With some resorts already open in Europe, ski season is well and truly upon us. So whether you’re tagging along with ski fanatic friends, can’t hit the mountain due to a white out or simply want a day off from the slopes, there are plenty of Alpine spas to escape to. With luxury spas and treatments aplenty, you’ll be sloping off and booking yourself in for a pre and après ski treatment.
Spa at Les Barmes de l’Ours, Val d’Isere, France
Set in one of the most luxury hotels in Val d’Isere, Les Barmes de l’ours has a wellness spa offering Valmont face and body treatments, a heated pool under the stars, a Hammam and new gym. Try the Soin Majestueux massage which uses three facial massage techniques, four masks and two cleanses for a complete facial rejuvenation.
The Alpaga, Megève, France
Just an hour from Geneva and perfect for a weekend ski and spa break, The Alpaga in the chocolate box town of Megève in the French Alps, is a boutique hotel made up of chalet style buildings with interconnecting tunnels. So if you don’t fancy braving the snowy weather you can hop from your room to restaurant to spa in just your dressing gown and slippers! Hidden underground is the Sothys spa, perfect for pre and post ski relaxation. With a plunge pool, relaxation room and large treatment menu, it’s easy to unwind. Try the Sothys Hanakasumi signature body treatment that uses Cherry Blossom and Lotus Flower scents and top-to-toe massage techniques with warm shea butter that envelopes you in comfort and relaxation, instantly. Also try the outdoor hot tub that faces the Mont Blanc mountain and finish with a snow angel if you’re brave enough to give yourself a DIY Cryo therapy hit!
Hanakasumi 140 euros for 1 hr and 15 min
Le Spa de L’Apogée Courcheval 1850, France
Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad, Switzerland
Givenchy Spa Mirador, Switzerland