Winter is in full tilt here in Santa Fe – the farolitos are out, the snow is falling, the crisp winter air is light and bright. The conditions are great for a day full of skiing – so what are you waiting for? Combine that with the unbeatable hot springs & spa experiences available here – you will definitely come for the skiing, but stay for the après ski.
Ski Santa Fe, only 16 miles from Santa Fe, is a great mountain for bunny slopers to those who crave double black diamonds. With 77 trails and over 1700 vertical feet of trails – you’ll need more than one day to get your fill. Bring your gear or rent! There are plenty of packages available for all skill levels.
Once evening comes and the lifts shut down, it’s time to wind down with an après ski to beat all others. Picture yourself relaxing in a private hot tub or sauna to melt away the stiffness and soreness of a day on the slopes. At the foothills of Ski Santa Fe is Ten Thousand Waves, a japanese-inspired spa that will sweep you off your feet (even more than the chairlifts!) Open until 9:30 PM during the week and 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights (holiday periods have a different schedule, please refer to their website for details), you can soak all your cares away. Take advantage of their other spa services too – slough away that dry, dull skin with a salt scrub, treat yourself to a relaxing massage – the possibilities are endless.
Or, if you really want to treat yourself, call Healing Hands of Santa Fe – providing on-site massage treatments. In practice since 1992 with over 2,200 hours of training, Sharon Lewis of Healing Hands provides a variety of massage therapies to sooth your aches and maintain good health. Schedule your favorite type of massage to be done in the comfort of your vacation rental and snuggle up by the fire when you’re done!
Looking for even more pampering? Visit Mist Skin Care, a locally owned & operated skin care spa featuring all-natural ingredients and treatments. What better way to treat winter skin (especially after a day full of skiing!) than a rich and moisturizing facial.