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Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Canada

by Sandra Ramani



The luxurious 519-room Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia. Tastefully designed luxury Whistler accommodations with spectacular mountain or village views were created to blend with the natural alpine setting.

Set at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the castle-like Fairmont Chateau Whistler has welcomed guests to this world-class British Columbia ski destination since 1989. Once settled in to one of the 519 rooms (boasting spectacular mountain and village views, and many with fireplaces), you’ll enjoy easy ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes of this top-rated ski resort. More than 200 trails across two mountains are connected by one of the world’s longest and highest gondolas of its kind, overlooking Whistler’s breathtaking alpine panorama of slopes, peaks and pistes, right outside your door.

Apres-ski is taken seriously here, too. Allow your ski valet to whisk away your skis and offer you a cup of cocoa, so you can fancy a soak in an outdoor barrel sauna to soothe tired muscles after a day on the slopes. On-site attractions include the Mallard Lounge, a cozy spot serving house-infused spirits and locally influenced bites accompanied by live entertainment. Snuggle up by the roaring fire. For the ultimate alpine dining experience, reserve your spot at The Chalet, which serves indulgent fare such as savory fondues, house-made pate, schnitzel, roti and artisanal charcuterie dishes. Save room for the house specialty…chocolate fondue and after-dinner selection from the schnapps wagon.

Operated by an outside company, the Vida Spa has 15 treatment rooms, including two outfitted with handcrafted cedar steam cabinets. Body treatments range from scrubs made with sea salt and immunity-boosting essential oils to wraps that envelop you in nourishing shea butter to traditional Ayurvedic treatments that incorporate steam, medicinal herbal oils and scalp massage. Save time to use the hotel’s steam rooms, saunas, indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, and don’t miss a visit to the nearby Scandinave Spa Whistler (scandinave.com), a meditative retreat famous for its Scandinavian-style, hot-and-cold hydrotherapy circuit. fairmont.com/whistler

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