Take some me time from the ski time to rejuvenate

Take some me time from the ski time to rejuvenate

Lauren Grindler

Whew! It’s been hectic! Between rounding up friends and families for festive cheer or blasting through the snow on winter adventures, its been one busy holiday season. You might be tempted to constantly be on the go—even while on a getaway in the mountains. While all those decadent holiday meals may have you wanting to hit the slopes 24/7, it’s just as important to take time for some “Me Time.”

If you happen to be visiting one of these renowned ski resorts this winter, be sure to book some time to relax, unwind, and focus on your wellbeing at one of these tranquil spas.

Scandinave Spa, Whistler

Soak your cares away in the Rocky Mountains at one of BC’s most unique indoor/outdoor spas. Located in one of the province’s most popular winter destinations, Whistler’s Scandinave Spa is known for its combination of modern rejuvenation treatments and traditional Scandinavian techniques. The spa is only an eight-minute drive from Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, so it makes the perfect place to warm up and wind down après-ski. Among the spa’s many luxurious treatments are Scandinavian baths where you can experience invigorating hot and cold hydrotherapy treatments, a variety of massage treatments by skilled therapists. The spa also features several relaxation areas to lounge in post-treatment, surrounded by Whistler’s picturesque woods and mountains. See the spa’s full list of services.

Ohspa at The Old House Hotel & Spa, Courtenay

After a long day of outdoor activities, visit one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets, The Old House Hotel & Spa, and get pampered at Ohspa. Tucked away in scenic Comox Valley, the spa is approximately 30 minutes from Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The spa has a definitive west coast vibe, complete with a picture-perfect view of the Beaufort Mountain Range and Strait of Georgia. Rest your snow-weary self in the year-round outdoor heated pool for a view of Courtenay River, or try one of the many treatments on the menu. Refresh wind-chapped skin with a facial, or indulge in a manicure, pedicure, or hydrotherapy. The spa offers a large selection of natural makeup and skincare products to choose from, including brands made right on the island. Check out the full list of services here.

Sun Peaks Massage and Spa, Sun Peaks Resort

Centrally located in Sun Peak’s Kookaburra Lodge, the bright and spacious Sun Peaks Massage and Spa is a family-owned boutique spa that puts health and wellness at the forefront. After a tiring day of skiing, snowboarding, or snow-shoeing, make the six-minute trek to the spa for ultimate relaxation. Try one of the spa’s therapeutic massages by registered massage therapists. For the more rigorous ski bunnies, there are also sports recovery massages available. Follow your massage with a signature manicure and pedicure that include a soothing hand and foot massage. The spa also offers skin-pampering facials using organic products that are sure to soothe even the most sun and wind burnt faces. See more information here.

Temple Mountain Spa, Lake Louise


Lake Louise’s Temple Mountain Spa is a health and wellness gem located in the renowned Post Hotel nestled between abundant greenery and colossal peaks. The spa is five minutes from Lake Louise Ski Resort and 20 minutes from Moraine Lake, so it makes the perfect retreat after a day of winter fun. Check out the saltwater pool inspired by Roman baths for the ultimate muscle-relaxing treatment and follow it with a visit to the steam room to warm up. Try one of the many luxe treatments on the menu, including mud wraps, therapeutic facials, manicures, and pedicures. The spa offers a variety of massage options like Thai massage, hot stone, prenatal, and couples massages. Get your makeup touched up post-treatment before you head out for the evening using Jane Iredale mineral makeup. See the full list of services here.

The Spa at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Rusticly elegant Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers a tranquil sanctuary in the mountains where you can take time out of your activity-filled day to relax and unwind. The spa is approximately 30 minutes from Marmot Basin and Jasper National Park, so it makes an excellent place to spend the entire day, or visit après-ski. Start off your visit to the spa in the steam room to relax sore muscles—this also helps prepare your body for treatments like massages and body wraps. Spoil yourself with a manicure, pedicure, or detoxifying facial for good measure. The spas also offers several pampering packages for the most active of outdoorsmen and women that include a massage and facial. You may just end up spending you’re entire vacation here. See details here.

Verde Day Spa, Sunshine Village

Get the ultimate Rocky Mountain experience at Verde Day Spa, located in Banff’s only ski-in-ski-out hotel, Sunshine Mountain Lodge. Surrounded by Banff’s natural beauty, the spa provides the opportunity to reconnect with nature and take some time for yourself. While the rest of the family hits the slopes, spend the day at the spa indulging in a bit of “me time” with one of the spa’s many indulgent services. Try an East Indian head massage using traditional techniques to relax the head, shoulders and face. If you’re hitting the spa after a day of skiing, unwind with a full-body hot stone or therapeutic massage. The spa uses all-natural and organic products, so you will leave with healthy, happy skin, and a clear mind. See more information here.

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Of course, there is always the spa that started it all. Pack your swim suit or rent a rustic suit and dip in the soothing waters of the Banff Upper Hot Springs in the town of Banff. Ahhhhh. It’s so worth it. Just go for a soak or check out the spa treatments offered onsite by Pleiades Spa and Wellness. See more here.

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