Aspen Health & Beauty

Establishment neighborhood
Aspen Vida Medi Spa
420 W Main St., Aspen
We’ve all had that moment when you land somewhere new and need a wax, pronto. Aspen Vida Medi Spa is the spot that locals will always recommend, a one-stop-shop for all your massage, hair-removal, facial, and cutting-edge-treatment needs. The facials in particular are excellent. Owner Eden Henschel is no stranger to the effect Aspen’s dry air and high altitude can have on skin. Her slew of treatments address everything from parched, flaky complexions to melasma, all utilizing the latest in facial technology. We’re fans of the massage offering, especially the quick thirty-minute sessions targeting wherever hurts—like tech neck or achy legs after long days on the slopes.
Remède Spa at the St. Regis
315 E. Dean St., Aspen
Nowhere is the spa scene more critical than at a ski resort, where back-aches and sore muscles (not to mention altitude sickness) are par for the course. That's probably why the Rèmede Spa at the St. Regis is widely regarded as one of the chain's best. There are several Aspen-specific treatments, which include oxygen therapy for those adjusting to the mountain air, as well as deep moisturization for parched skin. Even if you don't splurge on a treatment, the plunge pools and series of hot tubs in the lounge are worthy of an entire afternoon.
O2 Aspen
408 S. Mill St., Aspen
O2 is part studio, part spa, and part boutique, each with compelling offerings, but we like it best for its pilates and yoga classes. They're one of the only outfits in town with a serious collection of machines, making it a life-saver if you're the kind of person that can't go a week without a reformer. Private sessions book up quickly during Christmas and other peak times, so call in advance of your trip to get something set up. Schedule a facial afterwards for the full experience.