Banff/Lake Louise, Canada
There are three world-class ski and snowboarding resorts in Banff National Park, a dynamic destination with extraordinary natural beauty, wide-open spaces and wilderness landscapes. The Canadian Rockies’ powder snow is light, dry and deep at Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Banff Mount Norquay and one interchangeable lift pass and convenient bus system covers them all.
Just over an hour west of Calgary International Airport, the communities of Banff and Lake Louise are surrounded by thousands of square kilometres of protected national park, yet offer hundreds of unique shops, restaurants, bars, theatres, galleries and museums. When the snow flies, the real fun begins: tobogganing, horse-drawn sleighs, dogsledding, ice-climbing, snowshoeing and, of course, skiing.
- Ski Areas3
- AltitudeBanff: 1400m, Lake Louise: 1680m
- Ski Seasonearly November to late May
- PopulationBanff: 8500, Lake Louise: 1500
- Guest Beds5000+ rooms
- Restaurants & Bars125+
- Vertical DropLake Louise: 991m, Sunshine: 1070m, Norquay: 503m
- Ski Slopes8000 acres across the 3 areas
- Lifts26 across the 3 areas
- Longest Downhill RunLake Louise: 8km, Sunshine: 8km, Norquay: 1.2km
- Cross-Country Runs142km
- Airport120km Calgary International Airport
- World Cup Ski Racing – November
- Ice Magic Festival – January
- Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival – May
- Banff National Park BikeFest – June
- Banff National Park Dragon Boat Festival – August
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