One of the best things about being on holiday is the fact that you get to relax and take it easy. This means you don’t need to cook for yourself and you don’t need to wash up afterwards. With a lot of holidays you eat at the place you are staying but occasionally it is nice to spoil yourself, push the boat out and eat at a fabcy restaurant. Ski resorts in recent years have seen a bit of a surge in top class restaurants where you can eat to often Michelin Star standards. This is true for the very popular Austrian ski resort of St Anton. You can find a number of real gems where the food will rival any city in the world notable for its cuisine.
The other reason to spoil yourself while on a ski holiday is there is nothing better than after a morning on the slopes thoughts inevitably turning to food and a decent meal as well as where to meet your friends.
Here are some of the best places to eat on the slopes in the St Anton area that will provide the energy you need to get back to your chalet.
Galzig Bergstation, St. Anton am Arlberg 6580, Austria
Located at Galzig, the views are spectacular and the food is superb. This is an excellent location for lunch on the slopes and the gourmet food is worth the journey. Truffle risotto is a specialty here. On Thursdays there are candle lit suppers at the Verwallstube, accessed via the Galzigbahn.
106 Nassereinerstrasse, St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
The Rodel Hutte is above Nasserein on the return slope and ideal for lunch. This popular restaurant serves traditional food and drinks and has a varied menu. If you plan to eat here it is advisable to make a reservation as it gets busy.
St. Christoph 118 | Arlberg Hospiz, St. Anton am Arlberg 6580, Austria
Located at 3250 metres and just off St Christoph the Hospiz Alm has fabulous views and gourmet food. Check out the sun terrace for a beautiful place to eat. This restaurant is also known for its slide that takes visitors down to the loos.
Skihutte Heustadl, St. Anton am Arlberg 6580, Austria
Heustadl is another great place to meet friends and deliberate over which piste to ski after lunch. With a lovely sun terrace and good hearty food the restaurant is busy, popular and recommended.
Finding a good restaurant in St Anton is easy as there are many places serving quality food and this is growing all the time. The chances are if you have been before then you will see a new restaurant on the block if you go again or at least on that has been refurbished. This resort takes pride in its cuisine and the only difficulty is deciding where to go, or return to after a delicious meal. You can get more information on the resort by visiting the Tourism website of St Anton
Tim Tavender is a writer with years of experience writing for blogs and magazines. He wrote this article with the help of Kaluma Travel who are St Anton Ski Chalet Holiday Specialists.