Luxury travel specialist Firefly Collection, which offers over 600 ski chalets and villas across 74 destinations, has selected some of the finest winter addresses offering the ultimate in wellness for a New Year detox.
Guests in the six luxury en-suite bedroom Chalet Twenty26 (pictured) in Morzine will enjoy access to the large outdoor wrap-around balcony, ideal for practicing mindfulness or for sunset meditations.
A vaulted spa suite has two chambers, each focused on different aspects of relaxation whilst the wood burning sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and alfresco hot tub are perfect for soothing skiers’ muscles. The chalet sleeps 12 and costs from £9,865 per week
Alternatively, set in the heart of Val d’Isere, Chalet Marco Polo retains its privacy due to being set back from the road and at 1,000 square metres, there’s plenty of opportunity to find some space.
The super-stylish main living area has enviable views of La Face piste and watching the action on the slopes is hypnotic. An entire floor is dedicated to wellness with an indoor jet stream pool – finished in gold leaf – a Jacuzzi and hammam.
The massage room, which has a dedicated therapist on stand-by, sits next to an automatic hydro massage area. For romantics who simply cannot tear themselves away from their beloved, the chalet gymnasium offers two of every piece of equipment, so a couple can work out together.
The chalet sleeps 10-14 and costs from £20,637 per week.
Other options include La Bergerie, Courchevel 1850 (pictured below), which sleeps 14 and costs from £113,125 per week. Guests in the seven suites enjoy the expertise of a dedicated deep tissue massage therapist and a deluxe chalet spa, Technogym-equipped gymnasium and 20-metre swimming pool.
The numerous staff, including chauffeur and butler, ensure that guests’ needs are anticipated round the clock and worry is a world away.
Also in Courchevel 1850, the Chalet Edelweiss is a seven-storey ski-in/ski-out chalet, which evokes the feel of a sumptuous boutique hotel.
The swimming pool and gymnasium sit alongside a sauna and hammam, and a therapy room where specialists can help relieve slope-weary muscles before the apres-ski really kicks off. It sleeps 16 and costs from £72,000 per week
Finally, the Chalet Couttet in buzzing Chamonix, is a villa designed by Laughland Jones, who created a private ski hideaway for Sir Richard Branson. This deluxe hideout offers a private wellness suite including steam room, sauna, treatment room and dedicated yoga space. The south-facing gardens of Chalet Couttet are home to a 12-metre heated swimming pool and hot tub, both of which have Mont Blanc as a ackdrop. The villa sleeps 10 and costs from £14,000 per week.
Firefly Collection founder Tim Latimer said: “As these super-chic chalets show, a winter sports escape can be the ideal way to kick off the New Year’s resolutions of sobriety and self-care.
“Lavish and luxurious, they also provide opportunities for keeping, or getting, slope-fit, maintaining exercise programmes, rejuvenating mind and body with specialist therapies, and relaxing indoor or al fresco dips.”