Friday of our skiing trip in Courmayeur saw the weather come in and by the afternoon skiing was a dangerous activity to consider. My husband and I decided to ease the aches and pains of the week at Therme Pre St Didier. Thankfully we realised with the bad weather that the spa was likely to be popular and so our hotel reception put us on the waiting list in the morning. We were allowed to get a taxi across in the afternoon just after 2.30 p.m.
Our only other experience of this kind of spa is the Therme Bath Spa which is very pleasant. Pre St Didier makes this look tiny - the areas and options are so vast! The pools and saunas outside were lovely and even though it was busy we didn't have too much trouble finding a space in anything. You need to book around 3 hours here to cover all that you would want. We would thoroughly recommend waiting for the Augustus Steam Room (aka Turkish bath) where you rub salt on your skin - it was so soft afterwards. The restaurant yielded little that I was overly interested in eating, but it was all free and had I not had a large lunch I would probably have felt more inclined to pile my plate high with fruit and yoghurt.
I rather forced my husband into joining one of their offered treatments (in this case a facial) which we both ended up thoroughly enjoying even though it was in Italian. It was carried out in a relaxation room overlooking the outdoor pools and it was lovely watching the snow fall and the steam rise as night descended - face covered in guk.
The only downside to this place is the price. It cost us EUR 100 (so EUR 50 each) and that included a 10% discount which we got with our Inghams card.