Amazing Ski Town Spas

Don’t get us wrong, Winter Balm does a great job of rescuing and repairing your skin, but sometimes a more full body recovery is in order. Think a dip in a thermal pool or a nice deep tissue massage. Luckily, there is no shortage of amazing ski town spas. Here are a few picks in the “truly incredible” spa category to soothe your tired muscles after a day on the slopes (or a day shopping in the village, no judgment here). 

Europe

Cheval Blanc, Courchevel, France

As the Telegraph put it, “If God were French, this is where he’d come for his Sunday rest – perhaps a massage and the occasional manicure.” Owned by LVMH’s Bernaud Arnault, the Cheval Blanc exudes understated luxury. The spa treatments are inspired by the “needs of the cold climates and high altitude.” There’s also a slopeside infinity pool with hot tub, saunas, and steam rooms or try an aqua-cycling session with fellow masters of the universe.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa, Switzerland

The Tschuggen Bergoase (translation: Mountain Oasis) is a 4-story temple to wellness in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The Bergoase is described as a “paradise for the senses” and features striking sail-shaped glass windows (pictured at top), indoor and outdoor pools with alpine granite walls, and an extensive menu of healing treatments. Arosa itself is also known for its idyllic, fairy tale-like landscape, so you’re in for a treat all around with this escape.

United States

St. Regis Aspen Remède Spa, Aspen, Colorado

Voted #1 Spa in the World by Travel + Leisure, the Remède Spa is a sanctuary of calm from all the exhilaration Aspen has to offer on and off the slopes. Along with impeccable service and an extensive treatment menu, the spa features an oxygen lounge, steam caves, cold plunges, hot tubs, and a waterfall. And true to its Colorado roots, the spa is now offering a CBD Healing Massage with CBD-infused hemp oil.

Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley, Utah

Utah’s only 5-star spa, the Stein Eriksen experience lives up to the legend. It’s all about service here at the 23,000 sq ft spa in the lodge located mid-Mountain at Deer Valley, which features hot and cold plunge pools, a heated outdoor pool, steam rooms, and sauna. We think skiing itself is a pretty romantic getaway, but if you like a little relaxation in there too, check out one of the couples options here. 

Japan

Green Leaf, Niseko, Japan

This place exudes zen. In Japan, après is all about the onsen, outdoor thermal pools (where silence is required FYI). The Green Leaf is a 200-room ski-in/ski-out hotel in Niseko Village that blends contemporary and traditional Japanese design. After giving your legs the ultimate workout in Niseko’s epic powder, retreat into the onsen surrounded by pine trees and snow. The hot springs, with their therapeutic, healing powers, have been used here for centuries to relax and recharge. Plunge in and zen out.