Jane is a sophomore in high school, as is her friend, Jess. Jane's mom, Lynn, is 45. It was the long weekend in February, and Jane and Jess had both needed practice with their skiing before feeling confident enough to go on that year's school ski trip. Jane's mom, Lynn, had set up a little ski trip vacation and had invited Jess to come along with them. That Thursday evening, their bags were all packed and very early the next day, they headed out for the ski resort.
Having arrived at the resort while it was still early, Jane and Jess were still able to book two introductory lessons for that day. Their instructor was a guy about in his 50's named Carl. Between lessons, they did a couple of runs on the beginner slope with Lynn. By three, they were all tired so they headed back to the slope-side chalet they had rented. Leaving the skis and poles outside, Lynn went to her room and Jane and Jess went to theirs. The chalet had two showers but only one was in working order because of the recent cold snap. Because of that, Lynn had been able to negotiate a sizable reduction in the rental fees. They decided to keep the showers as short as possible to avoid running out of hot water. Having won the toss, Jane showered first, and when she got out wearing a bathrobe and drying her hair, she was shocked to see that her mom and Jess were waiting their turn in the living room, completely naked. While both Jane and Lynn had seen each other in the nude in the past, it had not been a household policy to remain that way for longer than necessary.
It was Jess' turn to shower and she headed for the bathroom. After she left, Jane asked her mom what was the occasion.
"Did it upset you that I didn't have any clothes on?" She asked her daughter.
"No, it didn't upset me. I just thought it was weird that my mother was sitting totally naked with my best friend, just chatting away."
She explained that as she and Jess took off their ski suits, Jess had asked if it would be okay if she stayed nude while waiting. Not wanting to make Jess feel uncomfortable, she had decided to stay naked as well.
"Are you two going to stay naked the entire time we're here now?" asked Jane.
"Well, honey, to be honest, it's rather nice to be able to walk around feeling completely free", said Lynn.
"Well, if you guys are going to walk around in the nude, I guess I'm going to feel pretty awkward staying dressed. So, I guess I'll join you both", said Jane, slipping her bathrobe off her shoulders.
After Jane finished drying herself off, she joined her mom, naked except for the towel covering her long black hair. She stayed in the living room, keeping her mother company. When Jess came running down the stairs from her shower, she had still not dressed. Instead, she said, "So, what do you all want for dinner? I'm going out for some."
"If you don't mind," said Lynn. "I'd prefer to go out. I'd like to see what this place has got to offer."
"Fine, we'll go out for dinner", repeated Jess, "but it's my treat. On the way here, I saw a nice Swiss chalet-style restaurant that offers cheese fondue dinners with a rustic fireside ambiance. I also noticed they have a swimming pool, a sauna and a little disco. I could put the entire evening on my credit-card. Since you are already paying for the chalet, will you accept to be my guests?"
Sure, it will be our pleasure", Lynn answered. At 45, she was still pretty enough to turn heads and she kept her body in excellent shape and condition, with daily workouts in the gym and a healthy diet, leaning heavily on a carefully selected menu that she prepared fresh daily.
After her husband had been killed in a car crash, two years ago, she had not been out on the town or had dated anybody. She had planned the ski trip as the beginning of a new period in her life. She was therefore happy to have the company of her nearly adult daughter and her girl-friend. Both girls had attracted a lot of attention when they had appeared on the slope in their brand-new and tight fitting ski suits, that day.
She dashed into the shower, herself, but was back again barely as soon as she had gone, "Okay, lets go, but we have still two hours left until we should go for dinner."
Totally ignoring her nakedness, she went for the telephone and after looking in the local phone directory; she called the Swiss Chalet and ordered a table. It was now 5 p.m. and the earliest table reservation available was for 8 ... What to do in the meantime?
"Let's go visit the sauna and have a little swim before dinner," suggested Jess.
"Okay! Good idea." said Jan and Lynn agreed. They dressed in their rooms, put their swimsuits and make-up kits in a bag and walked to the Swiss Chalet, just a few hundred yards down the hill.
As they arrived, the sun had just disappeared behind the big mountain, and the long shadows and the pink glow of the peaks created a romantic atmosphere that inspired the girls and Lynn alike. They felt free and adventurous when they entered the reception-hall of the Swiss Chalet.
The young lady at the reception desk described the services offered by the complex. "Welcome to the Swiss Chalet. Next to the restaurant we have our spa. There, you will find our massage center where our qualified therapists can offer you diverse techniques; Swedish or California massage therapy, hot stones, sea water, shiatsu or acupressure, amongst others, as the client would wish."
"On the other side of the lounge, we have our aquatic center ; Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath and, on the terrace ... yes, outside ... we have a heated salt-water pool, a whirlpool bath, a heated mineral bath, an ice water bath or, if you prefer, fresh snow for after the sauna. You may chose to try any, or all of these in water order you wish; detailed instructions are posted in several areas around the complex. If this is your first time, I would strongly suggest that you follow the recommended procedure."
"The entire complex; hotel, chalets, restaurant, spa and swimming pool is part of a chain of winter-sports complexes located in several parts of Europe and the owners, Europeans as well, insist that every hotel offers the same services and are run according to the rules of our parent company and so, I must advise you that the sauna is 'mixed' and that total nudity is required for all activities."
"If you prefer, I could call the hotel down the road and book you an appointment at their aquatic center; their installation is less elaborate, their pool is indoor and is filled with chlorinated fresh water end they only have the pool, a whirlpool bath and saunas. However, the saunas are segregated and wearing a bathing suit is requires for the pool and the whirlpool bath."
"It doesn't bother you to propose the services of a competitor?" asked Lynn.
"Not at all, we do it all the time; quite a few of their clients who would want to try the experience or would have wanted to use the aquatic center but had forgotten to pack a bathing suit come to us. When everything is totaled up," said she with a smile, "I think we come out ahead. Would you care to try it or shall I call the other hotel?"
"How much is it?" asked Jess.
"Except for the massage therapy, there are no added fees – it is included in your package."
The three women looked at each other ... thinking of their little nude episode of an hour ago while waiting for the shower of their chalet. "Let's try it!" all three answered unison.
The woman confirmed the table reservation for 8.pm and suggested that they go to the sauna first. "If you like, we could come get you a little ahead of time so that you may get dressed for the restaurant. Unfortunately, the restaurant is not 'clothing optional' tonight."
"You mean to say that, occasionally, the restaurant is nude, as well?"
"Yes, usually, the first Wednesday of the month, except when that day is a holiday. By the way, the lounge is equipped with floor to ceiling windows on the side facing the hill but you do not have to worry ... they're equipped with one-way glass."
They entered the spa and found themselves in a spacious lounge decorated in a Grecian theme, with columns, vines and couches. In the center, there was a fountain with Aphrodite pouring water from an amphora. The end wall, with its one-way window, showed the great view of the valley and the mountains. On each side, there was an archway. The one on the left was marked 'Therapy' while the one on the right was marked 'Baths.' They chose the right-hand archway and suddenly stood among a group of men - all naked and ready to enter the sauna. In spite of what the young lady at the reception had stated, Jess, Jane and Lynn had not expected to be confronted with such a presentation of male nudity. For the girls, it was the first time they saw a naked man.
Lynn tried to save the situation: "I think they are all having a birthday because they are dressed in their birthday-suits". The girls giggled and looked for empty lockers. They hesitated. Two hours ago, Jane had been quite stunned by the nudity of her girl-friend and of her Mom - and now they were expected to strip in front of these men?
"Hi, nice to see you again, ladies" - a deep and sympathetic voice with a foreign accent came from behind a half-opened locker door. It sounded somewhat familiar to them. And then, when he shut the locker door, they saw him in all his naked glory. It was Carl, the Tyrolean ski instructor who had been supervising their lessons on the slope this morning. It was obvious that being a professional ski instructor kept him in excellent shape.
.... There is more of this story ...