Warm jasmine oil dripping in your ear may not sound like pampering, but it's part of a precise and very relaxing Ayurvedic treatment offered at The Spa at Chateau Whistler, which opened this winter at Chateau Whistler Resort in British Columbia.

Capping a $45 million expansion, the 10,000-square-foot spa echoes the elegance of the resort, with lead crystal framed windows and natural materials such as slate, limestone, and exotic wood.

Touted as British Columbia's first full-service spa, the facility offers a range of treatments from herbal bath therapies to Ahava mud wraps. Perhaps the most unusual are the Ayurvedic treatments that tailor each therapy to a person's Dosha--the essential elements that define our personalities according to a system of ancient Indian healing.

Popular with incentive groups, the 342-room Chateau Whistler sits at the base of Blackcomb mountain, one of the world's highest-ranked ski slopes. The alpine surroundings offer abundant year-round recreation. Now, after a hard day of skiing, golfing, or river rafting, achievers can soothe their sore muscles in style.