Val d’Isère: 7 Wellness Activities This Winter In Addition To Skiing
Val d’Isère is known for its high-altitude, impressive snowfall, and excellent skiing. Although hitting the slopes is the no one activity of choice for most visitors, for those who prefer to kick off the ski boots for a day or two there are a plethora of exclusive Val d’Isère wellness activities to enjoy.
From ice floating on Ouillette lake, snowga in the fresh mountain air, fitness walks in the protected Manchet valley, to the opening of the brand-new Sisley spa in the Barmes de l’Ours Relais & Châteaux, there’s plenty of activities on offer for those looking to take their wellbeing to the next level and we’ve rounded up our top seven wellness activities to try in Val d’Isère this ski season…
1. Ice floating on Ouillette lake
A new relaxation experience from Finland, ice floating is available for the first time in Val d’Isère this winter with Evolution 2 on Ouillette lake. Wearing a waterproof wetsuit, slip into the frozen lake for an extraordinary moment of relaxation and discover new sensations and new landscapes with a different point of view. Floating freely in the great outdoors makes you feel truly at one with nature for a unique wellness boost. At an altitude of 2,513m, in the heart of the ski area, you can literally float on the mountain landscape.
Prices from €90
Combine breathing techniques and yoga poses in nature’s winter wonderland this season with ‘Snowga’. Guests will be guided through various empowering sequences whilst soaking up beautiful views across the mountains. Taught by a selection of expert instructors, Val d’Isère’s tourism office also runs sunrise and sunset yoga to start and end the day with a clear mind and rejuvenated body.
Please see the Val d’Isère Tourism Office for more information.
3. Enjoy A Treatment At Spa Sisley in the Barmes de l’Ours 5*
The Barmes de l’Ours 5* Relais & Châteaux is delighted to introduce the new Spa Sisley, offering treatments across 11 treatment booths. After a full day on the slopes, nothing beats a long soak in the swimming pool under a starlit sky, or a relaxation session in the jacuzzi, sauna or the steam room.
Facials start from €155 and body treatments start from €105.
4. Relax At The Aqua Leisure Complex
Built for the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2009, the Aqua Leisure Complex is dedicated to sport, relaxation, and fun. Guests can look forward to squash courts, climbing walls, a gym, swimming pools, a steam room and more. There are also plenty of leisure activities outdoors, such as the mini electric skidoo course and open-air ice rink that are perfect for families looking to try new sports.
5. Fitness walking
Take full advantage of the surrounding mountains through fitness walking sessions led by the team at the Aqua Leisure Complex. This activity allows guests to explore the village’s local footpaths on a 75-minute walk through the beautifully protected Manchet valley and take in the abandoned village and magnificent waterfall.
Visitors can take part for €10.
6. Personal training in the Avancher hotel
This winter, the Avancher hotel is offering personal training sessions with the hotel’s qualified physiotherapist. Drawing up comprehensive and tailored training programmes for both hotel guests and non-residents and holds the sessions in the hotel. Visitors can also opt for packages such as the “apres-ski combo”, which includes a stretching session, a massage and entry to the hotel’s wellness area which allows guests to enjoy the sauna, jacuzzi and hammam in a bright and relaxing space. A sure-fire way to get back on form.
Prices start at €50 for 30 minutes or €100 for an hour.
7. The Goji Spa par Valmont at K2 Chogori
A range of signature treatments dedicated to guests’ wellbeing can be enjoyed at The Goji Spa par Valmont, as beauty therapists use world-renowned phytocosmetics featuring Swiss plant extracts and glacier water. Feel beautiful, enjoy a unique wellness experience and revel in the peaceful tranquillity of the Alps.