5 Reasons you can escape the crowds with a ski holiday to Banff

Posted on February 24, 2017 in Canada Inghams Ski Holidays by Tyler Kernick in Banff Tags:

Our representative in Banff, Tyler, takes us through the 5 reasons he reckons you should visit him on your next ski holiday.

Skiing is a popular past time and you may have felt that the overwhelming number of ski-enthusiasts can get in the way of an enjoyable ski holiday, especially during a peak date such as half term. Busy slopes, lift queues and the much-dreaded, crowded ski bus – we’ve all experienced the woes of a packed resort.

However, there are some places where you can escape the crowds and still have a fantastic time skiing. And one of those places just so happens to be Banff. Here are five reasons why you should choose Banff for your next ski getaway:

1. You are guaranteed a seat on the ski bus!

The ski busses in Banff are something of a novelty to anybody who has never skied here before. Whisking you up the ski hill these are lovely, comfortable coaches that you can store your skis underneath. You don’t have to worry about having too few hands to carry everything. And to top it all off, you’re guaranteed a seat! If the bus fills up, there’s another one right behind – there’s no waiting for the next one.

Too good to be true? Here’s the proof:

The Banff ski bus
The ultimate in ski bus comfort in Banff.

2. Push & shove to get on the lift? I don’t think so…

This photo was taken right in the middle of half-term week at 10:30am. It doesn’t need much more explaining really…

The crowds in Banff
No more pushing and shoving outside this Banff chair lift.

3. You’ll get the run to yourself!

That’s right! Weekdays on the slopes in Canada are unbelievably quiet. And given the vast size of Banff’s two biggest hills, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, sights like this are very common:

The empty slopes of Banff
Where did everyone go?

4. The locals are super friendly!

Amongst all that wilderness you might worry you’ll get lonely. No fear! Canadians have a reputation for being some of the friendliest people on the planet. From the moment you step off the plane they are ready and waiting to wish you a great day.

Huskies in Banff
Here’s Tyler getting friendly with some of the furrier locals in Banff.

Skiing alone? Well don’t worry about having a silent chairlift ride! They love to speak to anyone and everyone they encounter.

5. Just look how beautiful it is!

… And finally, the Banff National Park isn’t a UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing. The views everywhere you go are simply breath-taking. Most of our hotels in Banff are right on Banff Avenue which means views like this are right on your doorstep.

Banff Avenue
The stunning view as you stroll across Banff Avenue.

So, what are you waiting for? Next February half-term avoid the queues, bum-fights and busy slopes by heading to Banff and enjoying the best that Canada has to offer!

Discover more about skiing in Banff: here.

Find out more about skiing in Canada: here.