After a day of skiing, the best way to warm up is by sitting around a table with a group of friends or family and savouring the delicious food and beverage selections France has to offer. These are three hearty dishes to enjoy after a full day on the slopes.

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Allegedly invented by a chilly Swiss shepherd who turned his cheese into a hot meal by ‘roasting’ it directly on the campfire, this mountain staple of melted cheese scraped over potatoes will certainly coat your ribs.

Delicious traditional melted raclette cheese on diced boiled or baked potato served in individual skillets with salami and potatoes
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Tartiflette is a gratin of Reblochon cheese, potatoes, onions and smoked bacon lardons, layered up and baked until sizzling. The ultimate in comfort food – serve with a salad if you want to make yourself feel better about all those calories!


Fondue Savoyarde

This party staple from the 1970s needs no introduction. Use cheeses like Comté and Gruyère for your sauce and rub the fondue pot with garlic first to maximise on flavour. Croutons and crudités to the ready!


There are plenty of delicious dishes to choose from at the French mountains, but which ones stand out as the best? We think these three do. But what’s your favourite? Do you agree with our picks? Want to suggest another popular dish for us to try next time we hit the slopes? Let us know in the comments!

Adapted from France Today Magazine. Buy the latest April/May Issue.


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