Martin Johnston checks into a comfy ski-lodge in British Columbia.

Location:

A 4-½ star hotel at the foot of the base chairlift at Kimberley Alpine Resort in the Kootenay Rockies area of southeastern British Columbia. The resort, located on the Powder Highway, is a few minutes' drive from the town of Kimberley.

Check-in experience: They accommodated my group's early arrival, allowing us to quickly get out on the slopes for a day's skiing.

Room: One bedroom, lounge/dining/full kitchen, pull-out sofa, gas heating, balcony.

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Price: Around $132-170 a night.

Food and drink: The hotel has a restaurant, but we ate at the Pedal & Tap in town.

The bed: Comfy, king-sized.

Wifi: Free and seamless.

The view: From my level-4 room I could see snow slopes and forest.

Bathroom: Full-throttle shower-over-bath.

Facilities: Heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, fitness facility.

Would I return? Certainly.

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Trickle Creek Lodge is at 500 Stemwinder Drive, Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada. Phone: +1 877 282 1200.