Besides being the only place where a single lift ticket gets you access to three different resorts and a whopping 8000 acres of terrain, skiing the Banff and Lake Louise area is world renowned for a reason.
Here are the top 12 reasons skiing Banff National Park lives up to all the hype:
- Blue, smoke powder. Because of its location on the eastern side of the continental divide, Banff National Park gets a relatively dry and airy snowfall which is particularly dreamy to shred. No slushy, heavy snow or entire slopes of ice here. Your skiing will be ninja quiet and not as hard on the legs as the wet stuff.
- Low altitude advantage. The peaks of Banff National park top out at 11,000 feet, tree line sits at 7,000 feet and the town is at 4,600 feet – these are relatively low altitudes compared to the Rockies south of the border. What this means is you won’t lose the first day or two of your vacation to fatigue and shortness breath. Only the beauty will take your breath away!
- Relief size matters! The peaks may be lower but the slope’s vertical is greater. Deeper valley = longer runs from peak to base as compared to other resorts. Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski Resort both feature runs up to 5 miles long.
- Litter-less landscape. This place is clean. The ‘Don’t Litter in Your National Park’ sign as you roll up to the resorts are just a small reminder to share that gospel.
- Alberta beef baby! Steaks are amazing anywhere you go and what pairs better with a day of fresh air on the slopes than a slab of truly tender beef?
- Civilized queuing. Canadians love to queue; it’s always friendly and orderly but the real upside is that high season in Banff National Park is the summer time so even on a busy Saturday during ski season, the lift lines are short and sweet! No wonder everyone is smiling!
- Lift tickets for less than $100/ day. Enough said.
- Stronger beer. (This can be a good thing or a bad thing.)
- International flavor. Resort staff come from around the world. Ride the gondy with an Aussie; get fresh tracks with a Frenchmen.
- More candy stores in town than gas stations.
- A favorable exchange rate: the land where your dollars make more cents!
- Ski season goes strong until mid-May! Seven months to shred. It’s called The Great White North for a reason.
Enjoy wide open spring skiing until mid-May. To book your next ski vacation at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, check out our featured ski and stay vacation packages or call us at 1-844-754-2443.