There's much to do in Meribel apart from just skiing, it is really a destination and not only a ski resort. For those of you with friends who may not have skied for a while, or even don't plan to ski every day why not plan a pampering session? Even the hardiest of skiers can use some time to relax and soothe those weary muscles.
Olympic centre: Swimming pool, Fitness Centre & Relaxation Spa
There is a large indoor heated swimming pool at the Olympic centre in Meribel. There is also a small paddling pool for the children and a large slide into another separate pool. There are showers, good changing rooms and towels can be hired. It is open daily from 2-7pm and then again on Tuesday and Thursday it has a late opening till 10pm.
The smart Fitness centre, has cardio training machines, fitness training, weights room with access to rowers, steppers, running machines, fitness bicycles and even vibrating bodytoners.
The Wellness Centre & Relaxation Spa has wonderful south facing views you can enjoy of Mont Vallon, one of the most beautiful panoramas in the valley. Open from 2.30pm to 8.30pm daily the facilities include, sauna, Turkish bath, hydromassage showers, and herbal tea bar. To complete the relaxation zone they have personal massages available, massaging beds and armchair, a body mister room with luminotherapy, and a hydo-massage bath.
Le Grand Spa Thermal
Le Grand Spa Thermal has undergone a €15 million refurbishment with new luxury treatment and water pool areas. This public spa now offers 2,700m2 of luxury treatment and water pool areas, making it one of the biggest well-being centres in the country. Located in the spa town of Brides-les-Bains,it is an excellent choice for our Ski Blanc guests as the conveniently located Olympe bubble starts in Brides-les-Bains before heading through Les Allues to Meribel Centre meaning you can go up or down. The spa is open from 3pm - 8pm daily and showcases thermal spring water in all their treatments. Le Grand Spa Thermal offers sculpting massages, body wraps, sauna facilities and many fitness activities including Aquaform alongside a large array of beauty treatments. Look on their website for a better idea of prices and treatments.
The entry fee is around30€ and if you want a towel and a bathrobe it is around 38€ to use the following facilities (treatments are in addition, but is around 70€ for a 50minute massage) POOL SECTION: An 82 ft long swimming corridor, an 82 sq ft aquagym pool including apparatus, a 59 ft long relaxation pool with two Jacuzzis, two bubble benches, underwater jets, six swan-neck massaging jets and other features, plus a covered outdoor patio.
RELAXATION FACILITIES A genuine regenerative experience including: hammam, aromatic & plant steam baths, rest area, one indoor and two outdoor Jacuzzis, solarium patio and rest room, sauna, ice showers, frost fountain and experimental showers.
Spa des Neiges in the Hotel Allodis
Spa des Neiges in the Hotel Allodis is an excellent Clarins spa overlooking the Three Valleys. Situated in the Belvédère area of Meribel Centre the spa is open to the public from 10.00hr to 16:00hr and is set a little higher than the Rond Point meaning that you can ski to it or catch a bus to the top.
Choose from a selection of pampering treatments including facial and body treatments, a special skiing massage treatment and different scrubs all from the luxurious Clarins.
They also have special offers to make the most of including a 'zen morning' and a 'spa, massage/treatment (25mins but you can pay extra to extend this), & lunch in the restaurant' at 79€.
See their website for the full brochure and treatment breakdown.
Nuxe Spa at La Kaila Hotel
The gorgeous spa at this, the first 5* hotel in Meribel centers around it's beautiful turquoise pool and water facillities. These include geysers, a jacuzzi, a swim against the current lane, a waterfall, beach, bar and massage chairs. The spa also includes a full fitness centre with Lifefitness machines.
Nuxe aims to provide a full multi-sensory experience with many treatments including facial, massages and relaxation techniques. View their treatment card here
Mobile massage therapists in Meribel
There are a host of excellent massage companies in Meribel. Too tired to head out and about after a long day of skiing? Why not treat yourself to some pampering in the chalet with a glass of wine?
Massage Me works across the whole French alps to bring highly trained professional masseurs to you directly in your chalet. They can provide a fully customisable programme of massages, facials and sports massages including physiotherapy and 'Winter Warmers' designed just for your skiing needs after a long day on the slopes. View their full list of treatments Massage Me and you can even book online!
Ski-Physio is a Specialist in Snowsports injuries and Massage, having worked in the Alps since 1995. They match you up with the right masseurs and bring them straight to your chalet. They also have a static clinic in Meribel 1600 and have developed exceptional knowledge and treatment of snowsport injuries as well as massages. Check out their website Ski Physio and book online.