Received an email late in the day. “We’re going to Whistler” It was not so much a question as a statement of fact. Soon? Sounds good. Canada? It’s been a while. The itinerary was a whirlwind. A day in Vancouver, two more in Whistler then back to the states. I understood that food, lodging and snowboarding were to be provided, I was unaware that I’d be issued a family for the trip. A travel blogger, vagabond, cookbook author, fighter pilot, startup founder/speaker/author, mom tech writer and 2 Travel PR pros. Settling into my room was easy, was greeted with a well executed amenities tray and a choice of bathrooms in my suite to use (a rare problem.) Didn’t get too settled as the group was gathering to watch the Super Bowl downstairs in Yew. Being that Vancouver is in Canada, we were denied the US Super Bowl commercials. The trade was worth it. Dinner afterwards was amazing, as was breakfast (pictured above) In the morning I had time for a quick walk to Gastown as much of Vancouver is accessible on foot from the front door. Weather required nothing more than a merino sweater, nice in February. By noon I was packing up and headed along the sea to sky highway where the Four Seasons Resort Whistler was waiting for us.