Yum, Yum… Christmas Turkey-To-Go

Christmas Turkey-To-Go1This holiday season, let The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton and Vancouver take care of cooking Christmas dinner, so you can enjoy time with family and friends. Our chefs will prepare a delectable holiday feast with all of your festive favourites and have it hot and ready so all you have to do is pick it up.

The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton Includes:

Includes:
• 18lb. Roast Turkey
• Herb Stuffing
• Brussel Sprouts
• Ragout of Vegetables
• Mashed Potatoes
• Cranberry Sauce
• Turkey Jus
• Assorted Dinner Rolls (12)
• Cranberry Cheesecake

$375.00 + tax.

Available December 24th and 25th, 2014.

To place an order, or for more information, please call 780.441.3011 or visit our Front Desk.


The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver Includes:

• 18lb. Roast Turkey
• Apple Sage Stuffing
• Brussel Sprouts
• Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
• Mashed Potatoes
• Cranberry Sauce
• Turkey Jus
• Assorted Dinner Rolls (12)
• Cranberry Cheesecake

$375.00 + tax

Available December 24th through 26th, 2014.

To place an order, or for more information, please call 604.682.5511 ext. 34 or visit our Concierge Desk. Orders will be taken until noon on Sunday, December 21, 2014.

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REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT OPENS NOVEMBER 29


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Powder on the Menu — Revelstoke Mountain Resort Opening Weekend

As the snow continues to fall on Mt. Mackenzie, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is preparing to open November 29th amidst excellent early season conditions.

With over 270 cm of snow already, and a further 30-40 cm forecast before opening day, the 2014/15 season will be kicking off with a base of over 115 cm and enough powder to go around.

“Things are looking awesome! With all the new snow we will be opening top to bottom, giving skiers and snowboarders access to all 5620 ft of vertical,” says Mike Verwey, Mountain Operations Manager.

“Looking at the forecast, what is going to make this even better than past opening days is that we are going to have amazing visibility… after all the snow comes down, it is going to clear up and be bluebird for Saturday.”

One hundred per cent of the lifts on the mountain will be operational for the first day of the season, giving skiers and snowboarders access to nearly all of the 3,121 acres of inbound terrain.

With all that untouched powder being served up, Steve Bailey, Director of Skier Services and Base Area Operations says, “be prepared for Saturday to feel like heli-skiing, but for the price of a lift ticket.”

Lifts will start operating at 8:30am on Saturday, with the last ride on the Ripper at 2:30pm and on the Stoke at 3pm.

The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort couldn’t be more excited for the 2014/15 season!

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The Beauty of The Vertical Card!

Photo courtesy Royce Sihlis

Photo courtesy Royce Sihlis

For decades, heli and cat skiers from around the world have flocked to Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) attracted by its perfect powder, varied alpine terrain, and quaint mountain community.

Photo courtesy Alain Sleigher

Photo courtesy Alain Sleigher

Since 2007, the Resort has offered the most vertical in North America at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) of lift-accessed terrain, 3,121 acres of fall line skiing, 2 high alpine bowls, and 65 named runs, including legendary glades and phenomenal groomers. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also the only resort worldwide to offer lift, cat, heli, and backcountry skiing from one village base. Across our group of companies, that include RMR, Revelstoke Cat Skiing and Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, skiers and snowboarders have access to a total of 515,000 acres of terrain.

With under one week before Opening Day, Saturday, November 29th, The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort is gearing up for another amazing season!

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Photo courtesy Royce Sihlis

Looking for the perfect lift ticket for your amazing winter getaway?

The Vertical Card is the best way to ski multiple days at Revelstoke Mountain Resort this winter. Now available with 3 or 5 days pre-loaded, this direct to lift loyalty card is your ticket to savings. The best part: the days purchased can be used any time all season – no blackouts!

Comes with 3 or 5 days preloaded

Load straight onto the lift without having to visit Guest Services

Skip the ticket line with Direct-to-Lift

More discounts

Tons of discounts + added benefits

Get your powder sooner! Buy your Vertical Card by December 5 and:

  • Ski 3 days for $159 or 5 days for $250
  • December 6 – 25, 2014: Ski 3 days for $189 or 5 days for $300

Unlike other loyalty cards, this one is direct to lift so you don’t have to buy lift tickets every day. Even after you have used all your preloaded days, you don’t have to go inside and talk to anyone. Additional days can be charged directly to your credit card at a $20 discount on the window rate. So go straight for the gondola and get your powder fix faster!

The Vertical Card also includes:

  • Save $20 off regular ticket prices on all other days – no blackouts, no restrictions
  • Save 10% off Day Heli Skiing in December and January with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing (Vertical Card must be presented at time of booking)
  • Save 10% off Cat Skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort for last-minute specials all season long
  • Save 10% off first night, 15% off additional nights at The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s exclusive slope-side accommodation. Blackout dates: December 20, 2014 – January 3, 2015 and February 7-16, 2015.
  • Save 10% off first night, 15% off additional nights at Sandman Hotel Revelstoke. Blackout dates: December 20, 2014 – January 3, 2015 and February 7-16, 2015. Complimentary shuttle to Revelstoke Mountain Resort included.
  • 25% off First Tracks – load the Revelation Gondola 45 minutes before anyone else, and take advantage of untouched powder or perfect corduroy. Must be booked 48 hours in advance.
  • 25% off Private Lessons – when you book 48 hours in advance
  • 25% off Ski & Snowboard Rentals – discount available on High Performance gear!
  • 15% off Repairs – discount available on full or minor tunes
  • 2-for-1 Tubing – enjoy family fun at Turtle Creek Tube Park

For additional information or to buy your Vertical Card online, click here.

See you this winter!

Photo courtesy Royce Sihlis

Photo courtesy Royce Sihlis

Indiana Jones™ & The Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibit Package

Indiana Jones2The Indiana Jones franchise is an American entertainment franchise, based on the adventures of Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones played by Harrison Ford, a fictional archaeologist. It began in 1981 with the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. A prequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, followed in 1984 and the sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. In 1992, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, featuring adventures the character had as a child as he travelled around the world with his father, began airing on television. A fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008.

The franchise has expanded beyond film and television. Marvel Comics began publishing The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones in 1983, and Dark Horse Comics earned the comic book rights to the character in 1991. Novelizations of the films have been published, as well as many novels with original adventures, including a series of German novels by Wolfgang Hohlbein, twelve novels set before the films published by Bantam Books, and a series set during the character’s childhood inspired by the television show.

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But Hollywood is not the only one that loves Indiana Jones. We do too! In partnership with Telus World of Science – Edmonton, The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton is pleased to offer an exciting package with all the elements for a fun-filled getaway! Get an insider’s look at your favourite movies and learn about the real artifacts that inspired them all while relaxing in the comforts of  your luxurious guest room.

Rates from: $140

Package includes:

  • one night’s accommodation
  • two tickets to Science World’s Indiana Jones™ & The Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibit
  • complimentary Internet access
  • 3:00pm extended check-out
  • accumulate Sutton Prestige membership points
  • 15% discount coupons applicable to the IMAX theatre, gift shop and café

Click here for more information.

Lest We Forget

Remembrance DayThis year, November 11th  not only marks Remembrance Day but the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. The poppy has a long association with Remembrance Day, but how did the distinctive red flower become such a potent symbol of our remembrance of the sacrifices made in past wars?

Scarlet corn poppies (popaver rhoeas) grow naturally in conditions of disturbed earth throughout Western Europe. The destruction brought by the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th century transformed bare land into fields of blood red poppies, growing around the bodies of the fallen soldiers.

In late 1914, the fields of Northern France and Flanders were once again ripped open as World War One raged through Europe’s heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise barren battlefields.

The significance of the poppy as a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen was realised by the Canadian surgeon John McCrae in his poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy came to represent the immeasurable sacrifice made by his comrades and quickly became a lasting memorial to those who died in World War One and later conflicts. It was adopted by The Royal British Legion as the symbol for their Poppy Appeal, in aid of those serving in the British Armed Forces, after its formation in 1921.

On May 2, 1915, John McCrae’s close friend and former student Alexis Helmer was killed by a German shell. That evening, in the absence of a Chaplain, John McCrae recited from memory a few passages from the Church of England’s “Order of the Burial of the Dead”. For security reasons, Helmer’s burial in Essex Farm Cemetery was performed in complete darkness.

The next day, May 3, 1915, Sergeant-Major Cyril Allinson was delivering mail. McCrae was sitting at the back of an ambulance parked near the dressing station beside the Yser Canal, just a few hundred yards north of Ypres, Belgium.
As John McCrae was writing his In Flanders Fields poem, Allinson silently watched and later recalled, “His face was very tired but calm as he wrote. He looked around from time to time, his eyes straying to Helmer’s grave.”

Within moments, John McCrae had completed the “In Flanders Fields” poem and when he was done, without a word, McCrae took his mail and handed the poem to Allinson.

Allinson was deeply moved:

“The (Flanders Fields) poem was an exact description of the scene in front of us both. He used the word blow in that line because the poppies actually were being blown that morning by a gentle east wind. It never occurred to me at that time that it would ever be published. It seemed to me just an exact description of the scene.”

Lest we forget.

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Get Ski Fit with Greg Hill

Opening day is fast approaching and that means it’s time to stop procrastinating and start getting physically ready for the upcoming season.

Now, it’s possible you’ve been prepping all summer in anticipation for winter fun? In that case, disregard everything that follows and continue doing what you’ve been doing.

However, if you fall into the same category as us and have, despite your best intention, not been squatting and lunging up a storm all summer, we will help ease the pain.

That is why we called in an expert from Revelstoke Mountain Resort‘s pro team.

Whitecap Alpine, South Chilcotin Mountains, British ColumbiaGreg Hill is one of the fittest people you will ever meet. EVER. The man was named one of the top 25 Fittest Guys in the World in 2011, for climbing and skiing 2 million feet in a year. In case you were thinking of trying that… it’s the equivalent of climbing Toronto’s CN tower three times every day for 365 days. Bottom line, Hill knows how to get the most out of your body and he was kind enough to offer up some tips:

Q: It’s three weeks from opening day and we haven’t started training. Where do we even begin?

I would think that Cardio is the best thing to work on.  Getting your overall fitness up will help you recover quicker, which means that each time on the lift you will be ready for the next shred fest. You may not have the strength to stomp big cliffs but at least you will be able to keep going all day. It’s also something that can be gained quickly.

Q: We want to be ready for opening day but don’t have a lot of time. What type of exercise do you recommend where we will get the most ‘bang for our buck’?

Obviously quad strength is key for skiing, but explosive strength is more important. So lunges, squats, and jumps are pretty key.  Anything that works your core strength is handy too, since the core is what will keep it all together while you recklessly shred lap after lap.

Q: What’s your go-to exercise to make sure your legs are ready for opening day?

We used to do a lot of wall sits. Which is similar to tucking snow rodeo top to bottom.  Most shred runs last less than 5 minutes so if you can sit against the wall for 5 minutes and then break and repeat. It will be similar to your days on the hill. Intense leg workouts for 5 minutes and repeat.

Q: Fast forward to opening day, what are your tips to make sure we don’t injure ourselves first day out?

Take it easy. There is a whole season ahead. Pull back a bit and shred at 75%. Obviously hard to do, but well worth it in the long run. Also don’t go for the whole day, just go for the excitement and psych of the day and ease into your season.


Amazing pre-season Ski & Stay packages available at The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Click here for more information. See you this winter!

Sutton Takes Pride in Our Products

People often say that ‘it’s the little things in life that make it grand.’ Here at The Sutton Place Hotel we value that sentimentality greatly and that’s why this week, we’re proud to highlight our toiletries exclusively made by Gilchrist & Soames.

Who Are They?

Though they may be little, these highly coveted items make a big difference to our guests. Why? Much like our hotels, Gilchrist & Soames take pride in providing clients with superior quality products that are consistently impressive and made with care and passion.

 For nearly fourty years, this London-based company has maintained an impeccable reputation among the luxury hotel community and guests. You could say that they are experts at what they do, and it shows in their mission statement:

  “At Gilchrist & Soames, our mission is to provide luxurious toiletry products and a concierge level of service to enhance the guest experience at the finest hotels and resorts around the world. We blend rich English formulations, botanical ingredients and unique aromas from around the world to create truly memorable hair, bath and body products. Our formulations and aromas are perfected only to the highest of exacting standards.”

 The Green Initiative

There are other reasons why we are proud to highlight the brand too. Much like us, they are committed to upholding responsible environmental practices. For example, where we hold a green key standard for our hotel practices, Gilchrist & Soames is partnered with Clean the World Foundation, Inc. (a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to saving lives and preserving the environment through a hotel amenities recycling program).

Where we take care to practice responsible:

  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Solid waste management
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Indoor air quality
  • Community outreach
  • Building infrastructure
  • Land use
  • Environmental management

They take care to:

  • Study their ingredient’s impact on soil and water
  • Ensure that their packaging is minimal, recyclable and less wasteful

So yes, it’s the little things that matter because, when used in the right way, they can makebig changes.

To find out more about The Sutton Place Hotel’s green key practices, click here

 To find out more about Gilchrist & Soames, click here.