Sauna room in the Serendipity chalet

The Finest Ski Chalets with Saunas in the Three Valleys

3rd July 2019

A luxury ski holiday with Alpine Infusion doesn’t stop when you take off your skis for the day.

Skiing is an intensive sport which can be tough on your muscles and joints. To soothe your legs after an intense day on the slopes, a sauna session is the perfect way to relax and recharge.

To help you choose the right luxury ski chalet for your needs, we’ve put together a list of the best ski chalets with saunas that combine luxury facilities with high quality services in one of the best skiing areas in the Alps.

 

What’s the Difference Between a Sauna and Steam Room?

There is often some confusion around the difference between saunas and steam rooms.

Put simply, a sauna uses dry heat while a steam room session involves increased humidity and a wetter environment.

Usually, saunas are heated to around 70 – 100 Celsius to aid the release of sweat.

 

The Health Benefits of Saunas

Not only is a session in a sauna a luxurious treat, saunas also provide health benefits that can have a positive impact on your skiing and recovery time.

Here are some of the advantages of using a sauna;

  • The heat widens blood vessels which can improve circulation
  • This can relieve muscle aches and pains after a day on the slopes
  • A sauna session can improve joint mobility
  • It’s stress relieving
  • Regular use can improve cardiovascular health
  • It can improve certain skin conditions
  • Saunas open airways and can reduce congestion
  • It can help flush out toxins

However, excessive use can have the opposite effect on health. To avoid this, here are some tips on how to make the most of your sauna experience.

 

How to Use A Sauna Safely

To elevate the benefits of your sauna and minimise risks, here are some simple tips on how to use a sauna safely;

  • Limit each sauna session to 20 minutes maximum at a time
  • First time in a sauna? Try going in for 5 minutes at first and build up as you feel more comfortable
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water
  • Sauna use is best avoided for those with certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, for young children or pregnant women. Always check with your doctor first

Let’s turn our attention to the top chalets with saunas in the Three Valleys.

 

Ski Chalets with Saunas in Meribel

Meribel is renowned for its picture perfect village and access to over 600km of pistes within the Three Valleys skiing area.

Here’s a spotlight on some of our top luxury ski chalets with a sauna;

 

Traditional Charm at Chalet Iamato

If you’re looking for a traditional ski chalet with a difference, Iamato ski chalet could be the one for you.

With convenient access to the slopes, and Meribel’s Lapin piste leading straight to your front door, Iamato makes a fantastic chalet holiday for skiers of all abilities.

Here’s what you can find in Chalet Iamato:

  • Fully equipped games area
  • Heated ski and boot room
  • Open log fireplace
  • South facing dining room
  • Jacuzzi and sauna

The sauna can be found on the ground floor, the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day on the slopes.

 

Tasteful Opulence at Chalet Rachelle

Chalet Rachelle elevates cosiness to a luxury level. With exquisite decor and a large outdoor deck, a stay here is ideal for a family skiing trip to remember.

Just a few minutes’ walk from local shops and restaurants, ski Chalet Rachelle is the perfect location for making the most of Meribel.

Here’s some of Chalet Rachelle’s facilities at a glance;

  • Satellite and Apple TV
  • South facing sitting room
  • On-site private parking
  • Complimentary bar
  • Jacuzzi and sauna

Enjoy a session in the outdoor sauna before slipping into the jacuzzi for a long, restorative soak.

 

The Salt Sauna at Chalet Serendipity

If you’re looking for a luxury chalet with a sauna, look no further. Chalet Serendipity features a salt sauna for the ultimate in relaxation and wellbeing.

A salt sauna features a wall of Himalayan sea salt to aid in the purification process. The salt creates a fresh environment which is beneficial to your respiratory system, helping you to de-stress.

Here’s what else you can expect from Chalet Serendipity;

  • Swim spa
  • Cinema
  • Massage room
  • Open log fire
  • South facing sitting room

After your sauna and swim, why not indulge in a therapy session in your very own, private massage room?

 

Breathtaking Views at Chalet Genepi

Chalet Genepi is one of our most renowned chalets in Meribel. From stunning scenery to top-of-the-range facilities, this catered chalet has everything you need for a magical skiing holiday in the Alps.

Ski Chalet Genepi includes the following luxury amenities;

  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Table tennis
  • Complimentary bar
  • Sauna

The expansive, south-facing sun terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening or afternoon in the Three Valleys. With a swimming pool, sauna, outdoor heaters and a fully stocked bar, you may find it difficult to leave for the slopes!

 

Courchevel Luxury Ski Chalets

Renowned for its world-class skiing opportunities and elegant restaurants, it’s no wonder Courchevel ski resort draws celebrities and skiers from around the globe.

With 321 runs to explore, beginners and expert skiers alike are well catered for at this excellent ski resort.

Here are some of our best luxury ski chalets in Courchevel with saunas;

 

Indulge in Chalet St Christophe

Located in one of the most exclusive areas in Courchevel, Chalet St Christophe is not short of stunning features.

Spread across four floors, accessible via an elevator, take advantage of the high-tech media centre and panoramic views of the Alps.

Here’s what else Chalet St Christophe has to offer:

  • Swimming pool
  • Open log fire
  • Concierge service
  • Elevator
  • Sauna

Spend an afternoon of pampering in the chalet’s private swimming pool and sauna before enjoying a delicious four course meal crafted by your own professional chef.

 

Soothe and Restore at Chalet Les Sorbiers

Looking for opulent ski accommodation that combines rustic alpine charm with incredible luxury facilities? Chalet Les Sorbiers offers both in spades.

Spend an afternoon on the outdoor terrace taking in the stunning panoramic views of the mountains before heading to your private sauna to soothe tired muscles.

Discover some of Chalet Les Sorbier’s facilities;

  • Hot tub
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • On-site private parking
  • In-chalet equipment hire service

With Apple TV in every bedroom and your own private chef, a stay at Chalet Les Sorbiers guarantees an unforgettable holiday experience.

 

Relax and Recharge with Alpine Infusion

If you’re ready to take your skiing holiday to the next level, Alpine Infusion are here to make your dreams a reality.

From concierge services to on-call drivers, our teams of experienced chalet staff are dedicated to providing you with the best the Three Valleys have to offer.

If you’re planning your next ski season in the Alps, browse our range of luxury ski chalets in Meribel or luxury catered ski chalets in Courchevel to start your adventure.

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