5 Ways to Take Christmas to the Mountain Tops in Banff National Park

The SkiBig3 resorts in Banff National Park are overflowing with ways to put a mountain spin on your Christmas. From family photos with Santa atop a snow mountain, to a Christmas feast in a classic ski lodge setting. Here are five holiday events you won’t want to miss on your Christmas ski vacation this year.

1. Ski With Santa at Banff Sunshine Village

Santa and Mrs. Claus with their skis at Banff Sunshine Village, Banff National Park.
Photo courtesy of Banff Sunshine Village.

Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a few laps before their busy night on Christmas Eve.  On the weekends of December 14th – 15th and December 21st – 22nd, they’ll be giving away candy canes near the daycare and Strawberry Chair area. Be sure to snap a snowy photo with them to take home and display above your Christmas stocking!

2. Ski With Santa at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Photo courtesy of Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Santa and his elves along with Griff the Grizzly will be making the holiday rounds at Lake Louise ski resort on December 21st and 22nd. From the Lodge of Ten Peaks to the ski resort slopes, these Christmas characters will be handing out candy and snowy photo ops with guests.  Follow the jingle of reindeer bells to find them on the resort.

3. Christmas Torch Light Parade at Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Torchlight Parade at night at Banff Sunshine Village, Banff National Park.
Torchlight Parade at Banff Sunshine Village. Photo courtesy of Banff Sunshine Village.

On December 24th, guests staying at Sunshine Mountain Lodge will be delighted with a nighttime Torchlight Parade show from the Sunshine Village slopes. Watch as specially trained torch bearers glide their way down the slopes and illuminate the night.

4. Magical Christmas Feast at Lodge of Ten Peaks

Night exterior shot of Whiskey Jack Lodge at Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff National Park.
Photo by Rob McCloskey / @robpmccloski (IG)

After a day of skiing or riding on December 24th, come over to the warmth of the fire in the Lodge of Ten Peaks, adorned with trees, lights & wreaths to indulge in a yummy turkey feast! Afterward, get bundled up to enjoy night time snow tubing, fire pits & snacks (plus many more Christmas surprises!)

5. Kid’s Christmas Camps at Mt. Norquay

Mt Norquay Kids Program
Mt Norquay Kids Program

Here for an extended stay over the holidays? Consider signing up your kids for a Christmas Camp at Mt. Norquay. Perfect for ages three and up, these three-day camps run between December 26th to 31st. Programs are developed around safety, fun, and exploring!

Let us help you create your magical Christmas vacation in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. To book your next holiday ski vacation with SkiBig3, check out our featured ski and stay vacation packages or call us at 1-844-754-2443.

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