Experience Winter at These 3 Luxury Ski Resorts in Canada
The winter holidays are the best time to spend a few days on the slopes and while there are many ski resorts in Canada, a few of them are more luxurious than others. If you want to plan a dream winter vacation, then you will want to check out these three luxury ski resorts in Canada. High quality ski, beautiful rooms, and featuring some of the most memorable destinations in Canada, these ski resorts are a cut above the rest.
Fairmont Tremblant, Quebec
Fairmont Tremblant is located at the foot of the mountains in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec and it is the only ski in and ski out resort in the region. Each one of the 314 luxurious guest rooms are complete with high end amenities and spectacular views of the mountains and lake.
This resort offers much more than skiing too. Guests are encouraged to go hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling and ziplining during their time outdoors. In the afternoon, people can walk through the village as they shop for souvenirs before returning to the resort for dinner at one of the two restaurants. The Windigo Restaurant offers dining in a casual atmosphere while the Nansen Lounge offers a more romantic setting for couples.
Fairmont Tremblant is situated in the french province of Quebec and is easily accessible from North East United States, Toronto, Montreal, and even Halifax. It’s a great location that not only offers high end skiing and accommodations, it also offers the ability to experience french Canadian culture at its finest.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a luxury resort that allows guests to relax away from the busyness of nearby Vancouver at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a world renown ski in and ski out resort and is only a five-minute walk from the Village of Whistler. Guests can ski the slopes or hike the mountain trails during the day and explore the theatres, and restaurants in town later at night.
The Wildflower restaurant is located on the resort, so that guests can enjoy a delicious dinner without leaving the comforts and warmth of the resort. Be sure to check out their Sunday Brunch, it’s one of the best places in Whistler to energize yourself for a day on the slopes.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is nestled in a quiet part of Banff National Park in Alberta. Banff can be a bit touristy within town; however, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is far enough from the hustle and bustle that you tend to miss most of the rowdiness of downtown Banff.
Guests have amazing views of the Victoria Glacier as well as the stunning lake itself. The resort offers skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, showshoeing, snowmobiling and horse drawn carriage rides. While this resort doesn’t have ski-in ski-out it’s still only a short drive to several world class Mountains. While all of these outdoor activities would seem like enough to most people, the resort also incorporates additional activities throughout the year. In order to see the most of Banff National Park, guests will want to take advantage of the guided mountain tours that the resorts offer. Lake Louise turns into a winter wonderland every year during the holidays when the ice castle gets constructed in the middle of the frozen lake. Bring your skates, or pick up rentals for a magical afternoon skating on Lake Louise.
These three winter friendly resorts allow guests to feel like they are being treated like royalty on their ski vacation. Each one offers amenities that that are in a whole different league compared to other ski resorts in Canada. Whistler & Lake Louise are located near numerous stops on the train route for the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer and each of these three resorts are easily accessible by car and are a short drive from international airports. Enjoy the beauty of winter in Canada in three of the most gorgeous parts of Canada.