Active/Adventure: Ski and Relax

Ready for yet another ski vacation? Ever thought of combining it with spa experience as well? More and more ski resorts are nowadays offering the weary skiers to relax in their modern spa after the long hard day on the slopes. Massages, Jacuzzis, sauna – all the spa treatments you know about are available in the Alps, Pyrenees, Colorado, South America – simply all over the world.


Termas de Chillan: More Than Just a Ski Center

Michael Trout

Termas de Chillan (Chillan Hot Springs) began as a summer resort and now it is known as one of the best ski resorts in South America. The resort combines skiing and snowboarding with the soothing elegance of a thermal resort. Lying at the base of the breathing Volcan Chillan, Termas Chillan Ski and Spa Resort is a unique combination of world class riding and hot, mineral springs tucked away in the southern Andes. With smoke steaming from the many natural vents of the mountain and from the three ...

Ski and Relax in East Bohemia

Denise Chen

There are several good reasons why to spend winter holidays and active winter sports relaxation in East Bohemia (Czech Republic) – in the Pardubice region. All the winter sport resorts in this region are very well accessible by car, bus, ski bus or train, and all of them offer parking lots for visitors for free. The ski areas have improved the quality of their services during the last year...

Thermal Spas and Skiing in Europe

Laura Maudlin

After a hard day of having fun on the slopes, what could be better than a nice long soak in steaming thermal water before joining friends for a drink? Sounds like the perfect added ski holiday extra! Luckily in the Alps you are never far from a natural thermal spring where heated water seeps up from fault lines deep in the mountain ready to soothe aching and weary limbs. Many of these springs have now been channeled into excellent spa facilities, offering a range of complementary treatments (mas...

The Best Colorado Ski Towns for Family Trips with Non Skiers

Joe McClain

Are you a non-skier in a skiing family? It is possible to live in Colorado and not ski. And some ski towns offer many winter activities for both skiers and non-skiers. Your Colorado ski trip might be as short as a weekend getaway, particularly if you live on the Front Range of Colorado or eastern Utah. Perhaps your family takes ski vacations, or month-long escapes. If you don't ski, you need choices that don't involve skiing...

Stubai Valley in Austria

Wayne M. Gore

At the heart of the Austrian Tyrol is the beautiful Stubai valley, at the head of which is the Stubai Glacier, rising to 3,150m above sea level. This area is a year-round natural playground, long popular with outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking rest and recuperation in the fresh mountain air. With several hotels and thier excellent spa at the foot of the valley, all the ingredients are in place for a refreshing big short break, whatever the time of year...