Banff Ptarmigan Inn

  • Canada, Banff

  • 3

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With an excellent location and cosy surroundings, the Banff Ptarmigan Inn is a great spot for those looking to explore all Banff has to offer.

Location

Ptarmigan Inn is located on Banff Avenue and within walking distance of many of Banff's attractions like Bow Falls and Banff upper hot springs. Explore the area with a complimentary Roam bus pass to enjoy Banff.

Classic Inn

The hotel has a classic ski lodge feel. Rooms are nicely decorated and equipped with all the amenities you will need for your stay.

Banff

  • Resort altitude of 1,383 metres 
  • 3,358 acres of skiable terrain
  • Over 360 inches of annual snowfall
  • Transfer time approx. 2 hour by shared coach transfer

Banff is a dynamic town set in the spectacular Banff National Park. Whilst skiing is core to Banff's winter appeal, the town is host to many other popular winter activities, you can enjoy everything from dog-sledding, snowshoeing and relaxing in hot springs in one of Canada's most beautiful and oldest national parks.

Skiing and snowboarding in Banff

Banff provides home-base to three distinctive ski resorts, and a triple area SkiBig3 lift pass covers all three - Mount Norquay (10 minutes drive), Sunshine Village (25 minutes drive) and Lake Louise (45 minutes drive). A regular and free ski bus service, included with your pre-booked lift pass, operates from our Banff hotels to all three ski areas.

Mount Norquay is often referred to as Banff’s 'local' hill but the resort should not be under-rated. 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). Lake Louise offers one of the largest ski areas in North America with over 4,200 acres of skiable terrain. New terrain and chairlifts are continually being added to this beautiful area renowned for its jaw dropping glaciers, lakes and forests.

If you ski or snowboard all three (known as the Trifecta Challenge), along with bragging rights, you'll be rewarded. Stop by the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub on Banff Avenue and collect your reward which includes a FREE pint of beer for your efforts!

Where to stay in Banff

We offer a range of hotels across the lively resort of Banff, all offering facilities that will make for the perfect ski holiday. You'll find all our hotels have fantastic locations in regards to the resort centre and getting to the ski area, and you'll be able to use the spa facilities included to relax and rejuvenate those muscles so you can really maximise your time on the slopes.

Bars and restaurants in Banff

Downtown Banff offers traditional Canadian hospitality with an excellent variety of over 130 bars, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries that cater for all tastes and budgets.

What's included in an Inghams ski holiday to Banff

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, bed and breakfast, half board, all inclusive or full board. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

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Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 0 km
Runs 62 132 58
Longest run 8 Km
Snowparks
Lifts Drag lifts 4, Chairlifts 17, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 134
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Standard 'Interior' Rooms have one king or two queen beds. They have interior views of the atrium or lobby. 

Superior Rooms have one king or two queen beds and have an exterior view.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Shower or bath
  • Cable TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Lift Passes Winter 2024/25

Lift Passes

Lift passes go up in price the closer you get to your departure date. Pre-book your lift passes early to secure the lowest prices. Pay just 10 weeks before departure.

Ski Big 3 Area Pass: (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise & Mt. Norquay)

6 Days Season

Child

6 - 12 years

Youth

13 - 17 years

Adult

18 - 64 years

Senior

65+ years

Tri-Area Pass Low £143 £258 £356 £258
Mid £197 £355 £490 £355
High £261 £465 £644 £465

 

Season dates

  • Low season: 08 Apr - 30 Apr 25
  • Mid season: 01 Dec - 19 Dec 24, 06 Jan - 13 Jan & 24 Feb - 07 Apr 25
  • High season: 20 Dec 24 - 05 Jan, 14 Feb - 23 Feb 25

 

Lift pass information

  • Children (0-5yrs) can pick up a free lift pass locally
  • Your lift pass allows for a certain number of non-ski days with the following example grace periods:
    • 6 day tickets have 2 grace days and can be used within a period of 8 days
    • 8-12 day tickets have 3 grace days and can be used within a period of 11-15 days

Lift passes will be delivered to your hotel and will be available upon check-in. If you experience any issues please visit the SkiBig3 hub at 114 Banff Avenue (opening times are 8am to 9pm daily, subject to change).

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.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

6 days Category

Child 4 - 12 years

Adult 12+ years

Skis Red - £132
Black - £163
Skis & boots Red £72 £154
Black £123 £211
Snowboard & boots Red £90 £154
  Black - £184

Equipment hire information

We are excited to be working with Black Tie Ski Rental, who give you the option to pick up your equipment in store or they will come to your hotel and do a fitting in the comfort of your room.

The team at Black Tie have expert knowledge and will contact you before you travel to take some important measurements to ensure you get the equipment you need. We will therefore require your contact details to pass on to them closer to your holiday.

Blue and red skis & boots come with standard boots, a 4-buckle boot with designed to fit and be comfortable for most people. Black skis & boots come with premium boots which means you have a wider selection of brands and models, including stiffer boots for more advance skiers, or wider or narrower fitting boots for wide/ narrow feet or calves. If you have booked standard boots, you can upgrade locally at a charge of approx. $10 per day.

Helmets are bookable in-resort and payable locally.

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.

Tuition

Tuition

Unfortunately we do not offer ski tuition in Banff or Lake Louise but we can help advise you how to book directly with the ski school. As there are 3 ski areas, we can also help with where is best to go depending on your ability. 

 

 

Longitude: -115.57027
Latitude: 51.18027

  • Located in central downtown Banff
  • Transfer time: approx. 2 hour by coach from Calgary International Airport
Facilities
  • Wellness area with indoor hot pools, sauna, steam room and fitness equipment.
  • Wi-Fi
Meals

Banff Ptarmigan Inn is offered on a room only or a bed and breakfast board basis.

Breakfast consists of a buffet.

On site Meatball Pizza and Pasta restaurant is open for dinner. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Room Only
Meet Your Rep

Inghams rep based in resort

Your rep in resort is a local expert and works on behalf of Inghams to make sure you have an enjoyable holiday and everything runs smoothly. They aim to contact you within 24 hours of your arrival.

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04/12/2024 - 7 nights
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