Humans demonstrate their mastery over nature by skiing down mountainsides or using competing energy technologies to make the wind and sun resent each other. Assert your superiority with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $139 for a one-night Alpine Stay-and-Play package for two, valid Sunday–Thursday (a $289 value)
- $169 for a one-night Alpine Stay-and-Play package for two, valid Friday–Saturday (a $339 value)
- $79 for a one-night Nordic Stay-and-Play package for two, valid Sunday–Thursday (a $179 value)
- $109 for a one-night Nordic Stay-and-Play package for two, valid Friday–Saturday (a $229 value)
- $59 for a one-night Snowshoe Stay-and-Play package for two, valid Sunday–Thursday (a $139 value)
- $89 for a weekend Snowshoe Stay-and-Play package for two, valid Friday–Saturday (a $189 value)
Each of the six packages includes an overnight stay in a queen suite, either Sunday–Thursday (a $99 value) or Friday–Saturday (a $149 value). The Alpine packages also equip guests with full-day downhill-skiing or snowboarding rentals (a $45 value each) and lift tickets (a $50 value each). Alternatively, the Nordic packages allow guests to cross-country ski through 30 kilometres of groomed trails with full-day Nordic ski rentals (a $20 value each) and trail passes (a $20 value each). Finally, the snowshoe-rental (a $20 value each) package sends hikers along ungroomed trails (groomed trails require a trail pass, which is not included with this option).
Manning Park Resort
Cross-country skiers at Manning Park Resort glide along 30 kilometres of groomed Nordic trails amid the sounds of a rushing river muffled by falling snow. They may not know it, but many of them are following in the footsteps of fur traders, gold seekers, and native First Nations people, the first groups to forge paths through these woods. And the Nordic trails aren't the only way to explore the historic and scenic resort, which is nestled in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, an easy drive from Seattle, Vancouver, Chilliwack, or Abbotsford. In the winter, visit the Alpine area to careen down exquisite powder, or gear up for a day of tubing or guided snowshoe excursions. Debbie McKeown of Snowshoe Magazine found the Similkameen River trail "easy to follow and well-trod," and that the “classic scenery” along the Lightning Lakes trails inspired "frequent photo stops."
During warmer months, rent a boat or canoe to cruise the lake, or hike through verdant meadows brimming with wildlife and wildflowers. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or pub before heading to one of the resort's private cabins or the 42-room lodge, which features an indoor heated pool with hot tubs and a sauna. For a complete back-to-nature experience, pitch your tent at one of 350 campsites after stopping at the Country Store for groceries and yeti repellent.