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THE BEST SKI RESORTS FOR FAMILIES – East Coast

Sunny Sleevez

boone north carolina ski

When it comes to ski resorts, the United States sure isn’t hurting for options. But for families, it can get tricky when trying to decide between great ski resorts, amazing mountains, and options for entertainment that the entire family can enjoy. Luckily, though, there are several options that stand out above the rest and provide for your family the greatest of all worlds when it comes to skiing, dining, entertainment, and more.

Here are two that top our list for the best ski resorts on the East Coast for families

Boone, North Carolina

Situated deep down south, Boone is one of the most underrated skiing locations if only for its unique charm. The home of Appalachian State University, Boone is a distinctly Appalachian town: part redneck, part hippie, and part country, but with a great and unique atmosphere to ski around. Plus, Boone is next door to Asheville, a truly…

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What To Look For When Shopping For Ski Goggles

Sunny Sleevez

We love skiing & are learning to snowboard this winter, but we’ve found that nothing ruins a day on the slopes like not having the right gear.

One of the most important pieces of gear  is choosing the correct ski goggles. This is absolutely vital as UV radiating from snow as well as cold air and debris when going down a mountain can seriously damage your eyes.

How to Choose

You will want to talk to a salesperson that is knowledgeable in what to look for. They will know the conditions of the mountain you will be on and what lenses are the best options.

1) Try them on – I know this sounds obvious but talking to a salesperson recently she said most returns & exchanges happen because the customer didn’t actually try them on before purchase!

2) If you wear a helmet (you should) bring your helmet along…

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Sweet Relief – Top 10 global spa trends for 2012

As a massage therapist for over 20 years I always love hearing the spa trends for the year. I am hopeful that more people will learn the health benefits of massage and not see it as a luxury item. All people from all walks of life benefit from massage.

Let’s explore some of the different spa trends for 2012:

1. Feet Focus – Reflexology – Foot Massage

On the rise are multi-treatments focused on the feet. Specific work on the foot due to high-heel pain.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas offers a Shanghai foot massage.

La Costa Spa now has a Reflexology Path at their Carlsbad Resort in San Diego.

2. Cold & Ice – Icy therapies & cold experiences are hot!

Great for inflammation and pain reduction.

QUA Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas now has an “Arctic Ice Room”

Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Center offers a Cold Sauna (Cryotherapy) Treatment in Vernon, BC Canada

You might start getting facials and noticing that there are more icy masks and cold applications being used.

Austrian spa designer Thermarium is expected to launch a “snow shower” this year. You will be able to choose between a light snow, medium snowfall and a blizzard.

 

3. Wellness & Beauty Coaching – Helping people make long-term life changes

You may find that some spas will now have more “fitness coaches” available to work with you on your fitness and health.

Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa in Miami

Deerfield Spa with Dr. Brad as your life coach

 

4. Online Wellness Gaming – Gaming your way to health & wellness

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic’s “Games as Life-Changers”, Clarins “Spa Life” on Facebook and Deepak Chopra’s meditation game “Leela”

RealNetworks Data projects that Wellness gaming will generate $2 billion in revenue by 2015.

 

5. The Ultimate Connoisseur Experience -Pairing fine dining with spa experience. Healthy Hedonism.

Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo with chef Joel Robuchon, Yoga Retreat for Foodies with David Romanelli, and Ritz Carlton’s “Blokes & Beer” spa package in Toronto

 

6. Spas are picking up on “Good Vibrations” using Vibration, Sound, Music, Light and Color

QUA Baths & Spa offers Aura-Soma Color Reading

Acqualina by ESPA in Miami uses red and blue LED to repair/renew skin cells.

Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona offers the “Taiz Sensorium” with full -sensory immersion.

AlphaSphere Mind melting spa designed by Vienna artist sha

 

7. The Glam Factor – grooming and beauty – blow-dry bar

Guerlain Spa  – NYC

Hershesons – London Blow-dry bar

Blushington – Makeup and Beauty Lounge in West Hollywood

 

8. Spa Evidence – Scientific Proof of Wellness

Hospitals (e.g. UCLA Medical Center) are now offering Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.

Hospitals are starting to offer Eastern healing approaches which include massage, acupuncture, reiki, music and art therapies.

 

9. Spas are becoming a family affair – The Kinder-Spa Craze.

The Enchanted Lagoon Kids Spa in Gurnee, Illinois

Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel – Israel

Klafs – Germany

Aulani Disney family spa – Hawaii’s newest Disney Resort

10. Spas going for the “WOW”

‘The Nest’ at Coqoon Spa at the Indigo Pearl in Thailand

 

 

 

New York Spa Castle 

Bota Bota Spa-Sur-L’Eau in Montreal

Amusement Park Spas, Water Park Spas, Tropical Garden Spas and spas with a full range of Classical music  and Jazz concerts. Many of the spa-parks are geared towards children and their parents. These are some of the spa experiences trending for 2012.

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