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Beaver Creek Ritz-Carlton

Bachelor Gulch Spa & Fitness Center

A personal 15-inch screen and a DVD of Gladiator will surely take your mind off the burn from any of the 15 cardio machines at the Bachelor Gulch Spa & Fitness Center. For strength training, there are ample free weights and Cybex machines, plus personal trainers for hire. Group classes are offered in an 860-square-foot workout room, where floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Vail Valley.

970-748-6200; bachelorgulch.com


Vail Cascade Aria Spa & Club

The 78,000-square-foot Aria Spa & Club at the Vail Cascade Resort is well-suited to its host mountain: It's big and offers a lot of options, including 48 cardio machines and a generous selection of free weights and strength equipment. It features a basketball court and indoor track, plus squash, racquetball and indoor tennis courts. The club offers 10 workout classes, including ski conditioning and kung fu.

800-282-4183; vailcascade.com

Wyndham Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa

Routinely at the top of various "Best Spa rankings, the Wyndham Peaks Golden Door Spa is, well, solid gold. But don't let its aloe wraps and other froufrou spa treatments scare you away. Its full circuit of strength equipment, 18 cardio machines, 25-foot climbing wall, and kickboxing and spinning classes will keep even the brawniest skier humble.
970-728-2590; thepeaksresort.com