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Resort Information  Banff

With some of the finest mountain scenery and skiing for all abilities, Banff continues to be one of the top North American resorts. Accommodation is great value because winter is classed as low season and you will find a fantastic choice to suit all tastes and budgets!

Banff is made up of two local ski areas, Norquay which is approximately 10 minutes drive from the centre of town, and Sunshine Village about 20 minutes away. The bus service is free when you buy the tri-area Lift Pass.

Banff's main street has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Après ski can be found either at the top of the Sunshine Village Gondola or downtown with its live country and western music.

Sunshine is great for all levels of skier whilst, Norquay is great for intermediate and advanced but does not have a beginner area.
The Banff ski area, within the Banff National Park, consists of three friendly rival resorts and is a world-class ski destination. Based in Banff you can access skiing in Lake Louise, Norquay and Sunshine Village, all have something for every level of skiier.

There are over a million skier visitors each year attracted by the snow record and terrain. Lake Louise has the largest and most varied terrain of the three resorts, with four mountain faces, thousands of acres of wide-open bowls and a beginner trail off every chairlift. The lake at the centre is the 1.5-mile (2.5-km) long lake fed by springs from the Victoria Glacier. Banff is today consistently voted North America’s Most Scenic Ski Area.

Sunshine Village, the highest resort, typically offers a blanket of superb powder snow on its wild and wide-open terrain.

Not to be outshone, Norquay is within easy access of Banff and is the locals’ favorite with a family-friendly reputation. It’s also the on

Resort Statistics




Grade - 36 - 46 - 53

Self Drive Distance?

Calgary 130km

Nearest Airports?

Calgary 130Km

Vancouver 870Km

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