Hotel Inns Of Banff
The ski bus to the three ski areas stops in front of the hotel and the Inns of Banff operates a free shuttle to downtown Banff.
All rooms and have two queen size beds, television, fridge, telephone, coffee maker; bath, shower, wc, hairdryer and accommodate up to four persons in existing beds. 'Superior' rooms in addition have a balcony. ‘Inn’ rooms (sleep 3-4) are spacious but have no window (available at a reduction).
Reflections Wildfire Grill dinning room
Lounge with superb views
Bear’s Den Pub
‘Miki’ Japanese restaurant
Ski hire shop
Large outdoor hot tub
Small indoor pool
Wireless internet access
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 - 20 Nov 2014|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 14-Nov-2014|
|Fresh snow||15 cm|
|Lower slopes||38 cm|
|Upper slopes||53 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 23-Nov-2014)
Conditions across Canada have carried on improving thanks to new snowfall and cold climates. Whistler Mountain (30cm) is opening early on Saturday 22nd November as is Sun Peaks (29cm).
In Alberta, Marmot Basin (32cm) had two lifts open on Thursday 20th November and plans to open the upper mountain for the weekend. Light snow is forecast to hit the Banff resorts (38/53cm), refreshing the pistes and improving what are already excellent early season conditions.
Over on the east coast, both Mont-Sainte-Anne (15/25cm) and Tremblant (50cm) are due to kick off their winter seasons this weekend. Both were reporting fresh snow on Thursday so conditions should be good for the first weekend of skiing.
North American Weather Outlook
Cold and snowy weather is forecast for the weekend across western Canada and the resorts of Colorado and Utah and in the USA.
The most snow is due to fall in Utah, with resorts such as Alta forecast to receive over a foot of new snow by Monday 24th November. Slightly less snowfall is predicted in Colorado, although temperatures will struggle to get above -10C so snowmaking conditions should be fantastic. Similarly, up to 30cm could fall this weekend in Whistler and across other resorts in British Columbia.
Unfortunately warmer weather is forecast in California, but cooler night-time temperatures should allow for snow to be made.
On the east coast, cold weather and clear skies are forecast for the weekend ahead. Warmer conditions and possibly some drizzle are forecast to arrive on Sunday night so get out on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd to make the most of the great early season base.