It’s easy to get cabin fever in the coldest months, but ski resorts and spas are two of the best outlets available for countering that winter discontent. There happen to be quite a few ski hills close to Toronto, so you’re in luck if you like to brave the elements. And whether you’re after a massage, a body treatment, or just a really good sweat, the best spas in Toronto offer an opportunity to get really serious about pampering yourself this holiday season. Here are a couple of our top picks!
Blue Mountain is the largest ski resort in Ontario, and also one of the best. There are 14 lifts and 40+ trails, with a range of difficulty levels. Night skiing is big too. Throughout the winter, AUC Tours provides a daily shuttle service to the resort from Toronto/GTA!
Mount St. Louis Moonstone also has an impressive capacity, and its lack of on-resort accommodation doesn’t lessen its popularity. Just over an hour from Toronto, this is a common choice for fun day trips. There are over 35 trails and 12 lifts.
Visit Hammam Spa for its steam room. It’s the first of its kind in Eastern Canada; the thick wet steam and heat rise to 102 degrees to relax your muscles, relieve tension, and alleviate pain. Great when combined with their top seller: a one-hour Swedish massage.
The Ritz-Carlton’s Spa My Blend received the lofty title “World’s Best Hotel Spa” from Travel + Leisure magazine in 2013. Their exclusive line of skin products can be mixed and matched to create an incredible custom experience. There’s only one other Spa My Blend, and it’s in Paris. What better excuse to take advantage, and treat yourself?
Happy Holidays, from all of us at Stanton Renaissance!