Ask me last month if I would go to a spa and you would hear a resounding “psshh… no thanks” - ask me today and I will grab my towel, robe, flip flops and I will be outside your door in 15 minutes ready to pick you up for a road trip to The Scandinave Spa.
I was up in Whistler over New Years with my fiancé and another couple and we all decided to try a day at the spa… I was happy to do something with my friends, but definitely not sold on the spa. We went by Scandinave Spa around 4pm and it was packed. There was no parking and a waiting list at the front door to get access to the pools and spas. The lady at the front desk was helpful and accommodating and she said to come back around 7pm as the après ski spa crowd would clear out. We went for a couple drinks in town and returned at 7pm and she was right. It cost roughly $150 per couple (discount trick below) including robe rental. We just got access to the pools and spa rooms, but didn’t buck up for any massages (there are RMT’s there if you make an appointment and have the right benefits that would be a great add on).
The recommended use of the spa was 10 minutes of heat up, 10 seconds of cold, and then 10 minutes of relax and do that cycle 4 times for max experience… we followed this pattern and were rewarded with the most relaxed feeling known to man. Heat up rooms included saunas & steams, cold plunge pool to chill out, then solariums (nap rooms – awesome!), hot tubs & outdoor fire pits for your choice of relaxing.
They frown on talking in the different rooms which I found funny and first, but on my 3rd cycle there were some people chatting annoyingly in the sauna and I found myself cursing them under my breath. I also was unsure about going at night time, but now I think nighttime is best. Not only was the night less crowded I found the night sky added another level of privacy to hang out in the hot tubs, solariums etc.
Will I be going back… yes… but this time I will be a bit more prepared! I will have flip flops, my own robe and I will stop at Costco before heading up to get discounted gift cards. You can get $100 of Scandinave Gift Cards for $79.99 – Discounted Spa… Bam!
If I see you add the spa smile and nod… but please don’t speak ;)
PS... I felt about this relaxed at the end of it all...
8010 Mons Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8