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Banff

Banff

Three Mountains, Three Times the Fun

In the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sit three of the world’s finest ski resorts: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Sunshine Village.  A single tri-area lift ticket gives you access to almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain.  With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, these resorts are open from early November to mid-May.

Virtual Tours

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Take a virtual tour of Mt. Norquay!


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Resort Overview

You can float through the powder, cruise wide-open groomers, relax in the natural hot springs, explore ice canyons, mush a team of dogs, or experience downtown Banff’s unique shops. But be sure to save some energy for the evenings so you can enjoy the mix of hip lounges, lively pubs, and trendy restaurants along Banff Avenue. And remember, you’re in Canada’s premier National Park, so don’t be surprised if you spot elk ambling down the snow-covered streets.

 

Resort Activities

Banff Activities Guide

Congratulations on selecting Banff as your Skican vacation destination!  Although Banff is best known for its terrific skiing/riding, the area offers plenty of additional activities for you to enjoy during your stay.

Tri-Area Sightseeing Lift Ticket

This sightseeing pass opens up the mountains for non-skiing guests who want to experience the incredible scenery at Mt Norquay, the Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Sunshine Village.  These tickets provide transportation to and from the resorts, round trips on the chairs and/or gondola at the resorts, as well as a $12 food voucher, so all you have to worry about is having fun.

Snowtubing

Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort offer a fast-paced, fun-filled adrenaline rush with their snowtube parks.  No skill required.

Snowshoeing

For those wanting to venture beyond the pistes, snowshoeing can be a great way to get off the beaten path.  The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village even offers a guided service with catering options available.  Mt. Norquay offers unguided snowshoeing along three marked trails that take between 1hr - 2.5hrs each.

Night Skiing & Tubing

Mt. Norquay is the only ski resort in Banff National Park to offer night skiing.  Guests can enjoy lapping the Cascade chair to access three runs and the extensive terrain park on Friday and Saturday nights between December and April.  Night tubing is also available.

Cross-Country Skiing

Banff offers a plethora of cross-country ski trails, meaning you will be spoiled for choice with trails designed to accommodate any skill level from beginner to Olympian.

Dog Sledding

Enjoy the scenery of the Canadian Rockies in a truly unique fashion. Sit back and relax, or if you're feeling more adventurous, take a turn driving your own team of dogs.

Caving Tours

While In Banff, experience the excitement of a Cave Tour. Visit the infamous Rat’s Nest Cave, and explore the twisted passageways that lead to large underground chambers.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Enjoy a traditional Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff or Lake Louise.  It's a perfect way to end your day in the Rocky Mountains. Banff has a variety of options to choose from, including a romantic ride for two!

Hot Springs

Bathe in the “Sacred Waters of the Mountain” in the Sulpher Mountain Hot Springs. These natural hot springs will leave you feeling energized and refreshed.

Ice Walks

Explore frozen waterfalls and canyons on an Ice Walk. There are several tour operators that explore the Johnston Canyon Region.

Museums

There are several Museums in Banff that are worth a visit, including the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockiesand the Banff Park Museum National Historic Site.

*Skican does not endorse these activities and you undertake them at your own risk.

Trail Maps

Trail maps for Banff are shown below. Downloads are PDF wherever possible.

Ski Conditions

Available ski and weather conditions for Banff are shown below. Click on icons for long-term forecasts.

Mountain Statistics
Mt. Norquay
Mountain Statistics
Vertical: 503 metres (1,650 feet)
Average Snowfall: 300 cm (120 inches)
Longest Run: 1167 metres (3828 feet)
Total Area: 190 acres
Trails: 28

Lifts
Total Lifts: 5
Express Quad Chairs: 1
Quad Chairs: 2
Double Chairs: 1
Surface Lifts: 1

Ski Terrain
Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 36%
Advanced: 28%
Expert: 16%

Snowboard Terrain
Terrain Parks: 1 and temporary bag jump
Lake Louise
Mountain Statistics
Vertical: 991 metres (3,250 feet)
Average Snowfall: 454cm (179 inches)
Longest Run: 8km (5 miles)
Total Area: 4,200 acres
Trails: 145 marked runs + back bowls
Bowls: Yes

Lifts
Total Lifts: 10
Express 6 Passenger Chairs: 1
Express Quad Chairs: 2
Quad Chairs: 1
Triple Chairs: 1
Surface Lifts: 3

Ski Terrain
Beginner: 25%
Intermediate: 45%
Expert: 30%

Snowboard Terrain
Terrain Parks: 6 plus SBX Course and temporary bag jump; Tube Park; Beginner Fun Zone
Sunshine Village
Mountain Statistics
Vertical: 1070 metres (3.514 ft)
Average Snowfall: Up to 9 metres (30 feet)
Longest Run: 8 km (5 miles)
Total Area: 3,358 acres
Trails: 107
Bowls: Yes

Lifts
Total Lifts: 12
Express Quad Chairs: 6
Quad Chairs: 2
Double Chairs: 1
Surface Lifts: 2

Ski Terrain
Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 55%
Expert: 25%

Snowboard Terrain
Terrain Parks: 3

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Banff Accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge
A downtown Skican Banff tradition, featuring exceptional hospitality, large comfortable rooms and two outdoor hot tubs with fireplace. Free deluxe continental breakfast, wifi and parking.
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Fox Hotel and Suites
Located on Banff Avenue, this new suite style hotel captures the historic and natural elements of Banff National Park. Featuring Chilli's Restaurant. Enjoy a complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast including hot waffles. All guests receive Best of Banff savings coupon booklet, free wifi, free bus pass to ride ROAM (town transit system), free parking, free local phone calls, free ski lockers.
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Caribou Lodge and Spa
The log chalet-style construction and atmosphere of this lodge are totally oriented to skiers. Full service spa and popular Keg restaurant with inviting lounge on site with free shuttle downtown, 1/2 mile away. All guests rooms have been recently renovated and have a Mountain Inspired Theme. All guests receive Best of Banff savings coupon booklet, free wifi, free bus pass to ride ROAM (town transit system), free parking, free local phone calls, free ski lockers.
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Banff Ptarmigan Inn
This popular hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Banff. Enjoy a complimentary Deluxe Hot Buffet Breakfast with omelet station. All guests receive Best of Banff savings coupon booklet, free wifi, free bus pass to ride ROAM (town transit system), free parking, free local phone calls, free ski lockers.
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Inns of Banff
This property located 1/2 mile from downtown and offers hotel rooms and condo suites. Offering many amenities including two restaurants, the Bear's Den Pub, roof Top hot pool, indoor swimming pool with hot tub, and 2 saunas. All superior guest rooms have been newly renovated. All guests receive Best of Banff savings coupon booklet, free wifi, free bus pass to ride ROAM (town transit system), free parking, free local phone calls, free ski lockers.
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Hidden Ridge Resort
This modern style condo property has some of the best views in Banff. Each condo offers tranquility with the comforts of home that will keep you relaxed during your ski holiday. All condo units include full kitchen, cozy living room space, and wood burning fireplace with complimentary wood. Relax after a day on the slopes in the outdoor hot pools or sauna cabin, overlooking the majesty mountains of Banff. Located 1 mile from downtown. All guests receive Best of Banff savings coupon booklet, free wifi, free bus pass to ride ROAM (town transit system), free parking, free local phone calls, free ski lockers.
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Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
The Banff Rocky Mountain Resort is the perfect Rocky Mountain getaway for any traveler. With suites and condo style accommodation in Banff National Park, you can enjoy the comforts of home and more. This picturesque location has a dining room, deli, health facilities, swimming pool, and squash courts. Take your vacation to Banff and live the mountain lifestyle. All guests receive Best of Banff savings coupon booklet, free wifi, free bus pass to ride ROAM (town transit system), free parking, free local phone calls, free ski lockers.
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Fairmont Banff Springs
The world-renowned Fairmont Banff Springs is located in central Banff, minutes from downtown on the Bow River. Standard hotel rooms and deluxe units available. Unique lounges and restaurants enhance this all-around experience.
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The Rimrock Resort Hotel
The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a CAA/AAA Four Diamond hotel built into the side of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park and is proudly independently owned and operated. The property sits 750 feet above the town of Banff (the highest elevated hotel in Banff) and boasts the best views. Stylish décor, superb hospitality and exceptional views of the Rocky Mountains, from both guest rooms and food & beverage outlets, make for a truly remarkable experience.
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Popular deluxe hotel rooms with fireplace, balcony or patio. All rooms are non-smoking. Located on Tunnel Mountain, the main lodge features an elegant rustic atmosphere.
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Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Experience Banff's only ski-in/ski-out hotel. Escape to the Sunshine Inn at 7082 ft in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, to be sure of first tracks every morning. Enjoy the convenience, comfort and spectacular, unique views.
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