R&R – Whistler Mountain-style
Story and photo by Kyra Thomson
After exploring a few alternate paths back to our hotel, we decided to warm up in one of the Four Seasons' three outdoor hot tubs. Experiencing snow falling on your face while soaking in a hot tub is exceptionally romantic and relaxing.
Our decadent unwinding continued when we dried off and strolled to Solarice Wellness Spa for a couple's massage. The heated beds, calming music, and hushed voices had me relaxed even before Diana and Mina began the treatment.
Since the apres-ski party at The Mountain Club was literally across the street from the spa, we had to go in for a quick beer. The club was cozy, the appetizers huge, and the atmosphere laidback and welcoming. It was easy to mingle, and people weren't afraid to strike up conversation as if we were all old friends.
The apres-ski party was the perfect place to rejoin reality after our mental and physical escape, and the free hand massages courtesy of Lush continued our spa-day theme.
Even Melissa Ferrick, who performed three songs tonight at the WinterPRIDE Banquet, said she had a massage today. Soothed muscles are great, but I'm looking forward to working them hard tomorrow when we finally ride Whistler's fresh powder.