New for this winter: Le Refuge de Solaise

What: New luxury mountain restaurant and hotel
Why: Amazing food and views at the highest hotel in France
When: December 2018
Where: Sommet de Solaise, 2551m, Val d’Isere

In December 2018, the restaurant, 14-bed refuge dormitory and one of the spectaular apartments of the highest hotel in France, Le Refuge de Solaise, will open its doors.

At a heady altitude of 2551m, France’s oldest cable car station has been transformed in a partnership between local restaurateur Jean-Claude Borel and local architect Jean-Charles Covarel.

Regular visitors to Val d’Isère will remember the site of the hotel as the Tête de Solaise mountain restaurant, sandwiched between the old Solaise Express chair-lift and the Solaise cable-car.

On warm afternoons it’s always been a spot where skiers like to linger over drinks until the sun sinks beneath the horizon before leaving for the last run to the valley. However, from this winter, you can spend the night up here and enjoy first tracks in the morning on the glorious piste M or the more demanding Rhone-Alpes all the way to the village.

We think this will make a great addition to the already impressive range of high-quality restaurants and hotels in Val d’Isere. If you’d like to book a table at the amazing restaurant or book a night away from it all please get in touch with us.

Run Review:


Running from the top of the new Datcha high-speed chair lift this is a nice blue which is great as a progression from the green if you’re a beginner or have beginners with you.