If you are going on holiday to get away from it all and find a place to melt away your stress then Val d’Isere is a perfect choice. The resort has a plentiful supply of accommodation with excellent spa facilities as well as some great public facilities as well. We love to relax, so whether you just want some space to chill or you would like a little extra tender loving care, we certainly have somewhere to recommend for you:
Val d’Isere has a great new ‘centre sportif’ called Oxygen. Located close to the centre of town, right under the Olympic cable car, the centre has everything you need for a perfect post ski relax. A large 800m2 wellness area is the home to several pools, a steam room, sauna, bubble beds, Jacuzzi and a lazy river. Great for kids and adults alike the whole area is conducive to chilling out and taking a load off after a big day on the mountain. If you still have some energy to burn then Oxygen has loads more activities to keep you entertained. Try out the climbing wall, which is great for beginners or use the indoor sports hall to play some squash, volleyball, football or basketball with friends.
Reflexology and massage are available at Mountain Équilibre (+33 6 87 82 33 36) run by Sarah Sissons. Should you need it (we hope you won’t!) Progression Ski run a Physiotherapy and Massage service with four British Physiotherapists and masseuses who provide treatments and massage in the comfort of your own apartment or hotel (0208 123 3001). There's also Action Sportive Physiotherapy, which is a team of experienced Chartered Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists based in Val d'Isere, Tignes and Ste Foy, run by Ginny Schniewind ([email protected]).
If you would like some health and beauty treatments and a place to relax within your accommodation then you won’t have far to look… Much of the accommodation in Val d’Isère has great spa facilities in house, meaning you can get those ski boots off and slip straight into the pool to ease off those legs.
The Hotel Christiania has a beautiful traditional style spa. Decorated with mosaic tiles and neutral colours it is the ideal spot to switch off and rejuvenate. The pool has panoramic windows so you can still enjoy the mountains as you take a swim. There is also a steam room, sauna and even a gym if you still have some energy left. After that, reward yourself with a massage or one of the many other beauty therapies on offer.
At the Hotel La Tovière the relaxation centre is exquisitely decorated and boasts a Turkish steam room and sauna.
The Deep Nature spa at the Hotel l’Aigle des Neiges is renowned in Val d’Isere and offers a full range of spa services. Of course there is a swimming pool, steam room, sauna and cardio gym, however the highlight here are the Algotherm Marine Spa treatments which are on offer. A full range of treatments from facials to massages are available and not to be missed!
Hotel Avenue Lodge has a delightfully contemporary spa, where facilities include a hammam (that’s a steam room to you and me!) sauna and Jacuzzi. There is also a gorgeous swimming pool. There is not only a full range of, Carita, beauty treatments but there is also hair salon as well so you have everything you need to be looking a feeling great by the time you hit the Val d’Isere après scene.
At the Hotel Kandahar there is a great wellness area complete with sauna and steam room, although it is worth noting that this area is only open between 4pm and 8pm.
Hotel Le Brussels has a complete spa package, burn off some of those massive mountain meals in the gym and swimming pool or just sit back and enjoy the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. There is also a great menu of treatments and therapies available.
At the Residence Les Chalet du Solaise you are in for a treat, all residents get free access to the gym and sauna as well as the fully heated outdoor pool. Just wait for the snow to start falling and enjoy swimming in the warm pool while the flakes swirl down around you, it’s magic.