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Best Ski Resort in the Canadian Rockies
Few locales can match the unparalleled Rocky Mountain skiing offered by our three extraordinary Banff ski resorts in Alberta, Canada.
Breathe the crisp Canadian mountain air and marvel at some of nature’s most awe-inspiring handiwork. Three of the region’s finest mountains are just a short drive away from our Banff ski hotel, so pick your favorite or ski different terrain every day. With a ski season that typically runs from mid-November to mid-May, the area offers some of the best skiing in Canada – even North America!
Ski Big 3
Ski Big 3 Passes – Norquay, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village
Come and ski the famous “champagne powder” at any of our three Banff ski resorts in Alberta; Sunshine Village, The Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Banff Mount Norquay. Follow the fresh snow or ski all three breathtaking resorts with Ski Big 3 tri-area lift tickets.
Lake Louise is one of the largest ski areas in North America. With over 4200 skiable acres and 139 named runs to choose from, this alpine terrain offers variety for all abilities. The ski hill is open from mid-November to early May.
• A 15-minute drive from Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
• Child care services available at the ski resort
• Voted “best scenery” and “best steeps” by Ski Canada magazine
• Snowshoeing available
Sunshine village is a vast bowl of deep snow with an average of 30 feet of powder from November to May, boasting the longest ski season in Canada. Throughout Sunshine’s history, all development, including $11 million in recent resort improvements, has been carefully designed to harmonize with the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. Still standing in the original 1928 ski cabin known as Old Sunshine Lodge.
• A 45 minute scenic drive via TransCanada Highway East-bound from Lake Louise
• 107 named runs in 3,300 acres
Mount Norquay is located just minutes from downtown Banff and has been the local’s ski area since 1926; offering 28 runs spread over 129 acres. Mount Norquay awards the flexibility of allowing skiers and boarders to pay by the hour and offers the only night-skiing in the Rockies every Friday night.
• Located just 10 minutes from downtown Banff.
• Snowshoeing available
Located in the lower lobby of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alpine Social Rentals offers a variety of high performance equipment and tuning services of downhill skis and snowboards. Rental service is available during the ski season from November to April.
Our Rental Shop has everything you need for a fun and safe day on the slopes including quality skis & snowboards along with helmets, poles, outerwear, and more.
Please note: There are no advance reservations available for ice skates.