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Banff, Canada






Key Features

  • Families
  • Large ski area
  • High resort - snow sure
  • Good for après
  • Activities for non-skiers
  • Good for self-drive

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1380m, 4527ft
  • Highest lift: 2730m, 8954ft
  • No. of lifts: 26
  • No. of slopes: 356
  • Total piste: 7,748 acres
  • Transfer times:

    Calgary: 1hr 30mins

Overview of Banff

One of the most beautiful spots on earth, Banff and Lake Louise are a magnificent blend of glaciers, jagged peaks, forests and lakes combined with wide open slopes, expansive snow-laden bowls, unsurpassed dry (Rocky Mountain) powder and thrilling drop-offs. Banff is an iconic frontier town famous for its railway history and wildlife. It is a genuinely unspoilt resort in the middle of the National Park. Lake Louise (45 mins drive) is a smaller village that also boasts spectacular scenery and it's namesake alpine lake, earning recognition as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’.

For those staying in Banff, the skiing is at Mount Norquay - a 10-15 minute ride on the regular shuttle bus from downtown Banff, and Sunshine Village (a magnificent 3,168 skiable acres) which is 20-25 minutes away. Lake Louise is approximately 45 minutes away but busses run regularly throughout the day.

3 Things We Love About Banff

  1. Multiple Mountains - Banff is the town at the heart of a trinity of ski mountains, each with its own unique charm. Lake Louise, Banff Sunshine and Mt Norquay are all well worth visiting on your trip.
  2. Wildlife - It’s not uncommon to see a majestic elk wandering down the snowy main street in Banff. Being within a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site means the flora and fauna take precedence… skiers are merely guests in their backyard.
  3. The Choice - A brilliant ski town needs a variety of accommodation and Banff has just that; from the uncomplicated home-style simplicity of Brewster’s Lodge to the 5 star luxury of Fairmont Banff Springs.

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Ski Holidays in Banff

Snow Forecast

Next 7 Days 17cm

Piste Conditions N/A

Report last updated at: Mon 13th May 2024