Being a massage therapist in “Ski Town USA”, Steamboat Springs, I see a lot of folks in the winter months with sore quads, calves, and hamstrings from their long days of skiing on our champagne powder. Almost as often as sore leg muscles are complaint’s about neck pain, and often I believe this has nothing to do with the increased physical activity most experience when visiting Steamboat. Instead I believe this has to do with hotel pillows. Often hotel pillows are oversized, this leaves your neck crooked at an improper level for 8 or so hours. You wake up feeling fatigued, ladened with knots, and unhappy, and so you book a massage. While I am happy to give you a massage and work out these adhesion’s that have been forming at night, I would rather see you waking up feeling revived. My solution, if at all possible, travel with your own pillow from home. If you are driving this shouldn’t be a problem, but sometimes limited space while flying might make it a bit more of a hassle. I use a feather pillow, so am often able to bring it aboard flights as a carry on. Regardless of whether or not you are able to bring your pillow as a carry on, I would strongly urge you to make traveling with your own pillow a priority. Give your neck a break, and enjoy your next ski vacation!