If you’re currently under the belief that a weeks skiing comes with obligatory indulgence in comfort foods and a few too many après ski drinks, think again! Read on for our pick of healthy ski holidays, all of which will ensure you head back home feeling fitter yet thoroughly rested and relaxed after a week of totally healthy luxuries.
Set in the most charming, traditional Savoyard village in the Three Valleys, St Martin de Belleville, this beautiful new build chalet makes the perfect retreat from normality with its breath-taking mountain views, golden timber and statement log fire. With only fine dining chefs experienced in Michelin Star and AA Rosette restaurants employed, your personal chef will work with you to create bespoke menus that suit your individual dietary needs, including super-healthy options. After a long day on the slopes, rejuvenate yourself with a soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi – for a truly tranquil experience, book a massage treatment in the comfort of your own chalet.
With the aim of returning guests to their normal lives feeling happier, healthier, re-energized and refreshed, the Hidden Dragon is perfect for those seeking an alternative to the endless raclette and wine often associated with skiing. This exclusive mountain retreat nestled in the forest offers the benefit of ski-in ski-out access as well as invigorating alpine activities and holistic spa therapies to nurture the mind, body and spirit. The nutritious, yet energising and delicious cuisine combines the Japanese philosophy of letting good ingredients speak for themselves with classical French cooking techniques.
For a unique chance to practice yoga and meditation alongside exhilarating mountain sports along with breath-taking scenery, log fires, hot tubs, massages, saunas and delicious meals, Soulshine Retreats have got you covered. Residing in a woodland-surrounded chalet overlooking the beautiful Tarantaise Valley, you’ll practice daily morning yoga to awaken the body and mind before enjoying a yummy juice to get you set up for a day on the mountains. The relaxing yin yoga and meditation each evening will unwind and stretch out any aches and pains, leaving you ready to spring back on the slopes the next day. No matter if it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned skier, prepare to leave the week feeling healthy, energised and restored as an accomplished ‘snowgi’!
During March 2016 Hotpod Yoga are collaborating with The Ski Week and taking their transportable yoga-pods to the slopes of Obertauern where they will be offering hot yoga directly on the pistes – the perfect way to begin or end (or both!) a day of skiing. Offering far more than just yoga and skiing, The Ski Week will ensure your holiday is bursting with sundeck parties, dips in mountainside jacuzzis, pond-skimming, torchlight descents and incredible après-ski. Not only that, but tickets also include a five class-pass to Hotpod Yoga’s Hackney HQ studio throughout the month of February in preparation for the week.
Join Retreat founder, naturopath and chef Kimberly Parsons and yoga teacher Kathryn Fielding for a rejuvenating week’s Yoga-Ski Retreat in the French Alps. Guests will enjoy a perfect balance of energising and restorative yoga including a yoga class each morning lead by Rocket Yoga master Marcus Veda. During the day those keen will have the opportunity to hit the slopes, whilst others may prefer to explore the beauty of the Alps or simply relax in the café. Bespoke sugar, dairy and gluten-free meals prepared by Kimberly Parsons carefully designed to promote optimum health will be served, and there will be health talks and cooking workshops throughout the week too.
Words by Meryn Turner