The Ski Season Has Started!

November 13, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Events & Entertainment

Banff’s local ski resort, Mount Norquay, was one the first resorts to open in Canada on Saturday Nov 8th. Skiing and riding is currently limited to the weekends on the Cascade chair lift and Speculation ski run.
Also on the same day Lake Louise Mountain Resort opened for business with the Glacier Express quad chair and the Wiwaxy run in operation. Lake Louise is now open daily.
Sunshine Village will open just a few days later on Nov 14th with Strawberry, Wawa and Standish chairs expected to be running thanks to a base of over 60cm.
I think it’s safe to say that early season conditions will be found in all resorts, which is a small price to pay to be able to ski in November!

Skiing in the Canadian Rockies

November 6, 2008 by admin  
Filed under featured

Visitors from all over the world come to Banff to sample the world class skiing and snowboarding at Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. Uncrowded slopes, fantastic snow conditions, a high standard of accommodation, and customer service that is second to none, are just some of the reasons why skiers and riders come back to Banff year after year.

Find out more about the ski resorts in Banff by visiting our Banff ski guide.

Lake Louise

September 16, 2008 by admin  
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Lake Louise is a destination in its own right with a good range of hotels and a small village centre with shops and a small number of restaurants. The lake itself is 3km from the village and is one of the most stunning sites in the Canadian Rockies. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lies on the lakeshore and is a magnificent place to stay or dine.
Lake Louise is home to some of the best hiking in Banff National Park and several days can be spent in the area by keen walkers or climbers.