An easy two hour drive away, Mont-Tremblant has long been a favoured four-season playground for guests from the National Capital Region. Now, there’s yet another great reason to visit, with the recent completion of a major expansion at Scandinave Spa. Nestled in the Laurentian forest on the shores of the Riviere Diable, Spa Scandinave is just moments from both the ski village and many of the area’s hotels and condominium developments.
Recognized as a worldwide pioneer in the field of hydrotherapy since 1999, Quebec-based Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant officially unveiled its new facilities on January 18, 2018 and Ottawa At Home was invited to participate in their celebration. The spa’s newly-opened area incorporates a number of new installations, including a huge infinity-edge hot tub with a thermal waterfall, a dry sauna, a steam bath and a cold pool featuring a Nordic waterfall. Several new outdoor relaxation areas are also available. All these new elements serve to complement the spa’s existing facilities.
While the expansion does mean the Scandinave spa is now able to increase the number of visitors it can welcome at any one time, the true focus of the improvements has been to enhance the thermal and relaxation aspects of the spa. The new section blends seamlessly with the old at Scandinave, capitalizing on the perfect balance of elegance and rustic charm that characterizes the entire operation.
Scandinave offers the opportunity to enjoy the complete, traditional Scandinavian bath ritual which involves alternating through indoor spaces (sauna, steam and relaxation rooms) as well as outdoor ones (hot and cold pools plus relaxation areas, complete with fire pits or heat lamps). It is a peaceful, natural experience that is both soothing and rejuvenating at the same time. The opportunity to enjoy a professional massage adds to the allure, making a trip to Scandinave a nice option after a day spent skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or biking on the area’s many trails.
At the grand opening of the new “Infinity” area of the spa, guests were treated to live music, informative tours and delicious food supplied by the nearby Chateau Beauvallon’s Prime Steak Sushi Bar Restaurant. Mild temperatures and a gentle snowfall added to the ambiance of the event, with steam rising from the hot tubs serving as a beckoning enticement to take the plunge and enjoy all the Scandinave has to offer.