Ski Spas That Indulge and Pamper

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After a long day on the slopes, skiers need some pampering. As such, spas at ski resorts throughout the country offer a variety of treatments specially designed for the winter-worn. These spa services run the gamut from seasonal facials to private yoga therapy sessions, and also include guided meditation massages.

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The following eastern ski country spas are among the best at soothing tired muscles that result from riding the moguls and catching some air.


Mount Snow, Vermont One of the country’s most family friendly terrain resorts, Mount Snow offers wide trails that are perfectly groomed to a smooth corduroy surface each day. The resort offers a variety of vacation options even for the non-skier in the group. A tubing park is located just below the Grand Summit Resort Hotel which is serviced by a magic carpet lift.

Snowshoeing on specially marked on-mountain trails affords outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to participate in an activity that is fun for all ages. Snowmobile tours that run through the scenic Green Mountain National Forest are a favorite way to spend a day for many guests.

The resort’s Nature Spa will rejuvenate you with their Winter Warmer, a head to toe beautifier featuring ginger sugar body polish, nourishing winter spice body butter massage and seasonal facial. Or experience a Rejuvenating Herbal Therapy message wrap of grapefruit, ginger and clove which infuses essential nutrients to refresh the tired skier. A popular option is a Thai Couples Massage which incorporates the art of healing touch into each session.

At Mount Snow holistic health adopts the sustainable philosophies of time management, health assessment, nutritional planning, and goal setting. An herbal consultation includes herbal therapy that works safely and effectively to restore the body’s full potential, adding vitality from the inside out.

A unique Ayurvedic Assessment allows guests to acquaint themselves with their biological personality in a seasonal balancing therapy. Nutritional counseling will harmonize your health by prescribing food and herbal choices most beneficial to your specific type. Seasonally essential refinement allows nature’s intelligence to restore health.


Whiteface, New York

The name Whiteface is synonymous with excellence. This iconic mountain, located in the quaint town of Lake Placid, has hosted two Winter Olympics and boasts the largest vertical drop of any ski area in the east. The mountain and its Olympic Village are considered by many to be the winter sports capital of the world.

Whiteface Lodge exudes luxury. Completed in June 2005, Whiteface Lodge is one of the grandest properties in the entire Adirondack Park. Much of the timber for this Lake Placid resort was hand-milled on-site, and accents such as handcrafted Adirondack furnishings adorn the interior spaces, creating a wonderfully authentic ambiance.

The Spa at Whiteface combines rustic beauty with a serene environment. Experience the ultimate in nurturing touch via a Four Handed Massage as two massage therapists work in perfect unison to reduce your stress, release muscular tensions, and elevate you to a blissful state of relaxation.

Or try the Sports Massage, an invigorating full body massage that utilizes light stretching and various massage techniques to help improve range of motion, circulation, and muscle strength. This massage can be customized to restore muscles most utilized during skiing. The Great Outdoors Facial rejuvenates and nourishes environmentally damaged skin for people exposed to extreme cold and harsh winds, which is especially inviting after skiing the east’s most challenging mountain.


Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania  

A subtle sophistication permeates the Lodge at Woodloch. With a décor highlighted by earth tones, along with massive windows that bring nature inside, the opulent Lodge is the idyllic setting for a respite of relaxation and indulgence.

Nestled in the pristine Pocono Mountains, home to eight ski areas, the Lodge at Woodloch is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious destination spas in the country. The Lodge leaves no stone unturned when it comes to indulgence.

Everything, from attentive service to elegant accommodations to innovative gourmet dining, exudes an atmosphere of first class travel that one expects from such an exquisite property. Exclusive to guests 16 years and older, the Lodge caters to discerning travelers who appreciate the finer aspects of a weekend or week-long getaway.

From the plush treatment rooms for customized face and body treatments to the co-ed Whisper Lounge with a crackling fireplace and outdoor porch, guests are pampered from the moment they arrive.

The 40,000-square-foot spa offers three Mind and Body Studios for aerobics, yoga, and meditation, an extensive Cardio Weight Studio, and a dedicated Pilates training area. A Sports Specific Massage focuses on those muscle groups important to peak sports performance. It is designed to help prepare athletes for the physical demands of such sports as skiing by promoting optimal performance and enhancing recovery.

Winter Wonderland

A northeast winter brings out the best in sports lovers who believe that becoming involved in an outdoor activity sure beats sitting home on the couch counting the days until spring. With a little help from the spa experts, you’ll be more than ready to take on all that the mountain has to offer.


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