The French resort of Serre Chevalier offers more than just great skiing. Venture just off the beaten path and you’ll find a whole host of unique experiences to enhance your ski holiday.
Emily Morgan travelled to Serre Chevalier to look beyond the pistes and see what local businesses have sprung up to cater for those with adventurous tastes.
If you have ever wanted to feel like royalty in the mountains, Bain Nordique was made for you. Translated as Nordic baths, this unique experience oozes luxury and was the perfect start to a trip full of surprises.
The entrance is a plush tipi where the group changed into cosy robes and sat together for a welcome chat by the fire. From there, we were led through a tunnel glowing with fairy lights, outside to the baths. Eight cylindrical steaming tubs were arranged around a swimming pool which was full of snow, and we couldn’t wait to jump in. The chill from the walk made sinking into the hot water even more satisfying. Champagne was delivered to us and we lay back looking at the stars whilst sipping on bubbly, letting the warm water soak our muscles. The sound of the trickling river nearby and the crackling out the fire were the only sounds, which made for a completely blissful experience. After relaxing for a while, the next stage of the Bain Nordique arrived: a delicious food board. Grilled duck slices with pear and prawns coupled with asparagus were on the menu, and the flavours were divine.