Banff

Banff lies at the heart of the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by staggeringly beautiful scenery with turquoise lakes and snow capped peaks.  A short transfer from Calgary, the area offers three world class resorts; Norquay, Banff Sunshine and Lake Louise.  Getting to the slopes is easy on the free shuttle bus and don’t forget to watch out for the wildlife as elk, big horn sheep and moose are in abundance!  At almost 8000 skiable acres, the terrain seems endless with gentle slopes for the beginners, long open runs for the intermediate, back bowls with stacks of powder and challenging steeps for the adventurous.  Downtown Banff is a vibrant mix of restaurants, bars and shopping.

Gateway City             Calgary 143km

Why Banff

  • Banff is the main town in the Ski Big 3 that is Banff (Banff Sunshine), Lake Louise & Norquay all located within the Banff National Park with over 8000 acres of combined terrain
  • Banff is the gateway to the Canadian Rockies and welcomes 4 million visitors annually and has over 130 bars, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries and over 50 accommodation options
  • Banff is the highest town in Canada at 1,463 metres above sea level

Mount Norquay Statistics

Summit 2133m
Base 1630m
Vertical 503m
Acres 190
Lifts 6
Runs 28
Average Snowfall 300cm
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 36%
Advanced 44%

Banff Sunshine Mountain Statistics

Summit 2730m
Base 1660m
Vertical 1070m
Acres 3358
Lifts 12
Runs 107
Average Snowfall 914cm
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 55%
Advanced 25%

Lake Louise Mountain Statistics

Summit 2637m
Base 1645m
Vertical 991m
Acres 4200
Lifts 10
Runs 145
Average Snowfall 454cm
Beginner 25%
Intermediate 45%
Advanced 30%

Additional Accommodation

Mount Royal Hotel Banff, Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Moose Hotel and Suites, Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Inns of Banff and Hidden Ridge Resort