Thursday 2 April 2015

Edelweiss, Albergo, Bar, Ristorante, Loc. Crest, Champoluc, Aosta Valley, Italy

Housed in a substantial wooden and stone building near the top of the first gondola above Champoluc, the Edelweiss is well located for beginner skiers using the nursery slopes, rather than intermediates and experts. In practice that means it can be less crowded than its rivals elsewhere on the pistes.  Inside the golden wooden decor is well illuminated by the huge windows. You can sit in the restaurant and enjoy waiter service, or in the bar, meaning you need to order from the till. Either way, you can choose from the menu offering a mixture of Italian mountain favourites, including crepes, risotto and pizza, typically costing 10 euros or less. It all tastes pretty good, although the service can be erratic, meaning the dishes can be delayed and might arrive lukewarm. 7/10