January 10, 2015 - February 8, 2015
We have the action. You bring the sense of adventure.
SnowDays is coming, and boy, are you in for a real Rocky Mountain treat. This annual festival has all the bells and whistles needed to embrace winter, inspire the family and make you wish you had all day to frolic in the snow. Held in Banff National Park for an entire month, you can hit up mid-week and weekend events that combine history, culture and cutting edge winter action that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll wish it were winter all year long. We certainly do.
Fuelled by non-stop fun, SnowDays has something for everyone. There are adrenaline-pumping activities to keep your heart racing and plenty of warm hearted ones to keep your cheeks rosy. If crackling fires and Hot Springs are more your SnowDay speed, you’ll find that here too. It’s a time to make new memories, experience old traditions and fill your lungs with fresh mountain air.
Opening Weekend will include a Kick-Off Street Party featuring a White Winter Long Table Picnic, live entertainment, ice carving demonstrations and a whole lot more fun, family friendly activities. Rounding out the first weekend are loads of exhilarating outdoor activities that have become a tradition during SnowDays including an ice playground and a 40ft ice climbing wall in downtown Banff!
And we have great Après Specials to complete your day. So come for the skiing and stay for the scotch.
The Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game presented by Pinty’s is back for it's 2nd year on January 16 - 18 bringing world-class curlers to picturesque Banff.
Lake Louise will also have it's share of world-class talent making an appearance on weekend 2. The International Ice Carving Competition is the highlight event at the Ice Magic Festival where ice carvers work to sculpt towering one-of-a-kind works of art from 300lb blocks of solid ice over a grueling 34 hours. Little Chippers Weekend is all about activities that cater to the young and young at heart.
Discover the magic of climbing waterfall ice with MEC Ice Climbing Festival also back to Banff for it's 2nd year. January 30-February 1 is a weekend dedicated to celebrating the sport of ice climbing with everything from demos to clinics to friendly competitions.
Bear Street parking lot transforms into a terrain park spectacle at The Big Bear on February 6. Special ski hill events and in-town evening entertainment round out this last weekend of SnowDays.
So bring your friends, bring your family and bring your camera. It's time to take a SnowDay. You've earned it.
*The SnowDays event schedule is subject to change without notice.
The American Bus Association has included SnowDays in their annual compendium of Top 100 Events & Festivals in North America for 2014.