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Ski, Snow, and Spas

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.


Colorado Spas and Skiing

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.

Telluride, Colorado Spa Vacation

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. Read More …


Utah Spas and Skiing

Ski Utah. 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. Read More …


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.


Wyoming Spas and Skiing

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.


Vermont Spas and Skiing

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.


New York Spas and Skiing

Whiteface Mountain has the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, 3,430 feet, and its racecourses 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.

 

Warm Winter Spas – Valley of the Sun

If you want to warm up this winter, Scottsdale Arizona is the Valley of the Sun. This is where you can still enjoy a great vacation without breaking the bank.

Arizona boasts more than 300 sunny days a year, the Phoenix – Scottsdale area has long been a favorite winter escape. Even though winter is considered high season, many of the top resorts, spas, golf courses, and restaurants offer some great deals to entice travelers during difficult economic times.

The Phoenix – Scottsdale area has dozens of top-rated hotels and resorts to choose from, and this economy can benefit savvy travelers searching for spa deals.

Some of Arizona’s wonderful resorts: the W hotel, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown hotel, and the Montelucia Resort & Spa. Other equally impressively Camelback Inn, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Hyatt Gainey Ranch, and the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.

Regardless of whether your taste is simple or luxurious, there’s a fluffy bathrobe with your name on it just waiting for you in this desert retreat. Head over to the Center for Well-Being at the Phoenician and lose yourself in the 80-minute Accusage, which combines a therapeutic massage with acupuncture and works the tension right out of your body.

To put your best face forward, try the Caviar Facial and Stone Face Massage. You’ll leave feeling 10 years younger. Need some inner balance? Try the Avania Spa featuring different snacks, music, and treatments at various times of the day. Special massages for golfers are offered at the Four Seasons Spa, where warmed golf balls are used to help get the tension out of your tight muscles.

If you want to try one of the cutting-edge new spa treatments, schedule an appointment for a Rollersage body treatment at the Agave Spa or Perscentoelogy at the Scottsdale Spa and Holistic Massage Therapy. If Gems are more your style, nothing is better than the Amethyst Body Renewal treatment which uses amethyst from the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine if you prefer a Turquoise Massage go to the Revive Spa, where actual Arizona turquoise is used.

Arizona Resort Spas


scottsdale spa at the innScottsdale Spa @ The Inn

9800 N Summer Hill
Scottsdale / Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268

 


Boulder SpaSpa at The Boulders Resort

34631 North Tom Darlington Drive
Carefree, Arizona 85377

 


Carefree Resort SpaThe Spa at Carefree Resort & Villas

37220 Mule Train Road
Carefree, Arizona 85377

 


Aji SpaAji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

5594 West Wild Horse Pass Boulevard
Chandler, Arizona 85226

 


Fort McDowell Resort SpaFort McDowell Resort & Casino, Amethyst Spa & Boutique

10438 N. Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale / Fountain Hills, Arizona 85264

 


Wigwam SpaSpa at the Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa

300 Wigwam Blvd
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340

 


Sanctuary SpaSanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

5700 East McDonald Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

 


Arizona Grand SpaArizona Grand Spa at the Arizona Grand Resort

8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway 
Phoenix, Arizona 85044

 


Arizona Biltmore SpaArizona Biltmore Spa at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

 


Desert Ridge Resort SpaRevive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054

 


Royal Palms Resort SpaAlvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

5200 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85018

 


You probably have already read a lot about many of these spas, many of them have earned Best spa honors as being the best resort spas by Forbes Traveler, Mobil Travel Guide, Conde Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure. Here you can take a closer look at the Spa Resorts of Scottsdale and the surrounding areas:


Fairmont Scottsdale SpaWillow Stream at The Fairmont Scottsdale

7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

 


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale SpaSpa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

 


Agua Bathhouse SpaAgua Bathhouse Spa at the Mondrian Hotel

7353 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

 


Phoenician SpaCentre for Well-Being at The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

 


Scottsdale Plaza SpaScottsdale Plaza Resort

7200 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

 


Agave SpaAgave, The Arizona Spa at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

 


Jurlique SpaJurlique Spa at the Scott Resort

4925 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

 


Four Seasons SpaFour Seasons Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

10600 East Crescent Moon Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85262

 


VH SpaVH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho

6850 East Main Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

 


Camelback Inn SpaThe Spa at Marriott’s Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa

5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

 


Eurasia SpaScottsdale Resort & Athletic Club – Eurasia Spa

8235 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

 


W Scottsdale HotelW Scottsdale Hotel and Residences

7373 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251