North & Central America

Adventure Never Felt So Good

10. Canyon Ranch Lenox, Massachusetts THE VIBE: Weight problems, lymphatic disturbances, mental blocks, bad posture, bad attitudes, sexual boredom, stress, osteoporosis,...

Adventure Never Felt So Good

1. Red Mountain Spa St. George, Utah THE VIBE: At Utah's Red Mountain Spa, decorum goes by the wayside: Guests usually don't bother changing out of their dusty hiking boots...

Adventure Never Felt So Good

3. New Age Health Spa Neversink, New York THE VIBE: A giant golden Buddha may seem out of place on a New York farm, but the one peering out of the New Age Health Spa's 1,500...

Adventure Never Felt So Good

4. Dunton Hot Springs Dolores, Colorado THE VIBE: It's rumored that after robbing a bank in Telluride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid lay low at Dunton Hot Springs, though...

Adventure Never Felt So Good

5. Mountain Trek Retreat and Health Spa Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia THE VIBE: With a staff-to-guest ratio of more than two to one (only 14 guests are allowed at a...

Adventure Never Felt So Good

6. Double Eagle Resort June Lake, California THE VIBE: Hero worshipers, take note: During last winter's American Snowboard Tour at June Mountain, you were more likely to spot...

Adventure Never Felt So Good

7. The Hills Health Ranch 100 Mile House, British Columbia THE VIBE: The Hills Health Ranch, in south-central B.C.'s Cariboo district, is a self-contained adventure nation: 1...

I Was a Spa Virgin

FROM A CERTAIN ANGLE, Red Mountain Spa, on the outskirts of St. George, Utah, looks like a desert village from the original Star Wars—a 55-acre cluster of adobe buildings and geodesic domes...

Metro Essential

Exhale Mindbody Spa, New York Tone your mind and muscles with a Core-Fusion class—60 invigorating minutes of stretching, Pilates, and yoga. PRICE: $30. CONTACT: 212-249...

Hawaii 911

Neophyte surfers cowed by the Pacific's powerful crush will find comfort in the collective résumé of the 25 teachers at Oahu's Hawaiian Fire Surf School: They're Honolulu firefighters...

Steals & New Trips

STEEP AND CHEAP From December 6 to April 4, Teton Mountain Lodge is offering the appropriately named Skier's Dream package. Starting at $550 per person (based on double occupancy), two...

Where to Ski Right Now

Q: Can you tell me which ski areas open the earliest? Would it be worth making a trip to snag some early turns or am I better off waiting? — Heidi Hagemeier,

Go Like a Pro

PRICE: $572 1. Cross-Country Ski Snow Mountain Ranch, COLORADO THE DEAL: Kick and glide for a week along 60 miles of groomed nordic trails near Fraser, Colorado....

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