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BANFF

Canada, Alberta
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BANFF

The most beautiful playground in Canada

In the heart of the Rockies lies one of the most breathtaking and reputable ski lodges in Canada: Banff.

Why go there?
  • 3 mountains situated in a National Park center
  • Charming Banff village, with its European style
  • Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult ski for free

Spectacular scenery awaits at Lake Louise with uniquely beautiful terrain that is both vast and varied. The wilderness is pristine and inspirational. Located in the heart of majestic, historic Banff National Park, Lake Louise is truly legendary and offers world class terrain.

With 4200 skiable acres, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski areas in North America. The unique layout allows families and groups of varying abilities to ski together; there are beginner, intermediate and expert runs down from every chair. Beginners and intermediate skiers have access to an abundance of gentle slopes and long cruising runs. Experts can explore endless chutes, glades, gullies and remote bowls in some of the Rockies’ most challenging terrain.

Skiable surface: 4200 acres

Average snowfall: 180 inches

Lifts: 10

Trails: 145

Beginner: 25 %

Intermediate: 45 %

Advanced: 30 %

Expert : 0 %

Summit elevation: 2636 mètres

Base elevation: 1417 mètres

Vertical drop: 1219 mètres

Ski Norquay is widely considered to be Banff’s best family ski resort. Norquay has been a family tradition since 1926. Skiers and snowboarders will find terrain for all levels, including groomed runs, bumps and a terrain park. Not only does Norquay have the only night skiing in the Bow Valley but at Norquay, you can ride the only lit terrain park.

If you are learning to ski or ride, looking for some pointers or want to learn to “go big” in the park our snow sport center has lessons for everyone. After you pick the little ones up from our on-hill daycare, sit back at the Lone Pine for a drink and a snack, the perfect end to a great day on the slopes.

Skiable surface: 190 acres

Average snowfall: 120 inches

Lifts: 10

Trails: 31

Beginner: 28 %

Intermediate: 36 %

Advanced: 0 %

Expert : 44 %

Summit elevation: 2450 mètres

Base elevation: 1676 mètres

Vertical drop: 774 mètres

For over 75 years Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort has been serving up what is usually only found in skier’s and snowboarder’s dreams: endless mountain terrain in the heart of an unspoiled wilderness.

Uncrowded slopes, Abundant snowfall, Mountain towns alive with spirit – all within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Sunshine Village is renowned for its lengthy season from mid-November until late May. Just 15 minutes from the resort town of Banff, Sunshine Village offers over 3,300 acres of terrain on three mountains, with an average annual snowfall of over 30 feet!

Skiable surface: 3358 acres

Average snowfall: 396 inches

Lifts: 12

Trails: 120

Beginner: 20 %

Intermediate: 55 %

Advanced: 0 %

Expert : 25 %

Summit elevation: 2729 mètres

Base elevation: 1658 mètres

Vertical drop: 1071 mètres

Accommodations

BANFF ASPEN LODGE

BANFF CARIBOU LODGE

BANFF ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORT

DOUGLAS FIR RESORT & CHALETS

FOX HOTEL & SUITES

HIDDEN RIDGE

INNS OF BANFF

IRWIN’S MOUNTAIN INN

MOOSE HOTEL AND SUITES

PTARMIGAN INN

RED CARPET INN

TUNNEL MOUNTAIN RESORT

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