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 - 28 Jan 2015|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 26-Jan-2015|
|Fresh snow||1 cm|
|Lower slopes||124 cm|
|Upper slopes||128 cm|
|Runs to resort||Excellent|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great snow conditions throughout area|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 28-Jan-2015)
The pick of the conditions in Canada are on the east coast, where bitterly cold temperatures combined with some light top ups are leading to some excellent pistes. Wrap up warm however as at Tremblant (100/180cm) the thermometer was reading -31C at 7am on Monday morning, with expected highs of around -13C. Some more light snow is expected this week and temperatures are set to remain well below freezing, so the fantastic snow conditions will be preserved.
Over on the west coast much warmer air is in place, resulting in a softening of the lower slopes in particular. New snow was picked up over the weekend however and the overall coverage remains very good. Fernie (134cm) was offering skiing from all 10 of its lifts on Monday 26th January, but with temperatures expected to hit +10C in the afternoon on the lower slopes, some heavy conditions are possible. A slight cooling is expected this week, before clouds move in by the weekend, potentially bringing some light snowfall.
Slightly colder air was still in place in Alberta, preserving some excellent snow conditions at the Banff (128cm) resorts. 36cm of snow has been recorded in the past week at Sunshine Village, so with the cold temperatures some good powder stashes can still be found. Some flurries are possible through the week, but otherwise expect some good periods of sunshine.
North American Weather Outlook
A settled week of weather is forecast for western Canada, with mostly sunny skies dominating the overhead conditions. A cloudier change is forecast for Friday, potentially bringing some light snow on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are expected to hover around freezing at mid-mountain so for the best conditions head to the upper slopes.
On the west coast of the USA, more clouds are forecast to move in on Tuesday, bringing an end to the settled period of weather. Some light snow is predicted for Utah and Colorado between Wednesday and Friday before the sun returns on Saturday. It is currently cloudier already in California which may lead dusting of snow this week, with potentially 10cm expected. Much more is needed, but this fall will provide a welcome top up as our featured resorts haven’t seen snow since December.
Across on the east coast a massive winter storm hit on Monday, with heavy snow expected to continue right through into Tuesday. Temperatures will remain well below freezing and over 30cm is forecast to low levels. Wednesday is the day to be out skiing as a sunny break in the weather is expected before more snow arrives on Thursday/Friday.
Eastern Canada can expect the current cold conditions to continue, with temperatures struggling to top -10C at mid-mountain. Some light snow is forecast on Tuesday and Thursday before a significant drop in temperature to around -20C at mid-mountain comes in on Friday.