Monday, August 4, 2008

Blue Mountain - Summer Le Scandinave Spa

We went to Blue mountain for the Civic holiday long weekend. We had a slope-view balcony suite with full kitchen and fireplace at the Georgian Village. The regular price is about $250 per night. There is Club IntraWest promotion offer through Aeroplan that you can stay two nights in a luxury one-bedroom condo for only $149 (offer expire Oct 31, 2008). If you are not interested in any presentation, you can always book from Travelocity to browse for some off season rate. Everything was perfect until we felt the effect of "Project Planet." The signs said, the towels and sheets are only replaced every 3 days. I didn't see as many maids as before. I know environmental protection is important but using that as an excuse to achieve cost-saving and lay off the hard-working workers is a devil thing to do. Le Scandinave spa is the main reason for going to Blue Mountain. Le Scandinave is a spa with huge outdoor bath under the mountain in the woods. This time we went for the 1 hr massage for $110 + tax which included a one time pass to the Scandinave bath. The weather was perfect for outdoor hot tub, ~20 degree and no wind. In Winter, there was an extra hot pool, which is turned into a less hot pool in summer. (That was perfect for Watermelonbb ;P) There is an Oliver & Bonacini, one of the food channel restaurant inside the Westin Trillium hotel Blue mountain. The Bruchetta was interesting. The chef used a different cheese instead of feta and smoked ham instead of tomato. The blue water crab fettuccine was pretty good. Those are fresh real crab meat. The sauce was tomato based with a slight hint of spicy.Surprisingly, lots of people ordered the chicken and ribs. The ribs were overcooked, but the fries were really good. (LoPo loves fries ;D) I know, the Tiramisu looks... normal, but it was so good and authentic. The waitress told us that it's the Italian chef's private recipes.