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The 7,000-square-foot spa at the Viceroy Snowmass has six treatment rooms.


Massage Time

By Hayden Gamble

Photos courtesy of Viceroy Snowmass


Aspen is notorious for an array of outdoor activities, but with all the skiing, rock climbing and mountain biking comes some post-exercise ache. Cue massage time. The valley’s numerous options for luxurious spa treatments mean you’re guaranteed quality relaxation time.

Just landed in Aspen and in need of some serious altitude adjustment? The Auberge Spa at Hotel Jerome (330 E. Main St., 970.429.7615, is your place to go. Centered around the traditions of natural healing, this spa utilizes local minerals and healing agents—think hematite or basalt stone—to create treatments that will cure your high-altitude ailments. Try the High Alpine oxygen lift facial ($230-$285) for the ultimate skin-hydrating restoration.

After a day on the slopes in Snowmass, don’t miss out on all The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass (130 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, 970.923.8007, has to offer. With ski-in, ski-out treatments, massages, beauty rituals and more, this spa is an oasis for holistic wellness. For the ultimate replenishing experience, relish in the signature Ute Sun Dance therapy ($300), which begins with a hot salt soak, followed by a warm red clay body wrap and a healing foot/hand massage to end your mind-body-soul cleanse.

If you’re downvalley, be sure to visit True Nature Healing Arts (100 N. Third St., Carbondale, 970.963.9900, in downtown Carbondale, where you’ll find yoga, a spa and tea room. This vibrant and colorful Zen destination offers conventional Swedish, deep tissue and Thai massages, along with ayurvedic therapies such as Abhyanga ($175), an ancient healing treatment which nourishes dry skin and revitalizes the body. During the warmer months, enjoy your massage alfresco in the private outdoor treatment space. Or, if you’re in the mood for some soul-searching, engage in a signature color vibrational session, otherwise known as aura-soma ($100). Extend your stay with a stroll through the peace garden, which features a meditative labyrinth and 5 Elements reflexology path.