Fairmont Banff Springs

  • Canada, Banff

  • 5

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A world famous hotel, the old Baronial splendour of the Fairmont Banff Springs never fails to amaze. 

Castle in the Rockies

Virtually a resort in itself the hotel is nestled at the foot of the Rockies in extensive grounds with superb views of the wilderness. The ski bus will pick you up from the hotel for transport to all three ski areas.


The hotel houses a variety of restaurant and dining options. You can try prime cuts of Alberta beef at the 1888 Chop House, or dig into classic French & Canadian dishes at the Vermillion Room.

Fairmont Spa

The final word in relaxation, the Fairmont's Spa is a sanctuary for pampering and rejuvenation in the mountains. The 3,700m2 wellness area includes indoor and outdoor salt water pools, hot tub, three waterfall treatment whirlpools, wading pool, mineral pool, outdoor whirlpool, eucalyptus room, sauna and relaxation rooms.


Banff is a dynamic town set in the spectacular Banff National Park. 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. 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.

View all Banff Ski Deals  Banff Early Booking Offers

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!

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 0 km
Runs 62 132 58
Longest run 8 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 4, Chairlifts 17, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of rooms: 768
  • No. of floors: 9
  • Official rating: 5


Fairmont rooms have one king size bed, one queen size bed, two double beds, or two twin beds

Deluxe rooms (sleep 1-4) feature the same bed arrangements as Fairmont rooms with additional space and comfort

Fairmont Mountain view and Deluxe Mountain view rooms are available at supplement and enjoy spectacular mountain views

All rooms are allocated with sufficient beds for the number of occupants and have bath and shower

Fairmont Gold rooms are privately located on the 4th and 5th floors of the main building. They have a shower and one king size bed

Fairmont Gold Mountain view rooms are available on request

Bedroom Facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Minibar / fridge
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Lift Passes Winter 2023/24

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.

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

6 Days Season


6 - 12 years


13 - 17 years


18 - 64 years


65+ years

Tri-Area Pass Low £181 £329 £449 £329
Mid £199 £331 £494 £361
High £263 £474 £650 £474


Season dates

  • Low season: 01 Dec 23 & 09 Apr - 30 Apr 24
  • Mid season: 02 Dec - 14 Dec 23, 02 Jan - 15 Jan & 26 Feb - 08 Apr 24
  • High season: 15 Dec 23 - 01 Jan, 16 Feb - 25 Feb 24


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. This coming season you will have 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. Booking early is highly recommended. 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. 

It’s often recommended that you rent your skis and boards: you will save money on transporting your equipment overseas, you get to sample the latest technology, and if you consider yourself an occasional skier, it’s a chance to find out what your slope style is before committing to a pair of skis/board.

Ski boots come with a wide selection of brands and models, including stiffer boots for more advance skiers, or wider or narrower fitting boots for wide/ narrow feet or calves. 

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.



Ski & snowboard tuition available on request. Please call us to check prices and availability with supplier. Please note tuition takes place in Lake Louise which is approximately 45 minute ski shuttle journey from Banff centre. 


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.

Longitude: -115.55742
Latitude: 51.17339

  • 20 minutes' walk to downtown Banff
  • Ski bus picks up from the hotel for transport to all three ski areas and to Nakiska
  • Transfer time: approx. 2 hour by coach from Calgary International Airport
  • Grand lobby and reception
  • Pub and choice of restaurants
  • Magnificent spa featuring four pools, lounges, whirlpool, outdoor hot tub, saunas, steam rooms, treatments (entry to spa approx $69 plus treatments)
  • Whirlpool, fitness centre (fee $30 per stay, pay locally)
  • Beauty salon
  • Bowling centre
  • Ice rink
  • Skate hire
  • Lifts
Family Facilities
  • Early meals and children's menu available
  • Cots & linen
  • Babysitting available on request 

The Fairmont Banff Springs houses a variety of restaurant and dining options. Please note some restaurant are seasonal and are often open on specific days of the week. Where applicable, half board evening meals include three courses (appetizer, main and dessert) and non-alcoholic drinks. Buffet and à la carte breakfast options are available in select restaurants to those who prebook. Alcohol and specialty coffees are not included. Dinner reservations are recommended and strongly advised to be made a few months in advance of the festive period.

The Vermillion Room offers French elegance and Canadian charm. It has an all day classic menu served in a stylish and bold brasserie atmosphere.

Castello Italiana serves delicious Italian cuisine using locally sourced and organic products. From tempting appetisers, hand made pasta and a pizza menu to die for, the Castello Italiana brings delicious Italian flavours to an elegant courtyard setting.

1888 Chop House presents a modern twist on the authentic Steak House. Expect fine service and a menu focusing on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game and seafood. Please note for guests on half board, a $30CAD local surcharge applies per person for 3 course à la carte dinner.

Grapes is a charming dining room available for private bookings of 10-16 guests. Specialising in delicious patés, pickled vegetables and freshly basked breads, Grapes is perfect for intimate and special dining occasions.

STOCK Food and Drink brings the best locally inspired and gourmet food to Banff. It is simple and the ideal stop for a fresh sandwich, coffee or artisanal meal.

  • No of restaurants: 8
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Room Only

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
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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