Alyeska Resort Opens Nordic Spa
As the ski season winds down in Girdwood, Alyeska Resort is opening a new attraction. A Nordic spa welcomed its first guests to the first year-round, outdoor hydrotherapy facility in Alaska.
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“We’re thrilled to finally welcome guests to experience the blissful and unique offerings of a Nordic spa in Alaska,” says the spa’s general manager, Melissa LaRose. “The spa seamlessly integrates within the stunning and tranquil northern rainforest, offering an ideal space to relax and reconnect with nature, yourself, and others. We are immensely proud to share this all-encompassing wellness experience.”
The 50,000-square-foot facility is being completed in phases. Phase 1 features three warm and hot hydrotherapy pools, three cold pools including cold plunge and waterfall, the Signature sauna, and massage therapy. Two Trees Bistro offers dining focused on local ingredients with a menu curated by Chef Wes Choy, as well as a selection of wine and cocktails. The first phase is open to adults aged 18 and up.
Phase 2, opening this summer, adds a Finnish sauna and aromatherapy-infused steam rooms. A third and final phase is scheduled to open later in the year, adding an elevated boardwalk through the Chugach Forest, six wooden tubs, two Alaskan barrel saunas, and two Russian-style banya saunas.
Additional amenities at Alyeska Nordic Spa include lounging areas, outdoor heated walkways, fleece-lined bathrobes, and an exfoliation cabin to finish a hydrotherapy session.
“No matter the season, there are not many locations in the world as stunning as the nature surrounding Alyeska Resort,” says Ryan Pomeroy, CEO of resort owner Pomeroy Lodging. “We designed the Nordic Spa to feel as connected to the forest as possible, using natural materials and open spaces for an immersive experience.”
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