Skiing is not just about churning up powder and zooming down pistes. Mountain holidays are also a time for you and your loved ones to indulge in the finer things in life, taking a much-needed break from the stresses back home. In Morzine, a charming market town in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, there is plenty of opportunity for stylish relaxation. Whether it’s a knot in your back or a hole in your bucket list, here are three different ways to enjoy a bit of R&R while on holiday in the mountains.
At the Spa
Swishing down slopes is tiring fun, which is complemented best by a day of pampering and regeneration. Morzine has a selection of high-class spas and hotels that are perfect for couples who are looking to unwind. Pure Altitude Hotel & Spa, situated just 400 meters from the centre of Morzine, offers a wide array of skin and body treatments with locally made products, featuring natural goodness from the surrounding mountains. The spa also has a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, although the star of the show is the heated indoor pool with wall-to-ceiling windows that provide fantastic views over the valley. Open to the public with half-day and full-day packages, it is easy to pop in for a few hours or a few days... whichever hits the spot!
At Your Accommodation
For a more intimate experience, why not let the masseuse come to you? A number of companies in Morzine offer a massage service that will come to your accommodation, which is particularly perfect when the snow is falling and the days are icy cold. Warm yourself up with a hot stones massage, in which heated stones are positioned on the body to increase circulation and eliminate aches and pains. Alternatively, a leg or foot massage is always a great idea, especially on a ski holiday when these muscles absorb a large amount of stress. Whatever you choose, have a glass of wine, lay by the fire and let the masseuses do their magic.
In the Sky
Nothing compares to the view of Morzine witnessed from the seat of a helicopter. A birds-eye view of snowy slopes and snow-capped villages in winter transforms into a panorama of green forests and trickling streams in summer. Mountain helicopter rides are always breathtaking, no matter if you’ve flown before or if you’re looking for an entirely new experience. So why not book yourself in and cross something off your bucket list while you are at it?
Stress Free Protection
Even if your holiday is more lounging on massage beds than lunging down mountainsides, it is important to invest in ski holiday insurance before setting off. You never know what is going to happen when you are on holiday, and that’s part of the fun, but it is important to keep yourself and your loved ones protected in case things don’t go exactly to plan. For a holiday free from worry, InsureMore offers comprehensive low-cost ski holiday insurance. Life is too short to worry while on holiday!
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