WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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excursions "dashing through the snow" multiple generations coming up, they might be too young [to ski] or maybe they've left their better skiing days behind them. There should be every activity level for anyone pursuing their passions." Although Omni can accommodate 5,000 skiers on a busy Saturday during ski season, the resort will certainly entertain any and all non- skiing visitors with a laundry list of to-dos. Think slopeside climbing walls, ice skating, or the 25,000-square-foot spa for massages, facials, and newly introduced "rituals" featuring botanicals and nutraceutically charged juices from Omni's fresh hydroponic herb gardens. There's nothing like a hydro-massage shower or a dip in an air-jet color ther- apy tub to soothe away the day. You might even see a skier or two soak- ing after a tough run. The most popular activity outside of skiing at Omni is dog sled- ding. Imagine gliding across a winter wonderland pulled by a team of Alaskan Huskies. These high-drive dogs are actually sled dog rescue pups, some with an Iditarod or two under their collars. The experience is half hands-on, half riding through open fields and rolling hills (like a rollercoaster sans motion sickness). Or go for some literal horsepower with sleigh rides from the eques- trian center, two hours of dashing through the snow for photo ops and quiet moments. Omni's Canopy Tour forgoes the hush-hush tree- lined serenity for a thrill-seeking zip across treetops and high-flying suspension bridges. Keep your eyes open for a new tubing facility and family snowmobiling center at Omni. Families with little snow bunnies turn to Omni Kids to busy them with activities like the spa's Princess Package, Cookies & Critters DIY stuffed toy making, or the Kinderwoods Playground with its carousel and mini zip line. There's also babysitting for when the parents are the ones hitting the slopes. Topnotch Resort and Spa "We hope to make non-skiers more welcome in a skiers' world," says Topnotch Resort and Spa's Concierge Carol Crawford. "We encourage everyone to enjoy our beautiful Vermont winter." Near the Vermont village of Stowe, the resort is in the heart of the Green Mountains and is listed in Travel + Leisure's list of the 500 World's Best Hotels. Topnotch Resort and Spa 178 WellesleyWeston Magazine | winter 2012/2013 COURTESY OF TOP NOT C H RESORT AND SPA

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