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Women’s Health pampers skiers on Beaver Creek

Sarah Mausolf
Vail CO, Colorado
HL Women's Health 1 DT 1-17-09

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” With a clear tube affixed to his nose, Jeff Wiles took in deep whiffs of peppermint-flavored oxygen.

The 48-year-old Oregon resident had been on his way to the slopes Saturday when he detoured into an oxygen bar at the base of Beaver Creek mountain.

Gesturing to the gentleman behind the bar, Wiles joked, “He said it would cure my hangover.”

Women’s Health magazine set up camp at the Beav Saturday for the second annual “Mountain Mama” weekend. The event continues today with free massages, oxygen hits and a Wii video games inside tents at the base of the Centennial chair lift.

Part-time Beaver Creek resident Marlene Josefsberg smiled as a massage therapist rubbed cream into her hand. Promises of a free massage prompted her to duck into the tent on the way to the slopes.

“It was so enticing,” she said. “My hands always need a massage. It was definitely worth the time.”

Edwards resident Cindy Duncan perused a copy of Women’s Health magazine after getting a chair massage. She swung by Beaver Creek specifically for the Mountain Mama weekend.

“I’m interested in body toning and I know Women’s Health has good articles on that, with up to date information,” she said. “I was just interested in what they had to offer.”

Tennessee resident Elizabeth Cates, 29, hooked up to the oxygen bar before hitting the snowshoe trail.

“I had altitude sickness yesterday,” she said. “It feels like a good idea to get some oxygen.”

Along with free treatments, Women’s Health has been giving out prizes. The winner of a raffle today in the Oakley tent will get goggles, a fleece jacket, a suitcase and a ski bag, Oakley advertising director Daniella Gasaway said. Visitors to the tent can check out snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler’s signature jacket.

Organizers of the Women’s Health event said they were pleased with the turnout on Saturday.

“We love Beaver Creek,” Women’s Health marketing manager Sarah Williams said. “It’s a perfect place for us to be. It’s filled with healthy, active women.”

High Life Writer Sarah Mausolf can be reached at 970-748-2938 or smausolf@vaildaily.com.

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