Open for its first full season from 30th November, the Altapura hotel, located at a lofty altitude of 2300m in the much loved resort of Val Thorens (France), is already establishing itself among the illustrious Les Trois Vallées set as the place to stay for the very best of both early and late season snow.
Perfectly situated just off the piste, Altapura is Val Thorens’ first five-star hotel, and benefits from stress-free, ski-in/out access, therefore making it a popular choice for keen skiers wishing to catch the first lifts and carve into the day’s fresh powder. Hardcore skiers can also benefit from the launch of Val Thorens’ fourth Funitel lift which will take passengers up to an altitude of over 3,000m.
Inspired by Nordic design, with 88 spacious and contemporary rooms offering breathtaking views to the peaks and beyond, a Goitschel Skishop with the latest hi-tec ski equipment and a spectacular 1,000m2 spa, Altapura blends elegance with touches of the contemporary to bring a fresh identity to the prestigious slopes of Val Thorens.
The hotel’s vast Pure Altitude spa has been carefully designed with the skier in mind, offering a wide selection of treatments dedicated to muscular relaxation, physical preparation, and recuperation, and uses the active ingredients of Edelweiss and other mountain minerals in treatments. The relaxation area includes the unique ‘Nordic Spiral’ an alternating world of dry and humid heat, punctuated by waterfall showers, a tepidarium, snow treatments, and culminating in the Igloo. The contrast between extreme hot and cold temperatures in the Nordic Spiral stimulates the blood oxygenation, which allows the oxygen to reach damaged areas quicker and more effectively, thus bringing about an immediate reduction in pain after a tough day on the slopes.
Evenings can be spent kicking back with a vin chaud in hand or enjoying some of the finest cuisine on the mountain at the hotel’s three superb restaurants. These comprise of Les Enfants Terribles, serving a delicious selection of haute cuisine, La Laiterie – a dedicated fondue restaurant, and 2.Mille.3 offering hearty dishes fresh from the rotisserie and stunning views towards the Caron peak.
For those seeking an added thrill, Altapura can also arrange Adrenaline-inspired packages which include snow driving across the highest track in the French Alps, tobogganing on the longest run in Europe, dog sledding, glacier hiking, or airboarding.
Double rooms at Altapura are available on a B&B basis from €250 (approx. £200 per night), based on two people sharing.
For further information on the Altapura hotel, visit www.altapura.fr.