BANFF SKIING & SNOWBOARDING HOLIDAYS

 

Luxury Ski Holidays In Banff

Nestled deep in the Canadian Rockies and the stunning Banff National Park, is the quaint resort town of Banff. Deeply rooted in its mountain culture Banff was laid out for perfect views of Cascade Mountain. Skiing has long been a way of life in Banff. Banff has two ski stations on the doorstep, Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay, the lift pass is also combined with Lake Louise, so when you Ski the Big 3 you have 8000 acres of varied terrain for both skiers and snowboarders, all in the driest and lightest powder.

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Mountain Information Banff

Ski Area : 32 kmē (Ski Big 3)

Summit : 2,806m Highest Lift : 2,730m Resort : 1,476m Longest Run : 8Km

Total Lifts : 28

2 Gondolas, 18 Chairlifts, 5 Draglifts, 3 Magic Carpets

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* Lifts in SkiBig3 resorts on one ticket. Free resort bus with lift pass

Snow Making : Yes Snow Park(s) : Yes (4) Glacier Skiing : No Night Skiing : Yes

*Transfer Time : Banff: 2hrs (from Calgary Airport by bus or private transfer)

*Mountain Restaurants : 10

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Snowsports In Banff

Skiing and Snowboarding

Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mount Norquay all offer shuttles from Banff to the resorts with various convenient pick up points through out town. Shuttle transportation is included in the purchase of a tri-area lift ticket allowing you free access to all three resorts with nearly half a dozen departure times before noon heading to each resort. 

Cross Country Skiing

Glide through the spruce glades and breathe in the fresh winter air in one of North America’s longest cross-country skiing seasons. Scenic track-set trails can be found within minutes of the Town of Banff. Banff itself has 59km of trails. There are another 87km from Lake Louise and 87km off the Bow Valley Parkway.

Other Mountain Activities

Take the opportunity for some off piste fun with dog sledding or snowmobiling. You will marvel at this stunning wilderness and its wildlife with regular sightings of elk, moose , buffalo and bighorn sheep. Winter hikes, ice walks, and snowshoeing. Being in the heart of Banff National Park means you are always steps away from a walk in the wilderness. Stroll the shorelines of Lake Minnewanka, watch for wildlife at Vermilion Lakes or walk the river bank to the famed Bow Falls. 

Activities & Nightlife In Banff

Banff Ave, stretches 3 blocks and the leisurely 15 minute walk will take you past extensive variety of shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Entertainment in Banff includes cultural experiences, performances, events, as well as three local museums, and eight contemporary art galleries. After all that you'll be ready for a soothing soak in Banff's hot springs.

Guide Prices in Banff Resort:

Coffee: $2.50 Beer: $4.00 Bottle Wine: $20 Coke: $1.50 Sandwich: $14 Pizza: $12 Burger and Fries: $14

Skill Summary

  • Beginners
    50%
  • Intermediate
    80%
  • Advanced
    80%
  • Off Piste
    90%
  • Family & Friend
    70%
  • Eating Out
    70%
  • Apreski
    70%
  • Off Snow
    70%
  • Character
    00%
  • Heli Ski
    10%
  • Snowboarding
    70%
  • SnowSure
    90%

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