“La Béla Vya” Mountain Spas

+33 4 79 08 96 77
"La Béla Vya" Mountain Spas, Saint Marcel, 73440, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

If you are looking to relax and unwind why not head to this lovely spa. "La Béla Vya" associates relaxation and natural prouduct treatments in a warm, typically mountain environment. Jacuzzi, sauna relaxation and well-being area, treatments based around mountain hay, milk and honey, massages with essential oils or hot stones. Open daily during the ski season.  

Act’tifs – Hairdresser

+33 4 50 04 69 10
Les Portes du Soleil 15 Place du Snow, 74110 Avoriaz, France

Hairdressers in Avoriaz. Give them a call if you want a little bit of pampering or for a trim around your new hat!

Amy’s Traditional Thai Massage

MOB 0 21 649 498
98 Rob Roy Lane, Wanaka

Pain relief from Sporting injuries, stress relief and relaxation massage techniques. Over 10 years experience in Asia. A ten minute walk from Wanaka centre, head towards Mt Iron on Ardmore St, at the roundabout head straight over onto Anderson Road and take the first right, ten right again onto Rob Roy Lane. Bookings available from 10am - 8pm

Angelica, Hairdresser

Coiffeuse Angelica, Via Crosal 36, Livigno, Italy

If you want a new style or a tidy up whilst on holiday Angelica will be happy to help. The salon is located next to the Hotel Angelica.

Aqua Centre 2A

+33 6 84 14 00 12
Avenue de la Muzelle, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

This is the best value spa in Les Deux Alpes with massages, jacuzzis, saunas and hammans.  They will offer reduced rates if you have a six day ski pass.

Aqua Dome

+43 5253 6400
Aqua Dome, Oberlangenfeld 140, a-6444 Langenfeld, Austria

Around a 30 minute drive from Oberguergl, the Aqua Dome thermal spa attached to a four star hotel. This beautiful spa complex with outdoor pools with different temperatures, an exercise pool (not usually required after a day on the slopes) and a whirlpool. Indoor there's an indoor pool and sauna area (which costs extra).  Whilst the sauna area is a fabric free zone (ie no swimming costumes) it’s worth braving it to experience the different saunas and steam rooms and a lovely outdoor pool (pictured).  It's such a great experience...

Aquatic Centre – Revelstoke

Good choice for children

+1 250 837 9351
600 Campbell Avenue, Revelstoke, BC, Canada

The Aquatic Centre in Revelstoke has a 25-metre pool offering lane swimming, a leisure pool with a lazy river, a wild waterslide, a hot tub, and a sauna and steam room. Aqua fit classes are available during the week. The staff are friendly and helpful. There are some lane swimming available but times vary throughout the year. Check with their website for current opening times.  

Arlberg Well.com

Good choice for children

+43 5446 4001
Hannes Schneider Weg 11, St Anton, Austria

One of the resort's greatest assets is the Arlberg Well.com building - the sports centre at the base of the piste, near the Fang and Mulden lifts Built in 2001 for the World Alpine Skiing Championships, the steel and timber building adds a pleasingly modern slant to the resort. We know people who come to St Anton just to go here!   It's well worth a visit and many of the activities are based here. Curling: 6-10pm.  Give it a try! Gym: 10am-10pm, Ice skating: 2-6pm,  Small outdoor rink. Massage: Excellent...

Art Galleries

Val d'Isere, France

Galerie Daniel Besseiche, rue Principale, +33 4 79 06 48 43. This small gallery has branches in all the chic places, be sure to check the price tag before you fall in love with anything.   Galerie jane griffiths', +33 4 79 07 89 33.

Aspects Beauty and Health

+64 3 443 5051
61 Brownston Street, Wanaka

Up-market salon located in central Wanaka offering massages, facials, body wraps and a shrove of other treatments for high class pampering!   From Kai head up Helwick Street and take the second right onto Brownston Street. Aspects is just around the corner.

Aspects Day Spa

+64 3 442 7389
G/4 Hamilton House, 53 Shotover Street, Queenstown

A variety of health and beauty treatments. Open 9am - 6pm  

Aspen Park Hotel

+33 4 79 00 99 09
Rond Point, Meribel

The spa at this club med hotel offers a variety of massages, wraps and scrubs. By appointment only.

Aspiring Massage Wanaka

+64 3 443 2993 Mob: 027 4222 455
3 Ewing Place, Mr Iron, 9305 Wanaka

A certified massage therapist offering deep tissue, relaxation, acupressure and sports massage. Clients include several celebrities. A five minutes drive from Wanaka Centre.  Head out on the Wanaka-Luggate highway, take the first left towards Albert Town, then first road on the left.   Bookings available from 9am - 9pm.

Azimut Rando

+33 6 83 17 78 65
Dent de Burgin 403, 73120 Courchevel, France

Explore the many footpaths on snow shoes, breathtaking scenery and silent forests. Approx €18  per person for half a day tour plus €4 for equipment. For private tours Yann will come to your accommodation and arrange all the equipment hire. They also offer summer tours. 

Beauty Life

+41 27 966 6900
Hotel Berghof, Winkelmatterweg, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

A range of massages and beauty treatments available.

Beauty, massage and spas

Verbier, Switzerland

Listed below are some of the better spas available in Verbier.   Biosport Sports massage (and physiotherapy) are available at this respected clinic. Centre de l'étoile. Tel +41 27 771 8280 .   Manuka A wide variety of massages, including aromatherapy, hot rock and deep tissue. Other treatments such as facials, manicures and pedicures are also available. Résidence Tamara, Rue du Centre Sportif. Tel +41 27 771 3606.   The Spa by Valmont. Beautiful, though expensive, spa offering a range of beauty treatments and massages. Rue de la Poste. Tel...

Beauvoir Institute

+33 4 50 64 86 15
483 rte Col Aravis, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Pamper yourself at the Beauvoir Institute day spa in La Clusaz. Osteopathy, massage, ayurvurdique treatments, reflexology and dietician.

Bielen Leisure Centre

Good choice for children

+41 27 957 24 75
Freizeitzentrum Bielen CH - 3906 Saas-Fee

A great place for all the family to go to recharge their batteries. There are indoor and outdoor pools, massages and lots more for your enjoyment. Open daily throughout the season : 10am - 9pm (closes 8pm on Sundays)    

Bogler’s Vitallquell

+43 5336 5227
Romantikhotel Boglerhof Hnr 166

Health and wellness centre in the Romantik Hotel Boglerhof. Offering sauna, swimming pool and massage along with a whole host of treatments to help you unwind or just spoil yourself. Visit their website for full details and to book treatments before you go.

Bormio Terme

Good choice for children

+39 0342 901325
Via Stelvio 14 Bormio (SO)

A great complex of swimming pools and thermal baths where you can unwind and ease any aches and pains. Open times vary: Sport and wellness sector and Thermarium Inside and Outside Pools, children's pools, Water-Slide, two Saunas, two Turkish Bath, Biosauna, Solarium and Relaxation Areas Daily: from 10.00 – 20.00 Wednesday and Friday: 10.00 – 22.00 Centre for thermal treatments Inhalation and aerosol. Mud therapy, thermal baths, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and cardiovascular circuit Daily: 9.00 – 12.00 and 15.30 – 19.00 Closed on Sundays Pre-booking essential Beauty and massage centre Daily:...

Bowling – La Rosiere

Good choice for children

+33 4 7907 5446
Place des Eucherts, 73700 La Rosiere, France

For a small resort, La Rosiere has a lot of activities on offer including a bowling alley. There are also pool tables, pinball and table football available to play and live sports are shown on the big screen. Occasionally the space is used for live music and concerts too. There is free wifi throughout the building and a bar and restaurant where you can snack while you play with a special ‘crepe-bowling’ offer.

Bowling – Le Forum

Good choice for children

+33 4 79 08 23 83
Le Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850

Ten pin bowling (booking ahead is advised). Min age five. A small cafe and bar is situated next to the alley serving snacks all day and more substantial dishes at lunchtime and evening. Pool tables and video games also available. Prices range from €6-9.5 per person. Open 9am-2am.

Bowling – Obergurgl

+43 5256 6337
Obergurgl, Austria

The Hotel Alpenland hosts a 2 line bowling alley, contact them for opening times as these vary.  

Bowling alley

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 53 74 37
196 ave de Courmayeur, 74400 Chamonix, France

For those days when weather stops play then the local bowling alley in Chamonix provides some fun.  Indoor crazy golf in the rather darkened snooker hall upstairs can also relieve the off-piste blues -  if you can find the ball.  Eight bowling lanes, golf, games machines and a bar keep all ages amused.

Bowling, pool and table football – Zermatt

Good choice for children

3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Country Bar, follow Hofmattstrasse down past the ice rink, the bar is on the right after the second crossroads. 16chf per hour per table. Five pool tables available, plus darts on offer. Open 10-2am. Tel: +41 27 967 1596. www.elite-zermatt.ch. Hotel Bristol, Schluhmattstrasse 3, follow Kirchstrasse down over the river and at the second road the hotel is on your right. Tel: +41 27 966 33 66. www.hotel-bristol.ch

Bridge Club – Courchevel

+33 6 09 76 37 51
Bridge Club, 73120 Courchevel 1550

Every day 3pm-8pm in 1550. The bus goes right past this club at Courchevel 1550.   

Bridge Club – Tignes

+33 6 64 12 59 34
Le Lac, Tignes, France

CIHM, on the side of the lake - call for details.

Bridge Club – Val d’Isere

+33 6 08 93 77 86
Villages des Enfants, Val d'Isere, France

A great way to meet the locals, cards dealt at 5pm every day.

Campanules

+33 4 79 06 34 36
Le Lac, Tignes, France

This is a 4-star family run hotel which has earned itself a reputation for being one of the better hotels in Tignes. A high-class restaurant and bar makes the hotel an all-rounder as does the well equipped spa which is available to non-guests.

Casino Austria

+43 5356 62300
Hinterstadt 24, Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbühel's Casino was the third casino built in Austria, back in 1934, and is housed in a building that can trace its roots back to 1274, although the majority of the current building was built in 1590. Beginners can learn the ropes in the Casino Academy, and who knows – a little beginners’ luck and you might even be able to afford something from the many designer shops outside. There is a restaurant on site which is open from 11am.  

Casino de Chamonix

+33 4 50 53 07 65
12 Place de Saussure, Chamonix

The Casino de Chamonix has roulette, blackjack and poker plus the Café Royal restaurant. Over 18s only.

Centre de remise en forme – Leisure facilities

+33 4 79 08 85 54
The Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850

Situated in The Forum. A 7 day pass is approx €100. You can attend classes or use the cardio gym. They also have a sauna and hamman (steam room). Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sun 3pm-9pm.

Centre O des Cîmes

+33 4 79 09 45 00
Ô des Cîmes, Les Chalets du Gypse, Rue des Choumettes, 73440, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

If you just want a massage or a longer stay with full treatments then you will find everything you need here. In "Chalets du Gypse" residence, the Centre "Ô des Cîmes" offers massages, body and facial treatments as well as well-being cures from 1 to 3 days. Also available: saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzi and a weight-training room. Treatments from 6 years old. Open daily throughout the season  

Chabichou

+33 4 79 08 00 55
Rue des Chenus, 73120 Courchevel 1850

This beautiful 4 star hotel in 1850 has a spa and beauty facilities open to non-residents.  Appointments are required for beauty treatments but you can just turn up for the hamman and sauna. Hamman and sauna open 4-8pm approx €20. Towels and robes supplied.

Churches – Merano 2000

Good choice for children

Merano 2000, Italy

There are a number of churches in the locale, check with the tourist office for specific opening/mass/service times when you are in resort. St. Anna Church, 39010 Verano/Eschio St. Anthony Chapel, 39010 Verano St. Jakob Church, 39010 Meltina St. Johan parish curch, 39010 Avelengo St. Kathrein curch, 39010 Avelengo St. Nikolaus Parish Curch, 39010 Verano St. Oswald Church, 39010 Merano 2000

Cinema – Flaine

Good choice for children

+33 )4 50 90 43 12
Flaine Forum, 74300 Flaine, France

Two showings per day, films in both English and French

Cinema – Meribel

Good choice for children

+33 9 67 43 11 61
Route du Centre Office de Tourisme de Méribel Centre 73550 Les Allues

Usually two films per evening with an extra afternoon showing in bad weather. Film lisings are published in tourist office's leaflet. English language films are listed as VOST. Also a screen in Mottaret tourist office building with the same showings.

Cinema – Sauze d’Oulx

There is a cinema in resort and also in near by towns. Check the website for the current films showing - good option if the weather is bad. Bardonecchia - Tel: +39 122 99633 Sauze d'Oulx - Tel: +39 122 859652 Sestriere - Tel: +335 5804045

Cinema – St Anton

Good choice for children

+43 5446 22690
St Anton, Austria

Films are shown in the Valluga Saal, above the tourist office, on occasional evenings throughout the winter. Check with the tourist office for details.

Cinema – Tignes

Good choice for children

Val Claret, Tignes, France

Turn right off Rue de Médran after Harold's and D'Amplo Chausseures shoe shop. Afternoon and evening showings pretty much every day (check to see whether they are dubbed or in English).

Cinema – Val d’Isere

Good choice for children

+33 4 79 06 03 43
Rue Principale, Val d'Isere, France

Val cinema has two screenings a day, 6pm and 9pm. On bad weather days a third is shown at 2.30pm. English films are advertised as VOST. Programmes shown on posters throughout resort, tourist office leaflets or in the mountain echo.

Cinema Centre

Good choice for children

+43 5356 62662
Hinterstadt 18, Kitzbuhel, Austria

The films are in German but some with subtitles. Check what is on when you are in resort.  

Cinema Le Charmieux

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 27 05 60
Maison du Tourisme, Le Chillian, 74450 Le Grand Bornand, France

Cinema with two screens showing films at various times throughout the day, every day.

Cinema Le Ruitor

Good choice for children

+33 4 7906 8604
Centre commercial Les Terrasses, 73700 La Rosière, France

If apres-ski is not your thing and you prefer watching a film of an evening, then head to the resort’s cinema. All the new releases are shown, but there are limited English (VO) viewings so have a look to see what’s on first and remember, if there’s VO or VOST next to the title then the film will be in English.

Cinema Le Slalom

Good choice for children

+33 4 76 79 06 88
Rue des Vikings, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

The local cinema "Le Slalom" in Les Deux Alpes can be found at the Venosc end of town. It has two screens with two showings per night at 6pm and 9pm.

Cinema- Whistler

Good choice for children

+1 604 932 5833
4295 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, Canada

It screens major releases throughout the week, check the website or call for the list of movies and times.  

Cinemas – Courchevel

Good choice for children

+33 4 79 08 22 39
1850 Cinema le Tremplin, 73120 Courchevel, France

There is one cinema in Courchevel -  English films are advertised as VOST.

Cite des Langues

+33 4 79 08 30 40 / +33 4 79 33 89 85
Le Forum, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Language classes

Clair Moment

+33 4 50 75 84 44
174 route due Front de Neige, Les Gets, France

A Spa offering exclusive head to toe treatments, from the Clarins range. They offer a complete set of treatments to ensure you have a truly memorable and relaxing experience.

Club Forme

Good choice for children

+33 4 76 79 25 64
Grande Place, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

Health and Fitness centre in Les Deux Alpes for all the family with Spa, swimming pool, squash courts and bowling lanes. Bowling is open from 3pm to 2am in the morning  Earlier opening in bad weather and during schools holidays. 6 AMF lanes. Video games and pool. Children's lane available. Special rates for groups.

Coiffeur Barbara

+43 5336 5216
Ms Barbara Munch Hnr 184a

Hairdresser in the centre of Alpbach Opening times: Closed Mondays, Tue - Fri 8.30am - noon, 1 - 6pm Sat 8.30am - 4pm

Concerts

+33 4 79 00 20 00
Salle Maurice Romanet, La Croisette, 73440, Les Menuires

Throughout the winter, early evening concerts take place in the Maurice Romanet Hall. Free of charge but donations welcome, 6.30pm during the season. Check when you are in resort to see what is on.  

Cookery classes

+33 4 79 06 16 09
Patisserie de l'adroit, Val d'Isere, France

A fantastic opportunity to learn pastry cooking with one of France's most acclaimed chefs, Patrick Chevallot. Tues & Thur, 5-7pm. €25 including tasting.

Cookery classes

+33 4 79 08 00 55
Le Chabichou Hotel, Rue des Chenus, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Approx €75 for a morning spent with Michel Rochedy in his two Michelin star kitchen. 

Courchevel Guides

+33 6 23 92 46 12
73120 Courchevel, France

Explore the many footpaths on snow shoes, breathtaking scenery and silent forests.  Guided tours from around €22 per person for half a day or €130 for your own private guide for half a day tour.

Deep Nature Spa 1950

+33 4 79 41 42 90
Sources de Marie, Arc 1950, France

This swanky spa has a pool area with sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and a volcanic cave. They also offer massage and beauty treatments. Open 9am - 8pm.

Diamant Forme – spa and gym

+33 4 79 08 05 40
Les Grandes Alpes, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Situated in 1850. Pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, hamman, massages and beauty treatments.

Diva Den Day Spa

+1 250 814 1576
Diva Den Day Spa, 1846 Nixon Road, Revelstoke, BC. Canada

This is a lovely spa in Revelstoke who have a range of treatments from facials, manicures and pedicures, body treatments and a whole lot more. Just the ticket if you fancy a bit of pampering and a break from the high energy mountain activities.  

Dog sleding trips – Flaine

Good choice for children

+33 6 82 09 50 03
Les Moliets, 74300 Flaine, France

A wonderful way to treat your loved ones to an evening trip, sightseeing trip. Reservation recommended.

Dr Helene Mall – Massage

+43 664 2414 997
Dorfstrasse 27, St Anton, Austria

Medical massage, reflexology and acupuncture. Located opposite the Nah & Frisch supermarket.

Drift Away Massage

+33 6 12 65 34 52
Les Arcs, France

Drift Away massage offer you the chance to relax, all inside the comfort of your chalet or hotel in Les Arcs. They will come to you and offer a personalised service of treatments, ranging from Swedish massage to a reviving Deep Tissue sports massage.

Erlebnisbad

Good choice for children

+43 5285 62559
Waldbadstrasse 539, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

Swimming pool and spa in Mayrhofen which is popular with all ages. Waterslides, massaging waterfalls, crazy river and five different sauna and steam rooms - great place for the whole family to spend a rainy day.

Espace Forme

+33 4 7906 8695
Centre commercial Les Terrasses, 73700 La Rosière, France

The Epace Forme is simply a space where exercise classes are held. Choose from a variety of lessons or classes including weight training, Bums and Tums and Pilates or go for a dance class, whether it be Salsa, Afro or Rock n Roll. There is also a small spa with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and the opportunity to book a beauty treatment from a therapist on Mondays only. 

Evening sledge adventure

+33 4 79 09 04 75
La Plagne, France

When the mountain is in darkness and all the lifts have closed you can take part in a great sledging adventure. Covering 4m and taking approximately 45 minutes you will be taken to your destination for a welcoming Savoie dinner. You will be well looked after by your hosts, ESF who also supply the necessary equipment. Prices from €59 per person, over 16 years only.  

Fer a Cheval Spa

+33 4 50 21 30 39
36 route du Crêt d'Arbois, 74120 Megève

This is a great spa in Megeve, with 6 treatment rooms, swimming pool, sauna and Turkish bath. Just the thing when you need to ease any aching limbs from exertions on the slopes. Open daily throughout the season.  

Fernie Aquatic Centre

Good choice for children

+1 250 423 4466
250 Pine Avenue Fernie, BC

Great fun for everyone, with a 6 lane - 25 metre sized competition pool complete with diving board and tarzan swing.  A 15 metre leisure pool with spray fountains.  A 25 person hot tub kept at a balmy 104 degrees along with the most amazing view available from any hot tub.  There is also a 15 person steam room and a 150 foot waterslide with its own run off lane.

Fernie Heritage Library

+1 250 423 4458
492 3rd. Ave, Box 448, Fernie B.C. V0B 1M0

This beautiful building in the town has a lending library along with internet access as well as fax and photocopying services. Opening times: Tues, Weds and Fri 11am - 6pm, Thurs 11am - 8pm, Satruday 1 - 5pm. Closed all day Mondays.

Fernie Ski Heritage Museum

Fernie, Canada

This exhibition is in Fernie town and was together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ski hill. Skiing in Fernie has become and big part of the town and it's had a huge impact on the economic, social and cultural aspects of this community. Spread over both floors of the museum. Powder Highway Productions has produced a short film based on the narrative, photos, and old film footage collected for the exhibit.This is a fun and entertaining way to experience the story and a great way to spend some...

Fitness studio Injoy

+43 3687 24400
Europaplatz 585, 8970 Schladming, Austria

For those who have energy to burn, try working up a sweat in the fitness studio or alternatively just relax with a pampering massage.

Gabriele Brandstätter

+43 3687 200423
Europaplatz 583, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Hairdresser in resort.

Galaxy Bowling

Good choice for children

+33 6 64 27 26 07
Galerie Marchande, 74300 Flaine, France

6 lanes with games. Open from 5pm to 3am (if bad weather from 2pm)

Gallery Thirty Three

+64 3 443 4330
33 Helwick Street, Wanaka

A stylish Art gallery offering original New Zealand sculptures and art pieces including jewellery and pottery. Also hosts many exhibitions for artists from across New Zealand.

Grand Hotel Royal and Golf

+39 165 831 611
Via Roma 87 , 11013 Courmayeur, Italy

This large 4-star Grande Hotel Royal and Golf in the centre of the village places you right in the action. Finish your day with a dip in their heated outdoor pool before venturing out to browse the nearby boutiques. The pool and spa area are also open to non-guests for a cover charge.

Hair Salons – Revelstoke

Revelstoke, BC, Canada

There are a number of hair and beauty parlours in Revelstoke - great for a bit of pampering... 1st Impressions Hair Salon - 300 E 1st St, Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250-837-2344 Diva Den Day Spa - 1846 Nixon Road, Revelstoke Tel: +1 250 814 1576 Escape Within - spa connected to the 2nd Chance boutique - 301 MacKenzie, Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250 837 5965 Refinery Day Spa - 217 McKenzie Avenue, Second Floor, Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250 837 7080 Touch of Elegance - 50 Burke Drive, Revelstoke. Tel: +1 250...

Hairdressers – Cardrona

Wanaka, New Zealand

Hairstyling - open 9am - 5.30pm.  +64 3 433 7727 Hairculture - open 9am - 5.30pm  +64 3 433 9515 All Barbers - open 9am - 5.30pm  +64 3 443 1722  

Hairdressers – Chamonix

+33 450 53 17 75
13 rue du Lyret, 74400 Chamonix, France

Good local hair salon in Chamonix with a welcoming atmosphere and well-skilled staff. Just near the casino. Book in advance.

Hairdressers – St Anton

St Anton, Austria

There are several small local salons: Team Anita.  Markstrasse 22, behind the church at th east end of the town, near the medical centre. Tel: +43 5446 30383   Friseursalon Peter.  Dorsftasse, next to the Mailbox internet cafe. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am - 7pm. Thursday 9am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 3pm. Tel: +43 5446 30156   Salon March.  In the pedestrian zone. Tel: +43 5446 2329  

Hairdressers – Tignes

Tignes, France

Perhaps not an 'essential' service, it certainly helps toknow there are three hairdressers in resort in case you fancy a treat during bad weather, or have accidentally singed your fringe over a particularly lively fondue!   Jean-Paul Designes, Palafour Building, Lac - +33 479 06 34 80 O P'ti soins, Lac Rosset - +33 4 79 00 69 73 Hair Beaute Edwige, Sefcotel Building, Val Claret - +33 4 79 06 34 51    

Helios Hotel & Wellness

+33 4 79 242 242
Route de la Renarde, Chemin Durupt, Meribel

Helios Hotel and Wellness is a new pearl amongst Meribel high quality hotels, offering a marvellous position at the foot of the slopes, a 3 'horizons' decor and a sumptuous spa, with luxury Italian product Comfort Zone. 18 suites spread over 3 floors are decorated with different themes: the first is a very contemporary style the second is inspired by Nordic lands while the third is bedecked in chalet-style decor.  

Horse and carriage rides – La Clusaz

Good choice for children

+33 6 77 77 51 35
Village Centre, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Tours of La Clusaz and the surrounding area for up to four people. €15 for 15 minutes, €30 for half an hour, €60 for one hour. Lovely way to see the local area in style.

Horse drawn carriage – Isola 2000

Good choice for children

+33 6 82 88 89 41 or +33 4 93 23 17 47
Isola 2000, France

For a different way to see Isola 2000 resort, hire a horse drawn carriage and ride around in style.

Horse-drawn carriage rides – Courchevel

Good choice for children

Maud - +33 6 82 25 64 67 / Gerard Chardon +33 6 08 77 84 72
Place du Tremplin, 73120 Courchevel 1850, France

Take a horse-drawn carriage around 1850. They can also be booked as taxis (prices on request). Approx prices €25 for 15 minutes and €45 for 30 minutes, for up to four people.

Horse-drawn sleigh ride

+43 5444 5365 or +43 664 221 6323

Enjoy a fun or romantic afternoon sleigh ride through the mountains to take in the beautiful Tyrol landscapes as you ride from Ischgl to the nearby town of Mathon.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides – St Anton

Good choice for children

+43 5446 2380
St Anton, Austria

Horse-drawn sleigh rides in the Verwall Valley - Martin Tschol  

Hotel Alliey

+33 4 92 24 40 02
11 rue de l'ecole, 05220 Monetier les Bains, Serre Chevalier 1500, France

A lovely hotel that comes complete with a spa and indoor swimming pool. However, it's the gastronomic experience that most guests come here for. Be prepared to leave a few lbs heavier and a few £s lighter!!

Hotel Allodis

+33 4 79 005 600
Le Belvedere, Meribel, France

Three star hotel Allodis now offers a spa in conjunction with quality cosmetic brand Clarins. Set over 500m²  the contemporary space is created from highest quality material and stones, inviting you to find inner peace in its Zen like atmosphere. The Spa is composed of three treatment rooms, two Baineotherapy rooms, a rest room with herbal tea bar, steam room, sauna, swimming pool, footbaths and fitness room. The spa is also open to those not staying at the hotel allowing all to benefit from Clarins' treatment expertise.

Hotel Alte post

+43 5446 25530
Dorfstrasse 11, St Anton, Austria

This cosy 4-star hotel in the centre of the village has a traditional feel with friendly staff. The spa has an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna which non-residents can use. When the hotel is full, use of the spa by non-guests may be restricted - ask at the hotel reception for details. Open 9am-9pm

Hotel Mirabeau

+41 27 966 2660
Untere Mattenstrasse 12-14, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

A great 5-star hotel with lovely spa offering a luxurious range of treatments for men and women including pedicures and whole body massages. All the rooms are individually designed and the food is as good as you would expect. The spa is open to non-residents.  

Ice Hockey

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 75 78 21
Morzine, France

The Morzine Penguins were the runners-up of the French league playoff in winter 2006/7 and have maintained a high standard ever since. There's a match most Satruday evenings and often on a Wednesday evening too. Check the posters in town or the website for details of kick-off times. Expect to pay 10 - 12 euros a ticket. You will find it in the Palais des Sports, directly under the Super Morzine cable car on the valley floor. Can also be accessed from the old town by following the river downstream...

Ice Rink – Cauterets

Good choice for children

65110 Cauterets, France

Great fun for all the family. If your children are learning to ski, our top tip is to ask for a plastic chair to push on the ice to help with balance.

Igloo Village

+33 09 51 38 88 15
La Plagne

La Plagne’s Igloo Village (situated at over 2,100 metres) now invites guests to stay in its regular igloo or the new ‘Hot Igloo’. Designed for those who prefer warmth to ice, the Hot Igloo is an insulated and spacious white bubble tent, with a double bed, wood burner and captivating views.

Indigo Spa

+1 250 423 5007
472 2nd Avenue V0B1M0, Fernie, BC, Canada

This lovely spa is in the centre of town and has recently been extended. There are 6 treatment rooms offering massages, manicure, pedicures among others. They also offer Hydrotherapy treatments and are the only spa in Fernie who use the totally organic skin care range Eminence, from Hungary. Lovely for a relaxing afternoon after a long slog on the mountain.  

La Vieille Grange Bowling Centre

Good choice for children

+33 9 64 32 66 11
55 Route du Boude, 74390 Chatel

Four computerised AMF bowling lanes, pool tables, video games and a bar decorated in traditional Savoie style. Open from 5pm until the small hours.

Laax Hallenschwimmbad Grava

Good choice for children

+41 81 921 4610
Via Grava, 7031 Laax Dorf, Switzerland

This swimming pool centre is located near to Laax Cons at the end of Via Grava. There is a large main pool, a whirlpool, solarium, sauna, Turkish bath, water chute and a fitness centre. It is possible to book massages in advance and there is a sun terrace when the weather is warm enough. Opening times are: Monday to Thursday 1.30-9.30pm; Friday 1.30-8pm; Saturday 1.30-6pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm.

Le Lagon

Good choice for children

+33 479 40 29 95
Tignes Le Lac, France

Le Lagon is a great place in Tignes for both tourists and locals alike. There are two nice sized swimming pools enabling sporty people to do their lengths whilst families and those wanting to 'chill' can indulge in the second pool complete with lazy river, jacuzzi bubbles and a couple of fun slides. In addition to the pools there is a separate sauna, jacuzzi and steam room area as well as a well-equipped gym and fitness room for the several classes held here on a weekly basis; anything from Step...

Le Ludicoff – Hairdresser

+33 4 79 08 89 07
Hotel la Chaudanne, Route de la Montee, Meribel

Open 9.30am-12.30pm, 2-7.30pm.

Le Strike

Good choice for children

+33 4 76 79 28 34
Place de Venosc, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

Why not have a family game of bowling in Les Deux Alpes at Le Strike in the Place de Venosc. Open from 5pm - 2am and all day on bad weather days.

Leisure facilities

Good choice for children

Place des 2 Alpes, 38860 Les Deux Alpes, France

For a relaxing time in Les Deux Alpes why not try the outdoor swimming pool or for those more active, the ice rink, which can be found in the Place des 2 Alpes and both are free with a six day ski-pass. An absolute must if you have kids, try their Dodgems on Ice. They only operate on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and they're not exactly fast, but the kids will love it.

Les Bains de Lavey

+41 24 486 15 55
48 Route des Bains, 1892 Lavey-les-Bains, Switzerland

Lavey's spa waters come from a hyperthermal spring located at a depth of 200 to 600 m adjacent to the Medical Centre. To compliment this, les Bains de Lavey also have: whirlpools pressure jets neck showers mushroom showers water cascades underwater currents underwater massage lounger There are many other beauty and relaxation treatments available at the wellness centre, where it is possible to stay as well.

Les Balcons

+33 3 84 86 15 51

Self-catered 4-star holiday apartments with a traditional Alpine feel in some very popular ski resorts.  Self-contained apartments can sleep between 2-17 people and they are spacious with all the mod-cons, views and convenience you will need from a holiday. The spas are also open to the public.

Les Balcons de Sainte Foy Spa

+33 4 79 06 68 47
Bonconseil Dessous, 73640 Sainte Foy, France

This luxurious spa is snug and comfortable with lots of wood and stone. The facilities include an indoor pool, saunas, steamroom, herbal showers, a gym and private terrace with jacuzzi.  There are also treatments and massages available by physiotherapists.

Library – Sauze d’Oulx

+39 122 850237
V.le Genevris 7, Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

The library is located at the Tourist office. Opening times: Monday 9am - noon, 2 - 3.30pm Wednesday 9am - noon Friday 9am - noon, 2 - 3.30pm  

Library – St Martin de Belleville

+33 4 79 08 96 28
Place de la Mairie, 73440, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

The Library in Saint Martin de Belleville is situated in the town hall Open throughout the season: Tuesday from 09:00 to 12:00, Wednesday from 15:30 to 18:30 and Friday from 16:00 to 19:30  

Ludicur spa and squash

+33 4 79 08 89 08
Hotel la Chaudanne, Route de la Montee, Meribel

Offers various beauty treatments. Squash courts also available. Open 9am-8pm, closed Sunday.

Massage Volker Wiesmayr

+43 3687 2327 117
Europaplatz 585, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Try a relaxing massage to ease those aching limbs.

Massages Le Miravidi

+33 6 7279 0683

An independent masseuse, Magali Vinson, is a fully qualified physiotherapist and masseuse who provides ‘wellness and massage’ sessions in the Miravidi area of the resort. Choose from a range of massages including Relaxing, Body and Face, Californian, Sports Recovery, Chinese, Thai or Reflexology.

Meadow Park Sports Centre

Good choice for children

+1 604 935 7529
Whistler, Canada

This sports centre in Whistler caters for locals and visitors alike. They have a kids' pool, lap pool, hot tub, steam room, ice rink, fitness centre with weights and cardio equipment and there are squash courts also available. Towels can be hired. So if you have any energy left after skiing all day you can head here, or take a day off from the slopes and spend the day indoors. Located north of the Village. Open every day 6am - 10pm.

Mont Cervin Palace indoor pool & spa

+41 27 966 88 88
Bahnhofstrasse 31, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Opposite the alpine centre. The glorious 5-star Mont Cervin palace lets the public into their spa and it's definitely worth a visit. The daniela steiner beauty spa offers a huge range of treatments from massages (125chf for 50 minutes) to pedicures and manicures (from 65chf) to four hours of bliss including reflexoloty and other treatments for 465chf. Treatments are available for both men and women. Reservations are essential. Open to non-residents on request, price: CHF 50 / CHF 30 for children Suitable for children: kids’ paddling pool Open Tuesday to...

Moonlit dog-sleigh adventure

+33 4 5047 1399 or 6 2183 5239
Nordic Park, Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

Kids love this moonlit dog-sleigh adventure, which is followed by a traditional trapper's dinner in a candlelit tent. The huskies are from Greenland and the pair who run the adventure have over twenty years of experience working with dogs in the Arctic.

Nestis Ski Bar

+41 27 957 42 11
Nestis Ski Bar, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

Popular apres-ski bar in Saas Fee with an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Nestis bar opens at 3:30pm but stays open till 2am for those long staying committed ones. Nestis makes leaving for dinner a challenge as they help turn the day into night.

Norbert Walder Carriage rides

+39 388 9866 478
Via Falzebener 103, 39010, Avelengo, South Tyrol

Take the family out for an exciting carriage ride through the snow, an experience you are all sure to enjoy. The trip lasts 30 minutes and costs approximately €54 for a family of four. The website isn't  in English.

Organ Concerts

The Church, Les Gets, France

Every Tuesday there are organ concerts held by the Mechanical music organisation in Les Gets Church.

Pamper off Piste

+44 7950 038 353 / +33 6 17 60 89 02
42 Aglionby Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1JP

Pamper Off Piste operates in Courchevel, Meribel, Motterets, Val d'Isere, Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Tignes and London. They offer a mobile massage and beauty service that will visit you in your chalet, home or office. With treatments tailored towards skiers - having one of these massages is a perfect way to end your day's skiing. Alternatively if you don't ski, have an afternoon of treatments and feel a million euros by the time the rest of the tired skiers get home.  

Parc Olympique

Good choice for children

+33 4 79 00 30 38
Parc Olympic, Meribel, France

Sports centre in Meribel. The indoor climbing wall can be used free of charge by experienced climbers. Tuition and ice-climbing can also be arranged. To check availability and for information contact the mountain guides office. They also have an ice rink, go-karting, swimming pool, spa and bowling.

Photography Gallery and Workshops

P.O. Box 1556 Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1B5

Roy Anderson is a local born and bred and his beautiful images of the local scenery are on show and available for purchase. He also runs workshops throughout the season. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the master! Contact Roy via his website for full details and dates of the workshops.  

Physi Chamonix

+33 6 82 51 14 01
Chamonix, France

Physi Chamonix is a mobile service operating in Chamonix and the surrounding areas. Available 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm they offer sports massage and deep tissue techniques, physiotherapy consultation and treatment, injury prevention and management, and performance evaluation. Their fully qualified physiotherapists travel to clients and provide all their own equipment.

Piscine Municipale

Good choice for children

+33 4 92 40 00 00
Route des Bains, 05220 Monetier, France

There are swimming pools in Villeneuve, Chantemerle and Briancon, clearly sign posted throughout the villages. In Monetier, however, there is a brand new swimming and spa complex with open air hot pools, saunas, large indoor hydro therapy pool, hammams, roman baths and restaurants.

Radio

Wanaka, New Zealand

Radio Wanaka - 92.2 FM : daily ski reports at 6.50am, 7.20am and 8.20am.  Tel: +64 3 443 8838 Wanaka Rox - 97FM National Radio - 101 FM    

Radium Hot Springs

Good choice for children

+1 250 347 9485
Radium Hot Springs. P.O. Box 40, Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Canada V0A 1M0

An hour down the Highway 95 from Golden is Radium Hot Springs - an amazing natural spring, which is hot (the hint is in the name!). They are nestled in the jagged cliffs of the Sinclair Canyon and provide a unique experience to enjoy the relaxing effects of the hot water.

Raquette evasion

+33 6 80 33 56 11
Maison de la montagne, 73120 Courchevel, 1850 France

Explore the many footpaths on snow shoes, breathtaking scenery and silent forests. Guided tours from €22 per person for half day tour (plus €5 for equipment). Meeting points throughout the resort.

Refinery Day Spa

+1 250 837 7080
Refinery Day Spa, 217 McKenzie Avenue, Second Floor, Revelstoke, Canada

This is a lovely spa which works on your wellbeing from inside and out. They use natural products and Aveda products specifically.  A great way to spend a relaxing day being pampered. Open Monday - Saturday and by appointment on Sunday.    

Reflexology

+33 4 79 06 97 22 / +33 6 87 82 33 36
73640 Sainte Foy, France

Reflexologist Dr Sarah Sissons. Home sessions available.

Reload

+43 6507508603
St Anton, Austria

The entrance to this new Massage centre is opposite Pub 37. They offer a range of massages to relieve your aching limbs. Regular opening hours 2 - 8pm or earlier by appointment.

Richard Bozon sports centre

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 53 23 70
214 Avenue De la Plage, 74400 Chamonix, France

Sports Centre in Chamonix. The centre hosts a gym, swimming pool, fitness centre plus a steam and sauna room. There is also a climbing wall. They have a kids morning on a Saturday.

Roxy Theatre

Good choice for children

+1 250 837 5540
Roxy Theatre, 115 MacKenzie Avenue, Revelstoke BC

For all the latest releases and some live shows head to the Roxy. Check their website for the upcoming films/shows when you are in town.  

Saint Martin Museum

+33 4 79 00 20 00
Place de l'Eglisem 73440m Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

For a nice relaxing but informative day why not take a guided visit of the Museum at 14h30 and of the Church at 16:00. Tickets on sale at the tourist Offices. Open throughout the season, every Wednesday at 2.30 PM. Tariffs:  adult : 5 €. Free for the -16 years old.

Schnittpunkt

+41 79 737 0369
Bahnhofplatz 58, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

This hairdresser is near the train station.

Silvretta Centre

+43 5444 606 950
Silvretta Centre, Centerweg 1, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

The Silvretta Centre makes a great bad weather alternative to the mountains. Visitors can enjoy the excellent pool, relax in the sauna and then grab a bite at the cafe. There’s also a four lane bowling alley where you can order fondue or pizza.

Skittles

Good choice for children

Zillergrundweg 567 behind the fitness centre, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

Gather all your friends and family and play skittles at La Fontana - a traditional chalet that hasn't changed in 30 years at Kegelbahn.

Skivol

+33 6 83 97 53 26
Le Forum, 73120 Courchevel Village, France

Hot air ballooning, paragliding from the top of vizelle and col de la loze, plus much more. Approx €250 per person for the hot air ballooning. Check the website for more details.

Sleigh rides – Saalbach

Good choice for children

+43 6541 7190
5753 Saalbach, Austria

Take a lovely sleigh ride through some amazing scenery around Saalbach, whether it is a romantic jaunt for two or an outing for the whole family, you are sure to have fun.  From €12 per hour, per adult, children half price.    

Snow shoe hiking

+33 4 79 06 06 60
Tourist office, Val d'Isere, France

All the major ski schools can arrange snow shoe outings for a full or half day. Alternatively hire the shoes and get a definitive list of walks available from the tourist office.

Snow Shoeing – Cauterets

65110 Cauterets, France

Expore the many beautiful walks in and around Cauterets.  Visit the Tourist office in the town for more details. Snow shoes can be hired for around €8 per day, from most ski hire shops.

Snow walking

+33 4 50 02 78 17 / +33 4 50 09 60 66
74450 Le Grand Bornand, France

Take some time out to discover the real pleasure of a guided walk with snowshoes in Le Grand Bornand area in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Many runs and organized walks from the tourist office which is open every day. Welcome point at the school chalet at the start of the circuit in the Vieux Village In Chinaillon.

Snowtrap – Cinema Tignes

Good choice for children

+33 (0)4 79 06 66 62
Val Claret, Tignes, France

Cine claret - Situated on left as you enter val claret centre, left of maison de Tignes.  English films are advertised VOST (original version with French sub-titles). Cinema listings are show on posters throughout the resort and on leaflets in all the tourist offices. Screenings at 6pm and 9pm (also at 2.30pm in bad weather).

Southern Rivers Flyfishing

+64 3 433 6941
Southern Rivers Fly Fishing Guides, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand is home to some of the best hunting and fishing experiences. Southern Rivers offers half, full and multi-day fly fishing trips with tuition, equipment and the all important local knowledge to get fishing enthusiasts to the best spots.  Locations are reached by 4WD or helicopter and night fishing trips are also possible.

Spa 901

+1 250 423 7722
901 – 2 Avenue, Fernie, BC

This is a luxury spa where you can be sure of 5-star treatment. There is a whole range of treatments to enjoy and private rooms, ladies only longe, saunas and a whole lot more.  

Spa and Wellness – Sauze d’Oulx

Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

There are a number of spas and wellness centres in Sauze d'Oulx offering a range of treatments to relax and ease your aching muscles: Chalet Faure, Via Chaberton 4 - Tel: +39 122 859760 Estetica Mina, Via Monfol 14 - Tel: +39 122 850657 Re-Generation Besson, Via del Rio - Tel: +39 122 859787 Sauze & Spa, Via della Torre - Tel: +39 122 233003

Spa centre & Fitness

+33 4 79 06 68 47
Les Balcons de Sainte Foy, Sainte Foy, France

Heated indoor swimming pool with jet stream, saunas, stream room, refreshing showers, special herbal shower, fitness room, private bar & restaurant, private terrace with jacuzzi, massages, beauty treatments. Prices: 18€/day - 100€/week (6days) for an adult. 13.50€/day - 77€/week (6days) for a chid. Open from 4pm to 8pm - from Sunday to Friday.

Spa Hotel Alpenhof

+41 27 966 5555
Alpenhof hotel, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

On the west bank of the river at the northern end of town. Offers a range of massages and beauty treatments. Open to non-residents: only in combination with a treatment. Open 7am - 8pm

Spas

La Plagne, France

There are three centres in La Plagne offering services such as sauna, jacuzzi, massage, spa and beauty treatments. Ideal for  soothing away your aches and pains from a hard day on the slopes.   Belle Plagne, Tel: +33 4 79 09 26 88   Plagne Centre, Tel: +33 4 79 09 03 45   Plagne Bellecote, Tel: +33 4 79 09 22 48

Spas and swimming pools – Flaine

Flaine, France

There are a number of spas and swimming pools in hotels around the resort which are open to non-residents: Residence Le Centaure - swimming pool and children's paddling pool along with sauna, turkish bath, beauty rooms, massages. Tel: +33 4 50 90 47 46, Flaine Forum Residence Les Terrasses d'Helios - Deep nature spa with beauty treatments. Tel: +33 4 50 91 44 28, Flaine Les Gerats Hotel Club Le Flaine - sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy tubs and relaxation area. Tel: +33 4 50 90 47 36, Flaine Forum Residence...

Spas, massages etc.

Good choice for children

Wengen, Switzerland

You can pick up a Wellness and Spa brochure from the Tourist Information centre. There are plenty of hotels in Wengen offering wellness packages, call to make a reservation is recommended: Park Hotel Beausite;  Swimming pool, steam bath, showers with aromatherapy, waterfall and massages between 10am-4pm. Tel +41 33 856 51 61 Hotel Caprice; Sauna. Tel +41 33 856 06 06 - only open for hotel guests. Hotel Regina;  Beauty centre, solarium, steam bath, massage, reflexology and sauna (4pm-7pm it is reserved for external guests). Tel +41 33 856 58...

Sports Hall – Val d’Isere

Good choice for children

+33 4 79 04 26 01
Centre des congres, Val d'Isere, France

Behind the olympic glondola station, most sports are available. The hall must be booked in advance. New for 2012 is a fun area for children.  

Strawberry Park Hot Springs

+1 970 879-0342
Strawberry Hot Springs, 44200 County road, #36 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

The Strawberry Park Hot Springs are located a little way out of town amidst beautiful natural settings. The springs are open all week from 10am and there is a regular shuttle service from town. Various massages and treatments are also available.

Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal World)

+43 5224 51080
Kristallweltenstrasse 1, 6112 Wattens, Near Innsbruck, Austria

Opened in 1995 to celebrate 100 years of Swarovski, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds have already enchanted more than ten million visitors from all over the world with moments of wonder.   Multimedia artist Andre Heller designed 14 subterranean Chambers of Wonder, which are devoted to diverse artistic interpretations of crystal. The result is a universe of discoveries; a place that is different every time you visit.   Throughout the year, the GiantPlayPlan entices visitors to take part in a varied program of events and activities. The Crystal State is a...

Swimming pool & Spa complex

Good choice for children

La Plagne, France

There is a sauna, cold plunge pool and everything else you would expect to help you unwind and relax at the end of a hard day on the mountain. Children are well catered for and there are aquaaerobics classes and other activities throughout the season to keep you busy and entertained on bad weather days.

Swimming Pool and Thermes

Good choice for children

65110 Cauterets, France

An indoor heated swimming pool where children are welcome.  Check at the Tourist Office for upto date opening times. Located next to the Casino.

The Mechanical Music Museum

Les Gets, France

For both its originality and historical interest, the museum is well worth a visit.   Original music boxes, phonographs Bargery organs, merry go-rounds, automatic pianos, moving pictures and so much more is on show. The prize of the museum is the Aeolian Philharmonix organ, classed as an Historical Monument. This is housed in the Les Gets church and you can listen to the majestic sounds at one of the free concerts held every week in the winter season.

The Sereni Cimes SPA

+33 4 50 79 86 09
Hotel Marmotte, Les Gets, France

A sophisticated mountain chalet with a cosy atmosphere where you can put the rest of world behind you. Enjoy a relaxing massage to detoxify, a Turkish bath or a sensual shower.

The Ski Alternative

+41 799 13 74 98
Verbier, Switzerland

If you are going to Verbier but not plannng on skiing all or some of the time, then these guys should be at the top of your list to contact. They can arrange loads of different activities from relaxing sessions of yoga, flotation tank sessions, spas etc. to a wine and food tasting sessions where you can experience the local food that goes abit further than fondue. Also on offer are lessons in photography, cookery and a whole lot more. Their website has a whole host of stuff to do...

Thermal baths

+39 0473 252 000
Piazza Terme 9 39012, Merano, Italy

The Thermal Baths in Merano is the place to go if you need to relax and pamper your aching limbs. There are 12 indoor pools, saunas, steam bath and much more to be tried at the Thermal Baths in Merano. The thermal waters claim to have healing properties for people who suffer from bone and joint pain and even those with allergies can gain relief from the properties of the water. The pools are open daily from 9am - 10pm, the Saunas 1 - 10pm Monday to Friday and then...

Thermal baths – Courmayeur

+39 165 867272
Terme Pré-Saint-Didier, Courmayeur, Italy

The outdoor thermal springs are the ideal place to unwind in. There are outdoor and indoor thermal baths that are linked so you can wallow in the heat with the snow glistening around you... Magical.  There are also the usual massages and treatments that are offered at most Wellness centres.   Located just outside Courmayeur this is a must if you are staying in resort.

Thermal Spa

+39 1 65 86 72 72
Pré Saint-Didier, 74400 Chamonix, France

Rather more than a luxurious spa experience, the Thermal Spa at Pré Saint-Didier, through the Mont Blanc Tunnel has hydro-massage systems, dry sauna, steam rooms, chromo therapy and music therapy areas.

Thermes Cesar

+33 5 62 92 51 60
Rue Docteur Domer, 65110 Cauterets, France

Located in a beautiful Victorian building in the centre of Cauterets and built in 1844 and it has been recently renovated. The hot water springs are an inexhaustible source flowing with said health benefits. The doors are open from February to late November for a range of treatments.

Tif Tif Coiffure

+33 4 50 63 34 26
27, route de la Piscine, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Hairdressers in La Clusaz.

Torchlit Story-Telling hike

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 75 80 80
Les Gets, France

A story teller takes you through the snow filled woods, telling you tall tales and continues in the evening around a log fire, with a mug of hot chocolate. Every Thursday evening, 6pm. Free (not during the French school holidays). Check with the Les Gets Tourist office for more information.

Traineau Evasion

+33 4 79 08 81 55
73550 Meribel, France

Minimum of two people and €50 per hour for a dog-pulled sledge ride around Meribel.

Verbier Touch

+41 78 3180840
Ch, de Clambin 49, CP 230, 1936 Verbier, Switzerland

If you are staying in Verbier and fancy a bit of pampering then give these guys a call. You won't even have to leave your chalet/hotel as they will come to you. So if you are feeling a little stiff, give them a call and they will soothe your aching limbs and get you back on your feet. They also operate the same business in London.

Vida Wellness Spa

Good choice for children

+1 604 938 2086
Fairmont Chateau Whister, Whistler, Canada

This lovely spa is within the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, prices vary according to treatment. The Wellness centre offers a wide range of treatments and there is a 50ft lap pool complete with underwater music. The fitness centre has the usual range of running machines, rowing machines, weights and a whole lot more to keep your body in tip top condition for the slopes. The Vida Wellness Spa is a chain operating in Canada and the USA. Open daily 8am - 10pm.  

Vox Cinema

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 53 03 39
Opposite tourist office, Chamonix

The Vox Cinema has the latest films from around the world on three screens, US and British films have French subtitles, oh so convenient for us Brits!

Wanaka Health

+64 3 443 7055 or 0800 422 252 (free from NZ landline)
Cnr Plantation Road/Reece Crescent, Wanaka

ACC providers (NZ's work accident scheme). Professional client focusted multi-discipline massage practice with a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist. Head up Ardmore Street to the roundabout and take the first left on to Plantation oad, the practice is located at the top of the steep hill on the right.   Appointments available at varying hours depending on the required therapist.  From 9am - midnight.  

Wellness Centre

Les Menuires, France

This is a very well equiped wellness centre located within the Les Menuires Sport centre, offering a variety of treatments for ladies and men. Over 18 only. Open weekdays: 10am - noon and 2 - 8pm Saturday and Sunday: 3 - 8pm throughout the season.  

Wellness centre – St Moritz

+41 81 833 30 62
Medizinisches Therapiezentrum, Plazza Paracelsus 2 CH - 7500 St. Moritz

If you want a bit of pampering with facial or some theraputic treatments then this is a great place to head. They have a range of treatments on offer, a great way to spend a relaxing day off the slopes. Check their website for full details of what is on offer and prices.

Whistler Physiotherapy Group

Whistler, Canada

They are two rehabiltation centres in Whistler with a range of services on offer including massage, acupuncture, athletic taping, splints and rehabilitation programs:   Whistler Physiotherapy - Marketplace, 339-4370 Lorimer Road, Tel: +1 604 932 4001. Opening times Mon - Sat 8am - 7pm and Sunday 9am - 5pm. Whistler Physiotherapy II - 202-2011 Innsbruck Drive, Creekside, Tel: +1 604 938 9001. Opening times Mon - Fri 7am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 7pm and Sunday 9am - 5pm.