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Ski holidays in Banff

Fantastic Big 3 ski area, with an excellent ski-bus service!

Banff is a lively town set in the spectacularly beautiful Banff National Park. Downtown Banff offers traditional Canadian hospitality with an excellent variety of bars, some with live music, and a wide choice of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. Your Tri-area lift pass covers the three ski areas of Lake Louise ski area (45 minutes’ drive), Mount Norquay (10 minutes’ drive) and Sunshine Village (25 minutes’ drive). A regular ski bus service, included with the pre-booked Tri-area lift pass, operates from our Banff hotels to all three ski areas. Although Mt Norquay is often referred to as Banff’s “local” hill, the resort should not be under-rated. Yes, it has easy trails but also some challenging ones too, such as Memorial Bowl, Temptation and Lone Pine. Sunshine Village has some of the highest skiing in Canada. It has three mountains: Mount Standish (with some of the easier trails) Lookout Mountain (high above the tree line with views across the Great Divide) and Goat’s Eye (with some of the best tree skiing on its lower slopes).

Enjoy the best Alberta has to offer with our new Canada Two Centre Ski Holidays.

Added value

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels

Inghams Rep based in resort

Prebook your W19/20 lift pass and receive one complimentary 'Banff Upper Hot Springs Pass' for every 3+ day SkiBig3 lift ticket

Prebook your W19/20 lift pass and receive one complimentary 'Whyte Musuem Pass' for every 3+ day SkiBig3 lift ticket

Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area Alberta
  • Resort Altitude1630m
  • Ski Alt. From1384m
  • Ski Alt. To2730m
  • Runs
  • Longest Run8 km
  • Run Information

    274 runs. 20% Blue, 55% Red, 25% Black

  • Lifts , Chairlifts 17 , Draglifts 4 , Gondolas 2 , Magic Carpets 1
  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts24
  • Night Skiing IncludedYes
  • Off-piste OptionsNo
  • Slope Direction,N,E,S,W
  • Snowpark Info

    3 snow parks.

Mountain Host

Free ski hosting with your local Ski Host

  • from£911pp
  • 190 rooms

Caribou Lodge has long been Inghams favourite as its well known for its friendly and outgoing staff, who are always happy to help. The hotel is on Banff Avenue and just few minutes into centre.

  • from£984pp
  • 174 rooms

Moose Hotel & Suites is the newest hotel in Banff, this Deluxe 4 star plus is centrally situated a minute walk from the downtown Banff. Designed to mountain elegance with warm, rich and natural material.

  • from£795pp
  • 99 rooms
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The Banff Inn is a popular and friendly hotel located on Banff Avenue and only minutes from the restaurants, shopping and vibrant nightlife.

  • from£860pp
  • 211 rooms

Banff Park Lodge is conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Banff and offers excellent facilities, cuisine and service with friendly and welcoming staff.


  • from£943pp
  • 134 rooms
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Proud to feature the lovely Banff Ptarmigan Inn that has been refurbished and now based with breakfast included.

  • from£821pp
  • 58 rooms

This great value modern lodge enjoys a peaceful and scenic location just steps away from the Bow River and only 2.5 blocks from 'downtown' Banff Avenue.

  • from£871pp
  • 77 rooms
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The Brewster Family is proud to honour over a century of western traditions by providing guests with accommodation in the heart of downtown Banff. Offering log furnishings and western decor, historic photos from the Brewster family define the interior of the lodge. Located just one block from the Banff Avenue, the hotel is only steps away from dining, shopping and Banff night life.

  • from£1115pp
  • 768 rooms

A world famous hotel, the old Baronial splendor of the Fairmont Banff Springs never fails to amaze. Resort withen with all your needs covered and the ski bus starts right outside the hotel.

  • from£887pp
  • 98 rooms
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The welcoming and friendly Rundlestone Lodge is an award-winning, family owned and operated hotel providing a high standard of accommodation. This relaxed and informal Rocky Mountain lodge has great character, and is a strong favourite with Inghams guests.

  • from£1062pp
  • 116 rooms

Ideally located on the main Banff Avenue, the Fox captures the historic and natural elements of Banff National Park. Fox and Suites is an Inghams favourite with great ambiance.

  • from£931pp
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The Banff Aspen Lodge is a popular hotel situated only 3 minutes walk from the shops and restaurants on Banff High Street. This hotel features comfortable and spacious rooms and fantastic outdoor hot tubs with an outdoor fireplace. 

Things To Do



Après is a way of life in Banff and Lake Louise. Whether you want a cold beer brewed with glacial water at the locals’ hangout, a hot chocolate by a log fire, or cocktails and dancing, you will find what you are looking for guaranteed. Don’t miss a chance to explore the town by night, it may even get a little wild.

There are so many options for food and drinks in the town of Banff and village of Lake Louise, from distilled spirits to microbrews, to delicious juices for breakfast, pizza or picnics for lunch, or Western style steak or vegan meals for dinner.



Cross country skiing is a great way to explore Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies during the winter months. A vast network of classic and skate skiing trails provides plenty of options for all fitness levels. Banff, Lake Louise and Castle Junction trails are track-set and groomed regularly, giving you the choice of leisurely loops or more demanding routes. Pack a lunch, grab your gear and choose your ideal trail.



This unique experience can be tranquil at some times, and exhilarating and delightfully chaotic at others. Dogsledding is a must-do activity for any traveler, but especially so for dog-lovers or those wanting to experience a classically Canadian activity. Explore the rich history, culture, and techniques of dogsledding as your musher and dog team guide you through the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies.



A favourite Canadian sport, ice skating on frozen lakes and playing shinny with your friends on an outdoor rink is an incredible way to enjoy fresh mountain air.

There are several indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks open during the winter in Banff and Lake Louise and the best part - 90% are free!

For a truly spectacular skating experience, you must try the iconic Lake Louise. Named as one of the “10 most beautiful ice skating rinks in the world,” by CNN Travel, the frozen lake is cleared and maintained daily by The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and has a heated shelter to warm chilly fingers and toes.


Two activities that are enjoyed by locals every day are winter hiking and snowshoeing. All you need is a warm jacket, a toque, mittens, and a pair of winter boots and you're set to experience our winter wonderland. If you're keen to experience something a little different, strap on some snowshoes and play in the freshly fallen snow.



For the adrenaline-inspired, Banff National Park boasts some of the best ice and mixed climbing routes in the world. Imagine climbing up frozen waterfalls while you look down at a spectacular frozen creek below. For the best and safest experience hire an Alpine Mountain Guide for the day through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.

Backcountry skiing is a spectacular way to find your inner mojo. It's an activity that can be both exhilarating and peaceful at the same time. You can fly by helicopter with CMH Heli-Skiing to a remote luxury backcountry lodge where thousands of feet of vertical and fresh tracks await, or you can ski the majestic Puracell Range with R.K. Heli-Skiing. Get out and explore!



The Johnston Canyon Icewalk traverses a series of steel catwalks that give spectacular views of the Johnston Canyon below. This popular ice walk leads you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed.


Travelling is a great opportunity to nourish your body and soul, especially in a place like Banff and Lake Louise where you are surrounded by such majestic natural beauty - it’s difficult to not feel inspired here. Amongst the pristine wilderness, vibrant townships, and inherent peacefulness of the landscape, you will find relaxation and rejuvenation.

Hike up Tunnel Mountain just above the town of Banff to watch the sunrise; sit with a book by the Bow River; participate in a yoga or fitness class; savour the indulgence of a spa treatment; absorb the stillness and silence of the forest; or gaze upon the stars in the crystal clear sky. Banff and Lake Louise is a place where you can truly relax, rejuvenate, and renew.

Watch NHL Hockey - soak up the atmosphere on an unforgettable trip to see the Calgary Flames, one of the top performing Canadian teams. Prices for Upper Bowl seats from £75. Price includes transport from Banff with a guide and commentary on route to the match. Seats can be upgraded to Lower Bowl locally through your Inghams Rep, subject to availability and local costs.


  • Dedicated Inghams Rep service based in your resort
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sleigh rides
  • Skating
  • Winter hiking
  • Ice fishing
  • Heli-skiing
  • Night skiing at Mount Norquay
  • Cross country skiing
  • Dinner and ski
  • Excellent range of sight seeing excursions
  • Ice canyon walk
  • Calgary shopping trip
  • Ice hockey games
  • Hot springs
  • Museum
  • Arts centre
  • Cinema

Ski Extras

Ski Packs for 2019/20 season

The Lift pass rates for 2019/2020 (book by 31 August 2019)

Whole area pass:



Senior 65yrs+ Adult 18-64yrs

Youth 13-17yrs

Child 6-12yrs
6 1 -18 Dec   £249 £325 £249 £136
19 Dec -04 Jan  £317 £413 £317 £173
5 Jan -13 Feb   £249 £325 £249 £136
14 Feb -23 Feb £317 £413 £317 £173
24 Feb -6 Mar £249 £325 £249 £136
7 Mar - 21 Mar £317 £413 £317 £173

22 Mar -30 Apr

£249 £325 £249 £136


Prices shown above are guidelines, please call reservations for exact prices of the lift passes.

Your lift pass can allow for a certain number of non-ski days and the following example grace periods:

  • 6 day tickets have 2 grace days and can be used within a period of 8 days respectively
  • 7-13 day tickets have 3 grace days and can be used within a period of 10-16 days respectively

Ski Hire & Tuition

Equipment Days Description Blue Red Black
Adult 6/10 Skis   £56/£88 £90/£142 £114/£180
6/10 Snowboard or skis & boots £63/£99 £96/£154 -
Child (2-12yrs)* 6/10 Skis & boots £28/£54   -
6/10 Snowboard,  boots  £45/£74   -


*Child snowboard & boots = 6-12yrs. Please see here for description of hire categories.

TUITION         Available to pre-book - 3 days (4 hrs per day) from £235

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: CABF

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT-7

Currency: GBP

Travel and Transportation

Fly direct to Calgary - Flights depart daily


Westjet Gatwick - (Outbound Mon, Tues, Thur, Sat) - (Inbound Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)

Air Canada Heathrow - (Daily)

KLM flights via Amsterdam with choices of domestic flights


Flying time: 9hrs direct

Transfer by coach 1hr 45mins,

Supplements apply on some flights.
Private transfers and Car hire are available.



Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

Free with lift pass

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • The heart and soul of the Canadian Rockies
  • Flights with top scheduled airlines
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