Soothing spa treatments, hot tubs with a view, a dip in a heated outdoor pool. Is there a better way to round off a day on the slopes? No luxury ski hotel would be complete without the finest wellness facilities – your après-ski sanctuary set against majestic mountain scenery.
If rejuvenation and restoration are key components of your next ski holiday, our Ski Specialists have put together their essential guide to the best ski hotels for wellness this winter.
Hotel L’Apogée, Courchevel
For understated 5-star luxury
Hotel L’Apogée is a fabulous ski-in/ski-out hotel situated in the Jardin Alpin area of Courchevel 1850. An exclusive and tranquil retreat in one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts, the fabulous Spa L’Apogée by La Prairie has a vast treatment list, with everything from massages, facials, body wraps, hand & foot care, dedicated men’s and children’s treatments and pre and post-natal specific offerings, to private yoga & meditation classes and even osteopathy and physiotherapy.
The Fairmont Banff Springs
The iconic spa retreat
Mineral Pool at the Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Banff Springs
No less than 40,000 sq ft. in size, the wonderful Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Banff Springs offers an incredible array of mineral pools, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, relaxation rooms & terraces and a spa treatment for everyone: alpine aromatherapy massages, ‘Destination Rejuvenation’, ten different facials, experiences for couples. Will you even want to leave to go skiing?
Les Fermes de Marie, Megève
Wellness inspired by nature
Created by luxury brand Maisons et Hotels Sibuet, Pure Altitude Spas put nature at the very heart of what they do, with all treatments using their signature botanical product range. At Megève’s superb hotel Les Fermes de Marie, the indoor pools take in the sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, while its Jacuzzis, steams rooms, saunas & Japanese ‘ofuro’ baths will transport you away from everyday stresses into a more serene state of mind.
Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt
5-star luxury meets home comforts
The Mont Cervin Palace offers a fabulous 5-star experience in the very heart of Zermatt. Warm hospitality pervades every aspect of your stay, with the Nescens Spa being no exception. From signature massages, reflexology and manicures, to sinking into a Jacuzzi or braving it in the up to 85 °C Finnish sauna, here you’ll find a tranquil escape after a day of skiing beneath the Matterhorn. The fabulous indoor/outdoor whirlpool is not to be missed.
The Matterhorn from the Mont Cervin Palace
Moose Hotel & Suites, Banff
For the best hot tub views in town
As soon as you arrive at the rooftop terrace at the Moose Hotel & Suites in Banff, you’re instantly transported away from the hustle and bustle of Banff Avenue below. This really is one of the premier spots in town for a relaxing soak, whilst the Meadow Spa & Pools boasts 10 treatment rooms, a private outdoor hot pool and a bright indoor pool.
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, Pinzolo
The Dolomites at their most serene
Sustainable & ethical practices are at the core of this luxurious spa hotel, set against the unique scenery of the Dolomites. Located in the village of Pinzolo, access to the the Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta ski area is just a 350m away, but you will feel completely removed from your everyday stresses & strains. The Lefay Resort‘s stunning 5000m² spa offers indoor and outdoor pools, six relaxation zones, an ice waterfall, complimentary group fitness sessions and even a salt-water lake. Experience the Lefay Spa Method in the ‘World of Saunas’, with each treatment inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and specifically tailored to the individual.
Residence Chalet Izia, Val d’Isère
Enjoy the best of both worlds
For the more budget conscious, or if you’re looking for the flexibility of self-catering, the recently built Residence Chalets Izia in Val d’Isère has a superb spa and pool complex. These beautiful ski-in/ski-out apartments offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to combine both doorstep skiing and wellness without the formality of a luxury hotel. Spa ‘Les Bains du Montana’ also features children-specific treatments to enable kids to get a taste of spa life.
Hotel Fanes, San Cassiano
A relaxed mountain retreat
Designed with wellbeing in mind, Hotel Fanes in charming San Cassiano is peacefully located above the main village, ensuring beautiful views from all over the hotel. Wood-clad interiors create a sense of natural tranquillity which extends into the wellness facilities, with a heated outdoor pool, indoor pool with jets, an extensive spa complex and a picture-perfect rooftop lap pool. Italy’s Dolomites just got even prettier!
25m Sky Pool
If you’re looking for laid-back luxury and ski-in/ski-out USA-style, the brilliant Limelight Snowmass should be on your list. This relaxed Aspen Snowmass property features two outdoor heated spa pools – complete with bar service, offering a relaxing space in which to wind down after your day on the mountain. For more energetic après-ski, the Limelight doesn’t disappoint with its ice skating rink, 5-storey climbing wall and large fitness facility.
Slopeside luxury at the Limelight Snowmass
Hotel Au Coeur du Village, La Clusaz
Chic luxury in the heart of La Clusaz
“The accommodation was fantastic, we would definitely stay again” EH, March 2022
For the ultimate ski weekend, look no further than Hotel Au Coeur du Village. Within easy reach of Geneva airport, there are a multitude of ways to recharge in this beautifully relaxed 5-star hotel. After a leisurely return from the slopes – the property is adjacent to the Beauregard gondola – you can indulge at Le Cristal Spa with its gorgeous swimming pool, steam room, sauna, fitness room and treatment rooms, relax by the fireplace in the lounge bar or dine in one of two restaurants including the renowned gastronomic ‘Le Cinq’.
The Sebastian – Vail
Luxury all day long
The Base Camp ski valet service, located right next to Vail’s Gondola One, will ensure your day on the mountain starts in full comfort with your ski boots warmed and ready. And if the stylish rooms & suites, art-filled library and one of the coolest bars in Vail aren’t enough to tempt you to book a stay at The Sebastian – Vail, then the full-service Bloom Spa, four outdoor hot tubs, outdoor pool, steam room & sauna should seal the deal.