Any good ski trip includes a visit to the spa — whether that’s to help with post-slope aches or because you’d rather spend your time getting pampered. To help you narrow down where to book your next ski vacation, we’ve picked the top destinations in North America where the slopes and the spa are side-by-side.
1. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
As host of the 2010 Winter Olympic games, you know the trails are world class. If fact, these two side-by-side mountain ranges offer over 200 runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers. No worries if you’re not at an Olympic level, there are plenty of runs for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Another highlight of hitting the slopes here is that they are able to offer a vast area of backcountry to hit (ie. unmarked and unpatrolled). This type of skiing is definitely for the more adventurous, but if it’s something you’ve wanted to try, consider booking a trail tour or signing up for a class.
Take advantage of booking your lift tickets ahead of time online, there are discounts for doing so.
Visit whistlerblackcomb.com for more details.
Where to Spa: The Four Seasons Whistler Spa
Luxury lovers let yourselves be completely indulged at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler spa. A top-rated spa resort, you’ll find 11 treatment rooms and two couple rooms to be pampered in. The intimate space means less foot traffic and more opportunity to relax. We suggest trying their signature treatment ($315 for 100 minutes), which includes exfoliating Canadian maple syrup and brown sugar scrub, followed by a full body massage with detoxifying body butter.