7 Ways to Wind Down in Aspen

By Katie Shapiro | March 2, 2020 | Lifestyle

“Play hard, rest hard” should be the motto for local residents.


In a place where we push ourselves to the extreme while skiing and snowboarding, there is no shortage of spas to recharge so you can do it all over again the next day. Here are the latest and greatest treatments that are reshaping the rejuvenation world in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Viceroy Snowmass (130 Wood Road) opened its doors in 2009, and as part of an ongoing 10th anniversary celebration, its in-house spa is offering a 10x10 Viceroy Anniversary Treatment (100 minutes for $350), which features a combination of 10 signature products and services to ensure total relaxation.

The Little Nell (675 E. Durant Ave.) launched a series of three oxygen facials (50 minutes for $225) in partnership with professional skincare line Intraceuticals focused on strengthening the skin’s elasticity, helping to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone and diminishing pores. There’s an option to add on a booster of vitamin C+3, collagen, antioxidant or vitamin A too.

Book the empowering Mala Experience (from $400) at The St. Regis Aspen’s Remède Spa (315 E. Dean St.) for a oneon- one consultation with longtime local yogini and spiritual guide Alexa Webster, who will take you through intention setting, breathwork, Qigong meditation and an intimate riverblessing ceremony (upon request, she will also create a custom mala bead necklace based on each individual session for an additional cost).

At O2 Aspen (408 S. Mill St.), book a Yoga + Massage package, which includes a private class (from $125 to add on) to perfect your practice, followed by a stress-relieving massage. Microneedling ($350) has also been recently added to its list of specialized facial services.

While cannabis-infused massages have made their way onto spa treatment menus all over downtown Aspen, CBD is also now available at the Hotel Jerome (330 E. Main St.) and paired with lavender for a full-body massage (60 minutes for $325) to quiet the mind and soothe sore muscles.

Take a few hours or up to an entire weekend for a Personal Wellness Retreat (from $200 for a half-day) at True Nature Healing Arts (100 N. Third St.) in nearby Carbondale, where a personalized itinerary includes your choice of classes, spa treatments, organic food and explorations of the Peace Garden.

Amid the massive multimillion-dollar renovation at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, the on-site Spa of the Rockies (401 N. River St.) has unveiled a host of fresh treatments from a Hemp Intensive Therapy Massage (60 minutes for $160) to A Walk in the Woods, a nature-inspired sensory experience (120 minutes for $270).


Photography by: Courtesy of Viceroy Snowmass