Our Top 3 Spas For An Après-Ski Chill-Out
After a long day of schussing through snow, your body needs a reset. Here are our top picks for where you can pamper, unwind, and get back to the slopes refreshed.
Opportunities for the perfect ski holiday are popping up all over the United States and Europe. Transportation, hotel selection and ski instructors top the to-do list for planning, but how do you spend your time off the slopes? Après-ski helps you put finishing touches on any ski vacation.
After a long day of schussing through snow, Après-ski brings the body back to life. The best hotels offer myriad choices for pampering, restoring the body and mind, getting restful sleep, and preparing for another day of skiing.
BWB has created a list of special treatments at the Montage Hotel and The Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley and the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz. Let’s take a look at some of the après-ski advantages of each.
The Spa Montage is the largest spa in the state of Utah. This 35,000 square-foot oasis offers guests complimentary access to many features including an indoor/outdoor pool, Hydrotherapy and Vichy showers, steam rooms and saunas. For the hale and hearty, the fitness center and movement studio offers a full calendar of wellness classes. Treatment highlights include Fusion and The Masterpiece.
Fusion is a service combining spa science and ancient wisdom to customize body balancing. A Spa Master selects from a spectrum of therapies: massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, dermatome therapy, hydrotherapy, or manual lymphatic drainage. As a result, your individual treatment will address your specific concerns and wellness goals.
The Masterpiece is the ultimate service in anti-aging cellular renewal. This exclusive treatment combines the power of a dual-cleansing process with six masks. For instance, complete collagen treatment for the face, neck, décolletage and eyes helps naturally tone and lift the skin. With the infusing power of oxygen, Vortex suction and a series of peels, the treatments remove deep impurities and provide the skin with a renewed glow.
A unique recovery treatment at the Lodge is Altitude Relief. This oxygen inhalation service replenishes the body’s oxygen concentration and eases any altitude discomfort. In addition, the therapist performs a full-body massage with aromatherapy oil.
You are then wrapped in an infrared blanket, which helps reduce toxins in the body while the therapist massages the neck and scalp. The treatment concludes with a facial massage using cold stones to reduce sinus pressure.
In addition, the Stein Eriksen Lodge offers the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. This massage uses warmed stones made of pure Himalayan salt, which reduces inflammation, counteracts insomnia and reduces anxiety. The stones also exfoliates the skin and improves circulation, leaving the skin silky smooth.
The lodge’s CBD-Infused Massage uses an oil with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agents. These components allow the therapist to work more effectively in restoring cellular equilibrium so you can return to the slopes feeling refreshed and invigorated.
The Kulm Signature Rohini is a unique treatment created especially for the hotel’s clientele. Using plants with healing properties and a special spectrum of active ingredients, the therapist rejuvenates the facial skin. Deft strokes with BIO aloe vera plant leaves completely moisturizes the face and firms the skin.You can also revitalize fatigued legs and boost your circulation by walking through the cold-hot pools.
Based on its pioneering wellness concept adapted to the individual needs of the guests, the Kulm Spa offers 20,000 square feet of relaxation and wellness so you can experience well-being at the most luxurious level.
Après-ski has become an integral part of any ski holiday, both in the US and in Europe. Selecting a hotel with spa amenities is essential to relaxation and rejuvenation. The Montage, Stein Eriksen Lodge and the Kulm Hotel are the premier ski resorts with the finest resources in winter enjoyment. See you on the slopes!
Seema Mehta Mehringer has been active at the nexus of fashion, luxury goods, and travel for more than a decade, first as a partner in a New York-based public relations firm and now as a contributing editor to Vogue India and freelance writer. She grew up between New York and Mumbai and now lives with her husband and five year old twins in Miami.