The restaurant guide forms the main body of the website and currently covers five resorts,
Chamonix and Les Deux Alpes in France,
Courmayeur in Italy and Davos and
Zermatt in Switzerland.
||Mecca for extreme skiiers and adrenalin junkies, Chamonix has four separate ski areas.
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||Courmayeur is a small but chic ski resort at the head of the Aosta valley and close to the base of Mont Blanc.
||Davos is the highest town in Europe at an altitude of 1,560m. There are five ski areas with more than 300km of runs.
||Les Deux Alpes is the second oldest ski resort in France and has 225km of pistes.
||Mountain restaurant capital of the world, Zermatt has over thirty mountain restaurants, in three linked skiing areas, to choose from.
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Each resort is organised by skiing areas and individual restaurant pages can be accessed from the relevant area page.
Each restaurant page includes the same headings and the contents of these sections are described below.
This section includes factual information about the restaurant including:
- Location: Area of the resort in which the restaurant is located
- Map Reference: Shows the location of the restaurant on a piste map
- Telephone number when available
- Photo of the restaurant
- Directions: for skiers of how to reach the restaurant
- Non Skiers: Directions for non skiers to find the restaurant if it is accessible by non skiers
- Notes: any additional information
These cover our comments on the restaurant according to food, service and vin chaud/gluhwein and also include comments on the restaurant from guide books and newspaper or magazine articles.
Our ratings are based on individual ratings under each of four factors, three relating to the restaurant and the fourth based on its accessibility.
The restaurant ratings are combined to give an overall restaurant score which rates each restaurant out of a maximum score of 15.
Restaurant Rating Factors
- Food: Our rating of the food based on taste, variety and presentation.
- Service: Our experience of the service including speed, ease of ordering and attitude of staff.
- Vin Chaud: A good vin chaud or gluhwein can be hard to find. We assess according to taste (not too bitter or too sweet), appearance (colour, whether there are slices of fruit and spices), presentation and value for money.
- Restaurant Score: The sum of the food, service and vin chaud scores.
- Skiers: Maximum score 3 for restaurants that are at the top of lifts or on an easy blue run. Score of 2 for restaurants on red runs or with a more difficult approach. Score of 1 for restaurants on black or off piste runs.
- Non Skiers: Maximum score of 2 for those directly accessible from lifts, score of 1 if a walk is required and score of 0 if the restaurant is inaccessible to non skiers.
- Accessibility Score: is a maximum of 5 points and is the sum of the Skier and Non Skier scores
An online restaurant review form is included for visitors to submit their reviews and ratings for restaurants featured on the site.
This section may include site visitor's comments and ratings.