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Photo by Janis Nicolay; written by Jess Thomson

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Spa. Walk through the woods down a snowy path to Scandinave Spa, a Nordic oasis just outside town. For $57, you can do as many circuits as you like of the Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam room, hot baths, and cold plunges. scandinave.com

Sip. Shrug into a seven-layer duck down parka and sip shots of vodka in the blue-hued Belvedere Ice Room (pictured), kept at an arctic -13° F. Housed inside the Bearfoot Bistro, Whistler’s best spot for oysters and Champagne, the former cigar room holds a rotating collection of more than 60 vodkas. Tasting $47/4 vodkas; 4121 Village Green; 604/932-3433.

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