Lunch is a serious affair on the ski slopes in Europe. Don't expect some grab-and-go bite to tide you over. Be prepared to make a reservation for a table and sit down to a proper meal (and by proper we mean paired with good wine). Rud-Alpe is one of the top spots in Lech to experience the art of the European ski lunch. The building dates back to 1750 and can't be missed from the slopes thanks to an enormous wood-carved heart that announces you've arrived. Skiers can reach Rud-Alpe via the Kriegerhorn or Schlegelkopf runs.
Dine inside at a table near the roaring fire or on a sunny day take in some rays from the expansive patio deck. You'll fill up on hearty local specialties such as Käse Spatzle (think of a decadent mac n cheese) and Tiroler Gröstl (a reimagined breakfast of potato, bacon and onion often topped with a fried egg). Rud-Alpe also serves some of the best Austrian wines and if you've given up on skiing after the check arrives, then head to the outdoor champagne bar for a late day glass of bubbly.