“Up there on the mountain, there was an old chalet…” This ancient Swiss song illustrates how popular the Alpine pastures have been for centuries. Period chalets have transformed into lovely restaurants and rustic mountain pubs. These places are easily accessible, mostly. Meaning: While some of them are close to the ski lifts, others require more physical effort. Whether you’re having a break between two descents or reach them after a fantastic snowshoe or ski ascent, you’ll taste local produce and delicious home-style mountain specialties. The icing on the cake? A friendly atmosphere and a breathtaking panorama!