Short on time and looking for an indulgent weekend skiing? Our ski experts have cherry-picked some of their favourite spa hotels for the weekend that you can reach in under two hours. Whether you’re looking for a ski-in ski-out spa hotel, fantastic dining to accompany your relaxation or a state-of-the-art spa, these are our top luxury spa hotels for the weekend.
The five-star Hotel Mont Blanc is one of most sought-after addresses in Chamonix, with over a hundred years of history and 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.
A chic, modern getaway 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, Turkish bath and vitarium. 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 a selection of fine Italian wines or have a private dinner in Cantina, the wine cellar.
Our favourite resort for a weekend skiing, Courmayeur has the perfect combination of charm and style. Centrally located, Le Massif is a new addition to 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.
This sleek modern hotel in the Swiss Alps has Asian-influenced interiors and a fantastic sushi restaurant. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, 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.
There is a fantastic spa, ice rink, living room-style ski room, Cigar Library, and the staff are always on hand to help you. ‘Ski butlers’ will even pre-heat your boots, give you insider tips to the best runs and sell ski passes. The Chedi 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 boutique 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, 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. Rooms and suites have a simple and traditionally Alpine decor with wooden panelling and views across the snowy mountains.
Verbier’s most illustrious address, the W Hotel is a place to see and be seen. Wake up to mountain views and access to over 400km of slopes in the Four Valleys. After a day on the slopes, relax in the state-of-the-art wellness area. Take a dip in the large indoor swimming pool, after that warm up in the bubbling jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
The Away spa has all the latest skincare and beauty treatments, and moreover, a calming relaxing area. Nourish yourself with an energising juice or smoothie bowl at the Arctic Juice & Café, before deciding where to dine. The W Kitchen is a contemporary bistro, Eat-Hola is Verbier’s first tapas bar and Carve Sushi Bar brings you the best of Asian flavours.
Find out more about wellness holidays here. In addition, our ski experts can help organise a trip to one of these spa hotels for the weekend, call them on 0207 471 7700.