Best Ski Resorts for Extreme Relaxation

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Travel is never out of mind, especially when an extreme adventure is yet to be explored and experienced. We have all been in a place where we want nothing but a break, and there can be no better break than to fly to a ski resort, even if you do not know how to ski.  Contributor Savannah Wardle picked five of the best ski resorts that offer you a chance to relax like you’ve never relaxed before. Let’s have a look…

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Pashmina in Val Thorens, France

If you can afford to fly to Europe, then consider going to this resort. Located in Val Thorens, France, Pashmina is known for its great location as it is set at a high altitude and offers you scenic views. Promoted as a ‘haven of luxury’ this resort has everything you expect from a five-star resort. You will love the resort’s airy top-floor L’Occitane spa. Other than that, it offers you an indoor pool with great lighting, steam room, sauna and whirlpools.

What’s Interesting? Moreover, it gives you the chance to live in an igloo pod for only $200. Plus, you can choose one of 50 rooms that come with great features such as comfortable beds, chic bathrooms, and a romantic aura.  And of course, the skiing terrains are also great and very well developed with classes for beginners.

1. Pashmina

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia

Located in Revelstoke, British Columbia, this is one of the most beautiful resorts out there and is mainly known for its skiing facilities. The resort has over 100 ski and snowboard runs with over two dozen lifts. You can go Nordic skiing, cat skiing, paragliding and even dog sledding here. And if you’re in a mood to learn something, you can turn to the snow school.

Looking for a Comfy Stay? Turn to The Sutton Place Hotel that has all amenities you expect from a luxurious hotel. It offers you 205 guest rooms with some great facilities including a fitness room, outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tubs, and day spa.

Sun Valley, Idaho

Located in Sun Valley, Idaho, this resort is very famous among the locals for being the first resort in the area to offer chairlift and modern skiing facilities. Surrounded by The Bald Mountain, this resort is friendly for beginners as the trails have no disturbances (trees). You may also turn to The Dollar Mountain with a 22-foot superpipe. The winter season usually opens in the end of November, and you must book in advance if you wish to secure a nice room.

Here the rides are very long, and it will be a while before you have to go to the lift again. You can enjoy riding, skiing and snow school as well. And once you’re exhausted, there are wellness programs to take care of you.

Various photos, interior and exteriors, of scenes at the Red Mountain Spa in St. George Utah
When a Resort Gives You a View Like This…Red Mountain Spa in St. George, Utah

Red Mountain Resort, Utah

Located in Ivins, Utah, this resort is known for its amazing packages that offer you a mix of everything. Look for packages that include hiking, private training sessions, group fitness classes and skiing activities to make your stay memorable. The resort has tons of physical activity for those who enjoy it, and once you’re exhausted, you can turn to the spa and enjoy top treatment. The resort’s “whole body wellness” program is also very famous and analyzes all aspects of your health, even the bone density.

  1. For Beginners it’s Vail, Utah

Located in Colorado, Utah, Vail is a great destination for skiing lovers, especially beginners. You will love the snow here, and enjoy several green runs as well. Considered to be one of the largest resorts in the world with a total area of 5,200 acres of developed terrain, this one has all the learning areas at the base.  The seven legendary Back Bowls are also found here, and can be a good option if you do not like the crowds. Another good option is the Blue Sky Basin in the north with endless backcountry and advanced terrains.

3. Sun Valley

Fact File: Do not be fooled into thinking that the resort is developed only for beginners; you will find some ungroomed land as well specifically left for advanced skiers. These resorts are great even if you do not enjoy skiing. You can just rest, enjoy the snow and get to savor delicious meals.

About the Writer: Savannah is an experienced traveller and photographer who loves winter sports and mountains. Whenever not working at SnowPak.com, she’s at the slopes in the US or Europe. She’s also keen on yoga and fitness.