Spas Skis Snow Sunshine
Whether you say spa-ski-ss or spas-kiss, soon, we will kiss the hot summer days away with the marvelous merging of spas and skis – Ski Spas. Now, is the time to plan for your winter holiday.
This winter, you will not have to struggle with the choice of skiing or going to a spa resort, you can enjoy the new winter wonderland that has combined the best of both.
After an exhilarating day on the slopes, you use to stand up the skis, take off your boots and lounge in the bars, by warm fireplaces, drinking hot drinks till the wee hours of the morning. Now, the new winter wonderland for snow warriors includes the two m’s, and one y, moguls, massage and yoga.
Many ski resorts have offered post-ski treatments in the past. However, new resorts, hotel makeovers, snowboards, and improved modern facilities provide that little bit extra to ensure that you return from your ski vacation energized, refreshed and relaxed.
The best part is that you do not have to wait until the last minute to plan your trip. If the snow isn’t up to par, the spa will certainly always exceed your expectations. If the snow is great, the massage and specifically designed ski massages and body treatments will be the topping on your snow day.
The New Winter Wonderland
When it is cold outside, the spa is warm and welcoming. Explore the skiing and spring opportunities in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Vermont, and New York
Vail Colorado, There’s No Comparison. There are a lot of reasons people choose Vail. First off, the sheer size. At 5,289 acres, Vail is one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Second, you can find just about anything here. With 34 lifts, Vail features everything from gentle beginner slopes and sculpted corduroy cruisers to moguls, bowls, glades and terrain parks. And, with an average of 346 inches of soft, dry powder, 1,500 acres of groomed terrain and 300 days of sunshine, Vail just might be the best ski day you’ve ever had.
Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain along the banks of Gore Creek, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa is Vail’s only ski-in/ski-out, AAA Four-Diamond Colorado ski resort. Of all the Vail and Beaver Creek luxury hotels, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa reigns as a Rocky Mountain landmark – a symbol of elegance and adventurous spirit for over 20 years.
With Chair 20 right outside, you can ski out the door to enjoy Vail’s famous skiing and snowboarding. In warmer months, you’ll find nearby mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, fishing, and many other exciting outdoor activities. And, with countless on-site recreational opportunities at your command, including Vail Valley’s finest world-class spa and athletic club, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for an adventure-filled Rocky Mountain getaway.
The Aria Spa is a 78,000-square-foot spa and club. It is Vail’s most extensive facility – unprecedented for its professional approach to fitness and personal wellness.
Offering fitness classes, personal training, an extensive array of cardio and weight-training equipment, an indoor track, indoor basketball court, indoor tennis courts, heated outdoor swimming pool, and hot tubs, Aria Spa & Club takes fitness to the ultimate level. View this video about the Aria Spa & Club.
The jewel of the Rockies, Vail is home to this four-generation, family-run resort with world-class style and service.
On your doorstep are the pristine slopes of Vail Mountain and an exciting mix of sports: skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. But it’s the fantastic facilities at this hotel that set it apart.
Sonnenalp Spa provides the ultimate in après-ski pampering. Relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, Turkish steam rooms and Finnish sauna, take a yoga class or book a massage
From first-time visitors to long-time locals, the Telluride area continues to captivate those with a desire to experience new adventures. Whether your interests lie in the dramatic beauty of the alpine environment, the intellectual allure of the arts community or the pleasures of just kicking back and relaxing, Telluride and Mountain Village can meet your needs. Nestled in Colorado’s most spectacular mountain range, is the perfect playground. Hiking, biking, and jeeping trails will open your soul as well as your eyes.
This community, comprised of a National Landmark Historic District and a modern resort village, offers a broad variety of food, music, dance, literature, art and special events. If pampering is a priority, this alpine enclave is home to one of the world’s finest spas, as well as a host of local body, mind and spirit professionals.
Towering over the ski area’s base village, the modern-looking Peaks seems somewhat out of place among the area’s other hotels. The expansive lobby called the Great Room, has 30–foot–tall floor–to–ceiling windows with a view that seems to extend to Utah. With a number of yearly conventions and corporate get-togethers, the clientele is at times more likely to be packing a Blackberry than a Burton board. But that doesn’t interfere with the skiing.
Golden Door Spa
This outpost of the Escondido, California, center is known for its “skier’s salvation” treatment, which targets the lower back and leg muscles and uses an all-natural arnica extract infused oil to help your bruises and sore muscles recover.
The Golden Door facilities also offer activities like indoor rock climbing, snowshoeing, and guided hikes that are sure to keep your adrenaline pumping. If you prefer spa classes, the featured favorites are kickboxing, Pilates, Yoga, and spinning classes. A new Yoga studio has been recently added. With its light wood floors and large picture windows, this 1,000-square-foot space is used solely for Yoga and meditation-based workouts. The Peaks has also expanded its fitness schedule to include several new classes, such as Balletone, Easy Motion Yoga and Retro Aerobics.
Utah is deeply entrenched in North American ski history, from their roots at classic resorts like Alta and Brighton, to their legacy as host of the 2002 Winter Games. Utah has been the place for generations to get the thrills on the slopes. If you want to get waste deep in the Greatest Snow on Earth, or if you just want to cruise a mellow groomer through the trees, you can find your special place in Utah’s mountains.
X Country Skiing
Surviving the fast-paced society in which we live can be a challenge. Cross-country skiing is a gentle way to slow down your thoughts, speed up your heart rate and allow yourself to be immersed in Utah’s scenic winter landscapes. There are fantastic Nordic Areas located at Solitude Mountain Resort, Sundance, White Pine, the Homestead, and Ruby’s Inn. These areas feature groomed trails through pristine Utah wilderness.
It is one of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America. Stein Eriksen Lodge nestles mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. With an average of 355 inches of powder per year draws top skiers from all over the world. Best known for world-class skiing and winter sports, the lodge specializes in mountain sports and activities of all kinds. Each of the 175 rooms at Stein Eriksen Lodge is appointed with distinctive elements. Every room has private jetted tubs and soft terrycloth robes, to name just a couple of the world-class touches every guest experiences. Luxury suites go a step farther, with gourmet kitchens, elegant living rooms, stone fireplaces, master bedrooms, and oversized jetted tubs.
Skiers come to the lodge not only to test their skill on the slopes but to see how much pampering they can take at the spa. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge was designed to appeal to active-minded guests needing remedies for sore and tired muscles and guests affected by the resort’s high altitude.
All spa services grant complimentary use of the fitness center, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, and relaxation room. Aromatic and exhilarating treatments refresh and renew at this European-style spa. The extensive massage menu includes Swedish, deep tissue, aromatic, stone, reflexology, and special massages like Ashiatsu, Structural integration and Thai are available by special appointment.
Weary muscles are attended to with a vapor wrap, where eucalyptus oil takes the edge off soreness, and a peppermint sea twist reawakens skin by improving circulation. Melissa, wildflower, and eucalyptus herbal and thermal baths, inspired by old German remedies, help ease stress and stiff muscles, while chamomile and thalasso baths are hailed for their moisturizing, detoxifying, and nourishing benefits. Facials pay special attention to skin damaged by the sun and the drying effects of the high-altitude setting. From gentle papaya enzymes and seaweed serums to milk and honey masks, nature’s best ingredients combine to revitalize skin.
Wyoming is Forever West. The very mention of the word Wyoming evokes the essence of the American West. Wyoming is all that innumerable movies, novels, and legends have tried to capture. This Western Spirit thrives to this day in the Cowboy State. The name Wyoming has its origins in an Algonquin word meaning “large prairie place.” From its broad high plains to its soaring mountains, from its storied past on the frontier to its role in the ancient histories of native peoples, Wyoming is like no place on Earth.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers visitors one of the best ski and snowboard experiences in the world. Known for their steep terrain, consistent fall line, deep, light powder and endless backcountry, Jackson Hole allows beginners and intermediates to excel at their own pace on a variety of groomed runs and open bowls. Located just a short drive from the town of Jackson and just minutes from Grand Teton National Park, it won’t take long to realize that Teton Village is the perfect base camp from which to stage your winter adventures.
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole Four Seasons luxury with ski-in/ski-out access in Wyoming’s spectacular Teton Mountains. Breathe in the fresh alpine air. Marvel at a sky full of stars. And enjoy exquisite dining wrapped in panoramic mountain views.
The Spa inspired by the serenity of the tranquil streams and expansive valleys of the mountain wilderness, our full-service alpine spa provides a comprehensive range of massages and spa treatments to promote relaxation, invigoration, and renewal. The Après massage is great before or after skiing, this extraordinary massage focuses on stretching. Tight muscles are gently stretched and released in order to alleviate tension and enhance range of motion.
Teton Mountain Lodge
Teton Mountain Lodge A welcome retreat from the day’s adventures of skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or exploring the majestic Grand Teton wilderness, Teton Mountain Lodge is the ideal choice in luxurious lodging. Every detail of the Mountain Resort has been designed to create a luxurious “Home-away-from-Home” experience, complete with the warmth of a true Wyoming welcome. From fine furnishings, stone fireplaces, and luxury baths to custom kitchens with tasteful lighting, hardwood floors and classic millwork, Teton Mountain Lodge offers more than average Jackson Hole lodging experience.
Solitude Spa was inspired by the natural glacier lakes in Grand Teton National Park. The spa offers you a sanctuary for quiet reflection, while spa services incorporate elements found in nature comprised of herbs, salts, mud, and spring waters, these services will delight the mind, soothe the soul, and enliven the spirit. After a day of stuffing feet into tight-fitting ski and snowboard boots means that a skier or rider’s foot muscles are often sore and fatigued at the end of the day. The ski and snow foot reflexology recovery will help restore lift to those achy feet.
Vermont is where skiing began in America and is where you’ll find a wide variety of great ski resorts. Vermont Ski Areas attract thousands of skiers every ski season, and this year the skiing promises to be better than ever.
A century ago, Vermonters decided they needed a recreational activity to alleviate the mental stress of winter dreariness. Little did they know just how radically this developed pastime would affect the reputation of their state. Norwegians living in Stowe had already begun a ski revival in order to navigate impassable roads, and, while at first deemed crazy by onlookers, it wasn’t long before the frenzy took off. The country’s first ski race took place in Mansfield in 1934. These days, the only market in New England that Vermont monopolizes more is the maple syrup industry. Perhaps not tantamount to the Rockies when it comes to height and feather-light powder, Vermont excels on the wetter east coast. Snowfalls average anywhere from 140 to 340 inches. Large, small, steep, mellow—the state doesn’t discriminate: beginners and experts alike can get their fill, from the frenzy of Killington to the family-friendly powder of Smuggler’s Notch.
Nestled under the backdrop of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest and most majestic peak, is Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa. Here you will discover the exquisite combination of facilities unrivaled anywhere in New England, as well as hospitality inspired by the family who has owned and operated Stoweflake for three generations.
Spa at Stoweflake features Aqua Solarium. You won’t believe your eyes, so trust your body. Just when you thought you’d seen and experienced it all, the soothing thunder of a twelve-foot-high massaging waterfall draws you into the Aqua Solarium. The Spa at Stoweflake’s signature feature, the Bingham Hydrotherapy Waterfalls and Hungarian Mineral Soaking Pool, are a unique and wonderful way to drown out the outside world, and wash any lingering stress away.
NEW YORK (Whiteface Mountain)
Whiteface Mountain has the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, 3,430 feet, and its race courses are fully sanctioned for international competitions. Whiteface was rated the number one ski resort in the Eastern United States by Ski Magazine readers from 2002-04 and is ranked second entering the coming winter campaign. The Whiteface / Lake Placid region has been rated the number one resort in North America for off-hill activities by these readers for 14 consecutive years. Whiteface also won the National Ski Area Association’s Silver Eagle Award in 2002 for Environmental Excellence in Fish and Wildlife Habitat Protection.
Located in the majestic Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York and the Olympic village of Lake Placid, the Mirror Lake Inn is a gracious traditional Inn on the lakeshore with all the amenities of a modern resort. Warm mahogany walls, polished walnut floors, marble and stone fireplaces, antiques, and chandeliers provide a cozy atmosphere and understated elegance. Guest rooms range from comfortable and homey Colonial Bedrooms to luxurious Placid Suites. The environment is relaxed and friendly, in the style of true Adirondack hospitality. Here you can find a cozy corner, a crackling fire, relaxation and the gentility of afternoon tea.
The luxurious Spa features rejuvenating massages and pampering body treatments as well as a cardio-vascular exercise room with magnificent views of the lake. The Mirror Lake Ceremony is an 80-minute ceremony that begins with a ritual cleansing preparation of a warm stone and rose oil foot bath.
Warm herbal infused oils are massaged into the entire body followed by ground rice, turmeric, and jasmine body polish. After a cleansing rinse, this ceremony is completed with a luxurious hydrating crème. A jasmine facial ritual and energy balancing makes this a truly decadent and memorable experience.
Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy the great snowy outdoors. But after a day on the slopes, there is nothing better than a warm spa service to warm the feet, your heart and relax your mind. If you select a resort that does not have a spa, then use the Largest US Spa Directory, to find a day spa near the Mountain of your choice. East or West, having a spa treatment in the winter is the best.