The history of ski racing in Sun Valley is as rich and as impressive as anyplace in the country. And the future is looking pretty bright, too. It is as if the slopes of Baldy and Dollar were blessed by the ski gods, Ullr and Skadi, to groom the fastest and strongest skiers and snowboarders to ever ride on snow. Sun Valley has been home to the best in the alpine sports scene since shortly after inventing the world’s first chairlift back in the 1930s. It’s a tradition that’s staying strong and is proudly on display as Sun Valley hosts events like last weekend...
Two weeks from today, the Spa at Sun Valley will welcome its first guests to a world-class spa experience. The facility is gorgeous, the treatment menu a feast for the senses, the amenities everything you could imagine.
We checked in with spa director Tiffany Cameron as the countdown to the opening began in earnest. With her assistant spa director Nate Smuin by her side, Tiffany was quick to enumerate on all the plans that will elevate this new facility and set it apart. She and Nate, who joins Tiffany from the spa at the Zermatt Resort in Utah where the two worked together for two years, said they make a great team. “We each bring unique strengths to the new Spa at Sun Valley,” Nate said. “I am so happy to be working with Tiffany again. Tiffany is a big picture person focusing on the quality of the overall experience and I really enjoy day-to-day operations. Together, we are working to make this a spa our guests will never forget.”
The world class Spa at Sun Valley opens in two weeks promising pampering par excellence
It is certainly evident that both love what they do and could not be more excited about this new project. “It’s been great to be part of this amazing renovation,” Tiffany said. “We are truly enjoying creating what will be one of the finest spas anywhere and we have gotten so much support. We know spas and Sun Valley is letting us create something really special.”
The big pieces are all coming together. From the soaring, dramatic two-story reception area, to the 15 treatment rooms, the wonderfully appointed locker rooms and the relaxation area, everything will be the best of the best.
Tiffany is thrilled to announce one more best of the best features offered by the Spa at Sun Valley -- the Hydrafacial. This facial is performed using a Grade 1 medical device not found in any other spa in Idaho. “We are so excited that we can offer our guests the Hydrafacial,” she enthused. “It is the perfect treatment for this climate and the results are truly amazing. The device uses water to gently cleanse the face, as opposed to harsher traditional microdermabrasion. It then gently vacuums the pores and moisturizes from underneath the skin. The treatment feels like a massage and leaves the skin plump and dewy while erasing fine lines and imperfections. The facial also offers LED light therapy and lymph massage. There is no downtime with this treatment. A bride can receive a Hydrafacial on her wedding day and the photos will be outstanding. This is a service that is blowing up in places like Beverly Hills and Manhattan and now in Sun Valley.”
From a soaring two-story entry to 15 state-of-the-art treatment rooms, you will want to spend a full day at the Spa at Sun Valley
Another signature offering is the VIP Couples Treatment. This includes a soak in one of the private oversized porcelain tubs, a full body scrub followed by a rinse in the 16-head shower, an 80-minute massage and time to enjoy spa cuisine and, of course, a requisite flute of lavender champagne or a full tea service.
“We offer many couples services,” Tiffany said, “and they aren’t necessarily only for couples in the traditional sense of the word. We can accommodate friends, mothers and daughters or almost any combination for massages, facials and nail services. Children over the age of eight are welcome at the spa when accompanied by a parent.”
Other tempting treats on the spa menu are equally luxurious and include spa manicures and pedicures, hair coloring and styling, a whole array of body treatments like scrubs and wraps, personalized facials and much more.
Two stories of pampering, beauty and wellness await at the Sun Valley Salon and Spa. From manicures and pedicures to body wraps and massages, there is something on the treatment menu that is sure to entice
And we haven’t even gotten to massages yet. Each massage table is fully hydraulic and layered with ultra plush leather, six inches of memory foam and lambswool. The tables are heated internally and covered with cloud soft sheets. The White Cloud Massage is the signature treatment 50 or 80-minute treatment and can be customized for each guest.
Tiffany also announced the product lines the Spa at Sun Valley will use to pamper guests. They include Naturopathica, Farmhouse Fresh, Biotone and Spa Pantry. “Our products reflect the beautiful surroundings here and are all appropriate to this climate. Many are organic and all are are pure and revitalizing. All have a mountain feel and are reflective of this area.”
Even if you’re not a “spa person” per se, the Spa at Sun Valley will offer day passes entitling guests to the use of the new fitness facility, the steam and sauna, the relaxation room and outdoor pool. If you plan to be in Sun Valley a lot, spa memberships for these amenities are also being offered.
Pampering is the name of the game and from the softness of the microfiber sheets on the massage tables (very soft), to the quality of the towels in the locker room, to the choice of massage oils, Tiffany and Nate are paying attention to every detail.
Reservations are now being accepted at the spa and can be made by calling 208.622.2160. You really don’t want to miss out on this experience so book your treatments now! Aaahhhhhhh…….
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