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Explore Some of the Best Ski Resorts 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!
THREE ICONIC SKI RESORTS
Lake Louise Ski Resort
Lake Louise is renowned as one of the best ski resorts in Canada. Hosting the World Cup of Skiing every November, ski enthusiasts gather for all corners of the globe to experience these legendary slopes. Lake Louise Ski Resort is spread across four mountain faces and is one of the largest ski areas in North America. This alpine terrain offers variety of runs for all skill levels. The ski hill is open from mid-November to early May.
• A 15-minute drive from Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
• Voted “Canada’s Best Ski Resort” by the World Ski Awards 2019
• Base elevation: 5,400 ft. (1,646m)
Top elevation: 8,650 ft. (2,637m)
•160 Marked runs
Sunshine Village Ski Resort
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 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
•Features Canada’s only heated chairlift
• 3,358 Acres
•Base elevation: 5,440 ft. (1,658m)
Top elevation: 8,954ft. (2,730m)
137 Marked runs
Mount Norquay Ski Resort
Mount Norquay is located just minutes from downtown Banff and has been the local’s ski area since 1926. Mount Norquay awards the flexibility of allowing skiers and snowboarders to pay by the hour and offers the only night-skiing in the Rockies every Friday and Saturday night. This family friendly resort offers plenty of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs for all ages. Don’t forget to check out their 8 lane tube park for a day of family fun.
• Located just 10 minutes from downtown Banff
•The only night skiing in the area
• 8 lane tube park
•Base elevation: 5,350 ft. (1,630m)
Top elevation: 6,998 ft. (2,133m)
•60 Marked runs
Ski Big 3
Ski Big 3 – Tri-Area Lift Tickets
All good things come in threes. That includes the three iconic ski resorts located less than an hour from the Chateau Lake Louise. Come and ski the famous “champagne powder” at any of our Banff & Lake Louise ski resorts in Alberta. Buy a Ski Big 3 pass to get discounts on access to Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay. Or ski all three breathtaking resorts with Ski Big 3 tri-area lift tickets.
No Gear? No Problem.
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.