Get Adventurous With Fairmont This Winter


When it comes to winter adventure, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offers some of the most sought-after destinations, highlighted by back-country adventures in Banff to cross-country skiing in Charlevoix and “après” offerings and delicious cuisine at hotels across the Americas.

  • Alpine adventures

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

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.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix, Quebec offers an abundance of festive and seasonal activities for guests. 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 centre offers 160 km of cross-country skiing with heated cabins along the trails, downhill skiing passes for less than $200 per day for a family of four, and tubing – with Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu offering a daily free shuttle.

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. There’s also more than 70 km of cross-country trails. Guests can join one of the complimentary cross-country ski tours offered by Fairmont Lake Louise.

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 Laurentian peaks, this ski-in, ski-out hotel offers skiers access to 94 first rate runs.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge offers truly memorable ski and snowboard getaways. Less than 20 minutes away, Marmot Basin beckons with four mountain faces 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.

  • Après-ski

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

The Chocolate Bar at Fairmont Château Whistler offers the sweetest option on the mountain, with chunks of organic chocolate – including flavours 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.

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 at the Waldhaus Pub & Patio. Innovative European alpine cuisine is featured nightly at the intimate Walliser Stube restaurant and wine bar. 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. Or, 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.

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.

When not exploring one of Quebec’s three ski mountains, guests of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac can 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.

  • Ski & save

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, for instance, includes one night’s accommodation in a Fairmont Room and one Whistler Blackcomb dual-mountain ski resort lift pass per adult, per night for $585.