Feast your eyes on these spring ski deals, including for one resort where Michelin-starred chefs will be rolling into town for a weekend of fine dining
There’s a feast in store on the Italian slopes of Courmayeur, with top chefs rolling into town to host the 2023 Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience.
On March 16, guests will meet Jean Philippe Blondet, the three-Michelin-starred head chef of restaurant Alain Ducasse At The Dorchester, and Jonny Lake, the one-Michelin-starred co-owner of Trivet restaurant in London.
After skiing on March 17, the duo will serve up a six-course tasting menu featuring signature dishes from their restaurants.
A four-course affair on March 18 will showcase their skills with local produce.
Three nights’ B&B in the charming Hotel Bouton d’Or, departing March 16, costs £1,625pp based on two sharing. Price includes the three evening meals, evening access to cable cars, flights and transfers (momentumski.com).
Top chefs are heading to Courmayeur in Italy to host the 2023 Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience
Skiing foodies will also find Meribel in the Three Valleys area of France a perfect spot for spring sport combined with excellent restaurants.
At 7,546ft, the 360-degree terrace of Maya Altitude enjoys stunning views over Belleville Valley and Mont Blanc.
Or venture to Alpen Ruitor chalet in the centre of Meribel-Mottaret for a post-ski, calorie-replacing sweet crepe. Their signature delight is the Paris-Meribel, a crepe filled with white chocolate and red fruit coulis.
Seven nights’ half-board in the three-star Hotel Les Grangettes from March 25 costs £903pp, based on two sharing. Price includes flights and transfers (inghams.co.uk).
High living: The 360-degree terrace at Meribel’s Maya Altitude
For a low-cost change of food culture at Easter, head for the Dinaric Alps in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.
The largest resort is Jahorina, which suits beginners and intermediates, and where the sustenance is hearty stews. A six-day bundle of ski pass, ski school and rental gear costs £315.
Seven nights’ half-board, leaving on March 26, in the four-star Hotel Termag is £710pp, based on two sharing and including flights (igluski.com).