Winner Announced: Bear Mountain Resort Contest
Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:14AM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:17AM PDT
CTV would like to congratulate the following unofficial winner who have won the Bear Mountain Resort Contest:
Elizabeth Watson of Abbotsford, BC
Situated in the foothills of Mount Finlayson with breathtaking views, Bear Mountain Resort offers the best of both worlds: idyllic natural setting only minutes from the allure of a sophisticated and charming city – Victoria, BC. In a spot that only nature could have conceived, Bear Mountain Resort is a rugged and verdant mountainside landscape with vistas of the Olympic Mountain Range, the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The resort comprises 1,300 acres and features two world-renowned Nicklaus Design golf courses and at the heart of the village a Westin hotel.
A LUXURIOUS GETAWAY
The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria reflects its stunning mountainside location with a casually elegant design and lodge-like ambiance. Interiors are cozy yet sophisticated with warm woods and stone accents. Expansive windows showcase stunning panoramic views. The 156 luxurious guest rooms feature both one and two-bedroom suites. Accommodations come complete with Westin's signature Heavenly Beds® and Heavenly Bath®, high-speed Internet access, kitchenettes and some with private balcony. Suite accommodations also feature full kitchens with separate dining area and living room with sofa bed.
AN OUTSTANDING GOLF CLUB
Home to the first and only Nicklaus Design golf course on Vancouver Island, Bear Mountain Resort stands apart as one of the finest golf resorts anywhere. It's Jack and Steve Nicklaus co-designed Mountain Course is an 18-hole, 7,212-yard par-72 course that excites scratch golfers and challenges novices. The course is carved from naturally rugged terrain with dramatic changes in elevation and slope. Tall pines, firs and arbutus trees, jutting rocks, rivers, and valleys distinguish the courses and offer the perfect backdrop for stunning views of surrounding snow-capped peaks, the coastline and Victoria Harbour. The resort expanded its exceptional golf in June 2009 with the opening of the Nicklaus Design Valley Course. This 18-hole, par-71 championship course measures approximately 6807 yards. The Valley Course plays at a lower elevation than the Mountain Course it alternates between 300 and 400 feet above sea level compared to the 1100 feet that the Mountain Course rises to at its peak.
AN EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY
Visitors are drawn to Bear Mountain for its stunning landscape, world-class golf, luxurious amenities and ideal location just minutes from Victoria. Their “beyond expectations” experiences are inspiring more visitors to make Bear Mountain their home.
A DINING MECCA
Bear Mountain is home to a myriad of dining options, offering a variety in cuisine from daily pasta specials and authentic thin crust pizzas to hand-cut prime steaks. 3 distinctive dining choices and one very unique wine cellar offer a variety in cuisine and ambiance: For a wine tasting or very private dinner the resort’s most exclusive offering nestled deep beneath the mountain is The Cellar.
Sante Spa and Athletic Club
The Mountainside Athletic Club, offers a variety of classes from yoga, spin, aqua-fit and the very hot Zumba! With its ideal setting outdoor activities are endless from hiking Goldstream Provincial Park or Mount Finlayson, biking the trails, two outdoor tennis courts. To relax after a workout, guests will find a year-round heated outdoor pool, hot tub, and infrared sauna. To invite further relaxation, the resort's Sante Spa offers the ultimate in pampering and rejuvenation, and features 12 treatment rooms, Vichy Shower, a mineral pool and guest lounge with fireplace. An extensive menu of services includes signature treatments such as the Pacific Ocean Body Wrap or Seaweed Wrap, and the Coastal Manicure and Pedicure.
A WORLD-CLASS RESORT
From its perch above Victoria's Inner Harbour next to snow-capped peaks and lush green forests, Bear Mountain has become one of the finest resorts in the world. Whether for its golf, natural attributes or luxurious amenities, visitors flock to Bear Mountain Resort year-after-year.