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What are the most beautiful altitude spas of the moment?

Overview of the most beautiful mountain spas, from Chamonix to Megève via Gstaad and Courchevel.
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QC Term Chamonix

The flagship event of last year, this complex nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc opened its doors last summer.

Founded by the brothers Andrea and Saverio Quadrio Curzio, this minimalist center dedicated to hydrotherapy enthusiasts merges perfectly with the surrounding natural elements, and draws inspiration from the thermal baths of ancient Rome, places of gathering and socialization if any. Offering an unparalleled panorama of the mountains and snow-capped pine forests, this heated water course between 34 and 36 degrees has been given the mission to revive the soul of the Roman baths through a fun experience combining tradition and innovation.

No question of neglecting lovers of good food: the place also offers well-balanced wellness lunches, and gourmet appetizers where to discover the best of regional flavors.

 

Suggested route but not imposed, the route connects hot tubs, waterfalls and hydro-jets, sensory baths with chromotherapy in the spotlight, but also Japanese pools and an invigorating Kneipp course. Special mention to biosaunas with panoramic windows with a view of the Mont Blanc valley, relaxing salt rooms and bubbling outdoor pools from which to admire the snowfall, planing and almost dreamlike experience.

And to conclude with beauty this inspired aquatic choreography, we offer one of the Tailor Made Collection's personalized massages, which focus on the back, the cervical, the face or the feet according to the specific needs of each one.

www.qcterme.com

Ultima Gstaad

Quintessence luxury spot with Helvetian sauce, this boutique-hotel nestled in the heart of the Bernese Alps allows the gap between haute cuisine and live-healthy: Depending on the mood, we can enjoy a detoxifying green juice at the healthy counter for that purpose, a cocktail party in his shisha bar, before tasting the festival of flavors offered by the restaurant Duchessa, operated by the three-star chef Georges Blanc.

Opulent and opulent, this haunt of international business and entertainment has 11 suites and six private residences with XXL proportions, tastefully decorated and equipped with a wide range of first-rate services. Crystal chandeliers from Baccarat rub shoulders with the works of street artist Alec Monopoly, and each chalet has the attentive service of its butler and private chef.

 

The Spa Sauna, Turkish bath, swimming pool 15 meters long, Jacuzzis and gym with the latest high-tech equipment: it is clear that the Ultima is aptly named. The bonus that makes all the difference with its competitors, completing to propel this place a bit bling bling in the pantheon of the high places of the anti-aging? Its integrated aesthetic clinic where the precious people of Switzerland and elsewhere come to offer a makeover in all discretion. Supervised by a team of professionals handpicked, it offers complete check-ups and ultra-innovative treatments, from radiofrequency to cryolipolysis via PRP injections.

 

www.ultimagstaad.com

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The Four Seasons Megève

The spot First mountain destination of the famous hotel group, this five-star grand luxury recently inaugurated is the only establishment present on the slopes of Mont d'Arbois. Popular with families and couples who enjoy hiking in the fresh air and put their suitcases there in the summer, this intimate place with 55 rooms including 14 suites puts a special emphasis on gastronomy and well-being.

After a hearty dinner at the 1920's Michelin-starred restaurant, directed by the excellent chef Julien Gatillon, or a tasting of rare brandies and cognacs in the smoked-glass cigar room with breathtaking views of the Alps, the bon vivants are (re) giving good conscience taking the path of the spa, jewel of modern architecture bathed in natural light.

 

The spa A pristine sanctuary where to unwind after a day on the slopes, chaining the invigorating lengths in the outdoor pool wrapped in a cloud of almost mystical mist. In addition to the impeccable spa menu full of exotic experiences - special mention of traditional Indian treatments such as Abhyanga and Chakradhara, excellent initiations to Ayurvedic culture - the place is prized for its programs Better living.

Detoxifying and playful 3 to 5-day stress management parentheses during which we recharge our batteries through a series of hikes, meditation sessions, stretching and sophrology combined with comforting treatment protocols that take advantage of virtues of Tibetan bowls, warm oils and incense.

 

www.fourseasons.com

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The Courchevel white horse

The spot Enjoying an ideal situation, the LVMH group palace blossoms at the foot of the slopes, in the heart of the alpine garden district dear to its owner Bernard Arnault.

Modern and sophisticated, this contemporary chalet with enveloping and cozy interior decoration by Sybille de Margerie has direct access to the three valleys, the largest ski area in the world. Composed of thirty six rooms and suites, the site also has an annex chalet, Saint of Saints equipped with a private screening room, an independent spa, a sauna and a Nordic bath. Gourmets are not left out: renowned for its outstanding cuisine, the 1947, home of the illustrious Yannick Alleno, is one of the most popular restaurants in the region.

 

The warm and refined spa , this temple of well-being reveals one of the most unobtrusive pools in the area, as if carved out of stone and giving pride of place to raw materials. The perfect opportunity to discover the high performance rituals of Guerlain, especially designed to meet the needs of the epidermis experienced by the cold and altitude.

The absolute must have? After a day exploring the tracks, his mane is blindly handed over to scissor maestro John Nollet, who has installed his mythical Vuitton trunk in an intimate salon that looks like a cabinet of curiosities.

 

www.chevalblanc.com

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