Once the first snow falls, the Canadian Rockies become a glittering winter wonderland. And there is no better way to experience the season than basking in the warm, welcoming hospitality of an authentic mountain lodge.
At the top of Deception Pass, pause and take a few minutes to catch your breath before removing the skins from your cross country skis for the long slide into Skoki Valley. It takes work to get to Skoki Lodge
, 11km (6.8 mi) from Lake Louise
, but the high alpine scenery, fine food and wine make it all worthwhile.
Beneath the Surface
Like fluffy clouds perched in the blue sky, white bubbles stack one on top of the other just under the frozen blue surface of Abraham Lake
. After a day exploring the shoreline and looking at bubbles through your camera lens, it's great to head back to a roaring fire, a delicious dinner and good conversation at adults-only Aurum Lodge
perched right on the lake's edge.
Wild and Wonderful
With "moose meadows" right out the back door, Mount Engadine Lodge
in Alberta's Kananaskis Country
is an ideal destination for watching wildlife. Gourmet meals and afternoon tea are included, along with some of the best hiking in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
Magical Mountain Memories
How's this for romance? A warm duvet, a crackling fire, and a cozy secluded cabin in the heart of the mountains. Set among sentinel evergreens alongside a winding creek, Baker Creek Mountain Resort
is the ideal place to rekindle a romance.