• Beauty & Travel special: Sports luxe
    Want more from a vacation than sun-worshipping? Hone your sporting skills while toning your physique at these luxe resorts. By AMY WILSON-THOMAS

    Cross-country skiing at Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano, Italy

    Body blitz: Arms and thighs

    If you want an exhilarating escape, cross-country skiing is the perfect choice, and the maze of tracks that surround Rosa Alpina is an ideal place to learn. Round off the day soaking up the views of the snow-capped forest in the spa. From €395; rosalpina.it

    SNOW SCENE
    Rosa Alpina cabins; the Green Leaf Niseko Village’s rock pool (below)

    Winter Sports

    Snow rafting at Green Leaf Niseko Village, Japan

    Body blitz: Back, arms and legs

    With a ski school, snow rafting and cat skiing, this resort is a must-visit for novices and daredevils alike. However, it might prove difficult to drag yourself away from the hotel’s natural mineral rock pool – heaven after a day on the slopes. From JPY16,430; thegreenleafhotel.com

    Credits

    Photographs: Mikael Jansson / Trunk Archive

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