This newly reopened resort complex situated on the outskirts of Quebec's Charlevoix region, located just 35 miles from Québec City, got our attention thanks to the eye-catching architecture and the ideal après ski amenities. Centrally located halfway between Mont Sainte-Anne and Le Massif de Charlevoix, Station Blü Nordic Spa was recognized with the Grand Design Award in 2011 and named the 33rd Best Spa in the World by Conde Nast Traveller UK in 2013. The spa features a wood-heated sauna, a steam bath, and a whirlpool in an incredible natural countryside setting. The spa design is focused on social settings, with open spaces including the spas and the common areas and a lively occupancy rate of 140 guests.
The spa encompasses three black wood pavilions built throughout the natural setting, which includes a babbling river and is connected by heated concrete walkways. Big windows and the open concept bring the outdoor world inside adding to the calming uncluttered space. The spa offers the option for use of the facilities as well as additional treatments and dining in the bistro, which also serves wine and champagne. The perfect après ski destination for all your senses.
Station Blü originally opened in June 2011, before falling on hard economic times resulting in a closure earlier this year, and is now reopening this January 2016 under new ownership.
·Station Blü [Official Site]
·Nordic baths Blü Station: 5 million investment and reopening scheduled for November [Tourisme Express]
·Station Blü [Architizer]
·Mapping the 25 Best Après-Ski Spots in North America [Curbed Ski]