I’m turning into quite the snow bunny, if I do say so myself. After an awesome trip to Lake Tahoe to check out the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Highlands last month (be sure to look out for our February cover story!), I was lucky enough to head to Park City, UT, last week for what has become an annual ski trip during the Sundance Film Festival. I arrived to town a little early so that I would be able to check out the Golden Door Spa at the beautiful Dakota Mountain Lodge, located within The Canyons Resort, and I was not disappointed.
Opened in July, the Dakota is the first Waldorf Astoria property in Utah and the first ski resort in the prestigious collection of properties. A perfect complement to the luxe label, Golden Door Spa is a glam 15-treatment-room, 16,000-square-foot hideaway for relaxation seekers. Paying homage to its home, which is nicknamed The Beehive State, the spa offers locally inspired treatments, such as the 80-minute My Dakota Honey signature facial, featuring a honey oatmeal almond scrub and mask that were developed exclusively for the spa. Designed as the ideal après-ski activity, the Mountain Salvation Massage brings muscles back to life by incorporating a combo of menthol, Ilex gel, and a special High-Altitude blend of essential oils.
For more on this alpine oasis, keep your eyes peeled for coverage in an upcoming issue of American Spa.