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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Offers The Best Of The Winter Season At North America’s Most Iconic Resorts

November 27, 2015 Luxury Hotels No Comments Print Print Email Email

unnamed (17)Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offers unparalleled access to some of North America’s most sought-after winter destinations. From back-country adventures in Banff to cross-country skiing in Charlevoix, guests can connect with Fairmont’s knowledgeable adventure experts and enjoy indulgent après offerings and delicious cuisine at hotels across the Americas.


Fairmont’s mountain properties make the most of their stunning locations and provide families, couples and friends with a luxurious home base for their exhilarating or relaxing winter getaway.

As North America’s largest true ski-in, ski-out property, Fairmont Château Whistler provides direct access to the best terrain at Whistler Blackcomb. The hotel’s ski valet allows guests to ski up to the hotel, click out of their skis and walk into the hotel with a hot chocolate in hand. Equipment is stored, dried and heated for another day on the mountains. The Fairmont Château Whistler Experience Guide is a long-time local who tours groups of skiers and riders to the freshest snow, the best terrain and the most iconic views in the alpine. Touring the slopes is free for all hotel guests seeking to ski or board like a local, off the beaten track. For those looking to take their experience to the next level, Whistler Heli-Skiing has exclusive rights to 432,000 acres of big mountain terrain that includes 173 glaciers and 475 runs. All heli-adventures are led by a professional, certified heli-ski guide and include the use of avalanche transceiver, on mountain lunch and return ground transportation from Whistler Village. Fresh Tracks Mountain-Top Breakfast provides guests with the ultimate mountain-top experience with breakfast at the Roundhouse Lodge followed by access to fresh powder or perfectly groomed corduroy on the upper mountain, before the rest of world is even out of bed. Guests looking to feed their adventure can embark on an ice-fishing excursion with Pemberton Fish Finder. Longtime local fishing guides will take guests to pristine mountain lakes in and around Whistler and Pemberton, BC where they will ice-fish for fresh water Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Kokanee, Cutthroat Trout and Pike, indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch and an expertly prepared dinner using the catch of the day.

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Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix, Quebec offers an abundance of festive and seasonal activities for guests to enjoy. From snowshoeing and complimentary carriage rides to ice fishing and skating, guests can get outdoors and explore the natural beauty of this countryside retreat. Mont Grand-Fonds ski center offers 160 km of cross-country skiing with heated cabins along the trails, downhill skiing passes for less than $200 CAD per day for a family of 4, and tubing – with Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu offering a daily free shuttle. Cuddle up outside next to the fire during the cold winter months, with the magnificent view of the St-Lawrence River as the backdrop. Relive childhood memories while enjoying the gooey goodness of roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers winter adventures perfect for the whole family. The massive Victoria Glacier and snow-frosted Rocky Mountains provide the backdrop for the frozen jewel of Lake Louise. The world’s most spectacular skating rink is cleared daily of the newest snowfall and for even more sparkle, each year the hotel team creates an intricate ice castle from huge blocks of ice. Skate at your leisure or get out and play on the additional ice rink reserved for hockey enthusiasts. With over 70km of cross-country trails, newly upgraded ski signage, cross connectors on longer loops and state-of-the-art track grooming equipment, Canada’s cross-country skiing capital is begging to be discovered. Join one of the complimentary cross-country ski tours offered by Fairmont Lake Louise. Explore the nearby forest on a powderfest snowshoeing experience or explore secret spots and unique discoveries during the night owl snowshoe. The Johnston Canyon Icefalls brings guests on a journey up the canyon on suspended catwalks on special “ice cleats” to marvel at stilled waterfalls and dazzling pillars of blue. A horse-drawn sleigh ride is a perfect way to enjoy the winter wonderland of Lake Louise. Brewster Sleigh Rides offer a soul-cleansing sense of peacefulness, featuring cozy, upholstered seats and blankets to keep guests warm and comfortable while enjoying the mountain panoramas.

Skiing at Mont Tremblant has never been easier for guests of Fairmont Tremblant, with on-site rentals and a complimentary ski valet. Sitting at the foot of the majestic Laurentian peaks, tucked into the heart of the region’s most picturesque village with a high-speed chair lift at the doorstep, this ski-in, ski-out hotel offers skiers access to 94 first rate runs. Take advantage of the best conditions of the day; experienced local skiers guide guests for First Tracks with Fairmont Ski Club, free of charge for hotel guests.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers truly memorable ski and snowboard getaways. Less than 20 minutes away, Marmot Basin beckons with 4 mountain faces, incredible glades, stunning views and a reputation for small crowds and all-natural snow. The new installation of the longest high-speed quad chair in the Canadian Rockies means less time waiting in lines and more time exploring over 1,650 acres of skiable terrain. The hotel’s Winter Activity Rental Shop offers a variety of equipment, including downhill skis, cross-country skis, ice skates, snowshoes and toboggans, perfect for navigating beautiful Jasper National Park.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts across the Americas are known for their luxury après-ski, offering local delicacies, innovative cuisine and indulgent spa treatments, making après the best part of the day.

The Chocolate Bar at Fairmont Château Whistler offers the sweetest option on the mountain, with chunks of organic chocolate – including flavors like dried apricot and cherry milk chocolate, marbled milk and white chocolate with vanilla bean – expertly paired with wine, port or whisky and served fireside for a refined, yet perfectly indulgent, approach to après ski. The hotel’s masterful mixologists use house-infused spirits – like the citrus & cardamom infused Beefeater gin – to mix the old with the new for an evolving cocktail offering to tempt the taste buds. The handcrafted wood Schnapps Wagon offers a unique after-dinner treat, showcasing a variety of artisanal Schnapps style liquors from British Columbia’s Okanagan region for a tasting. Guests staying on Fairmont Gold can indulge in a seasonal beverage station and craft their own signature version of cocktails, including the much-loved Canadian Caesar (think Bloody Mary with a serious kick, and garnishes like pickled asparagus and bacon), Irish coffee, gourmet hot chocolate with all the fixings, and rum and eggnog.

At Fairmont Banff Springs, guests can travel the world one cocktail at a time in the Rundle Lounge, or sip from an extensive selection of international beer, scotch and port. Savory charcuterie, fine cheeses and award-winning wines are showcased at the cozy Grapes Wine Bar, or guests can sample from a tempting menu of popular pub fare and Bavarian delights along with a superb beer selection including authentic Hacker-Pschorr beers at the Waldhaus Pub & Patio, one of Banff’s best kept secrets. Seasonally inspired fare and a deliciously shareable evening tapas menu can be found in the newly renovated Lakeview Lounge, or guests can sample a wide variety of appetizing favorites complimented by the finest selection of local craft beer on tap and by the bottle at the hotel’s western pub and sports bar, the Glacier Saloon. Innovative European alpine cuisine is featured nightly at the intimate Walliser Stube restaurant and wine bar, where guests choose from a tempting variety of classic Swiss, German and Alpine dishes influenced by regional styles, or experience authentic Swiss Fondue – an homage to the area’s Swiss Mountain Guide heritage. For those who prefer to stay in the great outdoors, stop by the outdoor Ice Bar to sip liqueur laced hot chocolate and ice wine, or to create a sugar pop by pouring hot maple syrup from Ontario and Quebec over snow and rolled on a stick.

For first-class pampering, head to the 38,000 square-foot Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs. Surrounded by majestic mountain beauty, the waterfalls and mineral pool are sure to rejuvenate tired muscles. Try the Glacial Reflections Facial, a locally inspired facial using rosehip tea, aromatic pine and glacial globes, or the Mountain Hot Stone massage, customized to release and relieve deep-seated tension following a day on the slopes. The Spa du Manoir at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu has recently been renovated and offers an innovative fusion of spa and wellness. Bring a bathing suit and enjoy the outdoor and indoor swimming pool and jacuzzis heated year round. From the exhilarating Elixir Ice Cider Body Wrap to the tranquility of a customized aromatherapy massage, guests will leave feeling energized and ready to explore all that the Charlevoix region has to offer.

After a day on the slopes, there is nothing better to appease the muscles than a dip under the stars in the warm all-season outdoor pool at Fairmont Tremblant. Enjoy original cocktails, cool music and panoramic views of the animated pedestrian village in the Nansen Lounge. For a true VIP experience, book Fairmont Gold and enjoy après in the exclusive Gold Lounge, located on the 7th floor overlooking the ski hill.

When not exploring one of Quebec’s three ski mountains, guests of Fairmont Le Château Frontenaccan take in the exceptional views of the Saint Lawrence River in one of the hotel’s three notable dining outlets, each reflective of the hotel’s heritage while keeping up with the latest culinary trends. Champlain Restaurant presents a culinary journey through the discovery of a new Québec cuisine by Chef Stéphane Modat. 1608 – Wine & Cheese Bar is a place to savor and taste, where the passion for local cheeses is combined with great wines from around the world. Bistro Le Sam is an experience in constant evolution throughout the day, offering creative dishes, trendy happy hours and innovative mixology.


Fairmont’s iconic ski properties in the Americas offer great ways for guests to ski and save this winter season. The Ultimate Whistler Ski Experience at Fairmont Château Whistler includes one night’s accommodation in a Fairmont Room and one Whistler Blackcomb dual-mountain ski resort lift pass per adult, per night for just $585 CAD – a match made in winter-lovers heaven. Ideal for a family getaway, The Charlevoix Family Ski Experience at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu starts at $291 CAD per night and includes accommodation in a Fairmont Room, ski lift tickets at Mont Grand-Fonds for two adults and two children per day, cookies and milk delivered each night, and one complimentary in-room movie rental per night. Enjoy Quebec City’s innovative cocktail scene with Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Ski & Après Package, including overnight accommodation in a Fairmont Room, a one-day ski lift ticket for two adults, and one signature cocktail per person at Le Sam Bistro for only $389 USD per night. The F-scape to Tremblant Winter Package at Fairmont Tremblant includes accommodation in a one-bedroom condo with a kitchen stocked with local snacks and drinks, VIP car and ski valet service, two adult lift tickets, the private services of an experienced and passionate ski instructor for one full day, and priority access to the chair lifts starting from $1228 per night. For a full list of Fairmont Americas ski packages, visithttp://www.fairmont.com/americas/ski/.

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