Spring skiing means sun, endless days and above all relaxation! What could be better than sitting on a terrace and filling up on vitamin D, while sipping a tasty drink? Are you dreaming of it? Discover without further ado our 7 terraces on the slopes of Peisey-Vallandry.
@SahraRoncTo observe the mountain animals
The "Balcon sur la Vanoise" panoramic terraces at the top of the 2003 chairlift and the Les 3 Saveurs restaurant offer a breathtaking view of the Vanoise National Park, the oldest of the French national parks. As well as being ideal spots to admire the iconic local peaks such as the Aiguille Rousse, Aliet and Bellecôte, it is not uncommon to come across a bearded vulture in flight! In addition to the picnic tables, the panoramic terrace "Balcon sur la Vanoise" at 2003 offers binoculars for observation and a photo terminal so that you can immortalise your memory before retrieving it via the Paradiski YUGE application. However, if you're more into restaurants than picnics, the high-altitude restaurant Les 3 Saveurs offers generous cuisine for a gourmet break under the sun. You'll still be able to take naps on its vintage double chairlift overlooking the unspoilt nature of Peisey-Vallandry!
©ElliotGieTo admire the Mont Blanc
At the top of the new 10-seater Vallandry gondola, the living area of the same name invites you to take a relaxing break at an altitude of 2,138 m! The panoramic terrace offers a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks. Made by local company Altibois, the outdoor furniture on the terrace has been designed for optimum comfort. You can have lunch on one of the removable picnic tables available, before taking a refreshing nap in a rocking chair. Distributors of local products from the Peisey-Nancroix cheese factory offer sandwiches, yoghurts, Beaufort AOP and Savoyard charcuterie: something to delight the gourmets! A drinks dispenser is also available, featuring coffee and tea roasted in Bourg-Saint-Maurice by L'Or Vert. Note that in case of bad weather, the indoor living space also offers a choice retreat with a picnic and relaxation room to take shelter, as well as a Museum of Mountain Animals.
©ElliotGieTo taste the Dolce Vita
At the foot of the Derby chairlift, the best of Italy awaits you! With its sunny terrace, the Fragola di Neve ("Snow Strawberry" in Italian) is a paradise for epicurean skiers! Chef Paolo Sola invites you to his native land, Piedmont, for a gastronomic journey full of colours and flavours! Here, everything is homemade and it is with undisguised pleasure that you can taste fresh pasta, salted meats and other delicious specialities. These dishes are created in the "taste laboratory" of this chef who is as welcoming as he is passionate about his work. Paolo has a fresh pasta machine, a salt cellar and a machine for sterilising his jars to guarantee optimal freshness of his ingredients! In a nutshell, Fragola di Neve is "the place to be" to sip an Aperol Spritz in the sun: a true tribute to the Italian Dolce Vita!
©ElliotGieTo enjoy the calm of the forest
Blanche Murée is Peisey-Vallandry's hidden gem! A real traditional setting, this former mountain pasture was transformed into a high altitude restaurant in 1993. At the helm of the establishment, Melvyn welcomes you with an unfailing smile! Trained in some of the best high-altitude restaurants, he has a solid experience in the restaurant business and has preserved the warm and friendly atmosphere of the place. He has also added his own personal touch by creating a snack bar accessible on skis, which is very practical for those who want to make the most of their lunch break! He also offers a new traditional menu in which regulars will be delighted to find the famous tartiflette, Blanche Murée's signature dish. What a way to enjoy spring and the calm of the forest named... Blanche Murée!
©Sahra RonFor a musical break
Aux Enfants Terribles is a real local institution. A clever combination of gastronomic cuisine based on local products and a magnificent panoramic terrace bathed in sunshine, this high-altitude restaurant is a real ode to spring skiing! This wooded and welcoming chalet caters for all tastes, offering a mountain brasserie, a self-service restaurant, a gourmet snack bar and an atmospheric bar. During a musical break, come and have a cocktail while waiting to taste the delicious specialities of this renowned restaurant. Ideally located at the arrival of the new Vallandry cable car, the restaurant is easily accessible to skiers and pedestrians. Not to be missed!
©Sahra RonFor an endless après-ski
Formerly a tea room, this typical mountain chalet has been entirely restored and now offers a terrace, a solarium and deckchairs with a panoramic view of the Tarentaise valley: ideal for preparing your tan before the summer! As for the cuisine, freshness is the order of the day with a selection of burgers made with baker's bread, pizzas made with fresh dough kneaded every day and a slate of varied desserts prepared by the chef. The bar opens at 8:30am for a coffee before hitting the slopes. In the afternoon, the establishment offers gourmet snacks. Finally, after skiing, what could be better than lying in a deckchair in the sun and admiring the breathtaking view over the valley?
Editor: Sahra Ronc & Romain Delasselle