There’s no better feeling than slicing through the snow beneath a crisp blue sky as the snow-capped peaks that surround the Cardrona Alpine Resort whizz by in a blurry stream. At least, that’s what we thought until we caught wind of Asahi’s game-changing new concept. As of Monday 3rd September, the revered Japanese beer brand will be installing an authentic Japanese bathhouse at the base of the resort for the 2018 Audi quattro Winter Games, and now we’re finding ourselves craving the post-ski aftermatch as much as the skiing itself.
For just five days, keen ski-goers can leave the snowy slopes after a long day of schussing and shredding and enter the warm embrace of a steaming onsen pool, before soaking into a state of utter relaxation — ice cold Asahi Super Dry in hand, of course. Bathrobes and towels are complimentary, while the nearby Asahi Noodle Bar will keep your cockles warm and your belly full with piping hot, mouth-watering Asian delights by the tray load.
For those who prefer to remain indoors, the Cardrona Alpine Resort will be serving up a glorious, Japanese inspired winter menu by the comfort of the roaring fire — no swimsuit necessary. While entry to the Asahi onsen pool is free, we recommend booking in quick for spots are extremely limited and we’re expecting them to disappear fast.
Asahi Onsen pool is free for all Cardrona Lift Pass holders, with six 45 minute sessions daily for six people at a time, from 9am – 4pm. For more information and bookings, click here.