Refresh and Rejuvenate in Vermont’s Green Mountains: Wellness Programming for Summer 2014
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Take a deep breath in the Green Mountains and you’re bound to feel rejuvenated just by the fresh air and sweet smells of nature. Vermont is a hub for holistic adventure and wellness, often topping the charts as one of the healthiest and happiest states in the US. It’s no wonder there are a plethora of wellness programs, activities, events, and resources available to visitors at Vermont ski resorts. From nature hikes and mountain top yoga to organic spa treatments and local cooking demonstrations, Vermont serves as a healthy escape for individuals, couples, and families that are looking to recharge this summer.
See what Vermont resorts are offering for Summer 2014:
Mount Snow Resort
Mount Snow’s naturespa is located in the Grand Summit Resort Hotel and offers pure, natural and organic spa treatments, guided mountain treks, holistic health and fitness specialties. Summer offerings include guided treks like the Wilderness Fitness Hike and Woodland Hike as well as more specialized programs like the Jogging Clinic, Sketching in Nature, and Foraging.
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers weekly yoga classes in their Yoga Studio in The Barn. Classes are available for Resort guests as well as local residents, and are appropriate for all levels of experience. Throughout 2014 they will offer Wellness Retreats and Yoga Samplers which will incorporate various styles of yoga and meditation as well as healthy cooking demonstrations with locally sourced foods, trips to the area farmers market, kayaking, nature hikes and more. For details visit www.mountaintopinn.comand follow event postings on Facebook.
Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo Mountain Resort’s source for relaxation and rejuvenation is The Spring House Pool and Fitness Center. Located at Okemo’s Jackson Gore base area, the two-level, 18,000-square-foot center offers fitness classes in its Studio: Zumba, Yoga, Cardio Kickboxing, plus fitness classes in the pool such as Aqua Stretch and Tone, Pilates and Aerobics. The Spa at Jackson Gore offers massage, body scrubs, and facials by accredited massage therapists and licensed estheticians. Visitors can explore the great outdoors with a walk or a hike from the Spring House door. There are also bicycles available for rent. Memberships and Day Passes are available. (802) 228-1419.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Smugglers’ Notch Resort offers a full slate of wellness programs from active and energizing to meditative and serene. Guests may start each day with Stretch & Go, a stretching session on the Village Green that is followed by an invigorating trail walk. Cardio drumming and Zumba incorporate movement and music for wellness dividends. Yoga classes at Smugglers’ include introductory sessions, an on-water experience on a stand up paddleboard and a candlelight evening class as a quiet end to the day. The resort’s Mountain Massage Center pampers with relaxation, deep tissue, sports and aromatherapy massages, plus specialty experiences like the warm vanilla spice wrap massage, a teen massage and mini princess facial and massage. www.smuggs.com/skivts; 855-581-5906
Stowe Mountain Resort
Dedicated to cultivating the relationship between living amongst nature and health, the expansive 21,000 square-foot Spa and Wellness Center at Stowe Mountain Lodge includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor fitness classes, a four-season outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs, The Healing Lodge hot/cold therapy treatment, the Relaxation Sanctuary and 18 private treatment rooms.
Also enjoy the Get Out and Go in Stowe package, the perfect Vermont experience to share with the family. Let Stowe Mountain Lodge’s resident outdoor guides and recreation team lead you on a truly authentic Vermont mountain experience. Includes: Two night accommodations; Rustic Furniture Making Class and unlimited access to the Spa and Wellness Center’s Healing Lodge; Guided Family Hike; $100 Dining Credit; Milk & cookies delivered to room upon arrival.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Is there any better place to practice Mountain Pose than on Southern Vermont’s tallest peak? Take yoga outside with spring and summer yoga classes at both mid-mountain and on the summit. Indoor yoga classes, indoor cycling, personal training, massage therapy and more are available at the Stratton Training and Fitness Center all summer long. Relax and unwind at the Day Spa with their full menu of massages, facials and nail treatments.
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