In the stress-filled modern world, there is nothing better than a good old-fashioned bit of pampering. Here in Alpe d’Huez, there is plenty of choice.
Here’s our guide to the best spa break destinations that Alpe d’Huez has to offer. There is something for everyone, including the whole family.
Black Diamond Luxury spa
A recent addition to the resort is the super-swish Daria-I-Nor Hotel, which opened its doors in 2019 offering true five-star luxury in a lovely setting. Taking its name from one of the world's largest and rarest pink cut diamonds, the name in Persian means 'sea of light'.
The Black Diamond luxury spa within the hotel offers everything from a simple facial through to a three-day alpine detox comprising spa treatments and three winter activities. A huge array of treatments and massages awaits you at this high-end retreat.
Located at the top end of resort, next to the DMC lift station, is the five-star Chamois d’Or Hotel, home to the super luxurious Nuxe Spa. The breathtaking alpine surroundings are truly sumptuous in both the hotel and spa.
The spa is very high-end and offers a range of packages, facial and body treatments, massages and spa baths. The top of the range seven-hour Escape package includes a facial treatment, hot stone massage, complete body treatment, spa bath and a massage, or you can simply book individual treatments as you prefer.
Spa des Alpes
The four-star Hotel des Grandes Rousses is situated at the top end of the main street, opposite the mid-station of the “lobster pot” lift system, and is home to the Spa des Alpes which opened in 2018. You can ski straight to the door of the hotel from the Signal piste.
With a fabulous swimming pool, the spa offers a range of treatments, some of them even including a glass of champagne. Facials, massages and body treatments are all available in wonderful surroundings with stunning views across resort. The hotel also boasts a wonderful restaurant and a cheese and wine bar, as well as its own ski hire shop.
Pure Altitude Spa
The Hotel Pic Blanc is located at the far end of the large car park at the Les Bergers Commercial Centre and is the home to the Pure Altitude Spa, which has glorious views across the Sarenne Gorge and towards Les Deux Alpes.
The spa offers a wide range of treatments at a reasonable prices, plus there is also a relaxation area, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Ô Des Cimes Spa
The truly luxurious Le Cristal de l’Alpe Residence is located at the top end of the main street. A huge range of treatments awaits the whole family at the Ô des Cimes Spa, with specific children’s and men’s packages available in addition to the regular menu of facials and body treatments. You could really blow the budget with their fabulous eight-hour package that includes facials, body treatments and relaxation options.
Pure Altitude Spa
Another of the Pure Altitude Spas is located within the four-star Royal Ours Blanc Hotel, right in the middle of town and next to the ice rink. Similar to the spa at the Pic Blanc hotel and with a wonderful infinity swimming pool as well. The hotel has lovely rooms with great balcony views and the restaurant and bar are great as well.
You can also get pampered in your own chalet, apartment or hotel room. Massage Me offer a mobile massage service sending some of the best therapists in the Alps to your home in the mountains. Their range of treatments goes from the classic relaxing and sports massages to their signature Winter Wonders devised especially for skiers and including full body, legs, back, shoulders or feet massages. They also have facials in their menu, which you can combine with any other treatment, as well as pampering services for pregnant women. Or you can just ask them to tailor their treatments to your specific needs.
With stress-relieving spa treatments becoming part of busy people’s routines and men becoming more interested in health treatments too, you may already be convinced of the benefits of a day, or even an hour, at the spa – 35 million Brits already are! If you’ve so far resisted the trend, then there’s no better place than Alpe d'Huez to indulge in a bit of extra holiday pampering.