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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 - 04 Dec 2013|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 03-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||15 cm|
|Lower slopes||58 cm|
|Upper slopes||77 cm|
|Runs to resort||Fresh|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 04-Dec-2013)
It has started to turn a lot colder in western Canada after a brief warm spell. There was a dusting of snow at Marmot Basin (35cm) on Sunday 1st December and a fairly low temperature of -18C means the snow is in excellent condition. It’s due to get a whole lot colder this week too with temperatures down to -35C.
Banff (43/71cm) has excellent snow conditions at the moment too with a good snow base. Steeper and rockier runs aren’t yet open but there is some snow expected on Tuesday 3rd December. After that it is expected to get extremely cold which could delay lift openings. Thursday and Friday will see low temperatures in Banff town below -30C.
North American Weather Outlook
A very sharp cold snap is expected in Canada later this week, which will then spread it’s way south down into America. Ahead of the cold is a rather potent snowstorm though which could drop around a metre of fresh snow on Colorado resorts, such as Breckenridge and Steamboat. This is another huge boost to what is already a great season for them so far.
Temperatures in western Canada, particularly Alberta, will be plummeting later this week. Banff and Marmot Basin are expecting temperatures below -30C while many others will drop below -20C.