Mountain Restaurants

Whether it’s to thaw out and refuel when it’s snowing a blizzard outside, or to dine al fresco on a sun-drenched terrace whilst lapping up the admirable mountain views, there’s no shortage of reliable Vaujany mountain restaurants with more charm and charisma than those in many purpose built resorts.

Where to go?

With more than 21 Alpe d’Huez and Vaujany mountain restaurants on and off the pistes you are spoilt for choice. There is of course the full monty three course, truly delicious, wine fuelled terrace lunches that put a dent both in the wallet as well as the afternoon's skiing plans. But we are also blessed with plenty of great food restaurant-chalets to choose from - the kind of places the instructors and guides take their clients to; simply good value, tasty fresh food.

Why not join our Ski Peak 'Ski Friends' and let them show you the very best mountain restaurants?

Here are some of our favourite Vaujany/Alpe d’Huez mountain restaurants - we can of course make reservations for you each day and will be happy to do so...

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Les Airelles, Montfrais

Pascal and Natalie Basset, long-time owners of La Remise in Vaujany, have taken over Les Airelles and promise to provide a first-class service at this popular, well situated mountain restaurant. A perfect spot for lunch if your children are in ski school and also for a late afternoon sun-downer on your way home!

L'Alpette - Chez passoud, Alpette

You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome from Martine Passoud and her family. Just near the start of the run down to Oz and beside the short l'Alpette button lift, the terrace has spectacular views across to the Belledonne Mountains and to the valley floor below.

La Grange, Alpette

Delicious pizzas cooked on a wood fire and just a short walk from the cable-car station - perfect to meet other members of the family who are non-skiers. There is also an area for tobogganing just beside the restaurant and the tiny 'lama' button lift - a favourite for beginners.

Le Chalet du Lac Besson, Chamois

This beautifully furnished chalet restaurant is situated in an idyllic location off the beaten track in the middle of a cross-country circuit (approached down a path branching off from the Chamois piste). Very peaceful and serene, away from the crowds, with first-class service and excellent cuisine including fire-grilled meat and regional specialities. It is chic and stylish and always a treat.

La Combe Haute, Gorge de Sarenne

Set beside the stream and amongst trees in a very pretty location this lovely mountain restaurant is always a pleasure to reach after a long, beautiful Sarenne descent. It is always warm and cosy inside, and later in the season the terrace is bathed in sunshine.

L'Altiport, Alpe d'Huez

At the little airport and easily approached down a path that cuts across to the left as you start the last pitch down to the Marmottes bubble. Small inside but a spectacular terrace overlooking the tiny airstrip and magnificent mountains beyond. Enjoy cuisine and watch the planes and helicopters landing and taking off.

Le Foret de Maronne, Le Chatelard

Great fun if you want to do a bit of 'travelling', this is tucked away on the edge of the forest near the bottom of the Maronne chair-lift. A beautiful location and absolutely idyllic on a sunny day. The 'plat du jour' is excellent value.

La Fruitiere (Folie Douce)

This new restaurant (as of last season) has rejuvenated what was a self service restaurant. It has three areas which you will be very aware of if you arrive after 14:00.

1.Inside as you enter is a well decorated and practical self service area with comfortable dining facilities and reasonably priced food.

2.Through the back is a restaurant where we have experienced great customer service, food and atmosphere.

3.The apres bar outside will have you dancing even if you don't want to. Prepare yourself for live singing, saxaphones and dancers to get you in the mood.

Other Alpe d’Huez restaurant recommendations:

Super Signal, Alpe d'Huez
Easy meeting point and fantastic views

La Bergerie, Villard Reculas
Cosy inside and good food

Perce Neige, Poutran
Plenty of space inside, a superb sundeck and good service.

Plage de Neige, Alpe d'Huez
The best cheeseburgers on the mountain
La Bergerie