Almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain | Over 30 feet of coveted Canadian Rockies’ dry powder | Three world-class ski resorts on one tri-area ticket.
Banff National Park is home to three of the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village, known as the Ski Big 3. Offering almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and 274 named runs in surroundings so spectacular the United Nations declared it a World Heritage Site. With an average annual snowfall of over 30 feet, Banff–Lake Louise–Sunshine boasts one of the longest non-glacial ski seasons in North America.
Filled with the famous Canadian Rockies dry, light powder, and with everything from wide-open bowls and steep chutes to tree lined glades and miles of perfectly groomed cruisers, there is terrain to suit everyone. All of this is available on one convenient tri-area lift ticket, with unlimited access to all three resorts, complimentary transportation to and from the resorts and night skiing, snow tubing and snowshoeing at Mt. Norquay.
The slopes are quiet, lift line-ups non-existent and you’re more likely to share the drive to the ski hills with the resident elk or wolves as opposed to traffic.
Just 10 minutes from the town of Banff sits the Canadian Rockies first ski resort, Mt. Norquay. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be the locals’ gem. Not only is Mt. Norquay a famous training ground for Olympic and World Cup athletes, it has excellent beginner terrain as well, meaning everyone loves this easy-to-navigate, family friendly resort.
Mt. Norquay also offers the only night skiing and tubing in Banff-Lake Louise, including a fully lit terrain park.
The 2013–14 season will see Mt. Norquay implement its long-range plan. Skiers and boarders will enjoy the plans for widened runs, while the historic Cliff House will be revamped, including a new observation deck and cable-assisted summer hiking known as a via ferrata.
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
The Lake Louise Ski Resort is the giant of Canadian skiing! With over 4,200 acres of terrain spread across four mountain faces, it offers unparalleled skiing and riding just 5 minutes from the Village of Lake Louise or a 45 minute scenic drive from Banff.
The exceptional layout of the resort allows families and groups of all abilities to ski together with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair. Don’t forget to look up and marvel at the iconic views of mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests that make this destination truly unique.
The world-famous FIS Winterstart Downhill World Cup will return to the Lake Louise Ski Resort this winter, and as a new addition the resort will host the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup! The 2013–14 season will also see the release of the Lake Louise Ski Resort App adding to an even greater on-mountain experience along with improved snowmaking, grooming and dining options!
Canada’s highest elevated resort, Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort, has great, guaranteed snow conditions from December to May. With an average annual snowfall of over 30 feet spread across 3,300 acres of terrain and only a 20 minute drive from Banff, this is a skiing experience not to be missed.
The resort offers some of the most unique views of Banff National Park, coupled with some of the best terrain you’ll ever ski. Plus, you can enjoy the novel opportunity to ski or ride in both the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia on the same run!
This is also where you’ll find Banff-Lake Louise’s only ski-in, ski-out accommodation, the eco-boutique Sunshine Mountain Lodge. New for 2014 will be a unique Ski & Yoga package for hotel guests. Those staying at the lodge can enjoy a specialized menu featuring healthy, organic options plus yoga, allowing you to find your Zen at 7,000 feet. This season, Sunshine Village will also be offering heritage snowshoeing tours where you can delve into the incredible history behind the ski resort.
A vacation to Banff-Lake Louise is like no other you’ve ever experienced. Full of spectacular skiing, amazing scenery and roaming wildlife, here in Canada’s Protected Playground, nature rules.
For more information, bookings and reservations for your next ski vacation to Banff-Lake Louise visit www.SkiBig3.com/otg or call our Banff-based reservations team on 1-866-209-3520.