There are few things in the world that make me more joyful than a ski resort with powder ready for fresh tracks. I’m also eager to squeeze in as many runs as possible from opening to closing, with only quick snack stops to keep up my energy. As an editor for American Spa, I’ve naturally started incorporating more spa treatments with my mountain vacations. I still can’t bear to part with valuable on-mountain time, though, even for a luxurious massage. The Spa at the Viceroy Snowmass (CO) may have the perfect solution to what is likely a common conundrum for avid skiers and snowboarders like myself. In December, The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass became the first property to offer ski-in/ski-out spa treatments. I hope it’s not flying solo for long, because this is one of the best new spa ideas I’ve heard. The treatments use Naturopathica products and are designed specifically to revive skiers and boarders, so they can get back out on the slopes and finish the day strong. An exclusive Mediterranean lunch menu created by executive chef Will Nolan is also available within the spa for the ski-in/ski-out treatments. The Ski-in/Ski-Out Spa treatment menu includes:
- Kick Off Your Boots ($95, 30 minutes) Fatigued feet are submerged in a warm bath of Sweet Birch sea salt, then heels and toes are exfoliated with a creamy Lemongrass Mimosa scrub to smooth skin and increase circulation. Cuticles are cleaned followed by a tension relieving hot stone massage and a tingling deeply moisturizing Mighty Mint Rescue Cream application.
- Warm Up Your Hands And Toes ($95, 30 minutes) This deeply hydrating hand and foot therapy starts with warm Concreta and nourishing coconut oil that conditions and protects hands and feet from the dry high-altitude air.