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Fri, 22 Mar 2024

6 reasons to book your ski vacation to Banff and Lake Louise early

Ready to take the leap and book that bucket-list trip to Banff and Lake Louise? Or, just had such a magical experience this season, you just simply can't wait to come straight back. Booking your ski vacation early to Banff and Lake Louise, can not only help you organise the trip of a lifetime, but it can save you money too. Here are 6 reasons why you should book your ski vacation to Banff and Lake Louise early:

 

1. Save with early bird prices

By booking early, you can take advantage of those pre-season deals. Benefit from the SkiBig3 24/25 Early Bird package deals which offer discounted lodging and lift tickets. If you have an Ikon Pass or Mountain Collective, we also have discounted lodging options for you! Plus, if you're travelling with your family, kids can ski and rent their equipment for free. So why not book early and save? With the added savings, you'll have extra cash on hand for spending during your visit!

 

Skier at Banff Sunshine Making the most of the early bird deals and enjoying some fresh turns at Banff Sunshine | Photo by Dan Evans

 

2. Best accommodation options: take your pick

When you're planning a trip to Banff and Lake Louise, it's important to act fast when it comes to booking your accommodation. The popular lodging options can sell out fast, especially during those busy holiday periods. But don't worry, if you get organised and book early, you'll be able to snag your preferred option. Imagine having the luxury of choosing a specific condo, a certain bed configuration, or a sought-after room type, sounds amazing, doesn't it? Well, when you book early, you get to choose from the best of the best. Plus, you'll be able to snap up the holiday season availability and get the first pick on your top hotel or condo.

 

Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff National Park Magical views of the Fairmont Banff Springs nestled in the Canadian Rockies | Photo by Fairmont Banff Springs

 

3. Flexible booking dates = nothing to lose

Worried about your plans changing? Don't stress. We know life happens and you can never plan for the unexpected. That's why SkiBig3 offers complete flexibility with your booking. So, you have nothing to lose by booking early. You can secure your dream vacation for just a 5% deposit and enjoy free itinerary changes and no cancellation fees until 14 days before arrival.

 

Skier at Banff Sunshine Making fresh powder turns at Banff Sunshine | Photo by Dan Evans

 

4. Embrace the Anticipation

There's nothing quite like that feeling of getting ready for your vacation. You know the one we mean. Making a list of those must-do activities, arrange those dining reservations, and treating yourself to a few new accessories for your trip, the excitement for your vacation starts here! As you begin to imagine the sights, sounds, tastes, and snow - when booking early you have plenty of time to look forward to your trip. There truly is no better feeling than having an adventure to look forward to.

 

Looking at the mountain views at Lake Louise Ski Resort Taking in the views at Lake Louise Ski Resort while discussing all the plans of the dream ski vacation | Photo by Will Lambert

 

5. Maximize flight benefits

More often than not, flight prices tend to be cheaper when you book early. Sorting your vacation well in advance also means you can get the most out of your airline rewards and flight credits you may currently have on the books from any past cancellations. If you’re booking a flight using frequent flyer points, booking further in advance often means more options, better deals and greater flexibility.

 

Snowboarder at Mt Norquay in Banff National Park Flying through the fluffy powder at Mt. Norquay in Banff National Park | Photo by Dan Evans

 

6. Maximize your travel buddy recruitment time

The sooner you book, the more time you have to convince your friends and family to join your adventure. There’s nothing worse than missing an adventure with your buddies simply because it was too last minute for things to fall into place. The earlier you get the ball rolling, the more opportunities they’ll have to choose from the best deals and accommodation too.

 

Three friends skiing and snowboarding at SkiBig3 - Lake Louise Ski Resort Having a great day with friends at Lake Louise Ski Resort | Photo by Will Lambert

 

Ready to take your ski vacation to Banff and Lake Louise?

So, what are you waiting for? If you're ready to book your dream ski vacation to Banff and Lake Louise, our friendly Reservations Team is always happy to help. They can share their local knowledge and experience to help you find the best 24/25 Early Bird Vacation Packages for your style and budget. Give them a at 1-844-754-2443.