Best on-mountain drinking and dining
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Zermatt offers more than 60 on-slope eateries and après joints spread over its three mountains and 153 miles of runs, from a Champagne bar tucked into an old farmhouse to the five-star Findlerhof restaurant. After an easy side-country tour up the Breithorn, refuel at Chez Vrony, a refurbished 19th century farmhouse that serves up a tasty platter of air-dried local beef and cheeses, risotto with venison sausage, and a killer hamburger. Kick back in a lounge chair on the sundeck and soak up the Matterhorn across the valley as Euros pop bottles of Rosé around you. Or venture to the Monte Rosa Massif and ski the Marinelli Couloir, the longest coulie in Europe. Finish the day off with live music slope-side at the Hennu Stalle, or further down at the bottom of Sunnega at the Cervo, a new hotel that delivers a lively après scene, an outdoor fireplace, and tasty snacks like goat cheese drizzled in forest honey and homemade Ravioli (from $350, prices vary throughout the season, December – April).