Snow shortages may have been putting a question mark over ski trips. But rather than cancelling your trip, why not make the most of the snow on the slopes for a couple of days before heading down to Geneva to round off your winter break the right way?
As Europe’s leading city break destination, Geneva is a fantastic stopover for some post-ski R&R. Ideally located a stone’s throw away from the iconic Alps and acting as a flight hub for UK skiers, there really is nowhere better for a well-deserved break to freshen up before flying home to the UK.
Unwind with the ultimate wellness experience
Geneva is a veritable hotspot for spa and wellness experiences. With a spa to suit every taste, you will be sure to find the perfect place to relax.
For those seeking post-ski muscle therapy, Bain-Bleu Hammam & Spa Genève Plage is the place to go. This wellness bubble is ideally located right by the famous Lake Geneva, offering spectacular views across the serene lake, perfect for putting you in a relaxed mindset.
Bain-Bleu utilises a 360-degree approach to wellness, offering an ideal destination for all your muscle therapy needs. The spa has 3,000 sqm of indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities, including pools, steam rooms, an oriental-inspired hammam, and a dedicated spa. Immerse yourself in the ultimate wellness experience at Bain-Bleu!
Indulge in an essential chocolate discovery journey
After a couple of days of skiing, you’ll want to refuel with some tasty treats. Geneva is the perfect place for it, especially if you treat yourself to Geneva Tourism’s indulgent Choco Pass.
Explore Geneva’s rich chocolate-making history with this exciting tour, offering access to seven of the city’s most renowned chocolatiers in 24 hours. Each participating chocolatier offers a different speciality for you to try, from Stettler’s famous pavé de Genève to Sweetzerland’s tasty truffles. What better way to boost your energy levels than to enjoy everyone’s favourite sweet treat in the world’s chocolate capital?
Explore the very best Alpine dining delights
Transport yourself back to the slopes with a visit to The Alpine Terrace at the iconic Beau Rivage hotel. Real gondolas await you on the hotel’s terrace, taking you on a journey through the slopes of the most spectacular ski resorts. You’ll soon forget about the lack of snow on the Alps as you embark on a taste journey through the region with their delicious Alpine menu, featuring three types of fondue and a selection of irresistible desserts.
If you’re in Geneva before 05 February, then head to the Ice Bar, where you’ll also have the chance to cosy up in an authentic mountain chalet in the heart of Carouge, Geneva’s bohemian enclave.
This lovely pop-up restaurant is right next to the city’s ice rink, so it’s the perfect stop-off if you want to enjoy a delicious meal next to a roaring fire to warm up after a spot of ice skating. It doesn’t get much more wintery than this!
Enjoy a spectacular light show at the Geneva Lux Festival
If you’re looking for a lovely winter’s activity to enjoy in the evenings, one of the best is a visit to the Geneva Lux Festival.
Running from Friday, 27 January to Sunday, 05 February 2023, the Geneva Lux Festival presents “works of light” created especially for the occasion by artists worldwide. Embark on a guided tour or explore the festival’s magical vibe on your own – whatever you choose, it will be sure to take their breath away.
With brilliant connections to the Alps and only a couple of hours from Chamonix, Zermatt and the Three Valley resorts, Geneva truly is the perfect destination for a ski stopover.
Please visit the Geneva Tourism website for more information on what Geneva offers.
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