By Elisabeth Woodman
Are you looking for a luxurious ski getaway this winter? Look no further than Whistler, British Columbia. With so many amazing outdoor and indoor activities to enjoy, it’s no wonder thousands of people visit the resort every year. It takes less than two hours to drive to the resort from Vancouver. If you’re traveling with children or senior citizens, everyone can still enjoy their stay because there’s so much shopping to do and events taking place all year. And if you’re like me and love a healthy meal, then you will love the food at the Chateau Fairmont Whistler.
Diners with specific dietary requests often have to forfeit flavour and choice for their health, but not at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. As of January 1, 2011, the luxury hotel brand now offers Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, a new menu available upon request catering to guests with specific diet-dependent conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and gluten free, as well as unique dietary preferences including, macrobiotic, raw and vegan diets.
A typical Fairmont Lifestyle Cuisine Plus menu includes a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts to address diabetes, heart healthy, vegan, raw, macrobiotic and gluten-free diets and will contribute to guests’ well-being, vitality and energy. Guests with specific food allergies and sensitivities are invited to have a direct conversation with the chef in order to plan their food options during their stay. You can enjoy the wonderful atmosphere at these two restaurants:
Wildflower Restaurant: Featuring mountain cuisine served in a rustic and inviting setting, picturesque windows frame the magnificent vistas of the ski slopes as ambiance prevails in this warm, relaxed restaurant. Open for breakfast, dinner and Sunday brunch, enjoy a tantalizing showcase of locally inspired dishes and innovative classics.
Mallard Lounge: This rich, classically styled library lounge creates a captivating setting – panoramic views of stunning mountain scenery, the who’s who of visiting celebrities, and true Fairmont culinary flair. After dinner, The Mallard’s outdoor Terrace offers a warm invitation to relax fireside under the stars.
Besides eating, which is always a huge part of every vacation, there are numerous adventures to experience at Whistler that not only please outdoor enthusiasts, but there are also lots of indoor activities for those who just don’t want to play sports. For example, how about soaking up water in resort pools and hot tubs followed by spa experiences? It seems like most hotels in Whistler have a spa, which is perfect for those of you who like to nap afterward!
Photos courtesy of Chateau Fairmont Whistler
Here’s a list of winter activities to enjoy in Whistler:
- Alpine and Nordic skiing on world renowned ski mountains
- Cross-country skiing
- Alpine sightseeing via Peak 2 Peak Gondola
- Horse drawn sleigh rides
- Dog sledding
- Self guided Art Gallery tours
- Ziptrek eco-tours
Good luck planning your winter ski getaway! Tell your travel agent that the ladies from DoctorsWivesLiving.com sent you!
Photo by Mike Crane