Afterwards we went to the Scandinave Spa for some high-end outdoor hot-tubing. Cameras were not allowed inside, but check out the website photos to get the idea – it was pretty swank. I’m not sure I like it more than JJ spa (especially value-wise), but it was a nice experience.
Bonus one-week-later SK ski report (sorry no photos):
I had a ski Wednesday night which was pretty nice, and one last night which was EPIC. -20-something, but wind down to -32. The trails were groomed yesterday morning, but the wind blew the snow all over the trail so there were no trackset and you could barely see the skate trail. I plowed off the trail more than once in the dark (even with my headlamp). However, for the first time ever i kept up with the skating crowd. To be fair, these conditions were really my comparative advantage: no way to be technical or make use of glide, and only sweat and determination to get over the drifts and crunch along the snowmobile path. My headlamp and I made the most of it to lead the group. 😉
By the end my hands had warmed up, but my eyebrows and eyelashes were frozen, and I had a giant frozen snot/condensate shield on my face muffler. 5km loop in about 45 minutes, I called it a day and went home. Respect for polar explorers just grew 10-fold.