Super Chic Alpine Chalets
18 Nov, 2010
Luxury ski chalets in the French Alps that pamper the soul as well as the body.
Long gone are the days when a ski holiday was only about skiing the first to last lift, then eating and drinking too much. Today’s skiers are pushing new boundaries all around the slopes, indulging their bodies, minds and spirit in a more balanced ski holiday experience. And how better to do that than in one of several super luxurious alpine ski chalets from the Consensio collection, specialists in 5* ski chalets that offer private spa facilities and wellbeing services guaranteed to send you home feeling completely refreshed and revived.
A typical day in a private chalet can start with a pilates or yoga class to ensure limbs are warmed up and ready to go. A ski instructor then takes skiers out for a fabulous day on the slopes, complete with outstanding views and exhilarating runs. Ski bums return home to a personalized stretching session to ease tired limbs, before completely wind down with a massage or treatment from Swedish to Sports to hot stones and more. Consensio works with a team of professional therapists based in each resort, all of whom come highly recommended and fully trained to provide all types of treatments and massage. Jo Malone products are stocked in en-suite bathroom for the ultimate in personal pampering.
The spa facilities in several Consensio properties rival private gyms and feature swimming pools with jet streams and massage jets, Jacuzzis, saunas and hammams, private massage rooms and state-of-the-art gym equipment. Chalet Montana in Val d’Isére, for example, is one of the highest ski resorts in Europe that also offers a first class wellness facility. The indoor pool has a jet stream and raised Jacuzzi area along with commanding views of the resort. Along with a sauna is teak reclining seating that lets skiers sit back, relax and enjoy the view. There is also a dedicated area for doing pilates/yoga or massage.
Shemshak Lodge in Courchevel 1850, playground of the rich and famous, has a whole floor dedicated to wellness. The large indoor pool has a jet stream and separate Jacuzzi with panoramic views over the valley. There is a large sauna and separate hammam along with a state of the art gym and dedicated massage room. Reclining seating around the pool is perfect for relaxing after a good day’s skiing.
Chalet Chopine in Meribel, the famous family resort in the heart of the three valleys ski area, offers a great family chalet with a small but perfectly formed spa area. The high spec Jacuzzi has pop up speakers and a waterproof floating remote along with mini waterfall and mood lighting. There is a good sized sauna and a hammam with its own brand of colour therapy.
Every chalet comes with a team of hospitality professionals along with a private chef who works with you to create a tailor made gastronomic experience which doesn’t have to leave you feeling like you have added inches during your stay. Chefs source local ingredients and combine with skill and flair that leave you wanting nothing. For wine lovers, there is a fabulous wine list with great house options along with carefully considered a la carte choices. Perrier Jouet is the house champagne and flows freely, the perfect accompaniment for a night cap in the hot tub.
At a Glance
Chalet Montana Accommodation and Other Facilties
Chalet Montana sleeps 12 + 3 guests all with en-suite bathrooms, tv snug with sky television, dvd library, ipod docking station, wifi and heated terrace. The chalet comes complete with your own private chef, chauffeur and luxury 4x4, the manager acts as your personal concierge and is supported by an assistant/butler along with daily housekeeping. All spa treatments are paid for locally.
Shemshak Lodge Accommodation and Other Facilties
Shemshak Lodge sleeps 8+ 5 guests all with en-suite bathrooms, sky television and ipod docking stations can be found throughout along with wifi, heated terrace and outdoor bbq. The lodge comes staffed with your own private chef, chauffeur and luxury 4x4, the manager acts as your personal concierge and is supported by an assistant/butler along with daily housekeeping. All spa treatments are paid for locally.
Chalet Chopine Accommodation and Other Facilties
Chalet Chopine sleeps 10 + 2 guests in en-suite bathrooms, sky television and playstation II, wifi, a cinema with DVD library and a south facing terrace. The chalet comes staffed with, private chef, chauffeur and luxury 4x4, the manager acts as your personal concierge and is supported by an assistant/butler along with daily housekeeping. All spa treatments are paid for locally.