Looking for a luxury ski spa resort in the mountains? Our experts have cherry-picked some of their favourite luxury ski spa hotels that you can reach in under two hours. Whether you’re looking for a ski-in ski-out spa hotel, fantastic dining or a state-of-the-art spa, these are our top luxury ski spa hotels in our favourite ski resort locations.
Hotel Mont-Blanc, Chamonix
The five-star Hotel Mont-Blanc is certainly one of the most sought-after addresses in Chamonix. The hotel has over a hundred years of history and a prime location. Look up from the warmth of the outdoor hot tub or heated swimming pool at the peak on Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc. Venture back inside for the extensive list of spa treatments in the Spa by Clarins, the sauna, steam room and relaxation area. The Matafan Restaurant serves fine dining using produce from the French Alps and the neighbouring Aosta Valley. After dinner, have a nightcap in the stylish and comfortable Lounge Bar with the soundtrack of a live pianist.
Montana Lodge & Spa, La Thuile
A chic, modern ski spa hotel in Italy’s Aosta Valley. Montana Lodge & Spa is a fantastic option for a weekend away. Under two hours from Geneva airport, this village has crowd-free and scenic skiing. Ski all day before unwinding in the spa’s indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath. For some quality time, reserve the private spa with a massage room for two, jacuzzi and Rasul mud treatment. Dine in the gastronomic Chaveur restaurant, where plates are made with local produce from the Aosta Valley. Pop back for lunch at the Bistro Alpino, a less formal choice with a wood-fired pizza oven and other Italian favourites. Oenophiles can taste the selection of fine Italian wines or have a private dinner in Cantina, the wine cellar.
Le Massif, Courmayeur
Our favourite ski and spa resort for a weekend, Courmayeur has the perfect combination of charm and style. Centrally located, Hotel Le Massif is right in the town and doesn’t miss any details. The spa offers a variety of wellness treatments, from forest bathing and equilibrium philosophy to face and body treatments. Organise your lift passes, skis and any lessons or excursions with the dedicated ski concierge. In the meantime, your boots will be warmed, and your skis valeted to the lifts for you. After a day on the slopes, warm up around the fire with a glass of Italian wine before dining in one of the hotel’s three fantastic restaurants.
The Chedi Hotel, Andermatt
This sleek hotel in the Swiss Alps has Asian-influenced interiors and a fantastic sushi restaurant. No expense has been spared. There are lavish crystal lamps, Balinese art and Japanese latticework. Opposite the train station and a couple of minutes from the Nätschen gondola, the hotel has a prime location on the main street.
The Chedi’s fantastic spa has an indoor swimming pool that’s surrounded by glass so you can watch the snow fall outside while you bathe. The treatments are focused on natural herbs and remedies, with a selection of Asian rituals, body polishes and oil-based therapies. The hotel has its own ice rink, living room-style ski room and Cigar Library. Ski butlers will even pre-heat your boots and give you insider tips to the best runs. The Chedi Hotel Andermatt is home to a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant, where western cuisine is creatively fused with sushi and sashimi. Try a cocktail made with sake in the cosy bar next to one of the roaring fires. There is also a fondue chalet where you can dine on traditional Swiss cuisine.
A five-minute drive from the centre of Megève, this five-star ski spa hotel has a stunning setting. Just an hour from Geneva airport, you could be soaking in the outdoor wooden hot tub within a couple of hours, before dining in the Michelin-starred La Table de l’Alpaga. The restaurant serves authentic and seasonal Alpine cuisine in a relaxed setting, paired with some of France’s finest wines. After a day’s skiing, both the comfortable sofas and the blazing log fire in the sitting room are enticing. As are the treatments in the Spa by Sothys, the outdoor sauna or a dip in the plunge pool. The rooms and suites have a simple and traditionally Alpine decor with wooden panelling and views across the snowy mountains.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
At 1,800m above sea level in Arosa, deep in the Grison Mountains, stands the design masterpiece we know as Tschuggen Grand Hotel. Modern, icicle-inspired shapes rise from its base, with rustic wood, glass and stone helping the hotel blend in with its surroundings. The wellness area (all 43,000 square feet of it) is natural in design too, with outdoor pools that gaze out over the mountains. A beauty area and Jacuzzis await, as well as full-body massages and algae or sea salt baths. There are bookable spa suites, including a romantic couples’ suite under the stars, complete with sauna, steam room and Prosecco. The cherry on top of the cake is the hotel’s private ski-lift.
Hotel Das Central, Sölden
A winter delight you won’t forget. The Hotel Das Central in Sölden will guarantee a relaxed stay on your ski holiday. Unwind in the incredible Venezia spa that is set across three floors with ten types of sauna and other wellness facilities. A perfect way to soothe those muscles after being on the mountain. On top of this, the hotel has fantastic culinary experiences. The delicious breakfast menu starts your day perfectly. There’s also an underground fondue chalet that serves award-winning local cuisine. You can also visit the iconic ICE Q Lounge above the Gaislachkogl peak.
Located only 500 metres away from the main ski lifts, getting to the slopes is easy with the private ski shuttle. Each room and suite are unique with its layout but still has a Tyrolean charm. If you’re looking for relaxation, fine dining and high-class hospitality then Hotel Das Central delivers on all fronts.
Hotel Chabichou, Courchevel
Ski straight to the door of this elegant white-painted ski spa hotel in the upmarket ski resort of Courchevel in the Three Valleys. The Hotel Chabichou has a glamorous vintage exterior, two Michelin stars and a spa to write home about. There are some great beauty and body treatments to book and a stunningly designed pool. Alternatively, you can use the salt cave, Banya-Sauna and Hammam. For tired, post-ski muscles, the invigorating ice fountain, followed by multi-sensory baths, is a delight. The gastronomique restaurant is the hotel’s pride and joy. So, when you’re feeling thoroughly relaxed, you can sample the seasonal menu, which includes grilled lobster, caramelised pork breast and fondant vegetables.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff
Rising over the pine forests like a Disney castle, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is a joy to stay in. With 15 shops, an enormous spa and 12 restaurants to choose from, you won’t want to leave—except to experience that Champagne powder, and enjoy easy access to Sunshine Village, the Lake Louise ski resort, and Mt Norquay. The 38,000 square-foot Willow Stream Spa has a waterfall, mineral whirlpools and terraces with dramatic mountains vistas. For your massage experience, choose from options such as deep tissue, hot stones and oil-based treatments, or body wraps, wellness soaks and foot massages. All in all, this is the perfect ski location if you are looking to relax and unwind.
Les Fermes de Marie, Megève
This five-star ski spa hotel is inspired by the mountains that surround the stylish Megève, a ski resort established by Baroness Maurice de Rothschild in 1921. Take in the resort’s stunning snow-swept scenes from Les Fermes de Marie’s outdoor sauna and jacuzzi. Later, settle into one of the spa’s 17 wood-clad cabins and choose from its range of treatments – from a detoxifying seaweed body wrap to deep-tissue massage. Surely this is an ideal end to an intense day spent on the powder?
Hotel Aurelio & Spa, Lech
Located in the chic ski resort location of Lech, which claims royalty among its past guests, this relaxing spa is part of the five-star Hotel Aurelio. Decorated in subtle neutrals with ultra-contemporary yet soft lighting, the spa features a snow atrium, multi-sensory shower, aroma steam bath and acoustic pool. You can choose from exclusive treatments for both men and women, including a molecular facial mask from beautician Dr Barbara Sturm, which aims to repair cells and intensely moisturise your skin. After a busy day on the slopes, you may want to relax in the tranquil meditation centre, in front of a roaring fire at this sublime ski spa hotel.
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