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Lake Louise World Cup, Family Skiing, Banff National Park
Devaan Ingraham
The Real Banff / Published: Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:12

7 reasons to ski Banff National Park in 2019

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1. "Learn To" Day at Lake Louise Ski Resort 

Try your hand at something new during the “Learn To" Day at the Lake Louise Ski Resort on December 1st, 2019. Watch the world’s fastest skiers compete in World Cup action and then try out your favourite winter sports, including downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and nordic skiing. Don’t forget that kids ski for free (with the purchase of an adult ticket) during Lake Louise World Cup weekend - so bring the little ones and hit the slopes!   

2. Ski With Santa on Christmas Day 

Don your best Christmas character outfit (think Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, or an elf), grab your free lift ticket, and partake in a Banff local tradition at Mt Norquay. Santa Shredz For Free returns on December 25, 2019 - the only catch is that you need to be in full costumes... Santa hats alone won’t qualify you for the free lift ticket, so get crazy with it! 

Santa, Mount Norquay, Banff National Park
Tyler Parker

3. Try Your Hand at Apres Ski   

Indulge in an exquisitely prepared meal or join the locals on the après scene - with over 130 bars and restaurants to choose from, there will be something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Discover the taste of Banff and Lake Louise by sampling some local craft beer and spirits or try an exotic cut of game meat. 

Sharing drinks in Banff and Lake Louise
Noel Hendrickson

4. Not A Skier? Not a problem. 

If you love to ski, but someone in your group does not - don’t worry, Banff and Lake Louise offers a whole bunch of great winter adventures to keep everyone excited about the snow! Looking for something unique? Check out scenic walking tours through frozen canyons, try your hand at tubing or join a lift-assisted guided snowshoe tour at Banff Sunshine or Lake Louise ski resort. Embrace the best of winter!   

Snowshoe Sunshine Meadows Banff National Park

5. Christmas Torchlight Parade at Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Guests of Sunshine Mountain Lodge will enjoy a unique holiday spectacle with the torchlight parade on December 24, 2019. Cozy up with a hot chocolate and watch as trained torchbearers take to the slopes after dark, painting their way down the slopes of Strawberry chair.  

6. Magical Christmas Feast at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Spend your Christmas eve at Lake Louise Ski Resort’s cozy Lodge of the Ten Peaks and partake in a holiday feast to remember. Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the fixings, try out night tubing, and get your chance to see Santa Claus himself! Tickets are limited and available now for purchase. 

7. The Holiday Season Is Here 

Starting in mid-November, Banff and Lake Louise come alive with holiday spirit! Don’t miss the iconic traditions, like Christmas at the Castle at Banff Springs Hotel and Mountaintop Christmas at the Banff Gondola. The list of activities is as long as Santa’s “Nice” list, so check out Christmas in Banff and Lake Louise for more ideas.  

Christmas, Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff National Park


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