OUR FAVOURITE MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS IN LES GETS & LES PORTES DU SOLEIL
Here are our top places to eat when we’re out for a slide. Most (not all) are ski in ski out and we like all of them for slightly different reasons. Because of this it has been difficult to sort out an order of preference, they’re all lovely and we’ll try and explain why so you can decide for yourselves if it’s worth giving a whirl. So in no particular order……
Le Croix Blanche is just at the top of the Chavannes Gondola, conveniently located for the Les Gets nursery area. So you can get to this one without skiing – a great compromise for lunching with non-skiers in your group!
We always go for one of their salads – doesn’t sound substantial enough to fuel a day on the slopes I know, but believe me, you’d have to be a real Hungry Horace not to be satisfied. Be warned though, the Croix Blanche do not take advance bookings and the French sit down to lunch early, so be prompt to avoid disappointment. On a nice day you can sit inside or out.
New last year, Altitude Lodge is run by VIP ski and their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org just about sums up their philosophy! The Lodge is just along from Croix Blanche at the bottom of the two button lifts that service the Chavannes area. The food is delicious and more sophisticated than most mountain restos, as is the decor but you can be sure of a warm welcome from Mike, the Manager & Maitre D! It is worth dropping in on spec but book if you want to be sure to avoid disappointment as this little venue is fast gaining a great reputation!
Le Rossataz is on the other side of Ranfolly at the top of the La Rosta Chair. Good pizzas to be had here and once again you can sit inside or out. Our main reason for mentioning this fast food stop off is the fantastic view of Mt Blanc on a good day.
Le Vaffieu going in a completely different direction towards Morzine, Le Vaffieu is at the top of the Follietes chair. There’s a good menu inside or a fast food hatch serving burgers and chips outside. Whatever you do don’t leave without sampling their brownies with hot fudge sauce! Girls you’ll work it off on the way home and if the thought of one of these for elevenses doesn’t motivate you to get out and ski nothing will!! Le Vaffieu tel: 0450 790943
Chez Nannon situated on the Nyon Plateau, this rustic little cabin is so tiny it is easy to completely overlook. The food served here is Rustic French at its best (if I had to request a last meal it would probably be their Cote de Beauf) and the cosy atmosphere created by the friendly service and surroundings is second to none. This isn’t just a pit stop though, if you intend to have lunch here do it justice and be prepared to write
off any hard skiing for the afternoon. Chez Nannon tel: 0450 792115
I had a lesson in Les Gets last Sunday with Joe. During the 2 hour lesson he took me from being a complete beginner to being able to use chairlifts and to ski down blue slopes, both without falling. During the next few days I was able to keep up with my wife and kids on the slopes. I had never envisaged all that would be possible, especially at my age (59). Not only that, I really enjoyed his company during the lesson. He made my holiday a great success. Please pass on my thanks to him. David McInnes Feb 014