Pair a day on the slopes with mountain resort deals this winter

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Clearly, skiing at Whistler Blackcomb isn’t a day trip for Calgarians. If you’re making the effort to fly out and drive up to the double mountain resort, you’ll be looking for some nice slopeside accommodations.

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Whistler was recently named one of the best ski resorts in the US and Canada by Conde Nast Traveler readers, partly for the world-class skiing but also for the quaint village vibe. Whistler resorts such as The Westin Resort & Spa, and the Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites offer extended stay packages as it takes more than just a couple nights to fully experience what Whistler has to offer. Book a mid week stay package and get a $50 food credit to the onsite restaurant.

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The Josie is a newer boutique hotel in Rossland, BC with striking architecture and gourmet comfort cuisine.
The Josie is a newer boutique hotel in Rossland, BC with striking architecture and gourmet comfort cuisine. jpg

On the opposite end of the spectrum is a small skier’s paradise that flies under the radar. Rossland, BC was named the top ski town in Canada two years in a row by USA Today 10Best. Oozing historic charm, it’s home to The Josie Hotel, part of the Autograph Collection, just steps from RED Mountain Resort‘s iconic red ski lifts. The property also has cedar barrel saunas that offer a panoramic view of the slopes. It also offers an extra discount for long-term stays. Save up to 30 per cent on a stay of seven nights or longer.

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The luxury Flying Moose Chalet in Revelstoke has added a heli-lounge to its bespoke services.  Courtesy, Lindsay Donovan
The luxury Flying Moose Chalet in Revelstoke has added a heli-lounge to its bespoke services. Courtesy, Lindsay Donovan Photo by Lindsay Donovan /jpg

If you’re heading to the family-friendly Revelstoke Mountain Resort, the Flying Moose Chalet has just unveiled a heli-lounge to add to its eight luxury suites. The luxurious 8,200-sq.-foot. timber frame chalet added this lounge to its bespoke services and amenities. Start your heli-skiing adventure here with a morning stretch class or espresso before you hear the news on the day’s terrain, weather and pre-flight details. When you return from your high-altitude adventure, the lounge will be waiting with a signature cocktail curated by Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery. This is a premium getaway.

Basecamp Resort at Revelstoke.  Courtesy Basecamp Resort for Robbins travel
Basecamp Resort at Revelstoke. Courtesy Basecamp Resort for Robbins travel jpg

A more boutique option is Basecamp Resorts Revelstoke, part of the Canmore-based collection of mountain hotels and lodges. This resort has a stunning location overlooking the Columbia River and features 32 townhome-style suites. Depending on the size of your crew, they have micro-studios up to five-bedroom suites. You can leave your car behind with its 15-minute shuttle to the ski hill. There’s a Black Friday deal with 30 per cent off for staying two nights. There are also Basecamp hotels close to the ski hills in Golden, Canmore, Lake Louise and a new one in Banff opening mid-December.

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Kananaski's Nordic Spa.  Courtesy, Kananaski's Nordic Spa
Kananaski’s Nordic Spa. Courtesy, Kananaski’s Nordic Spa jpg

In Alberta, if you fancy a stay overnight while skiing at Nakiska, you’ll find hotel deals at the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, also part of the Autograph Collection. This property is nestled in K-Country and has a superb Nordic Spa with outdoor hot and cold plunge pools, hydrotherapy tubs, eucalyptus steam rooms and heated hammocks. It pays to stay mid week, too. Book a two-night minimum stay and receive a $100 spa gift card that can be used towards spa treatments, meals at Two Trees Bistro, or in-room dining.

If heading north to Marmot Basin, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is gearing up for the holidays with its Festival of Christmas. Guests can visit Santa’s Cabin and enjoy a number of festive experiences, including special holiday dining offerings. You can request a decorated tree to be set up in their cabin, visit the gingerbread village and take a holiday family photo to commemorate the getaway. The Christmas rate of $459 is available from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, 2023.

Christmas decorators went to town in the Santa Suite at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Christmas decorators went to town in the Santa Suite at the Fairmont Banff Springs. jpg

Not to be outdone, Fairmont’s sister property, the Banff Springs, also has winter deals and a wide variety of Christmas at the Castle programming, from in-room Santa visits to stage performances of A Christmas Carol and the popular outdoor dome dining. There are featured events at the Cascade Ballroom in December that are complimentary for hotel guests.

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