Ski Holidays in Banff, Canada

Skiing Holidays in Banff

Banff ski holidays are increasingly popular with the British market. The friendly town of Banff is located just 150 km west of Calgary and situated in the stunning Banff National Park. Banff is one of the main bases for skiers and boarders wanting to Ski the Big 3 - Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Norquay - which are all covered under one pass.
Banff Ski Holidays: The Skiing
The closest ski area to Banff is Norquay/Mystic Ridge (10 mins) which is considered to be Banff's 'local hill'. The skiing is fairly limited and best suited to intermediate ski holiday makers. Norquay/Mystic Ridge makes a good first day venue - it's somewhere to regain your snow legs on your Banff skiing holiday before venturing to Sunshine Village (25 mins) and Lake Louise, (45 mins). The scenery is stunning, as is the on-piste convenience. As with all three resorts, you can have a free guide to show you around and this makes for a great addition to your first day back in the saddle. There are a few challenging pistes to push more advanced skiers, but once these are conquered you may well want to head for the more extreme challenges of Lake Louise.

Sunshine Village is one of very few resorts relying only on natural snow. Its skiing area is 3,168 acres big and is situated on three mountainsides. One of them is Goat's Eye a mountain where the runs are steep expert-only black diamonds or double black diamonds.
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Banff Ski Holidays: Off the Snow

There is a wide range of ski accommodation, restaurants and fun, lively nightlife on a skiing holiday in Banff. It's true that it can get very cold in winter, but in the evenings there are plenty of bars in which to warm up.
Why Banff?
- 3 ski areas under the same pass
- Not far from Calgary airport
- Banff National Park
- World Heritage Site
- Very friendly and welcoming
- Every type of skiing you could want