Hitting the Spa

Posted by Barb on January 28, 2011

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Yes, I’m a Snowmama but I don’t ski. One of the pluses: All the quiet time I have when my two boys  are on the slopes. It’s ‘me time’-those all too rare moments when I do something just for me. I indulge in spa treatments and Park City  has lots of  options including the just opened huge spa at The Montage at Deer Valley.  Here are some suggestions  from me and our wonderful Snowmamas Advisory Council. Whether you sneak off while the family is skiing, grab some much needed “me time” afterward,  or want to take the family with you, there are plenty of choices:

  • The Spa at Hotel Park City - During the Snowmamas Summit I had the chance to have a relaxation massage here. The friendly masseuse told me that she estimates 75 per cent of her winter clientele to be moms looking for a little break! I love that the steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation room is open to guests before and after their treatments. Plan some extra time here and take advantage of the amenities!
  • Golden Door Spa at Waldorf Astoria Park City - Joy Patin, Snowmamas Advisory Council member, highly recommends! “ I've had massages there as well as facials; the Japan Ritual is excellent,” she reported.  Another Council member, Kristen Fox Haaijer  adds “Golden Door (is a favorite) although it is pricey.” She noted that you can use the facilities all day, “So if you decide to book something, allow several hours to fully take in the whole experience.”
  • Mountain Body - Top pick by the Snowmamas Advisory Council for family spa time! Staci Flachner Marino said, “Mountain Body on Main Street has great massages. I usually see Derek there and he is great for an après ski massage. They are in a great location and I have done massage and then a casual dinner right after. They also have massages for children which my 7 year -ld was all over. I usually get a deep tissue massage and you can pick the oil that fits your need that day - relaxing or something for muscle soreness. My daughter had a 30 minute massage. I was able to stay in the room with her and have my massage at the same time”. Beth Lichtman Liess agrees “Mountain Body is the best! I just returned from a quick weekend in PC and skied for 2 days and ended with a wonderful Swedish massage by Christine. Just what my tired body needed! Their tables are heated and the atmosphere is calm and relaxing and anyone I have ever had is fabulous (been going there for at least 6 years). The oils are all natural and my favorite is True Love. My 12 year old had her first massage there last year and cannot wait to do it again! If you want to just stop in ask for their hand treatment (free) and fantastic! Great place and a great location!”

For less expensive options, Debra Craig Beckman suggests Silver Mountain Spa while Lisa Merrai Lebon swears by the therapists at Knead a Massage. You may be able to save a little extra by buying Spa Finder gift certificates at places like Costco. Make sure the spa you are booking with will honor these first!

No matter where you choose to spa, definitely make some time to indulge during your Park City Mountain Resort winter vacation. After all that packing and planning, you deserve a treat!


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