As you would expect given its popularity and extensive facilities, spa culture is not forgotten in and around Heavenly where there are plenty of day spas and in-hotel spas too, as well as more spa facilities in several of the casino complexes.

The Elements Spa at the Lakeshore Lodge (+1 (530) 541 2180; elementsoftahoe.com) is typical of what’s available in the nearby hotels. It has hot tubs, sauna, a hydrotherapy jet tub and a huge choice of treatments including body wraps and scrubs, paraffin dips, facials and waxing.

The Psychic Spa (+1 (530) 541 8900) in Heavenly Village offers a variation on the conventional spa treatment with Reiki and spiritual massages on offer as well as psychic readings of your palm or with Tarot cards and a Chakra balancing service.

There are also several hot springs bubbling up in the area. David Walley's Hot Springs (+1 (775) 782 8155) is close to Heavenly’s Nevada base and has six mineral pools ranging in temperatures from 98 to 104 degrees Farenheit as well as a fresh water relaxation pool heated to 85 degrees and full spa facilities.