Traditional Ski Food You Must Try!

Are you a traditional ski foodie lover?

How about dreaming of oozing creamy fondue in the Swiss alps? Or a sticky sweet French Tarte Tatin? What about the coffee-soaked sponge on fluffy whipped mascarpone in a perfectly formed Italian tiramisu?

The foodie team at The Avenue Cookery School have compiled the traditional must-eats for your next Powder White adventure, so you can tuck into the best cuisine your ski resort has to offer.

France, Val d’Isere

Something savoury: Raclette
Something sweet: Tarte Tatin
Something alcoholic: Genepi

French Traditional Ski Food
© Portland and BBC Good Food

Raclette is a must have if you’re popping to France this season. This ginormous wheel of cheese is melted and then scraped onto various different dishes, giving any evening a theatrical, cheesy kick! For pudding, move onto a classic plum Tarte Tatin, and finish up the evening with a digestif of refreshing herbal Genepi.

Italian, Cervinia

Something savoury: Spezzatino di Manzo
Something sweet: Tiramisu
Something alcoholic: Grappa

Italian Traditional Ski Food
© Cucchiaio &

We’d recommend Spezzatino di Manzo if you’re in Italy, a traditional beef stew, perfect for warming you through after a hard day on the slopes. Tiramisu is a creamy, chocolaty sweet pudding with a hint of coffee to give you that little kick! And to drink? Grappa is a sweet grape-based brandy with some bite!

Austria, St Anton

Something savoury: Spiced Beef Goulash
Something sweet: Sachertorte
Something alcoholic: Gluwhein

Austrian Traditional Ski Food
© My Recipes & Austria Info

Heading to Austria? We’d recommend tucking into a delicious warming Spiced Beef Goulash followed by Sachertorte, a rich chocolate decadent sponge cake – a must-have in Austria. Finish up with some sweet, spiced Gluwhein. Perfection!

Switzerland, Zermatt

Something savoury: Cheese Fondue
Something sweet: Bündner Nusstorte
Something alcoholic: Absinthe

Dip into the Swiss culture with some traditional cheesy fondue! Be sure to try Bündner Nusstorte, which is a traditional sweet, caramelised nut-filled pastry. To add some fire to your apres ski, Absinthe is a must, although this spirit can have an alcohol percentage of 74% so is not one to be messed with!

Swiss Traditional Ski Food
© Doughnuts & Fondue & Chur Tourismus

Canada, Whistler

Something savoury: Bison Steak
Something sweet: Pancakes with Canadian Maple Syrup
Something alcoholic: Canadian Club Whiskey

If you are planning on heading to Canada, push the boat out and try bison steak for something a little different. For pudding, sample the regions Maple Syrup, over some fresh pancakes, and wash the lot down with a glass of Canadian club whisky.

Canadian Traditional Ski Food
© Penzion Kopecen & Stussy

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