Ski conditioning is back at Vail spa
VAIL, Colorado – Aria Spa & Club at the Vail Cascade launches its annual six-week ski conditioning program to help skiers and snowboarders shape up for the season.Beginning Oct. 12, Aria will offer five ski conditioning programs each week, culminating on Nov. 18 – two days before Vail Mountain is scheduled to open.Classes are open to Aria members and are offered for the five-week period on Monday at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday at 6:15 a.m., Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 a.m. Certified and trained staff guide participants through a workout that replicates the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team’s dry-land training workout. The workout regime is customized to focus on leg strength and conditioning, plyometrics, agility, dynamics and core conditioning. In addition to the classes, Aria will host two parties for ski conditioning participants to get them geared up for the season. Parties will be hosted on Oct. 14 and Nov. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring prize giveaways, complimentary beer, wine and appetizers.Sponsors such as Bern Helmets, Surefoot, Freeskier Magazine, Snowboarder Magazine, Vail Mountain, American Body Building, Red Bull, Burton, Spyder and many others will provide special giveaways and offers throughout the ski conditioning parties. In addition, all attendees will get free subscriptions to Freeskier and Snowboard magazines. A number of prizes will be given away at the final party on Nov. 18, including the grand prizes of a one-month membership and spa treatment, as well as two Bern helmets. In addition, Aria Spa is offering 40 percent off all spa services (excluding Songs of the Mountains packages and waxing) and 20 percent off all nail services through Nov. 15 for ski conditioning participants to sooth their sore muscles.The Vail Cascade also is offering ski conditioning boot camp weekends for an intensified training experience. During the weekends of Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 13-15, skiers and riders can shape up for the season for $99 per night. The offer includes a one-night hotel stay, access to Aria Spa & Club, admission to unlimited ski conditioning and athletic yoga classes at Aria, and continental breakfast. Guests can also enjoy 40 percent off of treatments at Aria Spa. During these two special weekends, Aria Club is adding six ski- and snowboard-specific conditioning classes, four ski conditioning classes and two athletic yoga classes to an already packed schedule of training opportunities. For more information about Vail Cascade or Aria Spa, visit http://www.vailcascade.com or call 800-420-2424.