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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.
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Banff Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 09 Dec 2013|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 05-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||2 cm|
|Lower slopes||70 cm|
|Upper slopes||76 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 09-Dec-2013)
Canadian resorts enjoyed rising temperatures over the weekend after a dramatic cold snap last week. There was also light snowfall at a selection of resorts.
Whistler (79cm/79cm) celebrated the opening of one of two brand new lifts for this season on Saturday 7th December. The Crystal Ridge Express began operations and despite no recent snowfall in the area excellent conditions can be found on-piste.
Marmot Basin (40cm/40cm) had a light dusting of snow overnight on Monday 9th December as did Revelstoke (92cm/92cm) and Sun Peaks (81cm/102cm). All three resorts experienced scattered snowfall throughout the day and temperatures around -10C made for excellent snow conditions across the ski areas.
On the east coast Blue Mountain (35cm/35c) is now open every day after another successful weekend. Conditions were improved on Sunday 8th December with 3cm of fresh snow.
North American Weather Outlook
It is shaping up to be a sunny week at most resorts in the USA this week. Alta and Breckenridge, along with most Colorado resorts, are expecting clear skies for the next nine days. Most of the snow will be falling on the east coast with Attitash, Smugglers’ Notch and Sugarbush expecting around 15cm this week.
Canada will be a lot snowier than its southern neighbor particularly in British Columbia. Kicking Horse should get around half a metre before its opening day this weekend and Whistler and Revelstoke are expecting similar amounts. Heavy snow will also return to Alberta with around 40cm predicted for Banff and Marmot Basin over the next seven days.