Certainly, there are plenty of reasons to visit Banff, Alberta, and at any time of year. In addition to magnificent vistas everywhere you look, there is the added bonus of great hotels and resorts, excellent shopping and dining, places of interest, the chance to view an abundance of wildlife in its natural habitat, fresh air, and outdoor activities to numerous to mention. If you’re visiting Banff during the winter months, of course, the most popular outdoor activity by far is skiing.
There are plenty of good reasons to ski Banff National Park. Here are our Favorite 5.
1. GET MORE FOR LESS
With a very competitive exchange rate, visitors from the US and UK will notice their money goes further in Canada! This more-for-less concept allows visitors to experience the best Banff has to offer while saving a little, too.
2. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
A visit to Banff will allow you to discover 3 distinct and memorable ski areas: Mt Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Sunshine Village. These 3 resorts feature 8,000 acres of skiing, with 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts, and a whopping 30 feet of dry Canadian Rockies powder every year! Even more amazing is that one tri-area lift ticket will grant you access to all 3 resorts. Such a variety means exposure to different experiences with different terrain, and will keep you shwoop, shwoop, shwooping new runs every day. No doubt that advanced skiers will appreciate the unique freeride terrain like Delirium Dive at Sunshine Village and The Back Bowls of The Lake Louise Ski Resort.
3. SKI IN A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Enjoy the pristine, untouched wilderness of Banff and Lake Louise. A day at the resort can easily feel like a day in the backcountry as you float through the untouched powder of Banff National Park. Plus, you’ll be jaw-dropped by the stunning views at every turn.
4. DISCOVER THE TASTE OF BANFF
Indulge in an exquisitely prepared meal or join the locals on the après scene, with over 130 bars and restaurants to choose from, there will be something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Discover the taste of Banff and Lake Louise by sampling some locally brewed craft beer or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try an exotic cut of game meat.
5. DISCOVER THE LATEST CANADIAN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Joining a list of more than 200 incredible experiences across Canada, the SkiBig3 Guided Adventure has recently been announced as the latest addition to Destination Canada’s prestigious program. Enjoy an insider’s tour across three iconic ski resorts with a CSIA-certified instructor. They’ll show you all of the local secrets, powder stashes, and best places to enjoy the incredible skiing of Banff National Park. Read all about it on the SkiBig3 blog – SkiBig3 Guided Adventures.
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