Booking a skiing holiday you want choices – we’re not talking about aisle or window, but real, on the ground, multiple lift pass choices. And one resort stands out for people skiing in Canada, and it’s Banff.
Three resorts within Banff National Park is a good start. But what really appeals is the tri-area lift ticket and free transport from the resort to the ski areas. Choice, it’s all about the choice. Book a skiing holiday, take all that time off work, travel halfway around the world and the last thing you want is to be faffing about with multiple passes and expensive add-ons.
Banff has almost 8,000 acres of ski-able terrain and routes for all standards. If you’re tempted, here are a few tit-bits on what you’ll be signing up for.
Lake Louise Ski Area
Perfect for families and groups, it also has plenty to keep experts on their toes and beginners inspired. Four mountain faces, more than 4,200 acres of terrain and host to views that would keep the skiing snapper engaged forever, Lake Louise Ski Area is the second example of Banff’s skiing and snowboarding pedigree.
And it’s just opened North America’s longest early season vertical!
Definitely not to be confused with the Newquay in the UK – this resort is favoured by Olympic stars but also has great beginner routes. Night skiers get to enjoy the resort’s fully lit terrain park, and with expert snowmaking on 85 per cent of the terrain, there’s every reason to make the most of each day – and night.
Sunshine and snow, an almost contradictory partnership. Well, in Sunshine Village you’ve got guaranteed snow from December till May and you’ll get masses of sunshine, too. As Canada’s highest resort by elevation, you’re set for more than 30 feet of snowfall per year. And thanks to an early dusting, the village has already opened its mini-terrain park.
Always blessed with a stunning view, Sunshine Village previously won a competition for “Best view from Best Off-Piste Run”.
Choices, choices, choices. Given the chance, we’d book some cheap flights and tour Canada more widely; not only is it home to this 3-resort arrangement in Banff National Park, but also to areas of true wilderness, perfectly suited to trekking and kayaking holidays.
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