2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPICS
Join our Vancouver stringer, Celeste Moure, for daily happenings from the host city.
Opened just a week ago, Scandinave Spa Whistler is a 20,000-square-foot Nordic-style spa set on 3 acres on the edge of Lost Lake and Spruce Grove parks. Known as onsen in Japan and hamman in Turkey, the ancient practice of taking the waters dates back thousands of years. The Scandinavian baths experience said to cleanse the body and skin and improve blood circulation and aerobic conditioning occurs in three stages: heating, cooling, and relaxing, the last of which is done overlooking mountain vistas and ethereal valleys. With a $55 day pass guests get use of the Norwegian steam bath, wood-burning Finnish dry sauna, Nordic waterfalls, solarium, and relaxation areas with outdoor fireplace. Gold medal not required.