Many winter sports resorts are diversifying their leisure offer and relying on relaxation, fitness, and well-being to meet the new demands of their customers while providing ski resorts equipped with a swimming pool.
Studies show that the days when families only came to the mountains to ski are over. Holidaymakers now ski for less time and want to vary their activities. The swimming pool also offers an alternative to skiing in bad weather.
Aravis aquatic area in La Clusaz
At the heart of La Clusaz resort, the aquatic center offers two sports pools, one 15m indoors and a second 25m outdoors. The outdoor pool is heated to 28°C and open even in winter, with a view of the snow-capped mountains and the ski slopes. A relaxation area completes this aquatic area with a jacuzzi, sauna, and hammam.
Gerardmer aquatic center
The aquatic area has 3 pools, including a 25m sports pool, a pool for games and learning to swim, and an aquatic garden for children. A 10-seater sauna cabin, relaxation area with relaxation beds, and whirlpool baths are also available at an additional cost to relax after a hard day’s skiing. The swimming pool, currently under construction, will be reopened for the start of the winter 2021 ski season.
The Durancia in Montgenevre
The Balneoludic and wellness area located in the resort of Montgenèvre at an altitude of 1860 meters on the Italian border offers a breathtaking view of the mountains, the ski area, and the Golf of Montgenèvre. The Durancia swimming pool covers an area of 3000 m2. The center was inaugurated in December 2014. It is located in the heart of the slopes and, therefore, perfectly accessible on skis. It has a 1050 m2 balneo area, including a fun pool, a counter-current pool, a lagoon, a paddling pool, and a jacuzzi, sauna, and hammam. Completed by a wellness area of 300 m2 with a salt cave, saunas, a solarium, and Japanese onsens (hot and cold water pools). Finally, the Durancia also has a care area, designed in partnership with the cosmetics brand Nuxe.
The Forme d’O aquatic center in Châtel
The aqua fun center with a swimming pool in Châtel is equipped with two 25 m indoor pools, an outdoor pool, a solarium, hammams, saunas and whirlpool baths, and a gym. It is open all year round. Located in the Portes du Soleil ski area straddling France and Switzerland.
Le Sinal Aquasport Center in Les Saisies
The Savoyard resort of Les Saisies has an aqualudic center with a 200m2 swimming pool, a hydromassage course, and two 20m corridors for swimming against the current, massage jets, and river, all with a splendid view of the surrounding peaks! A wellness area with a jacuzzi, sauna, and hammam is also available. On the other hand, a multisports hall for team sports, a restaurant, a climbing wall, bowling, and squash are integrated within the center.
Sancy’O aquatic center in La Bourboule
In the Massif Central, a few kilometers from the resort of Mont Dore, is the aquatic center of La Bourboule. It has a sports pool, a fun balneotherapy pool including whirlpool baths, massage jets, and a leisure pool for children. The center also has an outdoor area with giant slides. There is also a relaxation area with a sauna, hammam, and spas.