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Guests and Visitors Will Enjoy Invigorating Seasonal Spa Treatments That Conjure Up a Sense of Place  

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – December 19, 2016 – Known for its ideal mid-mountain location at Northstar California Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe announced a new spa program launching at its signature retreat, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe, providing targeted treatments to complement the myriad of year-round outdoor activities offered at the resort. From skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing in the winter to hiking, mountain biking and kayaking in the warmer months, the 17,000-square-foot forest sanctuary will revive sore muscles with natural elements, such as warm indigenous stones from Lake Tahoe and signature blends to ease tender joints.

The new menu includes locally driven treatments like “Tahoe Tree of Life” which restores the body and mind with an aromatic salt soak incorporating elements from the Lake and a “Biodynamic Facial” featuring organic and biodynamic ingredients that gently tones and hydrates dry skin resulting from the high altitude. For nail care, an indulgent “Ultimate Manicure” and “Ultimate Pedicure” is now available to deeply nourish, repair, replenish and condition nails for longer lasting results.

“Our goal with the new spa program is to celebrate what we have available to us locally as well as offer specific treatments that complement the abundance of year-round outdoor adventures,” said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “For those who are looking to renew their commitment to healthy living, or are simply in need of a respite from the holiday season’s indulgences, we are committed to improving the wellness of our guests’ mind, body and soul in the relaxing and revitalizing surroundings of our mountainside oasis.”

A focus of the new spa program, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe also introduced four localized treatments to its new menu that will be offered year round, with adjustments made to each depending on the season. This winter, to combat the cold and dryness from Lake Tahoe’s wintry outdoors and ease sore muscles resulting from the various seasonal activities, the four signature winter spa treatments focus on restoration, renewal, relaxation and recovery. These signature spa treatments include:

Ultimate Radiance and Renewal Facial
$280 | 80 minutes

The Ultimate Radiance and Renewal Facial includes a brush cleanse, skin radiance mask, age-defying crystal facial massage, specialized scalp massage and a lifting mask. This must-have treatment for a radiant, youthful complexion will relax your mind and leave you feeling refreshed and glowing!

Winter Solstice Manicure & Pedicure

$150 | 75 minutes

Enjoy a soothing respite from the dry, cold winds of the slopes with our exclusive new Fig Milk and Argan Oil manicure and pedicure. Fig Milk extract softens your skin while Argan Oil nourishes, hydrates and protects.

Chai Spice Body Warmer

$235 | 75 minutes

Wrap yourself in the warm scents of chai spice and vanilla in this restorative body treatment.  Ginger, cardamom, black pepper and clove warm the body and support circulation while soothing muscle and joint discomfort.  Renew your skin with a body polishing scrub, followed by a loose wrap to encourage your body’s natural detoxification process with a chai body butter application.  A gentle scalp and neck massage while wrapped will set your mind adrift and leave you feeling calm and cozy.

Après-Ski Recovery

$275 | 80 minutes

After a day on the mountain, return tight, aching muscles to peak condition with this focused, tension-relieving treatment and a take home gift of Arnica Turmeric Joint formula with extracts of ginger and frankincense.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe features 17 luxurious treatment rooms, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, a fully integrated wellness program including a variety of fitness classes, and a heated co-ed Spa lap pool overlooking the slopes. Guests of the resort as well as spa-goers are encouraged to unwind by the cozy fireplace in the private restoration lounge or step into the dry-heat-lodge to detoxify, or the mentally uplifting eucalyptus steam room to energize, which are each conveniently located in both the women’s and men’s lounge. Each lounge also includes a private whirlpool.

With a range of wonderful spa experiences to choose from, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe remains the ultimate in relaxed California luxury destinations, where #RCMemories are created.

To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact your travel professional, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.