Opening & Closing Dates
Mt. Norquay December 2, 2016 – April 17, 2017
Lake Louise Ski Resort November 18, 2016 – May 7, 2017
Sunshine Village November 3, 2016 – May 22, 2017
Banff’s Winter Bucket List
Home to breathtaking mountain views, ski-perfect powder snow, and iconic hotels that look like they’ve been plucked from a fairy tale, it’s no wonder Banff National Park is ranked among the world’s top travel destinations for 2017.
Ever wondered how to find the most pristine powder stashes, the fastest routes to the lift line, or the best plan of attack to get the most out of your ski day in the Canadian Rockies? Take a three mountain Ski Safari: Club Ski matches up visitors with a local ski expert who shares unbeatable insider knowledge. Maximize time on the snow, experience the best of three resorts and unlock the secrets of Banff and Lake Louise ski culture. It’s like having a local in your back pocket.
Ski Concierge: Next Level Vacation Planning
Personalized service is key. SkiBig3 Vacation Planners know how to create the perfect ski trip. From inside tips on travel dates, out-of-the-ordinary accommodation, sourcing high performance equipment, booking snow school lessons and setting up three-mountain guided experiences, the SB3 team has visitors covered. These local experts can sleuth the perfect luxury room within a hotel, coordinate the most bucket-list-worthy activities, assist with private transfers, and suggest that perfect restaurant for a memorable après moment.
Savvy snow-chasers head to Banff & Lake Louise
Worried about snow and climate change? Planning a ski trip in advance shouldn’t be stressful. Banff National Park, located north of the 51st parallel in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, experiences a steady climate pattern that naturally guarantees consistent winter ski conditions. With a season that lasts seven months (early November to mid-May), visitors discover a winter wonderland in Banff National Park. High-altitude resorts and cooler temperatures mean snowfall lasts a long time. So no matter if it’s a record-breaking snow season or a dry one, visitors will always find skiing and riding here. Banff & Lake Louise – a risk free ski destination.
Après Ski: Local Craft Brewery and Distillery Scene
Nothing goes down better after a full day of skiing than sips of high-altitude craft brews and cocktails. Banff & Lake Louise have cultivated a lively craft beer and distillery scene with a variety of full-service watering holes: Park Distillery Restaurant & Bar, Banff Ave. Brewing Co, Grizzly Paw Brewing Company, Wild Life Distillery, Raw Distillery and Canmore Brewing Company. Whether you want to spice up the Canadian-classic Caesar with a Bird’s Eye Chili Vodka or swish back some Pond Hockey Pale Ale, Banff National Park has a uniquely satisfying beverage to suit your taste.
Feel Alive: Ski Fitness & Wellness
Nothing invigorates the body and soul more than fresh air and exercise. A winter ski experience in Banff & Lake Louise provides an abundance of fitness opportunities to strengthen your muscles, test your limits and rejuvenate your spirit. Test your ski abilities on rolling groomers and back-bowl bumps. Explore the awe-inspiring frozen waterfalls with a walking tour of Johnston Canyon. Nurture your senses with mountain-view yoga. Immerse yourself in the luxurious waters of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel’s famous Willow Stream Spa. Welcome to Banff National Park: an unrivalled winter destination that invigorates your senses and makes you feel alive.
8 Experiences to Pump Up Your Ski Vacation
Big mountains, elk and poutine have conspired to make Banff National Park a pretty interesting place!
Mountain Collective – Double Days in Banff National Park
In short: this one pass gets you 32 ski days at 16 different resorts. Next season this exclusive pass includes four days in Banff National Park: two at Banff Sunshine Village and two at Lake Louise Ski Resort, with extra days at 50% off. Buy early for the guaranteed lowest price and receive a bonus ski day at the destination of your choice, and the option to buy a kid’s pass for just $1. Build out a Western Canadian road trip from Banff to Revelstoke and the Mountain Collective Pass makes even more sense!
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|Snowfall||900 cm (360″) estimated annually|
|Terrain Parks||Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village|
|Night Skiing||Mt. Norquay|
|Tubing||Mt. Norquay & Lake Louise|