Off piste and into the spa... what better way to relax after an exhilarating day on the slopes than with a dip in the pool, a sauna or a massage. Saunas have long been a quintessential part of a ski holiday, but world class spa facilities and modern treatments such as hot stone massage, infra-red cabins, body wraps and colour therapy are becoming increasingly popular in many hotel and resort spas.
Our Top 10 Best Ski and Spa Holidays
Whilst many look to go away skiing purely for the slopes-based action itself, there are others that look to either combine it with spa and relaxation or concentrate solely on relaxation.
Skiing is a pursuit which requires a relaxed body, not a weary or stiff one. This means that spa and relaxation can play a key part in a ski holiday and can stop the body from getting overwhelmed by fatigue and lactic acid.
The great thing about spa and relaxation is that every resort and every country are always looking to offer top-notch facilities including: steam rooms, saunas, pools, hot tubs, whirlpools and even gyms. On top of this many hotels offer treatments, meaning that after a hard day's skiing you can come back to enjoy a nice pre-dinner massage.
Hotels are always likely to have the biggest range of options in terms of treatment, however many of our chalet hotels have lovely wellness areas; Chalet Hotel St Christoph in St Christoph, Chalet Hotel Du Montet in Val D'Isere, Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria in Cortina D'Ampezzo.
Many of our chalets are also equiped with sauna or hot tub as we look to give our guests the best facilities to relax. We are aware how important it is to feel refreshed in order to get the most out of a holiday, therefore we always recommend looking into the spa and relaxation options that your chosen accommodation has to offer.
These hotels have a designated spa area, with sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, plus a range of treatments including massage available.
Our Top 10 Hotel Spas
|Austria||Alpbach||Hotel Alpbacherhof||4 Star|
|Austria||Kitzbuhel||Hotel Schwarzer Alder||4 Star +|
|Austria||Zell am See||Romantik Hotel||4 Star|
|Canada||Lake Louise||Post Hotel & Spa||5 Star|
|France||Courchevel||Hotel La Carlina||4 Star|
|Italy||Selva||Aaritz Hotel||4 Star|
|Switzerland||Zermatt||Hotel Alpenhof||4 Star +|
|Switzerland||Saas Fee||Hotel Ferienart Resort & Spa||5 Star|
|Finland/Lapland||Levi||Levintunturi Spa Hotel||4 Star|
Post Hotel & Spa - Make your Canadian Rockies resort accommodation to an entirely new level with Temple Mountain Spa's rejuvenating and luxurious treatments. Temple Mountain Spa experiences have been created using a harmonious blend of products and techniques designed to deliver customized results. The spa offers an array of Massages, Body Therapies, Facials, Nail and Waxing services. Nestled in the warm and cozy spa are Men’s and Ladies Spa Locker facilities offering a selection of amenities, including a steam room and whirlpool for you to enjoy before and after your spa experience. The relaxation lounge is where you can rest and restore. A selection of herbal teas and organic hot chocolate are available.
Hotel La Carlina - Pamper yourself and get back into shape at the hotel. Enjoy mountain baleonatherphy with the Carlina Spa, an inner circle of bliss, pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, massages, beauty treatments and hair salon.
Aaritz Hotel - The Aaritz Hotel is ideal for rest and relaxation. You’ll have a sunny garden, an indoor swimming-pool, a sauna, solarium, fitness room and a massage room at your disposal.
Hotel Alpenhof - Today’s hectic lifestyle means that we often struggle to find time to relax and yet it is essential to do this in order to maintain a healthy mind and body. With the combination of unique facilities and an extensive range of comprehensive treatments, Hotel Alpenhof offers everything you dream of in order to achieve the ultimate state of relaxation. Guests can enjoy the wellness Experience: Vanessa – The temple of relaxation spanning over 1500 square meters in Zermatt.
Hotel Ferienart Resort & Spa- Experience Wellness House in Switzerland. The natural and stunning mountains of Saas-Fee already relaxes you. Inside the hotel you will find the Paradia Spa is a unique source of well-being ... crowned by a glittering chandelier covers a 1200 sqm large, light-flooded wellness oasis on 2 levels: with adventure pool, whirlpool, Kneipp course, spa and various rooms for pampering spa treatments from our spa ensemble . While you relax, your physical well-being will be taken care of in our barefoot restaurant Papalagi.
Hotel Schwarzer Alder - The extensive wellness area provides guests with endless relaxation possibilities, from a dip in the pool to an invigorating massage. It features an indoor pool with Jacuzzi and underwater music, rooftop outdoor pool, fitness centre, saunas, steam bath, quiet room with open fireplaces, Jacuzzi, experience showers and a vital bar as well as with extra charge massages, solarium and a variety of beauty treatments.
Romantik Hotel - All year round at 30 ° C heated indoor and outdoor pool, and spacious romantic relaxation area invite you to relax and unwind. The beauty - and wellness program will inspire you, in addition to the TV-known chocolate wrap, we offer many relaxing packages for your vacation ... for two! The sauna, steam bath, hot whirlpool and infrared cabin makes your spa experience complete. Children are welcome at the spa, but the spa is adults only from 17:15!
Hotel Alpbacherhof - Enjoy Alpbacherhof's beautiful wellness & spa facilities. Relax in the Zirbenbiosauna "Waldlust". Here provide gentle heat and the sounds of the forest harmony and relaxation. A special treat is the Finnish wood sauna outside, the "Alpbach Schwitzalm", with a magnificent view over the beautiful landscape of the Alpbach Valley. In a healthy sweat, enjoy an amazing view and breathe in the refreshing tart scent of old wood. The spicy aroma Kräute r you can in a herbal bath "natural" really breathe again freely. Relax in the pleasant heat and inhale with each breath healthy herbal scent that is doing just fine. A benefit for the respiratory system is the steam bath "Tirol". Always worth a visit are the "Pine-Spa", an infrared cabin only from pine wood, in which you feel the gentle warmth of the infrared cabin on your skin and breathe at the same time soothing Zirbenduft. The wood of the "Queen of the Alps," as the stone pine is also called, has been shown in studies to be positive for health. For example, the recovery is significantly improved quality in rooms with pine wood.
Levintunturi Spa Hotel - Fabulous ‘Spa Water World’ with 17 indoor and outdoor pools with mood lighting, sound effects and slides, 9 saunas/steam rooms, jacuzzis, fitness room (FREE), spa treatments (pay locally).