Verbier has more than half a dozen spa facilities but most are quite small facilities, probably due to the lack of big luxury hotels.

The Spa by Valmont (+41 (0)27 771 34 05) is typical, with a hammam it offers facial and body treatments. Similarly the Spa Elemis in the Hotel Nevai (+41 (0)27 775 40 60; http://www.nevai.ch) also has a hammam as well as saunas and a full range of beauty treatments and massage services.

There are wellness facilities open to all at Verbier’s Sports Centre which features a sauna, Turkish bath, solarium and aquagym as well as a 25m indoor pool.