Weather warning: there’s a giant raclette storm brewing on the mountain! In Les Deux Alpes, Maxence Procacci (who bears the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France title) prepares the best cheesy dinners in the entire ski resort, so go ahead and plant your ski poles in an avalanche of melted tomme cheese. Expect an old-fashioned tavern (old stone walls, a crackling stove, cured ham legs hanging from the ceiling) run by a superior kind of cheesemonger, who knows a thing or two about charcuterie as well. The night we went, seated in the barn section, the outstanding raclette prepared with raw cow’s milk tomme cheese smelled divinely of the alpine pastures, and was paired with a beautiful green salad, tender potatoes and a gigantic platter of freshly sliced Savoyard charcuterie. Craving something even more indulgent? The cheesemonger also serves fondue, available as a flambéed version, a goat cheese version, or a three-cheese fondue… After a small glass of the house génépi and a ladleful of fromage frais with blueberries, all you’ll want to do is crawl into bed! // Nicolas Leanjem
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s a terroir-centric wine cellar where you can go pick out a bottle yourself, like the Mondeuse from the Domaine Grisard, the velvety Gamay from the Domaine de l’Obiou or its counterparts in Pinot gris and Pinot blanc (all three bottles are €28 each). Unless you’d prefer a beer from the L’Antidote micro-brewery (€5 for 330 m;), tucked away at the foot of Les Trois Vallées.
PRICE: Raclette or fondue options for €32 (sides and desserts included).