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2008 "Best Spa for Hiking & Winter Sports

Sept 22, 2008

Based upon thousands of votes, submitted by visitors and Luxury Spa Finder Magazine around the world, The Hills Health Ranch has been named as one of the top 10 Best Spas for Winter Sports. The awards represent the most complete consumer assessment of the global spa market.

"Now in its 6th year, our Readers Choice awards have become the industry's premier award program - the spa worlds answer to the Academy Awards", said Spa Finder Inc. President Susie Ellis from New York.

"In last years 2007 polling, The Hills Health Ranch was voted as Best Spa for Weight Loss, and being recognized in 2008  for our amazing Winter Sports programs and our summer Hiking experiences, continues to give global consumer assurance of our high quality Spa experiences" said Pat Corbett, President.

"With our daily summer hiking programs on 20,000 acres,  the December to March snowfalls creates some of  North America's leading cross country ski & snowshoe trail networks & centers for outdoor ski'n spa enthusiasts" said Regula Wittmer, Wellness Director of The Hills Health Ranch. "There are few spas in the world that can offer what we have in winter", she added, "we have created the ultimate winter fitness facility & programs with 150 KM of world class cross country ski trials, snowshoeing, our own downhill ski & snowboard terrain park, 2 outdoor skating rinks, snowmobiling,  dogsled  tours, & snow tubing with lift, to compliment our 40 fitness classes and workshops weekly".
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Best For Weight Loss
100 Mile House, BC-Sept. 29, 2007-Spa Finders Inc, the global spa resource, has announced that The Hills Health Ranch has been named among the top-10 Best Spas in the world for Weight Loss in its fifth annual Spa Finder Readers Choice Award. Based on thousands of votes submitted by visitors and Luxury Spa Finder Magazine, the awards represent the most complete consumer assessment of the global spa market.

"Now in its fifth year, our Readers Choice Awards have become the industry's premier award program-the spa worlds answer to the Academy Awards" said Spa Finder Inc. President Susie Ellis. "With a huge surge in international voting and more than twice as many votes overall compared to last year, this represents an especially meaningful validation of the spa experience provided by The Hills Health Ranch."

"The Hills Health Ranch was named Best Spa for Winter Sports in 2004, Best Spa for Men in 2005, and now receiving recognition as being Best Spa for Weight Loss in the global Spa Finder Reader Poll helps to provide consumer assurance of a great health and wellness experience on a year -round basis", said The Hills Health Ranch President Pat Corbett.

"Our commitment to lifestyle changes, where our mission is to provide an environment for a kick-start to change, is what motivates all of the health and wellness professionals who work at the ranch", said Wellness Director Regula Wittmer. "Its our extensive staff of health professionals, fitness staff, spa staff, chefs in the kitchen, and others who make the experience here effective, memorable, and filled with fun", she added.

A destination spa, The Hills Health Ranch sits amidst 20,000 acres in the southern interior region of British Columbia, and features 100 miles of hiking trails, over 40 fitness classes and workshops weekly, 2 dining rooms, 3 lounges, 26 rooms, 19-- 3 bedrooms chalets, a winter ski and snow-board terrain park, and more.

The Hills Health Ranch
2003 Spa Guide Readers’ Choice
Surrounded by 20,000 acres of wilderness, it's home to one of the country's top weight-loss programs and the perfect retreat for anyone looking for long-term renewal and rejuvenation.  Specialty Wraps, scrubs and facials utilizing the nourishing properties of wild rosehips (grown on the property). Facilities Whirlpool, dry sauna, fitness room (3 workout areas - fully serviced with equipment and health professionals - nutritionist, physiotherapist, personal trainers, doctor and nurses), indoor pool and two indoor hot tubs, 4 fireplaces, largest hiking trail system in North America (35,000 acres) Classes Pilates, yoga, stretch and extensive daily classes are included with all-inclusive spa vacations. Change Rooms Women’s and men’s - 600 sq ft. each. Dining Gourmet spa cuisine with a focus on healthy eating. Size 80,000 sq ft. Bonus Skiing on site, kayaking in the summer.

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The Hills Health Ranch Named Best (for)Winter Sports by Spa Finder Readers and Web Visitors

Savvy Spa Goers Rate The Hills Health Ranch  as Among the Best in the Nation for Best winter sports

New York, NY – October XX, 2004 – The Hills Health Ranch has been honored with a Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Award as one of the top-10 spas in the nation for winter sports. The Awards are based on a poll of Spa Finder readers and web visitors, among the most sophisticated, active spa-goers in the world. By measuring consumer’s favorite spas across a range of specific spa services and features, the Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards represent the most complete annual consumer assessment of the spa market.

“Spa-goers have spoken, and placed The Hills Health Ranch at the very top of their lists for winter sports,” said Spa Finder, Inc. Chairman and CEO Pete Ellis. “This is a tremendous accomplishment given the diversity and quality of stay spas nationwide – a truly meaningful validation of the superb spa experience offered by [The Hills Health Ranch.”

Thousands of readers of Spa Finder publications and visitors to cast ballots for nearly 800 premier spa properties nation- and worldwide to determine the Awards winners. Voters were asked to only cast ballots for spas they’ve visited in the past three years. Spa Finder does not reveal rankings in its “Best” categories (who finished first, second, third, etc.) because of the inherent voting advantage larger spas (with more annual visitors) have over smaller spas.

Spa Finder will formally present The Hills Health Ranch with its Readers’ Choice Award at a champagne reception on November 8th at The Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.