Banff is set in the beautiful Banff National Park in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Banff receives an enormous amount of snow each year and the area is open in November and close in May, so at Christmas or Easter you can expect great snow. The area is split into three resorts, often called the 'Big 3', all within close proximity of each other offering an incredible range of skiing. The 'Tri area' lift pass covers the local region of Mount Norquay (10 minutes by bus from town), Sunshine Village (25 minutes) with its expansive ski area and Lake Louise (45 minutes) set in a spectacular setting. All are inter-connected by the free shuttle bus. Together they offer some of Canada's best skiing and snowboarding opportunities for intermediates and advanced skiers and snowboarders. The Banff area has been protected by making it a National Park. Downtown Banff offers good value lodging and true Canadian hospitality plus it has an excellent variety of shops, bars and restaurants, catering for all tastes and budgets. No other resort in Western Canada is as easy to access as the town is just an hour and a half from Calgary Airport.
Dog sledding, ice climbing, snow biking, snow tubing, snowmobiling / skidooing, heli-skiing, cross-country skiing, floodlit skiing, indoor and outdoor ice skating, swimming pool with spa.
Banff boasts over 100 varied restaurants for all tastes and prices, from fine dining to McDonalds, from traditional to international. Many places are award winning and being in North America, portions are large and great value.
Torchlit skiing and dinner at Lake Louise, glacier walks, ice canyon walks, hot springs, helicopter rides, hockey matches, wolfdog sanctuary. wildlife walks. Great shopping for clothes, local and Indian art and souvenirs, fascinating museums and galleries, cinema, Banff Centre for Performing Arts.
- Transfer time: Calgary : 2 Hours 30 mins.
- Currency: Canadian Dollar
- Beginners: 3
- Intermediates: 5
- Advanced: 4
- Snowboarding: 4
- Resort height: 2104m
- Ski range: 1384-2730m
- Total kilometres of piste: 8000 acres (Area)
- Number of runs: Easy 62, Intermediate 132, Difficult 80 (Area)
- Number of lifts: Gondolas 2, Chairlifts 17, Drag lifts 4