Whistler Day Spa
A new face for winter … not everyone is looking for an all-day spa experience. Some seek a weeklong one at the Whistler Day Spa — often resort guests who are wrestling with their skin care routine, which wasn’t designed for the snow, sleet and wind of mountain living. “Your skin will change with the weather,” says Spa Owner Stacey Gaff. “Especially vacationers — their skin can dry out and become extremely sensitive. The moisturizer someone might use in the city where it rains isn’t going to do its job up here.” Spa estheticians create personal Dermalogica “survival” kits for guests, providing them with a few weeks’ worth of skincare products. Thus, guests can take the spa back to their hotel to help winterize their skin for their time in Whistler. The kit is best paired with a facial, voted by locals as their favourite routine. It includes extractions and massage. So while a Whistler Day Spa treatment includes the use of outdoor pool facilities at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village, some guests might pass on the skin-drying sauna and hot tub and instead choose the more low-key robe lounging with mountain views as a way to unwind. However you choose to spa, a single treatment serves as a doorway into a multi-sensory experience of varying jets, waterfalls and nature views that all lead to the inevitable: Zen.
WHISTLER DAY SPA