your own food every day. We have so many good places to recommend that it would be a shame not to try them. Here you’ll find lots of good reasons why a lunch break is essential on your ski holiday. Let us explain…

Mountain restaurants: an essential part of your ski holiday

When you go on a skiing holiday, you want to make the most of the activities on offer. And who wants the bore of having to preparing meals? Finding a good restaurant is therefore one of the main aims of a ski day.

Eating out on the slopes: a convivial moment to cherish

Who hasn't dreamt of basking in the sun on the terrace of a high-altitude restaurant with a breath-taking panoramic view? All accompanied by a good meal, of course!

On holiday, a good restaurant is a must for many of us:

  • First, gastronomy is an integral part of French culture, so it would be a shame (and difficult) not to try the excellent local produce and regional specialities that restaurants have to offer;

  • Second, when you're skiing with friends or family, it's the place where everyone gets together to recharge their batteries and enjoy themselves. When you're on the slopes, the members of your group will want to ski at different paces and in different places, so you won’t all be together.

  • And don't forget that some people don't ski. A lunch break in a cosy restaurant is an opportunity to get everyone together and allow non-skiers enjoy the breath-taking views at altitude.

Our top tips for making the most of the restaurants on the pistes in les 3 Vallées

Since the 3 Vallées ski area is full of good places to eat, here are a few recommendations to make it easier for you enjoy your skiing holiday to the full:

  • When you choose a mountain restaurant for a delicious meal, make sure you check your itinerary for the day, taking into account the skiing level of each person. It would be a shame to exclude some family members because the access pistes are too difficult for them;

  • Make sure you book in advance to be sure of getting a table when you arrive, as our restaurants are very busy, especially during the school holidays. Booking in advance is the key to an easy ski holiday;

  • Thanks to our 3 Vallées app, you can find a list of restaurants on the pistes and their contact details in the blink of an eye. They are listed by resort to make it easier for you to find your way around. But you can also find them in paper form on the piste map, available from all lift offices, tourist offices, accommodation providers, etc. They are easily recognisable thanks to the "restaurant on the slopes" symbol;

  • Why not hire a ski instructor from one of the 3 Vallées ESFs to accompany you during your holiday? There's no better guide to finding the best restaurants. An instructor will take good care of you: booking the table with a best mountain view; choosing the routes best suited to your level of skiing, and looking after your safety throughout the day. In short, you’ll be delighted with this combination of skiing and gastronomy.

And now, here’s the list of our restaurants on the slopes throughout the 3 Vallées ski area. Of course, this list is not comprehensive, as you can find the complete list on the 3 Vallées app. Each of these suggested restaurants offers you a sunny terrace with breath-taking views. The combination of delicious local produce and fantastic scenery will delight both your eyes and taste buds!

A small selection of restaurants in the 3 Vallées ski area

We have plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes and every budget. We've selected a few for you to make your mouth water.


🔹 La Bagatelle

Located at the top of the Col de la Loze, at the top of the Chenus gondola lift, this restaurant offers an incredible view of the Mont Blanc. The French cuisine is full-flavoured and the decor is elegant. There is a lively and relaxed atmosphere, with frequent live music.

How do you fancy a sea bream ceviche with citrus fruit and edible seaweed, and a Tropézienne vanilla cream cake?


Telephone: +33 (0)4 86 800 760

🔹 Le 1928

Also on the Col de la Loze, this restaurant is accessible to non-skiers from Courchevel via the Chenus gondola lift. The owner gives you a warm welcome and will do his utmost to find you a table even if the restaurant is full.

If we were you, we wouldn't take the risk of not making a reservation, because lots of other people will be turning up without one.

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and you can enjoy views over surrounding peaks from the sunny terrace. The cuisine is traditional, and you can indulge in local Savoyard specialities.

We hear the tartiflette is to die for. Otherwise, there are some excellent daily specials, such as roast pork with chorizo sauce. The restaurant also serves fresh fish.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 08 32 34

🔹Le Bel Air

Located right on the slopes in Courchevel 1650, this restaurant is also accessible to non-skiers. Its large picture windows allow you to eat while admiring the scenery.

The cuisine is traditional, with grilled steaks and ravioli, but the chef also offers other specialities such as Provençal-style prawns or a confit lamb shank with thyme sauce. Why not indulge yourself?

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 08 00 93

🔹La Soucoupe

This restaurant is located at the top of the Loze red piste, and offers steaks cooked on the open fire and creamy vegetable soups, as well as more elegant dishes such as a Petrossian smoked salmon.

Telephone number: +33 (0)4 79 08 21 34

🔹Le Cap Horn

Marine-style decor in a mountain farmhouse is surprising, which makes this restaurant unusual. Located close to the Altiport, it has a large sunny south-facing terrace. Here you can enjoy sushi and seafood, as well as simpler dishes such as lasagne, pizzas and burgers.

Telephone number: +33 (0)4 79 08 33 10


🔹Chalet hôtel Adray Télébar

Located at the top of the Adret chairlift, this establishment can also be reached on foot. You can stay here or simply enjoy a meal. The restaurant is particularly famous for its escalopes à la crème (veal in a creamy sauce), but you can also choose from a wide range of steaks, such as grilled Black Angus entrecôte with a hint of salt.

For dessert, try a delicious blueberry or lemon tart, or a royal au chocolate.


Telephone number: +33 (0)4 79 08 60 26

🔹La Folie Douce Méribel-Courchevel

Looking for a party right on the slopes? Look no further! You can enjoy a gourmet lunch followed by music and dance shows put on by this mountain restaurant. It's party time every day! You can choose between the "La Petite Cuisine" self-service restaurant, where you can enjoy a variety of hot dishes (Savoyard burger, spit-roasted chicken, etc.), and "La Fruitière", which has an oyster bar and offers a wide range of meat and fish dishes (sole, langoustine, etc.). Vegetarians will also find everything they could want!

: +33 (0)4 79 00 58 31

🔹Le Plan des Mains

Located at the foot of the Mont Vallon gondola lift, you can enjoy specialities such as pork ribs lacquered with honey and spices, or braised veal steak. The bread is homemade.

Telephone: +33 (0)4 79 07 31 06

🔹Le Maya Altitude

This restaurant is at the top of the Tougnète 2 chairlift if you're coming from Méribel, and the Saint-Martin Express chairlift if you're coming from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. You'll enjoy a magnificent view of Mont Blanc and the Belleville valley, and the interior décor is inspired by the Himalayas and Tibet.

Choose from dishes cooked on the charcoal grill or in the tandoor oven. The menu offers: king prawns marinated in spices; wild black cod roasted with miso sauce and passion fruit; 21-day matured Aberdeen Angus beef steaks and a variety of other dishes. What a treat!

Telephone: +33 (0)4 58 24 07 07

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This is located on the Mont de la Chambre piste, so is easily accessible. It also serves vegetarian dishes.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 00 75 16

🔹Restaurant d'altitude le 2800 (located at the top of the Masse)

You can choose between a quick snack if you're in a hurry, or a longer lunch break in the restaurant. The menu includes: creamy vegetable soups, oysters, gravlax-style salmon, and many other equally mouth-watering dishes.


Contact: +33 (0)6 11 74 58 05


Open for lunch and dinner (in the hamlet of La Sapinière), this restaurant also serves vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Let yourself be tempted by roast camembert with aubergine caviar, linguine with vegetables, brochettes of red tuna, and much more. And for dessert, why not try the blueberry tart or tiramisu, for example. Everything is homemade, and the owners are always very attentive.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 00 75 58

🔹Le Setor

This restaurant in the hamlet of Les Bruyères has the feel of a typical mountain refuge. You'll find all the Savoyard specialities here, as well as delicious dishes such as seafood lasagne, confit duck with honey, and traditional beef stew to warm you up.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 00 74 28

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Located at the arrival of the St-Martin 1 gondola lift, this restaurant serves seasonal produce while you admire the panoramic view from its beautiful terrace. Choose between various salads, ravioli gratin, burgers, diots sausages, etc. We hear that the boeuf bourguignon with creamy polenta is delicious.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 08 95 36

🔹Le Bouche à Oreille

This restaurant is located at an altitude of 2,700 m, at the summit of the Allamands piste. You'll love the main-course salads, spit-roasted chicken, veal shanks and more. The dishes are home-made and constantly changing.

🔹Le Corbeleys

This alpine chalet is situated in an exceptional setting, on the edge of the Biolley piste. You can even snuggle up in blankets to keep warm on the terrace. Ravioles au gratin with Reblochon cheese, well-marbled chuck eye steaks, farmhouse pork chops - you'll be spoilt for choice here too.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 08 95 31

🔹Le Grand Lac

Located at the foot of the Granges ski lift, you can try the baked Jura cheese, croziflette with porcini mushrooms, a confit lamb shank with thyme, and a host of other mouth-watering dishes.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 08 25 78

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🔹Chez Pépé Nicolas (on piste la Chasse)

This mountain restaurant serves produce from its kitchen garden or local producers: whole trout, risotto with morel mushrooms and mountain Beaufort cheese, cottage pie, velouté of porcini mushrooms, and much more. All are quite divine!

Contact: +33 (0)6 09 45 28 35

🔹Chalet de la Marine (piste Les Dalles)

This high-altitude restaurant showcases the finest ingredients such as foie gras, caviar and fresh truffles. You can also enjoy a lamb tajine confit with Oriental flavours or a Thai soup with coconut milk and lemongrass.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 00 11 90

🔹Chalet des 2 Lacs

You'll be totally won over by these updated Savoyard recipes such as a Garofalo orecchiette casserole (Savoy tome cheese, ham with summer truffle and artichoke), or the house black burger (with vegetable charcoal bread). You'll discover a whole host of new flavours! Take the 2 Lacs chairlift, then the Traversée des 2 Lacs green run.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 00 28 54

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🔹Chalet Chinal Donat

here you can eat surrounded by mountains on the south-facing panoramic terrace sheltered from the wind. Or reserve a table in the lounge with a fireplace for a cosy meal.

Contact: +33 (0)4 79 56 53 01

We hope we've whetted your appetite with the culinary delights offered by the mountain restaurants on the slopes of the world's largest ski area. In any case, it's made us very hungry. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our little gems!