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 - 26 Nov 2014|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 25-Nov-2014|
|Fresh snow||18 cm|
|Lower slopes||39 cm|
|Upper slopes||59 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||Improving conditions thanks to the new snow|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 26-Nov-2014)
Several resorts in Canada opened this weekend for the winter season, including Whistler (44cm) in the west and Tremblant (50cm) in the east.
Five lifts were spinning on Whistler Mountain, providing access to seven groomed runs and stashes of early-season powder thanks to 20cm of new snowfall over the weekend.
Across in Alberta the excellent early season conditions continue, with Lake Louise (39/52cm) now open top to bottom. Preparations here for the upcoming FIS World Cup races are well underway and with cold and snowy weather forecast this week conditions for race day on Saturday 29th November should be fantastic.
Unfortunately on the east coast the weather has warmed significantly and rain was falling at both Mont St Anne (15/25cm) and Tremblant (50cm). Colder conditions are however forecast to drop back below freezing by Tuesday.
Big White, Revelstoke and Silver Star are scheduled to open this coming weekend.
North American Weather Outlook
The cold and snowy weather across Utah and Colorado is forecast to continue through the early part of this week, potentially adding 15cm of new snow to the current totals. Sunny conditions forecast in the middle of the week will provide excellent riding for those lucky enough to already be in the mountains.
There are currently no signs of the warm and dry conditions changing across California, with temperatures predicted to remain above freezing even during the night.
A large storm is forecast to hit Canada from Tuesday 25th onwards, bringing with it large amounts of precipitation through the middle of the week. Unfortunately much of this is likely to fall as rain on Whistler’s lower slopes. However further east in the cooler interior of BC and across Alberta, at resorts such as Big White and Lake Louise, up to 40cm of snow could fall by Thursday 27th November.
Cold conditions are predicted to return to the east coast of the USA and Canada by Tuesday, allowing for the resorts to repair the slopes following Monday’s rain and to make snow on those slopes that are not yet open.