VerbierResort Guide - Moutain Dining
Mountain Restaurant Guide Verbier
Set in the beautiful hamlet of Clambin, Chez Dany is a traditional Swiss chalet serving glorious local cuisine.
Chez Dany is well renowned for its impeccable service and standards. The restaurant is famous for its cheese dishes but the guanine fowl and lamb shanks are also delicious. Follow signs to Clambin from Les Ruinettes lift station and it is a short easy ski through a stunning forest path. Clambin itself is a beautiful little slice of serenity and not something that should be missed. The beautiful surroundings come with the disadvantage of being situated a bit of a trek by snowshoe if that is your preference, so take care before taking the journey on. However, in the evening you can opt for the Chez Dany snow taxi and sledge home. Booking in advance is essential.
Conveniently located at the bottom of the La Chaux express, Le Dahu offers relaxed dining with an exceptional view of the Combins.
Therefore, you can gain an exceptional view and special food without having to endure any challenging skiing, although of course if you want to test yourself you are perfectly positioned to go straight up to Mont Fort. After investing in new kitchen equipment last year it is well known that Le Dahu offers the best pizzas in Verbier using the finest, freshest ingredients. However, during high season queues are expected so book in advance, as this can be a day-spoiler if not foreseen.
If you want a quick bite they have opened a fast food bar on the lower ground floor, but the food does in no way compare to the main restaurant although it is convenient and you can enjoy the great view on giant bean bags. Due to the fact that Le Dahu is positioned right next to the snow park means that occasionally younger crowds may turn up, although usually they will go to the downstairs area so it is unlikely you will be disturbed upstairs.
James Blunt, Lawrence Dallaglio and Carl Fogarty opened La Vache in 2012, with help from super chef Heston Blumenthal.
Again, the menu features extensive pizza choices with many creative toppings. Try the delicious 'Attelas' with spicy beef, goats cheese, and sweet chili sauce. The burger is also a force to be reckoned with, topped with local cheese and streaky bacon. La Vache is situated at the top of the Attelas lift and has an impressive view of the Mont Gelé.
Here is a fantastic place to eat outside if the weather permits, the high glass that surrounds the seating area works as a perfect wind-block without marring the view. The biggest failing of La Vache is its quite unsightly stainless-steel exterior which does somewhat detract from the beauty of the landscape from afar, though this is not such a problematic issue when you are actually sat outside it and the dairy cow theme inside is pleasing and stylish.
Cabane Mont Fort
Perched on a peak between Col des Gentianes and La Chaux sits the rustic Cabane Mont Fort.
With a picture-perfect setting and hearty wholesome food, this is a favourite stop for those who have just tackled the mighty Mont Fort moguls. When the sun is shining, crowds gather on the snowy terrace and order their food from a little hatch in the wall.
It really is the most delightful perch to have a lunch, however, it can be a pain not receiving table service; furthermore having to stand in a queue for your food is not ideal for skiers who just want to sit down after a hard run. Try the cheese fondue, as it's one of the best in Verbier. In harsh weather Cabane Mont Fort offers a welcome escape from the wind and snow with a rustic interior and roaring fire.
La Marmotte is the perfect place to have a late lunch before skiing home; it is located in the Savoleyres ski area, so if you find yourself on this side of the mountain you will not find a better choice.
It features a majestic terrace and a warming interior. The salads are full of local cheeses and meats and the rostis are delicious if you are looking for something heavier. It is very easy to accidentally spend the whole afternoon sunning yourself on the terrace and soaking up the view.
La Marmotte is a great place for lunch if you have children in your party, not only because of the child-friendly atmosphere but also because the Savoleyres slopes are very well suited to children as they are much more gentle than the slopes above Medran. La Marmotte also offers a 'toboggan night' which includes raclette over an open fire and an unforgettable sledging journey back down! However, be warned, you must rent your sleds from Verbier Town Centre and you have a thirty five minute walk up, which is doable but not to be taken on lightly. Head torches and a lot of caution are advised for the journey down.
What We Like
ParapontingSki off the side of the mountain to be gently caught by the breeze and soar down the valley.
Freeride World Tour FinalThe freeride to end all freerides. The chance to see world-class skiers tackling some of the most daring terrain in the Alps.
A spot of Heli-YogaFor those who appreciate the calm and serenity of practising yoga, takd a helicopter to the top of a Swiss mountain for a yoga class in one of the most tranquil and spectacular places in the world.
Après ski at the FarinetFor anyone fond of après ski; enjoy the live music, a retractable roof, and staff that show you how to party.