As the New Year has begun the emphasis is on living well, being fit and healthy in mind, body and soul, and the one place to encompass them all and get back to fulfilment is in the mountains. There is no better place to recharge those batteries and switch off from the stresses of daily life.

The mountains are the perfect place to start the year as you mean to go on. Ski and spa breaks are becoming increasingly more popular for both men and women.

We feature some fabulous hotels in superb resorts that means you can hit the slopes in the day and then after an exhilarating day on the mountain you can enjoy the hotel spa. Maybe swimming, sauna and steam, a yoga class, a massage or therapy treatment? The choice is yours.

Once you have recharged and relaxed in the spa you can then enjoy a drink in front of the fire before you indulge in the restaurant.

By the end of your stay you will not want to leave.

Here are our top picks for 2018/2019

Hotel Au Coeur du Village, La Clusaz, France
Les Suites, Tignes, France
Les Barmes d l’Ours, Val d Isere, France
Bergland, Solden
Singer Sporthotel, Berwang
W, Verbier
CHEDI, Andermatt
Crans Ambassador, Crans Montana, Switzerland