Ski conditioning starts at Aria Spa & Club in Vail Monday |

Ski conditioning starts at Aria Spa & Club in Vail Monday

Special to the DailyParticipants in Aria Club's ski conditioning class at the Vail Cascade helps locals get in shape for ski/snowboard season. Beginning today, Aria will offer five ski conditioning classes each week culminating on Nov. 19.

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 Monday, Aria will offer five ski conditioning classes each week culminating on Nov. 19 two days before Vail Mountain is scheduled to open.Classes are open to Aria members or to non-club members for a drop in fee of $15 per class, punch cards also are available. Classes will be offered for the six-week period on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 6:15 a.m., Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:15 a.m. Certified and trained staff guide participants through a workout that replicates the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams dry-land training workout. The workout regiment 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. 29 and Nov. 19 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, GoFast!, 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. 19, 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 soothe their sore muscles. Aria is recognized locally and nationally as one of the top spas in the Vail Valley and in Colorado.The Vail Cascade also is offering Ski Conditioning Boot Camp weekends for an intensified training experience. During the weekends of Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and Nov. 7-9, 2008, skiers and riders can shape up for the season for $109 per night. The offer includes a one-night hotel stay, access to Aria Spa & Club, admission to ski conditioning and athletic yoga classes at Aria, and continental breakfast. Guests can also enjoy 40 percent off of treatments at Aria Spa; the ideal remedy for soothing newly relocated ski and snowboard muscles. 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. Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail Cascade, which is completing a $30 million renovation, is Vails only ski-in/ski-out AAA Four Diamond resort. The property was also recently listed as one of the top world-class mountain resorts in Conde Nast Traveler. An abundance of off-slope activities also abound including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog-sled rides, winter fly-fishing, ice climbing, indoor and outdoor ice skating, hot air balloon rides and hut trips.For more information or to reserve a space at any of the upcoming classes, call 970-476-7400. To reserve a Vail Cascade Ski Conditioning Boot Camp package call 800-420-2424 or visit and use promotion code SKIBOOTCAMP. Vail Cascades Ski Conditioning Boot Camp package is based upon double occupancy and reservations are based upon availability; restrictions may apply. The price listed does not include taxes or resort fee and this offer is not valid for group business.For more information about Vail Cascade or Aria Spa, visit or call 800-420-2424.

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