Four-Star Ski-In, Ski-Out Mountainside Hotel in European-Style Village
Sun Peaks, located in British Columbia, is one of Canada's largest ski areas; it has three mountains studded with trees, where skiers glide directly in and out of a village along the slopes. Delta Sun Peaks Resort is situated at the foot of those powdery runs. It has buildings with distinctive European charm: gray, gabled roofs and pastel façades are huddled together around cobblestone streets.
In the hotel's lower lobby, you'll find Mantles Restaurant and Lounge. It serves fresh Pacific seafood and wines from regional vineyards, and the menu changes daily. The lounge has both a bar and a family-friendly dining area as well as a flickering fireplace, which lends a calming ambiance and a luxurious Santa Claus emergency-escape route to the area.
The deluxe rooms are located on the second, third, and fourth floors and have views of the mountain village and courtyard areas. You can take a dip in the resort's heated outdoor pool or hop between three outdoor hot tubs.
Sun Peaks, British Columbia: Ski Slopes Steps from Charming Resort Town
No matter where you turn in Sun Peaks, you can see the mountains; they tower majestically, seemingly from all angles. The town has ski-in and ski-out access to nearly 3,700 acres of downhill slopes; Olympic champion and Canadian Senator Nancy Greene often leads tours of the trails.
High-speed lifts shuttle skiers to the mountaintops, where pro skiers tear through challenging terrain such as alpine bowls, gladed areas, and wendigo huts, and children can debate the existence of snow angels on the easier green and blue runs.