The Best Ski & Spa Destinations in North America

Discover 10 stunning locations where you can hit the slopes and get pampered at the spa.

Image courtesy Park City Mountain Resort.

Image courtesy Park City Mountain Resort.

2. Park City, Utah

Not one, but three world-class resorts comprise the Park City region. A 35-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City Mountain Resort offers up more than 3,000 acres of terrain to ski and snowboard. Of the three, Park City Resort is the most accessible, as it’s the only mountain directly connected to the downtown, where you can literally get a lift up to the mountain off Main Street. Deer Valley Resort is all about exclusivity — they liken your ski experience to a five-star hotel. First there is only skiing here (sorry boarders!), plus they limit lift sales so the mountain will never be overcrowded. Not to mention gourmet dining, on-site child care and gorgeously groomed slopes. Canyons Resort is third option in Park City, but don’t be fooled — it doesn’t lack in luxury or slopes. Featuring 182 runs, as well as 6 bowls and 5 half-pipes, there is serious skiing and snowboarding to be done here. Though there are certainly a large portion of intermediate and expert runs, beginners won’t feel left out. Plus you can always sign up for a lesson!

Where to Spa: Spa Montage Deer Valley

For a complete retreat try the Spa Montage Deer Valley. A 35,000 square-foot alpine oasis with 29 treatment rooms, including two incredible couples’ suites, a variety of hydrotherapy and a full service salon makes it easy to waste a day away in pure bliss. After a day of activities on the mountain, why not try their Mountain Body Therapy ($195 for 60 minutes), designed to revitalize stressed muscles, helping to eliminate lactic acid buildup and get you ready for more fun on the slopes.