The heady heights reached by one of the restaurants in Val Thorens is unrivalled. Chef Jean Sulpice is a Michelin-starred chef with altitude; at 26, when he won the first of two, there wasn’t a younger Michelin-starred chef in France. A good morning’s ski from Courchevel across to Val Thornens will take you to the highest fine dining establishment in Europe at 2300-metres; dine on the terrace among the highest peaks the Three Vallees.
Three hearty set menus offer a welcome alternative from the cheese and ham served seemingly with everything in Courchevel; instead, discerning diners are treated to guinea fowl, pigeon and scallop. As part of the four-star Hotel L’Oxalys, the restaurant of the same name is just as stylish, too.