My DH had the great good fortune of winning a holiday for us this year at the fabulous Kicking Horse Resort in Golden BC! He entered an online survey last fall, and was very surprised – since he could not remember entering – to be notified in the spring that he had won this vacation. The contest was sponsored by the Kicking Horse Resort itself, and so we spent 5 nights at this fabulous mountain resort style mansion (pics borrowed from http://www.nbssnowboardtour.com/) :
We walked in the rain in the mountains, soaked in the hot tub, took the gondola to the mountaintop and marveled at the people who hiked and biked down, and watched movies in the media room. The kids thought it was fabulous having their own king sized beds with attached full bathrooms, and had a ball learning to play pool and bouncing on the bungee trampoline. Both of them learned to do backflips!! We had the great good luck of glimpsing Boo, the resident grizzly bear, in his refuge, and we feasted on our last night in the Eagle Eye Restaurant at the top of the mountain. The highest restaurant in the world dazzled us with their fabulous 3 course dinner with accompanying wine selections, and with the incredible views!