Want to head into the New Year feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to go? We all know skiing is great for releasing the mind and letting your soul soar. You can now combine fun on the pistes with wellness therapies and yoga. Slow down, take stock and relax.
The highest resort in the Three Valleys, and Europe, Val Thorens offers you a chance to see the mountain in a different light and give your body a change of pace. This invigorating snowshoeing and yoga experience is run by Raquette Nature. It combines the gentle motion of snowshoeing with breathing exercises from Pranayama yoga and guided stretching. The routes for this half-day walk are varied. They explore the wildest spots in the Belleville Valley guided by mountain leader Brigitte and yoga instructor Anita. During your hike through the breath-taking scenery you’ll stop for a rejuvenating sun salutation and seated meditation.
Find your inner balance and feel invigorated with a yoga and ski experience in St Moritz, Switzerland. There are many high, snow sure pistes and 180km of cross country terrain to explore. However, the Paradiso piste on the Corviglia peak is extra special. It now has four fixed points where ‘Yoga on Snow’ postures can be practised. The aim of the exercises is to focus on slowing down, achieving a calmer skiing rhythm and improving your technique. You have the choice of trying it yourself using the handy online guide to absorb this new technique and its benefits. Alternatively, the Suvretta Snowsports School offers Yoga on Snow courses led by an experienced yoga instructor. They’ll help with breathing, balance, strength and connection.
In the little town of Sölden, Austria the five-star hotel Das Central offers luxurious spa packages for a recharge. As the proud winner of Best Luxury Mountain Hotel in Europe and Best Luxury Wellness Hotel in Austria, the spa experience here is truly regal. It’s a 3 storey water world with an indoor pool, 10 saunas (from Finnish to Swiss Pine to Infra-red) and steam baths as well as hot stones and a brine grotto. Spend a day on the slopes, then pop back for a late afternoon facial or body massage. You can even treat yourself to some professional makeup to get you ready for some glamorous après-ski. Among their spa packages are detox packages for your face, skin and body.
To find out more about our wellness packages, call our ski experts today on 0207 471 7700.