Spring Skiing in Banff

March 16, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Events & Entertainment

For many locals, spring is the best time to ski in Banff & Lake Louise. The days are longer and usually warmer, the snow is often better than earlier in the winter, there are normally several ‘bonus’ powder days in April and even in May, and there’s still a couple of months of great skiing before the end of the season. For residents of Western Canada, both Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Sunshine Village offer a Spring Pass to help you take advantage of the great spring skiing in the Canadian Rockies.
At Lake Louise the spring pass is valid from March 15th to May 3rd, and the adult midweek (Mon-Thurs) pass costs an attractive $199 + GST, while a full adult pass costs $249 + GST.
At Sunshine Village the spring season is longer and runs from March 21st to May 18th, and the adult midweek (Mon-Thurs) pass costs $287 + GST and a full adult pass will cost you $347 + GST.
Needless to day, there are great deals to be found at both ski areas, and we particularly like the Lake Louise midweek pass which would pay for itself after just 3 days of skiing!
Each resort offers spring passes for family, child, youth, senior, and student. For full details, visit the Lake Louise or Sunshine Village website.

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.