Four Seasons Resort, Whistler
The Four Seasons’ first Canadian ski resort hugs the base of Blackcomb Mountain, a short walk to the Whistler-Blackcomb lifts and the shops and restaurants of the quaint Whistler village. The 273 spacious and warm rooms are done up in ochre red, earthy green, and golden brown, and have cherrywood doors, roaring fireplaces, and trim, private balconies. Après-ski here means having the concierge arrange a dogsled ride through the forest to an alfresco dinner for two, served under a heated canopy. Or simply lounge in one of the outdoor hot tubs until the staff brings around shots of hot chocolate (or frozen blueberries on a skewer, depending on the season). During the winter months, don’t miss the thrice-weekly “fireside chats” in the library, when local ski instructors dispense insider tips.