Equipped with one of the region's most comprehensive snowmaking systems, Snowshoe Mountain Resort lures snow saplings and mountain mavens alike with 60 snow-covered slopes and trails and more than a dozen summit-scaling lifts. Bring a guest for a mountain excursion and enjoy the eye-enthralling views and varying difficulties of the Northern Tract, Snowshoe Basin, Silver Creek, and Western Territory. Beginners flock to the Northern Tract for its gentle grade and wide swathes of slopes, which hone skills, refine turns, and perfect pizza-points. The Western Territory challenges mountain maneuverability via a 1,500-foot difficult drop embodied in the Cupp Run designed by Olympian Jean-Claude Killy, and double-black-diamond-rated Shay's Revenge, known for its 52% gradient, malicious moguls, and oppugnant partnership with gravity. Snowshoe Basin, on the other plank-bound foot boasts 35 trails, characterized by an 800-foot vertical drop. Shirking tradition, 12 of Silver Creek's runs break the confines of daytime, transforming into night runs for moonlight-influenced skiing.
As an Aveda salon, Mill Street Salon Body and Soul Day Spa uses a plethora of Aveda products to help the staff cut, color, and style hair. The spa side of the business doles out mani-pedis, facials, and massages. An onsite laser technician banishes unwanted hair from bodies and treats guests to hourly laser-light shows.
Ranked 12th in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Family Hotels and Cruises, The Homestead has been pampering guests—including 22 U.S. presidents—with an assortment of leisurely activities since its pre-Revolutionary War construction in 1766. This Groupon includes one night of well-appointed slumber for up to two guests in one of the historic resort's luxurious classic rooms, featuring down pillows, featherbeds, and midnight golf tips from the ghosts of former boarders. The sun porches and authentic fireplaces in some rooms reflect influences of quieter times, whereas WiFi and flat-screen TVs keep guests technologically apprised of happenings in the outside world. Honk your golf cart's horn in triumph after launching a dimply ball off the nation's oldest first tee in continuous use at the Old Course (an extra round of golf may be purchased for $35). The hilly, par 72 course was originally completed in 1892 but has received fairway contouring and silicone calf implants to keep golfers on their toes. Patrons allergic to grass or 9 irons can partake in a slew of indoor excursions, such as complimentary afternoon tea in the Great Hall, free film showings in the historic theater, and spirited rounds of sphere hurling at the on-site bowling center.
Dianna Rudolph, owner of D?tente Spa Services, is trained in the art of skin and body rejuvenation. As a certified massage therapist, she soothes soft tissue with therapeutic kneading and just the right amount of pressure. Also a licensed aesthetician and nail tech, she clears pores during facials, and pampers natural nails with mani-pedis that include sugar scrubs and massages.
The licensed massage therapists at Blessings Therapeutic Massage & Spa would love to see you as regularly as you see your doctor or dentist. They believe that soothing massage techniques can be as healing as the best medicine and are passionate about helping clients relax. To achieve that relaxation, clients can come in for hot-stone, prenatal, and deep-tissue massage, or get pampered with health-and-beauty treatments. Pop in for a Chocolate Bliss body scrub or spend the morning or afternoon relaxing with their half day packages. Blessings Therapeutic Massage & Spa also offers bridal-party services, gentlemen?s spa packages, and gift card specials.
At Blue Ridge Chiropractic, licensed chiropractor Earl R. Hedrick and his staff eschew medication as they thwart bodily aches with hands-on services. Prior to each treatment, they meet with patients to unearth the sources of pain and hammer out a course of action that may range from spinal alignment to education in pain management without the use of drugs or puppy photos. For ailments ranging from arthritis to sports injury, the staff may suggest lifestyle changes as well as performing decompressions, acupuncture, and massages from certified massage therapist Samantha Williams.