6 Ways to Warm Up Your Winter

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6 Ways to Warm Up Your Winter

Each year Canadians have traditionally flocked south to escape the chill of winter. While a winter vacation in Banff & Lake Louise may not offer sand between your toes, it is guaranteed to warm your heart, brighten your spirits and pour some sunshine on your soul.

Here are six ways a Banff & Lake Louise ski vacation will warm up your winter:


1) Winter Air = Rosy Cheeks

Exercising outside in fresh mountain air creates some of the world’s best rosy cheeks. SkiBig3 provides access to almost 8,000 acres of terrain across the 3 mountain resorts of Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay. With plenty of room to spread out, you can experience a wide-open slice of paradise without crowds (especially mid-week). We’re known for our expansive landscape and short lift-lines. Here you’ve got room to move, room to breathe, and room to rosy up those cheeks. 

Rosy Cheeks at Mt Norquay, Banff National Park.
Rosy Cheeks at Mt Norquay, Photo by Shannon Martin



Check out the Banff & Lake Louise hot chocolate trail – we’re experts in the art of creating a steaming hot cup of chocolate deliciousness!

Whitebark is the local hotspot for coffee and hot chocolate in Banff. Photo via tweed telegraph.com
Whitebark is the local hotspot for coffee and hot chocolate in Banff. Photo via tweed telegraph.com



The spirit of Christmas in Banff National Park is beyond magical. With current travel restrictions in place, 2020 might just be the year that you can experience Canada’s first national park with fewer visitors. From cozy condos to fairytale castles, book your lodging early so you can secure that holiday room-with-a-view that you always dreamed of.

Children decorating Christmas tree at Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, Banff National Park.
Photo courtesy of Fairmont Banff Springs.


Everyone needs a vacation in winter! While Banff and Lake Louise don’t offer white sandy beaches, we do have plenty of white powder snow. In fact we get upwards of 30 feet annually! Launching down powder bowls or carving up perfect groomers are guaranteed ways to get your blood pumping and a wide grin across your mask-covered face.

Deep Snow at Mt Norquay, Banff National Park.
Deep Snow at SkiBig3, photo by Grant Gunderson.



We’ve got Sunshine and plenty of it! There is a reason why Banff Sunshine Village is named the way it is. Our ski season starts in mid-November and runs all the way through mid-May so there is plenty of opportunity to hit our sun-filled slopes multiple times throughout the season.

Banff Sunshine Village blue bird ski day, Banff National Park.
Blue Bird day at Banff Sunshine Village, Photo by Reuben Krabbe



This winter is different and we recognize that everyone needs to be incredibly malleable. We’ll provide you with maximum flexibility to keep your winter vacation plans on-track. Our no-risk booking policy allows you to change your dates, change your hotel, change your ski tickets or even cancel your booking until 3-days prior to arrival with no-questions asked.

Warm up your winter. Call us today at 1-844-754-2443 to chat with one of our local Reservations Team members. Our team can help navigate your booking to find the right balance for your budget, style and spacing needs.  Vacation packages are also available online, check out our latest deals and reserve your winter holiday today.  We’re just a call or click away.



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