BANFF SKIING

SKI CANADA’S BEST SNOW: 3 WORLD CLASS SKI RESORTS!

Banff skiing and snowboarding is truly awe inspiring with  three amazing mountains offering amazing terrain for all levels and the longest ski season in North America. Our Banff Lake Louise Tri Area Ski Pass gives you access to all three resorts covering almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain: Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski Resort. Your ski pass includes free transportation between Banff and Lake Louise and the resorts, so it’s up to you to decide where you want to ski on any given day. Just wake up, look outside and decide on the spot.Or just stay longer and experience all three – we’re sure once you’ve experienced Banff skiing and snowboarding you’ll never forget it. Take your time and explore and learn all about our world class skiing offerings and add them to your vacation plan as you go (our unbeatable package pricing is always applied to your final package), or if you just can’t wait, book it all right here,  and come experience our Banff skiing and snowboarding for yourself this year.

Skiing Mount Norquay

The family focused resort of Mt. Norquay is the closest to Banff (just a ten-minute drive) allowing skiers to easily be the first up the mountain or pop in for an afternoon or evening session. Not only is there an intuitive and diverse layout to the resort, there’s also a snow tubing park for kids and adults alike to mix things up a bit. As one of North America’s very first ski resorts, Mt. Norquay celebrates its history with the redevelopment of the legendary Cliff House, offering unrivaled views and some of the steepest runs on the continent.

Designed by park designer Jeff Patterson, Norquay has that special something for everyone. Novice or experienced skiers flock to Norquay’s backyard to celebrate an evening of skiing and music. Norquay is the only facility in Banff to offer this amenity. Other amenities include a snow tube park, snowshoeing trails and a giant inflatable airbag offering safe landings for those interested in freestyle sports. Norquay also hosts several ski racing events and international competitions with teams from all over the world.

No matter which way you go up, or which trail you dome down, everyone ends up at the same place at the bottom! Great for families and friends. It also offers the only nighttime skiing around and just minutes from Banff downtown.

 Skiing Banff Sunshine Village, Canada’s BEST SNOW!

Banff skiing and snowboarding
photo:Paul Zizka

Sunshine Village Ski Resort in Banff, Alberta offers some of the best ski runs in the country and indeed, the world. It offers easy access for locals and worldwide visitors alike, located an hour and a half from Calgary and fifteen minutes from Banff – with shuttles from town that take you right to and from the gondola base. Positioned directly on the Continental Divide, Sunshine provides excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions all throughout the season.

The elevation of the Village (7,082 feet) ensures ample dry snow for an amazing ski experience. The terrain features 100% natural snow on over 3,300 acres and receives an average dump of over 30 feet. The sometimes chilly temperatures make for sensational champagne powder, but true to its namesake there is lots of warm sunshine  to keep the conditions prime. The Resort encompasses twelve lifts serving three mountain faces (Lookout, Standish, and Goat’s Eye), which together offer 107 named runs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced skiers alike. The resort offers numerous lessons and workshops for skiers of all levels.  Sunshine Village is an unforgettable experience full of good vibes and great snow.

 

Banff Skiing Lake Louise 

Banff skiing and snowboarding
photo:Paul Zizka

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies and Banff National Park, The Lake Louise Ski Resort is legendary for its awe-inspiring panoramas of endless mountain peaks (with a top elevation of 8,650-feet) and light, dry powder on four faces spanning 4,200 acres – the biggest resort in the Canadian Rockies. With one of the longest seasons in North America, Lake Louise offers something for everybody, from steep chutes to expansive bowls to glade runs and gullies to first-timer areas to world-class expert terrain. For the trick skiers and snowboarders there’s the awesome Showtime Terrain Park, one of the largest on the continent, featuring the new ‘bag jump’ designed by Hollywod stuntmen to practice flips and spins. With 145 marked runs plus the back bowls, served by ten lifts with green runs off each, and the longest run spanning 8km (5mi) you’ve got an abundance of varied terrain to play on.

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Canada’s Best Ski Resort

No slouch of an award, The Lake Louise Ski Resort beat out some amazing Canadian ski resorts like Whistler-Blackcomb (often recognized as the best resort in North America) to win the prestigious accolade as Canada’s best. Lake Louise also made the Top 3 for Best Overall Ski Resort in the World, behind Colorado’s Deer Valley (at #2) and France’s Val Thorens (#1). The excellent ski resort earned the award by receiving the most votes for a full spectrum of amenities and features that make Lake Louise a well-rounded ski destination.