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Ski in Banff in the heart of the Canadian Rockies

You won’t want to pass up a chance to ski down some of the globe’s most epic mountain terrain — and let’s face it, cross the Canadian Rockies off your Bucket List. Just a short drive from Banff, three resorts rank top for the best skiing and snowboarding.

Get the most out of your Bucket List Canadian Rockies ski vacation and take advantage of the spectacular scenery and legendary champagne powder. You’ll find varied terrain that matches all levels, short lift lines and warm Western hospitality.

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Fairmont Banff Springs, Winter

Fairmont Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs is a majestic castle surrounded by snow-covered peaks, ideal for luxurious skiing adventures in the Canadian Rockies.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel. Banff National Park

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is an elegant retreat perched above Banff, offering panoramic mountain views and a cozy, upscale base for snowy adventures.

Skiing in Banff National Park

Banff Ski & Save Offer

Ski the Canadian Rockies and enjoy breakfast and daily parking.

Skier in Banff National Park

Ski, Stay & SPA Offer

Conquer the peaks of Banff National Park with The Rimrocks Ski, Stay & Spa offer! Includes two adult passes and accommodation.

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From first tracks to après-ski, discover Canada’s finest skiing and riding conditions in Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and Whistler. Click here to view all offers.

Skibig3 – Norquay, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village

The Banff area’s top resorts —all known for jaw-dropping 360-degree Rocky Mountain vistas — are Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. Buy a Ski Big 3 Pass for lift tickets to the trio, famed for dry, fluffy champagne powder and a long season running from mid-November to mid-May.

Sunshine Village & Ski Area

• A 25-minute scenic drive via TransCanada Highway, Westbound from Banff.
• 107 named runs on 3,300 acres

• Vertical Elevation: 3154ft (1070m)
• Base Elevation: 5440ft (1685m)
• Peak: 8054ft (2730m)
• Snowmaking: Less than 5%
• Number of Lifts: 10
• Terrain: 20% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 25% Expert

Big. That’s Sunshine Village: bustling with attractions, boasting 3,358 skiable acres and a mere 25 minutes from Banff. You’ll find fast lifts, everything from beginner to double-black diamonds, and a terrain park. And you can straddle the Continental Divide, shredding Alberta and BC in one day. Don’t miss the resort’s popular al fresco deck, warmed by the blue-bird sun in springtime, après slopes.
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Fairmont Banff Springs ski Resort.

Locals have been flocking to Mount Norquay, perched above the town of Banff, since the 20s. Just 10 minutes from town, this resort is optimal for beginners, whether riders or downhill skiers. The mountain has 28 runs over 129 acres of varied terrain. Zip down 1,650 feet of vertical on an average base of 10 feet. Play at the largest tubing park in Alberta here, then start your leisurely après session on the large sunny deck and in the sleek timber-frame lodge. Skiers and boarders can pay by the hour at Norquay, which offers the only night skiing in the Canadian Rockies and snowshoeing.
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Mount Norquay

• Located just 10 minutes from downtown Banff.
• Snowshoeing & Tube Park available

• Vertical Elevation: 1650ft (503m)
• Base Elevation: 5350ft (1630m)
• Peak: 7000ft (2133m)
• Snowmaking: Yes
• Number of Lifts: 5
• Terrain: 20% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 28% Difficult, 6% Expert

Lake Louise Ski Resort

• A 40-minute drive from Fairmont Banff Springs
• Child care services available at the ski resort
• Voted “best scenery” and “best steeps” by Ski Canada magazine
• Snowshoeing & Tube Park available

• Vertical Elevation: 3250ft (1000m)
• Base Elevation: 5400ft (1645m)
• Peak: 8650ft (2637m)
• Snowmaking: Yes
• Number of Lifts: 9
• Terrain: 25% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 30% Expert

Winter couples ski at Lake Louise, one of Canada's top ski destinations

Critics agree that Lake Louise is a looker — one of the most gorgeous in North America. Carve down 139 runs with views onto iconic Lake Louise, a turquoise gem ringed by craggy mountains and glaciers. Ski 4,200 acres backcountry or downhill, many “best steeps,” says Ski Canada magazine, over four faces of three mountains and snowshoe. Expect stable temperatures and about 12 feet of dry snowpack. Lake Louise is a scenic 40-minute motor from Fairmont Banff Springs, and the ski resort offers childcare services.
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Ikon Pass & Mountain Collective Pass

Skiing near Chateau Lake Louise.

Ikon Pass holders

Ski and ride in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Your IKON pass is the key to winter adventure at all Ski Big 3 renowned resorts in Banff National Park: Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Mt. Norquay.

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Skiing Lake Louise Ski Resort with Mountain Collective Pass, photo by Sherpas Cinema

Mountain Collective Pass holders

Pack your Mountain Collective Pass to explore 2 days of skiing and riding at each renowned Mountain Collective resort in Banff and Jasper National Park. Discover Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Marmot Basin.

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No Gear? No Problem.

Chateau Mountain Sports – Rental & Retail Outlet

Chateau Mountain Sports is an independent outdoor retailer in Fairmont Banff Springs. The store showcases the best brand names in winter and spring, plus summer essentials. Find accessories from leading brands such as The North Face, Spyder, Icebreaker, Oakley, Smith, Dale of Norway and Sorel, to name a few. The focus is on the best-quality products and individualized customer service. Rent equipment at the Chateau Mountain Sports’ Winter Equipment Rental shop in the Conference Centre.

Fairmont Banff Spring Ski Valet

Our ski valet is at your service. Whether you are travelling with your equipment or need to store your rentals, we are pleased to offer private ski equipment storage. Find the ski valet near the hotel’s main entrance.

Experience Banff

A couple on a horse-drawn sleigh ride around Lake Louise, photo by Travel Alberta / Célestine Aerden

Beyond the slopes in Banff

After you stow your skis, explore Banff National Park at its most magical time of year. Go ice skating and tobogganing around the white frosty landscape. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the hushed woods and join a guided ice walk. Or treat yourself to a massage at the spa, then curl up by the cozy fire with a good book and a great glass of wine.

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