Perks of the Tri-Area Ticket
Everyone likes a bargain. So to help you save a few bucks, SkiBig3 has partnered with a number of Banff and Lake Louise businesses to snag you some deals when you flash your tri-area lift pass.
The tri-area lift pass has always had certain benefits: it grants you access to three distinct resorts, almost 8,000 acres of terrain, all within easy distance of two picturesque mountain town and includes free shuttles to the ski resorts. Now flashing that tri-area lift pass will also get you discounts at various food and beverage outlets, both in town and on the slopes. So here is a breakdown of where and when to flash your tri-area lift pass to get a deal.
On the Slope Steals
All three resorts offer discounts to tri-area pass holders. Be it breakfast or après, the resorts roll out discounts.
Available all week long, Mt Norquay is offering $9 full English breakfast at the Cascade Lodge before 11am and 15% off appetizers and drinks at the Lone Pine after 3pm.
Fuel up in the morning with 15% off Creekside Restaurant until 11am. Located at the base of the mountain, it is the perfect place to get some grub before hopping on the gondola.
Flash your tri-area ticket any day of the week at the Northface Bistro, in the Lodge of Ten Peaks, at the Lake Louise Ski Resort and you can start your day saving 15% off their breakfast buffet.
With more than 130 bars, restaurants and coffee shops in town, Banff has an abundance of options for those looking for a nice meal or relaxing drink after a day on the slopes. So to help you find the happening spot around town, deals are listed daily. You’ll be sure to find some ambience by hitting the right spot on the right night.
Head to Park Distillery between 3pm and 6pm, and grab one of these three specials:
- Pork fingers and a pint for $17
- Flatbread and signature cocktail(1oz) for $19
- Prime rib sandwich and Park Caesar for $15
Tonight is the night to treat yourself to some fine dinning! Head to The Maple Leaf Grill & Lounge for a $40 set menu any time after 5pm.
Get the locals special on beer at The Banff Ave Brewing Co: a pint for just $5.25. Grab a meal with that and receive 20% off food or get half price entry to the Beer Club.
It doesn’t get more Canadian then heading down to the Toque Canadian Pub for Poutine and a 16oz pint for just $15.
Dance the night away at the Dancing Sasquatch where you will get the real VIP treatment: no line and no cover before 10:30pm.
Head to HooDoo Lounge & Nightclub before 10:30pm and you won’t pay cover or wait in line for a night of music and dancing.
You have options for your Sunday night apres:
The Elk & Oarsman Pub has 2 for 1 appetizers from 4-6pm.
St. James Gate has $10 Irish fare from 4-9pm.
Lake Louise Lowdown
Staying in the town of Lake Louise has its own benefits. Here are the savings you can cash in on by flashing your tri-area pass:
Dinner deals in Lake Louise will have you going in two different directions: to the Lake Louise Inn or the ski resort itself.
The Lake Louise Inn boasts two restaurants with very distinct vibes. The Timberwolf Pizza and Pasta Café is family-friendly, with made to order pizzas and a selection of gourmet pastas, whereas the Explorers Lounge is a pub-style restaurant popular with the après-ski crowd. Both offer 15% off their dinner menus for tri-area ticket holders.
If you are keen to dine at the ski resort itself, the newly opened Kuma Yama Sushi, in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks, offers 50% off SushiRito (a sushi-burrito) whose proportions are sure to impress.