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Ski and Snowboard

A skier makes turns with the Rocky Mountains in the distance in Banff and Lake Louise, AB

Ski and Snowboard in Banff and Lake Louise

This place is bigger than you can even imagine. The mountains that surround you are so rugged, their jagged and twisted shapes towering into the sky. Glaciers plunge to the valley floor far below while the lakes and rivers at their base lie frozen and still. Terrain that is so astounding it feels surreal. As you make turn after turn, floating through the light, silky snow, a massive grin erupts on your face. The feelings of joy and exhilaration are something you’ll remember forever. 

Banff and Lake Louise are a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. Three world-class resorts, the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains, light and fluffy snow, and the most stunningly scenic backdrop you’ll ever experience all add up to a must-visit location for snow lovers. 

The skiing and snowboarding in Banff and Lake Louise are uniquely accessible. All the resorts are short, easy drives from the town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise and offer huge variety for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. You can buy lift tickets for the individual resorts, or try the SkiBig3 Tri-Area Lift Ticket which gives access to all three resorts. 

For those who prefer to earn their turns, the backcountry touring is some of the best in North America, while heli-skiing and snowboarding opens up a whole new world of terrain. 

Ski and snowboard rentals are available for all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. 

  • Ski Resorts

    Ski Hills

    Skiing & snowboarding in Banff & Lake Louise is sure to fill you with wonder and a healthy dose of stoke.

    Stacked with world famous Rocky Mountain powder and awe-inspiring scenery, the ski resorts of Banff & Lake Louise are something special. With the Tri-Area pass giving you access to all three resorts, there’s an endless amount of fun to be had.

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  • Heli Skiing & Snowboarding

    Heli Skiing & Snowboarding

    Heli skiing and snowboarding will give you some of the most memorable and exhilarating runs of your life.

    With a spectacular flight, every type of terrain you could desire, and all the untracked snow you could ever dream of, heli skiing and snowboarding is a magical experience. Choose from a range of single day or multi-day trips.

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  • Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

    Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

    Take a backcountry tour in Banff National Park and truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

    Pro skiers and snowboarders commonly call the backcountry terrain of Banff & Lake Louise some of the best in the world. Get away from the crowds, earn your turns and find your own powder stashes on a backcountry ski or snowboard tour.

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