Cold Mountain

Revive and refresh après-ski with food-based spa treatments

Après-ski dining and drink options have never been better. But if you'd rather unwind after you head in from the slopes, relax during one of these innovative spa treatments incorporating food-based ingredients.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe: Get rid of dead skin with a mineral-rich salt peel, then soak aching muscles in a milk bath infused with sage, rosemary and lemon balm during a 50- or 80-minute session ($185 or $265).

Four Seasons Jackson Hole: Let your morning joe relax you. Book a 50- or 80-minute Espresso massage ($165 or $230), in which an oil-infused coffee wash is followed by a coffee, cinnamon, cream and raw-sugar scrub to encourage detoxification.

Stoweflake Resort: At the Stowe resort and spa, maple sugar from Vermont sloughs off dead skin cells during an 80-minute body polish ($180) that incorporates hot-towel compressions and a body-butter massage.

Sundance Resort: Consider the Utah resort's Herbal Poultice massage ($130 for 50 minutes) your afternoon tea. The therapist uses four steamed muslin bags filled with lavender, chamomile and calendula to stimulate lymphatic drainage.