I love everything about skiing and the great outdoors… almost. I want to be outdoorsy and active but I want my skin to be young, smooth and beautiful. I don’t care if you are a man or woman, twenty or eighty. We all want to look good. That rugged mountain man look is out. Ok, not really. I still love a rugged mountain man with big strong arms and a beard. But, the skin that accompanies a rugged mountain man is out for everyone!
When I moved to Jackson from LA I was in heaven. Being surrounded by so much natural beauty and so many fun outdoor activities was a dream come true. Over the first year though I realized that the climate was taking a toll on my skin. The winters are wet, cold and dry. In the summer, the sun is extremely intense due to the high altitude and the air is extra dry.
Don’t get me wrong. Jackson Hole is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The mountain views are incredible. The wildlife is amazing. The opportunities for outdoor adventures will blow your mind. Living here is a joy for me. I’ve been lucky to travel a lot but I would still put Jackson Hole on the top of my list for dream destinations.
Putting extra effort into maintaining my skin is a very small price to pay for all that Jackson offers. The special attention must be paid though or things start to get ugly. When you come, you want to make sure to bring some extra moisturizer. It really is dry.
A blustery day of powder skiing or day hiking in Grand Teton National Park is heaven for everything except your skin. You are bound to be a little wind chapped. The outdoor time is always worth it but it’s important to counteract the effects of all of the sun and wind. Beyond using sunscreen and moisturizing regularly, I highly recommend you make a trip to the Spring Creek Ranch Spa part of your travel plans.
You will be exposing your skin to a harsher climate than it is probably used to and some extra loving for your skin will be in order. Spring Creek Ranch makes it super easy for you to restore or protect your skin. The world-class spa will leave you pampered and better than new.
There are a variety of facial treatments for you to choose from. Why stop with the face though? With the addition of a full body treatment you will be pampered and refreshed from head to toe.
It’s easy to get caught up in all of the action and adventure that Jackson has to offer. The best ski resort in the country and so many other options, such as Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, natural hot springs, hot tubs, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, rafting and more! Enjoy all that Jackson has to offer but remember to take care of your body and your skin. After all, it’s great to go home from vacation feeling and looking refreshed.