Sölden, mountain station on the Gaislachkogel, 3048 m above sea level
The performance of the kitchen crew under the able direction of Patrick Schnedl, the wine list and the service team would be notable even if this business were located in the valley. Which makes the achievements of the ICE Q team even more astonishing, when you consider the exposed location of this business on the summit of the Gaislachkogel. Other treats: a great ambience, a wine and tapas lounge, as well as a Summit Dinner every Wednesday!
Wedel Express or Zillertal Shuttle, Zillertal, 2350 m above sea level
The word “hut”, when taking into account the five-star comforts of this high-alpine hotel, is a charming understatement: During the daytime, the restaurant features outstanding Tyrolean homestyle cooking, while in the evening the kitchen captivates with multi-course dinner menus. The wines come from the highest wine cellar in Austria. Lifestyle and cuisine of the finest!
Kals, Grossglockner, Cimaross mountain station, 2621 m above sea level
The Adler Lounge has succeeded the Verwallstube as the highest toque-awarded restaurant. A great wine list, views of the Grossglockner, and Tyrolean cooking. 3 fondue variations by advance order. Perfect service at 2621 m above sea level. Wow!
Gipfelwelt 3000 Mountain Restaurant
Kitzsteinhorn mountain station of the Summit Lift, 3028 m above sea level
At the highest restaurant in Salzburg, 3029 m above sea level, the Schmittenstube promises upscale culinary experiences: beef tartare of Pinzgau beef, home-cured graved salmon, a wild-game burger of venison, steaks of dry-aged Pinzgau beef, as well as Buchteln. At special gourmet events entitled “Hochgenuss”, top Austrian chefs are also invited to cook here.
Lech, Schlegelkopf mountain station, 1800 m above sea level
Of all the snow bars in Austria, this particular one is likely the most spectacular! Guests, with a clear emphasis on the cool crowd, primarily order champagnes as well as fine spirits and wines, along with oysters, Italian antipasti and other small treats. See and be seen – that is definitely the motto here!
Top Mountain Star
Hochgurgl-Obergurgl, Wurmkogl mountain station, 3084 m above sea level
Enthroned on the narrow ridgeline atop the Wurmkogel, this architectural jewel is perched like an eagle’s nest. If you can ever tear yourself away from the 360° mountain panorama, at the glassed-in bar you will find everything in terms of culinary goodies that you could wish for in order to relax completely during your day of skiing. Though the actual “star” of the show is undoubtedly the breathtaking location itself. Balsam for the soul!
Brandnertal, mountain station of the Panorama Lift, 1680 m above sea level
A new hut on the Burtschasattel featuring elegant wood construction. The hut is run according to climate-neutral principles. The unassuming down-to-earth yet flavor-intensive culinary concept succeeds in doing everything it sets out to do! Also open Tuesday evening for sledders. If you like the Schneggarei in Lech, you are sure to love Frööd. Absolutely beautiful!
Turracher Höhe, mountain station of the Panorama Lift, 1968 m above sea level
When one of the most successful hotelier families in Austria runs a ski hut, you can rest assured it will meet and exceed all of your expectations. Carinthian specialties, regional suppliers, freshly prepared ingredients, a top wine list and great dishes plucked from the traditional repertoire – the Almzeithütte is number one on the Turracher Höhe!
Obertauern, mountain station of the Grünwaldkopf lift, 2000 m above sea level
Franz Fuiko, an experienced three-toque cook, has brought a first-class restaurant to this snowy ski area. The wine list leaves no wish unfulfilled, while the kitchen offers local classics as well as international highlights, including fondue chinoise prepared to perfection. By advance order, Franz also conjures up gala dinners as well as hut evenings with a more folksy flavor!
St. Anton, mountain station of the Galzigbahn, 2074 m above sea level
This restaurant, located at the mountain station of the Galzigbahn, was one of the pioneers of the new gourmet trend in Austria’s high Alps. Renowned for his seafood dishes and refined regional cuisine, along with a mega wine list and candlelight dinners every Thursday. No wonder, then, that the Verwallstube receives very good ratings in numerous gourmet guides!
Jochberg, summit of the Bärenbadkogel, 1870 m above sea level
In the same place where skiers discover a personal playground in winter, the Angus cattle of the host Hochfilzer family graze peacefully in summer. They also supply their own fish and wild game, while bread is baked right there at the hut, too. In terms of dishes, interior decor, hospitality, currently the Number One in the Kitzbühel region!