Chill out post-ski at these incredible spas
Following a day on the slopes, walking through alpine winter wonderland or simply recovering from the après-ski party circuit, nothing feels better than a rejuvenating massage or a dip in a heated outdoor pool to release any tension. Here’s our essential guide to the ultimate post-piste spas at Switzerland’s winter powerhouse destinations:
AWAY Spa Verbier, W Hotel, Verbier
The group’s first foray into alpine destinations, W Verbier is just steps away from the town’s main ski lifts and with it, access to 400 kilometres of ski, biking and hiking terrain. AWAY Spa’s contemporary design blends in with the alpine landscape across 800 square metres of pure relaxation to detox or de-stress. An extra dose of Swissness comes courtesy of the spa’s LaPrairie products.
Klum Spa, Kulm Hotel, Moritz
The first hotel to be built in the iconic winter resort, the Kulm Hotel first opened its doors in 1856 and has been attracting the rich and famous ever since. Pamper yourself in absolute luxury and be sure to dive into the 20m indoor pool with underground tunes. The various saunas, steam rooms and baths should keep you busy after a day out and a soak in the double-jet plunge pool with its majestic views over the alpine panorama is a must.
Six Senses Spa, Alpina Hotel, Gstaad
This spa is a true sanctuary of peace and well-being housed in the heart of the Alpina Hotel in swanky Gstaad. The Six Senses Spa is inspired by Asian traditions, drawing its energy from the Alpine heart of the Bernese Oberland region. A unique oasis of serenity that is set to recharge your batteries in warm and cosy surroundings. Treatment highlights include light and sound treatments and energy healing sessions.
Cinq Mondes Spa, Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne
Just a short train ride away from Geneva, Lausanne is a favourite stop for winter travellers ahead of their alpine adventures at higher altitudes. The legendary Beau-Rivage Palace was home to Coco Chanel during her Swiss exile. Today, guests frequent the lavish private spa suite with views over the Alps or pop next door to the renowned Clinique Matignon for some essential non-invasive aesthetic touch-ups.
Dipiù Spa, Giardino hotel, Ascona
For all those keen for a more Mediterranean winter, the Ticino region is the perfect location. The Giardino hotel in Ascona, offers a carefree retreat by the shores of Lake Maggiore, and is located precisely where the Alps meet the lemon trees. At Dipiù spa guests are treated to blissful moments of dolce far niente or a serious immersion through its preventative Ayurveda by Giardino programme. It’s more than just luxury for the senses, it’s five star treatment for the soul.