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Ski Resorts

Reuben Krabbe

Ski the Canadian Rockies

Perched at the top of the run, you wait for your buddies to catch up. You’re pleased to have a moment on your own to pause and properly take in your surroundings. All around you, craggy peaks jut into the sparkling blue sky and steep gullies run into broad glacial bowls. It’s a mind-blowingly surreal setting for skiing. The rest of your group finally piles off the lift. It’s time to go! As you make your first turn, that magical sensation of floating through light, soft snow fills your face with a massive smile. It’s a feeling like no other. 

Banff & Lake Louise is home to three world-class ski and snowboard areas: Mt Norquay, the Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Sunshine Village. The unique combination of cold light snow, diverse terrain, stunning scenery and warm and enthusiastic people makes Banff & Lake Louise one of the world’s favourite destinations for skiers and snowboarders.

Jagged mountainscapes fill the view in every direction [...] You may have skied all over the world, but prepare to have your mind blown by the setting here.Matador Network

Mt Norquay

Only 10 minutes from the town of Banff, at Mt Norquay you can make turns while looking over the town and valley. With such quick and easy access, it’s the perfect place for when you can sneak away for a couple hours on the slopes. It’s a great ski hill for families, with diverse terrain for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, and the very popular Tube Town tubing park. You can also ski when the stars are out, with night skiing and snowboarding on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information and to buy lift tickets, visit the Mt Norquay website.

The Lake Louise Ski Resort

The Lake Louise Ski Resort is one of the largest ski areas in North America, offering spectacular views, long runs and lots of terrain for all ability levels. With 139 runs, there is a huge variety for beginner, intermediate and expert skiers and riders, making The Lake Louise Ski Resort a great choice for families and groups. Big open bowls and gnarly chutes and gullies offer a lot of fun for intermediate and expert skiers as well. It is located 5 minutes drive from the hamlet of Lake Louise.

For more information and to buy lift tickets, visit The Lake Louise Ski Resort website.

Sunshine Village

Topping out at 2730 metres (8954 feet) above sea level, Sunshine Village occupies a lofty position. When you stand at the top of a run you’re high up on the Continental Divide, far above tree line with clear views of the surrounding peaks. 

Sunshine Village is 15 minutes from the town of Banff. It has more than 3,300 acres of ski and snowboarding terrain, including the massive 12 acre Rogers Terrain Park. For advanced skiers, Delirium Dive and Goat’s Eye have some of the most extreme in-bounds terrain in the country. 

For more information and to buy lift tickets, visit the Sunshine Village website.

Tri-Area Tickets

The Tri-Area Lift Ticket provides access to all three ski areas in Banff & Lake Louise. To purchase a Tri-Area Lift Ticket, visit the SkiBig3 website.