When it comes to recovering from or preparing for a session on the slopes, nothing compares to the benefits of stretching and meditative breathing at the base—or summit—of a mountain. Yoga can help calm and focus the mind while improving strength and flexibility, advantages all skiers and riders can reap. From morning Yoga for Skiers on top of Aspen Mountain to Sun Valley’s Après-Ski Yoga, here is the lowdown on how to unite mind, body and spirit at yoga classes across Ski Country.
Note: More and more, ski resorts are offering pre- and post-skiing or -riding yoga classes, but these are the ones we can send you to.
Set the tune for a day on the slopes with Yoga for Skiers, an indoor practice held in Aspen Mountain’s 11,212-foot summit lodge, Sundeck. Ride the Silver Queen Gondola—foot pass or lift ticket required—to join the $5 class before skiing down Aspen Mountain. Classes are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
2. Big Sky Resort, MT
Offering five morning and one evening class per week, Big Sky Resort offers yoga most days of the week. Yogis practice in the Wellness Studio, located on the pedestrian level of Village Center. A single class costs $15, and an unlimited week pass goes for $50.
3. Keystone, CO
At Keystone’s new Studio K, skiers can practice yoga every day of the week. Options include Breathe and Flow, Sunrise Flow and more. For a healthier take on après, hit the mat for a late-afternoon Apres-Ski Yoga session. Drop in for $14 or purchase a 10-punch pass for $120.
4. Squaw Valley, CA
Skiers and snowboarders can find inspiration at Squaw Valley’s Wanderlust Yoga Studio, a 1,000-square-foot sanctuary with mountain vistas. Drop-in rates are $17 per class, and multiclass packs are available at a discount.
5. Stowe Mountain Lodge | Stowe, VT
Home to Stowega classes, Stowe Mountain Lodge helped pioneer snowga, an outdoor winter yoga practice with an emphasis on connecting with the earth through grounding poses.
6. Sun Valley, ID
Start Saturdays right with an 8 a.m. yoga practice complete with views of Baldy Mountain. On Tuesdays, enjoy Après-Ski Yoga at 5 p.m. Classes are complimentary and take place at the Spa at Sun Valley’s Lodge Fitness Room.
7. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
Celebrate Sundays with a complimentary 8 a.m. yoga practice at Lululemon in Whistler Village’s Crystal Lodge and Suites building.
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