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 - 05 Mar 2015|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 04-Mar-2015|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||152 cm|
|Upper slopes||152 cm|
|Runs to resort||Excellent|
|Off piste snow||Powder|
|Comments||Fresh snow providing some great skiing|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 05-Mar-2015)
A few light dustings of new snow were picked up in western Canada during the week, nicely refreshing the pistes across the state. The biggest benefactor was Kimberley (136cm) which picked up 15cm of powder on Tuesday. Elsewhere the falls were of 5cm or less, but nonetheless the top up was most welcome. Some nice spells of sunshine were seen on Thursday 5th March, with more of the same expected over the weekend. There are some indications of heavier snow spreading into the state on Tuesday/Wednesday next week which is great news.
Cloudier skies in Alberta also brought some welcome fresh snow, with the Banff (152cm) resorts seeing 11cm of new snow in the past week and Marmot Basin (120cm) picking up 5cm. The colder air in place over the state has preserved the snow in excellent condition and as a result the piste conditions in particular are fantastic. Mostly cloudy weather is forecast for the next seven days, with light snowfall possible – possibly as much as 20cm by Tuesday.
Again Quebec continues to offer some fantastic skiing, with Mont Sainte-Anne (100/160cm) particularly standing out following 25cm of new snow since Wednesday. Cold temperatures and 9cm of new snow at Tremblant (110/190cm) have again helped to provide some great skiing here too. More snow is in the forecast, with 20cm possible by Tuesday.
North American Weather Outlook
Mostly sunny weather is forecast for western Canada over the weekend, although Alberta may see cloudier skies and some light snowfall. The new week may bring some fresh snow for British Columbia which is great news, although the heaviest falls are currently set to miss Whistler.
Following some fantastic snowfall in recent days, Utah and Colorado are set to see a glorious weekend of sunny weather. Current forecasts indicate that the settled weather is set to stay, although there is a possibility of some light dustings at some resorts in Colorado. Temperatures are set to rise slightly, but not nudge too far above zero at mid-mountain level.
A sunny week is also predicted for California, with slowly rising temperatures peaking at around +5 to +8 at mid-mountain level. Unsettled weather is expected from Tuesday onwards, bringing the possibility of some much needed new snow.
Across on the east coast, sunshine will certainly be at a premium over the weekend and in the next seven days. Some sunny breaks are expected, as is some light snow, perhaps amounting to as much as 20cm in some favoured locations. Temperatures are set to be slightly higher than of recent weeks, but are still set to remain below freezing, with an average of around -5C at mid-mountain over the weekend.