a week in chamonix
Chamonix is probably best known as the skiing and alpine capital of the world. As a destination it has a reputation for the extreme and this, whilst undoubtedly true, can mask a wide array of sporting and leisure activities, peace and quiet, great nightlife, and superb scenery that can be enjoyed at whichever pace suits you. There really is something for everyone. Our newest destination is hosted by the gorgeous chalet Amazon Creek, offering you a luxurious and bespoke experience.
Chalet Amazon Creek is beautifully located in the Les Bossons area of Chamonix, in a stunning private mountain setting that provides unrivalled tranquillity!
We will hold an intimate retreat with a limited number of up to sixteen guests in 8 stunning en-suite bedrooms, each one inviting you to relax and unwind, with lavish bed throws, neutral fabrics, fluffy bathrobes, towels and gorgeous L’Occitane products.
The moment you arrive it will become clear why Chalet Amazon Creek really is the most peaceful chalet in the Mont Blanc Valley.
REBOOT, RECHARGE, REFOCUS.
Continental breakfasts to be served on last day
Outstanding house wines (1/2 bottle of wine per person per night), complimentary drinks
Private resort driver service. (8am-11am and 3pm-8pm. Driver service outside of these hours is available upon request, until midnight).
Return private transfers from Geneva airport
Daily light clean
5 days & 4 nights at the Luxurious Amazon Creek Chalet
Arrival meet and greet with Amazon Creek staff
Dedicated service from our professional resort manager and team
Champagne reception and canapés
Private Chef catering
cooked or continental breakfasts
Afternoon teas with healthy cakes
4 course dinners
Trip Additions: Optional Dinning Experience
Evening Escape (Courmayeur. Leaving Chamonix at approx 5.30pm, reach the foot of the Italian slopes and travel by skidoo to the restaurant – a funny trip piloted by expert local drivers. After a dinner of the very good regional Italian cuisine, with a great ambiance, return to the valley by skidoo. Price includes all transport, evening meal, 1/3 bottle of wine. Supplementary alcoholic drinks not included. €225 pp
Revitalize at altitude. Emerse your body in glacial waters and energize your spirit with us in Europes most dramatic mountains. Center your soul in Chamonix. Yoga and fitness sessions, in house personal chefs and luxury accomodations are just the beginning to this 5-day wellness retreat. Situated in the foothills of Mont Blanc, we’ll spend each day enjoying fresh air, exercise, exquisite meals and soul-awakening adventures.
Walk in the footsteps of Mont Blancs iconic first assenders or indulge at a traditional Hammam spa in your own luxury chalet (or both!). What could be better than days full of haute atmosphere and cleansing workouts and mystical evenings of tea light candles, tabletop lanterns, traditional dishes and the wonderful company of new friends?
A respite from the madness and noise of daily life, this alpine getaway will reboot your body and elevate your spirit to new heights.
As you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our staff, and the opportunity to rest and recoup after your travel or start your retreat relaxing in the wonderful spa facilities. An easy evening of yoga followed by wholesome dinner of fresh french healthy cuisine will prepare you. Enjoy a relaxing night with a movie in the cinema room so you feel rested for the days ahead.
Wake up and join us outside for a HIIT class and an energising breakfast surrounded by the mountains. We’re starting the retreat off right with a fun and challenging hike, we will provide snowshoeing for the group to enjoy a snow hike in a very safe area to a Mountain Restaurant.
Afterward, we’ll keep the day’s energy up with a mobility class before we cool things down with yoga and replenish with a scrumptious Savoyard supper.
Option to purchase a 3 day ski pass after the morning activities and test your skills on the slopes.
Day 3 of our Chamonix mountain retreat will begin with a morning yoga session. We’ll fuel up with a bespoke breakfast and then head out for the slopes. Back to the chalet for Yin Yoga, a relaxing banquet and an evening of down time either with in house massages, spa time or movies.
The morning will commence with an energising workout and yoga class. We’ll then take a trip to the highest lift access point in Chamonix, and perhaps ski all the way down? Depending on your skill level that should be an easy ride, right!?
You might want to take advantage of our spa services and enjoying the luxury services provided, unwind in the sunken jacuzzi and enjoy gazing at the stars in the out door hot tub.
Optional Dinning Experience
Evening Escape on our last night in Chamonix at the Courmayeur. Leaving Chamonix at approx 5.30pm, reach the foot of the Italian slopes and travel by skidoo to the restaurant – a funny trip piloted by expert local drivers. After a dinner of the very good regional Italian cuisine, with a great ambiance, return to the valley by skidoo. Price includes all transport, evening meal, 1/3 bottle of wine. Supplementary alcoholic drinks not included. €205 pp
Our final day begins with yoga and meditation and flow into a HIIT workout before fuelling up with a post workout drink and, of course, a satisfying brunch. You will then make your way back to real life at sea level feeling restored and ready.
chamonix ski, FITNESS & YOGA RETREATS
March 27th-31St 2020
Ideal for adventurous solo travellers. Share a room with a friend or another retreat guest to enjoy a week in the French Alps with the Helios family without splashing all your cash. The Double rooms are guaranteed to be very spacious and comfortable, besides, who comes to our retreats to stay in the room anyway?!
£1700.00 / PER PERSOn
Fancy having the whole room to yourself? Go high end with the entire wardrobe all yours and all the mess you want to make in your own space! Single occupancy rooms are usually the best rooms in the retreats, just saying. This option offers a private bedroom to be enjoyed alone for a more relaxing and private retreat experience.
£2300.00 / PER PERSON
We offer two payment options based when you sign up! We encourage the full price option to sign up early and with a deposit and two further instalments. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans. We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat. By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our T&C. Please note:
If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus £500 deposit. If cancellation takes place less than 60 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.
HELIOS RETREATS reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of RETREATS (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation. All prices are per/person.
DEPOSITS are non-refundable.
+ Start & Finish
As you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our staff, and the opportunity to rest and recoup after your travel or dive into the pool and start your retreat relaxing in the wonderful spa facilities. An easy evening of yoga followed by wholesome dinner of fresh french healthy cuisine will prepare you. Enjoy a relaxing night with a movie in the cinema room so you feel rested for the days ahead.
Our final day begins with yoga and meditation and flows into a HIIT workout before fuelling up with a post workout drink and, of course, a satisfying brunch. You will then make your way back to real life at sea level feeling restored and ready.
+ When should I book?
We offer discounts for signing up before certain dates, so the earlier you sign up the better your price may be. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter and be the first to know about our release dates and exclusive offers to our memebers. Check the specific trip you are interested in to make sure you sign up before the next deadline!
+ Do I need to book my own flight?
You are responsible for booking your own flight. Each trip will have suggested arrival and departure details based on when we know you need to be in the airport and you can always send us the itinerary before booking if you want to double check it’s correct!
+ Where do I fly into and when?
Fly into Geneva Airport in Switzerland for Chamonix. Mykonos International If we are in Greece, Marrackech International Airport if we are in Morocco. Governors Harbour for Bahamas. We also set up 1 scheduled transfer to from the villa FREE OF CHARGE!
+ Do I have to book my own transfer?
No. We always cover one scheduled transfer on check in - usually at 2pm and one schedulled transfer on check out - around 11am to all guests in the retreat. This is included in our package. The retreat management can happily organise a cab or van for trips to and from the airport outside these our free shuttles at an extra cost.
+ Can I arrive early and stay late?
You will need to purchase your flights in order to arrive/depart by given dates and time ranges for your specific trip. If you choose to arrive earlier or later than given day/time you will be responsible for the cost of transportation needed to join up with the group. We always encourage you to to explore the area, if that option is available to you.
+ What is the level of Yoga?
We welcome yogis of all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners. Yoga retreats are not just for the yogi who practices every day and can touch the floor with their elbows. Our retreats offer opportunities for growth and new experience, no matter how much time you have spent on your mat. Regardless, we suggest keeping an open mind and trying out practices that might be new to you.
+ How many classes will there be?
1-2 Yoga Classes Daily + Other workshops. 1-2 Fitness classes a day.