Posted on January 26, 2009 by Tim Groom
I’m not 100% confident with my skiing abilities that I’m up for the MOST adventurous slopes, but…maybe…
In terms of my travel plans, I’ll be flying out to Utah next week – ski place is yet to be determined. I’m still taking recommendations! I’ll be there for a week, and then will be driving back with a bunch of friends, one of whom needs to get his car back to the east coast. So….hello roadtrip!
In the meantime, here’s a list of the top 10 most adventurous ski slopes, courtesy of Cheap O Air, which, if you know anything about me and my spending habits, you’ll know is right up my alley.
- Squaw Valley Ski Resort – Olympic Valley, California
- Jackson Hole Ski Resort Area – Teton Village, Wyoming
- Chamonix – France
- Mad River Glen Ski Resort – Waterbury, Vermont
- Whistler – British Columbia
- Val D’isere – France
- Alta Ski Resort Area – Albion, Utah
- Verbier – Switzerland
- Snowbird Ski Resort Area – Salt Lake City, Utah
- Crested Butte – Colorado
Good luck out there at these death trap capitals! (I’m not saying I don’t see the attraction…but it’s good to know what you’re getting yourself into.)
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Posted on August 14, 2008 by Martha Williams
I was afraid this might happen. Ever since my first massage at the Mirage Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, and then my subsequent spa treatments at the Avalon Hotel & Spa in Portland, I’ve been ACHING for more! I want another hot stone massage and I think I’d benefit from a facial a week. And my hands would look so much nicer if I just took care of them. I don’t want to indulge too much, but I think at my age, after spending and saving so conservatively for 60 years, I should not feel guilty at the occasional indulgence. Now I just need to figure out what “occasional” really means. Once a week? Month? Year? I’m thinking month.
Fodors lists these ten spas as the 10 Top Luxury Resort Spas:
- Amangani Health Center at the Amangani Resort – Jackson, Wyoming
- Spa Gaucin at the St. Regis Monarch – Monarch Beach, California
- Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa – Phoenix, Arizona
- Greenbriar Resort & Spa – While Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
- Hualalai Sports Club and Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai – Kona, Hawaii
- Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort – Avon, Colorado
- Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa – Asheville, North Carolina
- The Spa at the Post Ranch Inn – Big Sur, California
- The Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne – Key Biscayne, Florida
- Bellagio Spa Resort (Hotel and Casino) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Well, I think it would be unreasonable to visit all of these spots, but at the very least…I’m calling the Arizona Biltmore right now to make this month’s appointment! Does anyone have any other recommendations in the greater Phoenix area?
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