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Ski cuisine: Eating on top of the world

Updated 1441 GMT (2241 HKT) November 20, 2015
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Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro offers fine, alpine-style dining -- and a renowned apres-ski atmosphere -- in a wooden former ski patrol cabin on the slopes of Aspen, Colorado. It's so popular that a refurbishment and extension is being carried out. David Kirsch
Eating and drinking at Cloud Nine comes with a constant bonus -- the views of the mountains, either from its terrace or its warm and welcoming interior. David Kirsch
Led by chef Michael Johnston, the Cloud Nine team serves European dishes such as fondue. David Kirsch
Housed in a 100-year-old building in Zermatt, Switzerland, Chez Vrony offers stunning views of the Matterhorn. Its treats include homemade cheeses, sausages and meats, as well as the house speciality -- Vrony burger. Chez Vrony
Mountain slopes surround the roomy Chez Vrony terrace -- an ideal place to try the restaurant's warming Bloody Mary soup. Chez Vrony
Chez Vrony's cosy wooden dining room is a perfect place to hunker down when the snow falls outside. Marc Kronig
It's breakfast time -- and this is the stunning view from the restaurant at Hotel Chetzeron, atop the ski slopes in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. In Out Style Phtography
Hotel Chetzeron stands in the midst of an idyllic mountain landscape. Its restaurant specializes in both traditional Valais cooking and contemporary food including a range of seasonal creations. In Out Style Phtography
Hotel Chetzeron's huge restaurant windows reveal snow-covered Alpine peaks. In Out Style Phtography
The spectacular surroundings of the Hohe Mut Alm restaurant, Obergurgl. Anton Klocker
The stunning view from the terrace at the Hohe Mut Alm restaurant, Obergurgl. Anton Klocker
People party on an outdoor dance floor as artists perform during a food/clubbing event at La Folie Douce in Meribel, France. La Folie's Fruitiere restaurant is where chef Franck Mischler creates a range of signature dishes. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Skiers approach La Folie Douce, which offers a range of local cheeses and fine French wines. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
French chefs Rene Meilleur (left) and his son Maxime pose in front of La Bouitte, in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville in the French Alps. Their restaurant won three stars in the 2015 Michelin Guide, making it one of the best in the world. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Meilleurs' food is enhanced by the use of mountain pasture herbs, fish from nearby lakes and a wide range of other local ingredients. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Les Airelles hotel in Courchevel, France, is home to Pierre Gagnaire restaurant, which has two Michelin stars. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
At a Mongolian yurt at Solitude in Utah, chefs prepare food for a maximum of 24 people in a moonlit forest, costing $125 per diner. Corey Kopischke
Illuminated by lanterns and moonlight, the yurt is set in a forest clearing, surrounded by tall pine trees. Corey Kopischke
The mountain-fringed Solitude resort is known for its fine slopes -- and its fine dining. Corey Kopischke
The cozy dining room of Whistler's Rimrock Cafe, which was established in Canada's most famous ski resort in 1987 and specializes in local fish and game. Leanna Rathkelly
The Hotel Cheval Blanc ("white horse") in Courchevel, France, is home to Michelin-starred restaurant Le 1947. Its modern setting caters for just 25 people per sitting. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Hikers prepare for an outing as the Matterhorn looms behind the terrace of the Sunnegga Station restaurant near Zermatt, Switzerland. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Skiers enjoy the winter sunshine at a restaurant in the French resort of Val d'Isere. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A throng of skiers take a break at a restaurant at the Val Thorens ski resort in the French Alps. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/AFP/Getty Images