Calgary, AB – July 23, 2020 – The Kananaskis Nordic Spa (the Spa) is thrilled to announce its reopening today, Friday, July 24, in tandem with the reopening of neighbouring property Crosswaters Resort (the Resort). Renowned for their stunning settings and hydrotherapy offerings, the Spa and the Resort have shifted their service offering in response to COVID-19 and are readily accepting guests at revised capacities with enhanced health and safety measures in place.

“The health and wellbeing of our guests is at the heart of what we do, and I am thrilled to welcome the public back to embrace the elements, discover the benefits of hydrotherapy, and find refuge here in the Kananaskis Valley,” said Alexandra Sharpe-Keene, Vice President of Spa Operations, Kananaskis Nordic Spa. “Wellness routines have been so important over the past few months and I look forward to seeing the Kananaskis Nordic Spa become a key part of peoples’ self-care rituals once more.”

The Spa and the Resort closed temporarily on March 18, 2020 as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Now, with the greenlight from Alberta Health, a new adult-only Picnic and Spa Package has been launched that includes guaranteed access to the coveted wellness amenities available at the Resort and the Spa’s hydrotherapy pools coupled with a gourmet picnic dinner for two. In keeping with provincial guidance, the Spa’s saunas and steam rooms remain closed.

“We are incredibly pleased to reopen Crosswaters Resort to once again offer our guests a truly unique refuge in which to relax and recharge,” said Graeme Jenkins, Vice President of Operations, Pomeroy Lodging, the Alberta-based parent company of Crosswaters Resort. “This newly renovated accommodation is one of the Kananaskis region’s hidden gems and its latest Picnic and Spa Package is the perfect way to experience everything the Resort and the area has to offer, from wellness amenities, to hydrotherapy, to fresh local food and stunning mountain vistas.”

While the Resort previously featured an adult-only floor, upon reopening it has become a fully adult-only accommodation to provide one-of-a-kind retreat-style getaway. The Resort is walking distance to the offerings available at the nearby Spa and the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, including various food and beverages outlets.

“We recognized the need to offer another option to guests who want to prioritize calm and relaxation above all else,” said Jenkins. “We continue to warmly welcome families to Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, but now offer Crosswaters Resort as an alternative for those wanting the ultimate wellness retreat.” 

The new adult-only Picnic and Spa Package is available for purchase and includes accommodation for two people, access to the Spa’s pools for the day, and a picnic dinner for two.

As wellness-centred operations, both the Spa and Crosswaters Resort are committed to the health and wellbeing of guests and staff. Enhanced health and safety protocols in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:

  • Touchless intake, check-in and payment.
  • Extended time between Spa treatments to allow for additional disinfecting between guests.
  • The reconfiguration of all entryways and reception desks to allow for social distancing.
  • Employee wellness checks at the start and end of every shift.
  • Bluetooth technology that monitors max capacity (65 people) and social distancing in the Spa.
  • Staggered access to the Spa’s hydrotherapy pools that allows time for full sanitization in between morning (9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) and evening (3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) sessions.
  • Prohibited re-entry to the Spa upon exit to help manage guest capacity.
  • Access to the Spa by reservation only, required at least 24 hours in advance.

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