Photo: Aqua Dome
Photo: Aqua Dome


Winter wonderland spas

Winter holidays are not just about skiing. They’re also the perfect time to enjoy the mountains at relaxing spas. The Aqua Dome in Austria is one of many spectacular spa resorts offering luxurious winter mountain escapes.

At the impressive Aqua Dome thermal spa resort in Austrian Tyrol, you can float across the surface of a heated outdoor pool while gazing up at alpine peaks. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? The Aqua Dome is located 45 minutes by car from Innsbruck and about two and a half hours from Munich.

The ultramodern spa resort combines futuristic architecture with fitness facilities as well as 12 heated indoor and outdoor pools and several saunas. In the Sinngenuss restaurant, guests can try traditional Austrian specialties as well as international dishes.

The expansive panoramic hotel windows provide wonderful views of the Ötztal Valley. But the best things here are undoubtedly the outdoor pools that are surrounded by the beautiful mountain landscape. With water temperatures in the mid 30s Celsius, you can marvel at the scenery and watch the stars at night while snow is falling all around you. 

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More mountain spas:

Photo: Norefjell Ski & Spa


Norefjell Ski & Spa

This winter resort surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery is just a 90-minute drive from Oslo. The spa won the Best Luxury Spa Award 2016 and offers relaxing massages, spa treatments and a Jacuzzi with a view of the mountains. There is also a chill-out area where you can relax on traditional soft furs with a warm or cold drink.

Bøeseter, 3536 Norefjell

Photo: Copperhill Mountain Lodge


Copperhill Mountain Lodge

Located in Åre, Sweden’s most famous ski resort, Copperhill Mountain Lodge, is perched high on the mountain and has magnificent views. At the hotel’s Sami-inspired spa, you can unwind in steaming hot baths and relax your muscles in the sauna. For a really private escape, book the private spa.

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San Pellegrino

QC Terme San Pellegrino

With its rich thermal waters, San Pellegrino in the Italian Alps has been a popular spa ­resort since the beginning of the 20th ­century. The QC Terme San Pellegrino Spa has several panoramic thermal pools, tonic waterfalls, saunas, steam baths and a salt room, all wrapped in art nouveau ­architecture. 

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Text: Jessica Johansson

Last edited: January 17, 2017

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