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Where Big Sky, Mont.>Alpenglow Traveling Spa and Yoga

Taught in the 2,500-square-foot Red Raven Art Gallery in Big Sky, with its wall of windows that overlook the mountains, this free-form yoga class focuses on breathing work and adapting to the altitude.


$12; private classes, which can be taught in your condo or hotel room, are $75 per hour; mats provided.



Where Snowbird, Utah>The Cliff Lodge

Daily yoga classes scheduled around the ski day focus on stretching, warming up for the slopes or cooling down after a mountain workout. Located in the Cliff Spa, the studio’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide a view of the Wasatch range, reflected in a wall of mirrors.

Cost A single class is free with spa access; a $20 day pass includes a class and use of the spa’s sauna and steam rooms; mats provided.

Contact 801-933-2225;

Where Lake Tahoe, Calif.>Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center

This full-service studio offers seven styles of yoga. Skiers should try the Restorative class, emphasizing relaxing and strengthening postures, and the Yin class, offered in the evenings, to promoteflexibility after a day on the mountain.

Cost $15, $30 for three classes; mat rentals, $1

Contact 530-550-8333;

Where Beaver Creek, Colo.>The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

The hotel’s spa offers Power Yoga and Anusara Yoga, along with winter conditioning classes inside its studio, where two sets of French doors open to sweeping views of the valley.

Cost $15; mats provided

Contact 800-241-3333;

Where Smugglers’ Notch, Vt.>Mountain Massage Center

Focusing on teaching skiers how to breathe, stretch and strengthen to enhance performance on the slopes, the resort’s Yoga for Everybody class is just that—suited to all levels.

Cost $15; mats provided

Contact 800-451-8752;

December 2005