While the celebs from Down Under dined in the restaurant's main dining room, we sank into plush leather chairs in the hotel's bar area which served killer appetizers and gourmet comfort food like black cod tacos, a lettuce wedge with a piece of fried chicken and a pulled pork BBQ sandwich with onion rings.
If a hard day of skiing followed by comfort food doesn't put you into a sleepy haze, then the seductively low lighting and the extensive cocktail list should definitely do the trick. While the bar is quite appropriate for folks coming in off the slopes in full gear, it's also perfect for fancy schmancy diners stopping in for a quick drink (Hopefully, they steered clear of the $80 margarita.) And of course, you can catch a hockey game playing on the flat-screen TV.
What made the bar all the more relaxing was the 18-year-old piano singer, Ali Milner, who's like a wonderful cross of Norah Jones, Sarah Bareilles and Diana Krall. Not to be missed? Her jazzy take on Nirvana's hit song, Lithium. And we thought the Four Seasons was all stuffy and stuff! Oh and about the bar's name, it's named after "the number of feet that can be skied on Blackcomb Mountain's vertical mile."
Room categories at the Four Seasons range from a Moderate room to the Deluxe executive suite. All rooms feature sitting areas, gas-burning fireplaces, deep-soaking tubs and views of the courtyard or the forest. We're guessing the Banas and the Jackmans took advantage of the Four Season private residences which are available to rent. The Four Seasons also features a spa, fitness center, a pool (open in the winter) and the aforementioned ski concierge near Blackcomb Mountain.
Room rates are currently going for about $332 a night. The hotel has several specials and packages available including a "Stay Three Nights, Get Fourth Night Free" deal.