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From Slopes to Saunas

BY: Larry Olmsted | MARCH 19, 2022

You need not be a skier to appreciate the charms of a great slopeside spa, as this short list of top winter resorts from Europe to North America proves. Such hotels can be their own attraction for non-skiers “dragged” to the mountains by piste-loving companions.

Massages are never a bad idea, but they can be even better after a long day on the slopes, when the quads are filled with lactic acid and the calves are happy to be freed from ski boots. Likewise, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas may come standard at the best resort spas, but the heat beckons guests even more when it is cold and snowy outside. These winter resorts combine it all: wonderful accommodations, service, and cuisine at world-class ski mountains, with extensive spa and wellness facilities, top-shelf beauty products, and a wide range of treatments by highly skilled therapists.

Massages are never a bad idea, but they can be even better after a long day on the slopes, when the quads are filled with lactic acid and the calves are happy to be freed from ski boots. Likewise, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas may come standard at the best resort spas, but the heat beckons guests even more when it is cold and snowy outside. These winter resorts combine it all: wonderful accommodations, service, and cuisine at world-class ski mountains, with extensive spa and wellness facilities, top-shelf beauty products, and a wide range of treatments by highly skilled therapists.

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