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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).

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Ski and Snowboard Information

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

Beginners skiing in Banff

There is plenty of easy skiing in each of the three areas around Banff, but Lake Louise is especially recommended.

Intermediates skiing in Banff

Start with some fast cruising at Norquay then head to Lake Louise or Sunshine which both offer a selection of long well groomed runs to test your skills.

Advanced skiing in Banff

Try the North American chair at Norquay for steep mogul runs, at Sunshine, Lookout Mountain and Goats Eye are where you will find challenging runs and at Lake Louise head for the Back Bowls or the World downhill course.

Snowboarding in Banff

All three areas are ideal for boarders and each has its own snowboard park. Expert tuition is also on hand to help you master this exciting sport.


Mountain Facts
  • Ski area Alberta
  • Resort Altitude1630m
  • Ski Alt. From1384m
  • Ski Alt. To2730m
  • Runs
    62
    132
    58
  • Longest Run8
  • 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.

  • Ski/Resort bus

    Free with lift pass


Mountain Host

Free ski hosting with your local Ski Host

  • from£1012pp
  • 174 rooms
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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£814pp
  • 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£884pp
  • 211 rooms
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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£1003pp
  • 134 rooms
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Proud to feature the lovely Banff Ptarmigan Inn that has been refurbished and now based with breakfast included and at a supplement dinner can be taken.

  • from£836pp
  • 58 rooms
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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£938pp
  • 77 rooms
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The Brewster Family is proud to honour over a century of western tradition by providing guests with accommodation in the heart of downtown Banff. Offering log furnishing, western decor and historic photos from the Brewster family define the interior of the lodge. Located just one block from the Banff Avenue so only steps away from dining, shopping and Banff night life.

  • from£967pp
  • 190 rooms
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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£1094pp
  • 768 rooms
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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£1066pp
  • 67 rooms
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Situated within the Inns of Banff complex, these luxury apartments offer very spacious and comfortable accommodation within the privacy of an apartment, yet with the facilities of the hotel at hand.

  • from£989pp
  • 189 rooms
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The Inns of Banff Hotel is a modern, stylish complex offering excellent services and facilities. Frienldy staff withen the hotel and the reception are very knowledgeable and one of the reason Inghams clients repeat thier stay at Inns of Banff hotel.

  • 346 rooms
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The deluxe and elegant Rimrock is built in grand style with luxurious facilities such as the spa and indoor heated pool. Superb views of the mountains and restaurants with great menus and service.

  • from£961pp
  • 98 rooms
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The welcoming and friendly Rundlestone is a family owned and operated hotel providing a high standard of accommodation, with the 2011 Alberta "Good Housekeeping" award, this is a relaxed and informal Rocky Mountain character lodge.

  • from£1122pp
  • 116 rooms
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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£992pp
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We are very pleased to offer our new addition in Banff. The Banff Aspen Lodge is a popular hotel situated only 3 minutes walk from the shops and restaurants on Banff High Street.

Inghams Plus

  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers

Things To Do

WINTER MUST-DO EXPERIENCES

APRES ACTION

  • 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. Some of our favourites for food, drink, and nightlife are:

     

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

    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.

     

    DOG SLEDDING

    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.

     

    ICE SKATING

    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.

    WINTER HIKING AND SNOWSHOEING

    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.

     

    ICE CLIMBING & BACK COUNTRY SKIING

    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!


    JOHNSTON CANYON ICEWALK

    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.

    RELAX AND REJUVENATE

    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 £130. Price includes transport from Banff with a guide and commentary en route to the match. Seats can be upgraded to Lower Bowl locally through your Inghams Rep, subject to availability and local costs.

Activity Information

  • 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

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Ski 2018/19

 

SAVER PACKS

SAVE £££s

 

LEARN TO SKI/BOARD (Lake Louise)- SAVE up to £62

3 days lift pass, 3 days ski/board, boot & helmet hire, 3 days tuition (4 hrs per day), 3 days return transport.

Adult from £398   Child from £220

The Lift prices (Book )  

Lift Passes

Days

Season

Senior 65yrs+ Adult 18-64yrs

Youth 13-17yrs

Child 7-12yrs
Whole area Pass

  6

 


  6


1 - 14 Dec   £288   £320 £288   £96
15 Dec-02 Jan   £348   £387 £348   £116
3 Jan-14 Feb   £298   £332 £298   £99
15 Feb-24 Feb   £348   £387 £348   £116
25 Feb-23 Apr

  £298

 £3332 £298   £99
24 Apr - 30 Apr

  £288

 £320 £288   £96

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

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: CAD

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Tueday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Fly direct to Calgary

From Gatwick (Wed & Sat only)
Heathrow (Tues,Weds, Fri, Sat)

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

High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow

The heart and soul of the Canadian Rockies

Flights with top scheduled airlines

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