There are few places we’d rather be after a glorious day on the hill, than relaxing in the hot tub - shooting the breeze with friends and family, sipping something refreshing and warming numb noses, while working aquatic magic on aching limbs.
A versatile piece of kit, the private Jacuzzi is equally adept at warming you up for a night out on the town, or recharging your batteries for the next day of skiing. Sit back, relax and imagine the warm bubbles rubbing your back as you browse…
The hot tub takes centre stage on the terrace here, where you can bath in bubbles and views of the surrounding peaks. Connected to the chalet lounge, after a day on the Espace Killy guests tend to socialise indoors with cake before spilling out into the tub – some much needed R&R if you’ve braved your way back on the adjoining black La Face run! Book a room with a balcony for views all to yourself over Val or if you’re all about the tub time, ask us and we’ll find out if the master suite still has its whirlpool bath to take over when the hot tub's covered for the night.
Chalets aren’t always a study in traditional timber and stonework, as proved by the ice cool Arktic. Contemporary style (check out that floating fireplace) joins a suite of wellness facilities on the scale of a small hotel and a spectacular, piste-side location. The terrace tub’s the sugar on the soufflé, guaranteeing you’re rejuvenated for your next day on the piste. The area doesn't scrimp on stunning surroundings either - to be enjoyed through the huge floor-to-ceiling windows, your en-suite bedroom window or that bubbling tub.
The vistas across the lake from the Cairn’s outdoor hot tub to the illuminated mountain face known as ‘The Fingers’ can make it hard to get your breath back - especially if it’s a clear starry night. These continue indoors to the lounge, where you can drink them in with hot chocolate by the open fire. If you can ever drag yourself away, you'll find more bars and restaurants than most of Tignes 5 villages put together just 3 minute's walk in Le Lac centre. Come morning, make it out with the first via the nearby Aeroski gondola or Palafour chairlift or by hopping on the shuttle bus (it stops outside) and being escorted to the Val Claret lifts.
The kind of chalet everyone dreams of booking for sole occupancy - as reflected in its frequently full dance card. You’ll need to move quickly to snag a place at La Table, where 4 large bedrooms are furnished in local materials and 5 star style. The hot tub’s a part of a small indoor wellness centre and when you feel obliged to rise from its waters and into your ski suit, hosts have been known to heat and polish boots to keep you toasty. Halving holiday hassle, from this corner of Le Cret, it’s only 6 minutes walk to Val's famous bars, the lifts and a free bus service stops right outside.
There’s space to splay with abandon in the Rousell, where double ceilings and white walls add to the airiness. It’s even airier out on the sun terrace, where the hot tub looks out on la Face - so you can watch brave souls soar down mogul fields while toasting your own small victories of the afternoon. Night or day you couldn’t be closer to the action here, just 30 metres from the nearest run and ski lift, overlooking the night time skiing slope and not much further from renowned drinking spots like Dicks and Doudoune. No wonder its reviews positively glow.
With the option of linking up to adjoining Chalet Christian, the Philippe's one to watch if you're travelling in a larger group or like to be surrounded by lots of new faces to socialise with. Perhaps you're just really into knock-out locations - Philippe sits practically on the doorstep of the ski area, ice-rink, swimming pools, shops and après ski, or you're here for the sauna, hot tub and boot warming facilities at the price of a chalet without them.
The large wellness centre here with sauna, steam room, whirlpool and massage shower, is spectacular, but nothing out of the ordinary in a Chalet hotel, which tend to have facilities worth writing home about. What’s extra special about the Breithorn’s that it’s a chalet hotel in Italy, where full catering and afternoon teas are far rarer and quirky details like a small chalet library, a piano and perfectly put together rustic style. This one’s a perfect little package in perfect little Champoluc. ...
Even during peak dates, this rustic haven is off limits to children under 12, so there’s never a sense that you’re navigating a sea of families. The emphasis here’s entirely on drinking good wine, making new friends and bubbling cares away in the chalet hot tub - a cocktail that goes down well with couples. The tub seats 7 and if that’s ever occupied, there’s always the chalet sauna to use as your waiting room.
No one complains about relaxing in a bubbling pool with some of the best views nature has to offer, so tubs are great if you're travelling with non-skiers too. You can't beat an evening chilling with as many of your group as will fit and a few bottles of phizz. Even the skiing purists love how the Jacuzzi jets work wonders on muscles and halt developing aches in their tracks.
This little slice of luxury doesn’t have to come with a 5 star price tag. To help make a hot tub holiday a reality, we’ve gathered the best offers like group-discounts and 2-for-1 ski and boot hire. Skiing with a whirlpool spa bath has never been cheaper, and the spectacular views are on Mother Nature.
Check if yours is indoors or outside - indoor hot tubs are cosy-warm and uniquely private, while the outdoor version opens up the surreal experience of sitting bubbling away amid fresh falling snow. When the temperature drops, just keep your shoulders under water. Bliss…
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