Cozy Mountainside Hotel in European-Style Village
On three mountains studded with trees, skiers glide directly in and out of a slope-side village and one of Canada's largest ski areas. At the foot of those powdery runs, buildings twinkle with European charm: gray, gabled roofs and pastel façades huddle together around cobblestone streets. Among them, Delta Sun Peaks Resort serves as a gateway to the area's natural treasures, and it positions lodgers for relaxing on three patios.
In the hotel's lower lobby, Mantles Restaurant and Lounge features both a family-friendly dining area and a bar. The chefs' farm-to-fork philosophy delivers both fresh mainstay dishes and a daily changing fixture of fresh Pacific seafood. A flickering fireplace lends a calming ambiance and a luxurious Santa Claus emergency-escape route to the lounge, which serves up wines from regional vineyards. Upstairs on second, third, and fourth floors, deluxe rooms overlook the hotel's courtyard, and sliding doors lead to balconies with crystal-clear views of the surrounding peaks.
Sun Peaks, British Columbia: Skiing Adventures Steps from Charming Resort Town
No matter where one turns in Sun Peaks, the trio of mountains follows, towering majestically from all angles. During the winter, fresh snow blankets the village and provides a powdery surface for sleigh rides (included in the package). The town’s ski-in and ski-out access to the nearly 3,700 acres of downhill slopes also lures casual and avid winter sporters, including Olympic champion and Canadian Senator Nancy Greene, who often leads tours of the trails. High-speed lifts shuttle skiers to the mountaintops, where pros tear through challenging terrain such as alpine bowls, gladed areas, and wendigo huts, and children can debate the existence of snow angels on the green and blue runs.