What could be better than a nice soothing massage, to ease away the aches and pains away after the day on the slopes? In my opinion, not much and it seems that I’m not the only one. We are receiving more and more requests for clients looking for properties where there are spa facilities. In France, many of the new self catered residences now offer such services as well as indoor heated swimming pools and hot tubs, popular choices are the Residence Les Chalets de Jouvence in Les Carroz and Résidence L’Orée des Cimes in Peisey-Vallandry. [caption id="attachment_1796" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Relax watching the snow fall outside in Peisey-Vallandry[/caption] There are also a couple of spa towns in France, which are also ski resorts such as St Gervais and Brides Les Bains, close to the 3 Valleys. The Thermes du St Gervais Les Bains and La Grand Spa des Alpes in Brides Les Bains offer a great choice of treatments which can be booked online prior to arrival in resort.

If you’re looking for something a little bit more special, here are my top picks for spa hotels in North America and Europe.

[caption id="attachment_1797" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pure indulgence at the Hotel Kilimandjaro in Courchevel[/caption] Remember that you don’t have to stay at the properties to enjoy the facilities with many offering day packages as well as individual treatments. A day at any of the spas above can be a touch of luxury in your trip.