When we ski and we need a break these are our preferred spots:
- Rifugio Teodulo: the location is fantastic, on the ridge at 3400 m. and the dining room has a great view of Matterhorn. This year the refuge is managed by Ottavio (from Milano) and Olga (from Saint Petersburg). We find the portions generous and very well done. To get the place take chairlift Bontadini from Plan Maison.
- Cime Bianchi Laghi: at the arrival of the gondola from Plan Maison. Here we like especially the excellent apple strudel and the very efficient service.
- Klein Matterhorn: we stop here for a hot drink before skiing down. The place is very modern and the view is fantastic. The prices are high (Swiss Francs) but the toilets are free…
- Trockener Steg: a big self service and restaurant, modern, efficient with a large selection of food and a very good salad bar. Pay with credit card to avoid change charges… Also here you have access to excellent toilets (one stair down from the self service).
But these are just a few places. You have of lot of options in Plan Maison area, on the slopes of Valtournenche and of Zermatt (especially at Furi).