WildSnow Weekend — Guess That Pastry

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | January 11, 2015      
Après-uphill, Muttereralm, Austria

Après-uphill, Mutterer Alm, Austria, name that pastry!

Backcountry snow conditions may not be ultimate right now in the Austrian alps, but ski tourers get after it anyhow. To stay in shape, uphilling after work is a huge trend. We joined Werner Koch of Contour Skins for a jaunt up Mutterer Alm. Under a rising full moon, we skinned about 1500m to their slopeside restaurant.

Kasespaetzle and climbing skin discussions -- a lovely way to spend an evening.

Kasespaetzle and climbing skin discussions — a lovely way to spend an evening.

Ski resorts around Innsbruck work together to accommodate the tsunami of evening skiers. Austrian law allows everyone access to terrain so theoretically, you can uphill anytime. Mountain restaurants manage crowds by alternating the nights they are open. Mutterer Alm is open on Wednesday evening and an average of 1,800 uphillers drop in for dinner. Our evening meal was incredibly delicious, served fast and the dessert, mouthwateringly memorable.

Mutterer Alm chef making sure his guests are happy.

Mutterer Alm chef making sure his guests are happy.

Recap of WildSnow posts for the week: January 5 – January 9, 2015:

40 Below Zero C, Antarctica — Vinson — Gear

G3 ION Family Plan — Good Looking Cousins Join the Party

Austrian Ski Tour — Langer Grund

Dynafit Layers For The Ladies

New Dynafit Boots, Bindings, Skis for 2015/2016



10 Responses to “WildSnow Weekend — Guess That Pastry”

  1. SteveR January 11th, 2015 11:14 am


  2. Gabe Border January 11th, 2015 11:20 am

    Looks like some sort of chocolate sponge cake(possible Molten in the center), with a chocolate ganache on top, and a fruit/berry reductuon on the side. The reduction could even be a chutney.

  3. Gabe Border January 11th, 2015 11:22 am

    I want a resturant like this in idaho!

  4. Lenka K. January 11th, 2015 1:36 pm

    Looks like an “African-American clad in a shirt”, aka Mohr im Hemd to me, although it usually comes with chocolate, rather than fruit sauce. But this version looks yummy too and hopefully made up for the dismal snow conditions we’ve had lately.

    Lenka K.

  5. Laurie S January 11th, 2015 6:03 pm

    Schoggi torte mit himmel berries?

  6. Scott Nelson January 11th, 2015 6:12 pm

    I’d have to skin at least 3000m to eat all that….Looks delicious! Impressive number of uphillers. An after work skin with dinner on the mountain, sounds great!

  7. Lou Dawson 2 January 11th, 2015 11:24 pm

    On the menu it was called something like “huttekuchen” which I took to mean “gigantic mystery desert served at a mountain hut.” Sounded good so I went for it! I was not disappointed, though I needed an insulin injection after consuming. Super fun, you can see why the uphilling craze shows no sign of stopping. Like I said, about 1,800 people on a good night for these restaurants. That’s major business for an eatery. It’ll be interesting to wee where in North America someone has the vision to get this sort of thing going. Amazing the lack of vision with folks in the ski industry. Lou

  8. Erik Erikson January 12th, 2015 1:32 am

    Man, Kaesespatzle and Mohr im Hemd… probably the two most caloric items you could find on the menu. Did you really manage to finish off all of it ?!

  9. Pete Anzalone January 12th, 2015 6:30 pm

    Schokoladensoufflé mit Schlagsahne aka Chocolate souffle with whipped cream.

  10. Werner Koch January 13th, 2015 1:39 am

    Hi Lou and Lisa,
    thanks for joining me on this evening trip, anyone who wants to have a similar skitouring gourmet experience, here’s the link to the restaurant, just 10 min south-west of Innsbruck: http://muttereralm.at/gastro-muttereralm/essen-trinken
    (seems to be no english site available)
    Take care not to put on weight while touring….
    Werner http://www.contourskins.com

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