Hotel Banff Park Lodge
Banff Resort Info
The town of Banff situated in beautiful Banff national park is a base from which ski holiday makers can ski the Big 3, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Norquay, all of which are covered under the same lift pass. Norquay, the closest of the three, is best suited to beginners and intermediates, whereas the other two offer more challenging terrain.
Banff ski resort
Banff town offers a wide range of accommodation. There's also a good selection of restaurants and bars, with a lively après ski scene. In winter it can get very cold so the warm selection of bars are very welcome.
More Banff resort information
Banff Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 06 Dec 2013|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 05-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||2 cm|
|Lower slopes||70 cm|
|Upper slopes||81 cm|
|Runs to resort||Fresh|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||A dusting of snow has improved the pistes|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 06-Dec-2013)
Temperatures have plummeted in western Canada this week and there are still excellent snow conditions on and off piste at our featured resorts.
Kimberly (104cm/104cm) is set to open for a bonus weekend on Saturday 7th December and prepared with a dump of 55cm on Monday 2nd December. There was a further dusting of 3cm on Wednesday and the cold snap should keep the snow in prime condition for the first turns of the season.
There are also excellent conditions in Banff (58cm/77cm) which has received light top-ups all week. A light dusting improved the pistes on Wednesday 4th December but temperatures dropped as low as -30C.
On the east coast Tremblant (60cm/60cm) is providing fantastic early-season conditions thanks to 10cm of fresh snow on Tuesday 3rd December. The best skiing can be found on the upper slopes however due to much milder temperatures around 5C.
North American Weather Outlook
The USA has enjoyed heavy snowfall this week but over the next seven days it is Canada’s turn to look forward to powder skiing. Whistler and Revelstoke should receive around 50cm towards the end of next week. The snow conditions will be helped by temperatures remaining at below -10C for much of next week.
In the USA most resorts will continue to receive consistent snowfall, although in smaller amounts than their northern neighbours. Temperatures are also expected to increase slightly and most resorts will enjoy their fresh snow in sunny weather towards the end of next week.