The Four Seasons Resort Vail just opened a new 13-room Spa on December 11, in the nick of time for ski season. The massage menu seems designed for après-ski muscles top pick: one that uses hot river stones. Hydrating facials cater to skin thats been (over) exposed to the sun and wind on the slopes, with several product choices, from organic to Obagi, a dermatologist line. Two outsize Spa Suites have fireplaces and tubs, though all resort guests can make use of the year-round heated outdoor pool.
In peak season, a premier resort and spa in one of the countrys top ski destinations doesnt come cheap (rooms start at about $665). But if you stay four consecutive nights, the Four Seasons offers a complimentary fifth night, and two 50-minute massages. Think of it as a gift that covers your lift tickets. www.fourseasons.com/vail
For general trip-planning information, see our Vail and Beaver Creek Travel Guide.