Much like a hot toddy at the end of a day on the slopes, skiing and spa-ing are a perfect fit. Many of today’s top ski resorts are home to extensive spas that feature services ideal for easing worn muscles, programming geared toward the active traveler and facilities designed to warm you up.
The Wilderness Cure
With the lockdown’s unexpected gift of “pause,” nature became a needed healing replacement for our beloved brick-and-mortar spas. And so, as we plunged into wilderness’ largesse, we sought the spa within. Human-powered activities, from hiking to biking, became our metaphorical spa treatments.
Be in the (Blue) Zone
At first glance, these locations, set in diverse regions, seemed to have little in common. What they did share, though, was a robust populace of elders who not only lived long, but lived well—maintaining ambulatory health as well as mental clarity, not to mention emotional bliss, far into their senior years.
Let’s set the scene. With its king cakes and pandowdies, pink camellias, Spanish Moss dripping from anthropomorphic oak trees, storytellers (think Maya Angelou and Tennessee Williams), bayous, gators and grits, pimento cheese, boiled peanuts and hush puppies, the South has an indubitable charm all its own.
Here are our suggestions for top wellness getaways, both brand-new and tried-and-true, to get you rolling. All offer special social-distancing protocols, to ensure that guests can relax and feel safe. We recommend that you call ahead with any specific questions about available programming.