Surrounded by magic in the mountains.
The peaks of Mt. Rundle, Mt. Cascade, and the Rocky Mountains, dominate the skyline.
Located in the heart of Banff National Park are three of the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. Banff skiing offers almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain on one tri-area lift ticket, the seasoned skier or rider will experience plenty of chutes, bowls, steeps and terrain parks to explore, while beginners can get the same thrills on miles of green and blue runs. And all this in an area so spectacular the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage Site.
Town and ski area highlights
Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ski Resorts in Banff
Banff Sunshine | Sunshine’s seven-month season stretches from early November until late May – the longest non-glacial ski season in Canada. Sunshine can receive up to 30 feet of snow in a season and the Village’s altitude of 7,200 feet ensures the snow stays light and dry.
Lake Louise Ski resort is known for it’s spectacular scenery and versatile terrain. With over 4,200 acres spread across four mountain faces, Lake Louise is also one of the largest ski resorts in North America.
Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay Ski Resort continues to be the locals’ gem. Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, and with excellent beginner terrain, everyone will love this small, family-friendly resort.
Stroll Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare in downtown Banff to enjoy shopping at local boutiques, dining at world-class restaurants and take in the sights of château-style architecture.
Snowmobiling Feel the adrenaline rush of a snowmobile tour. This is one adventure you won't want to miss. Full-day and advanced guided tour options are available from Banff.
Icewalks | The Johnston Canyon Icewalk traverses a series of steel catwalks that give spectacular views of the Johnston Canyon below. Or walk on a frozen creek into Grotto Canyon, past unusual rock formations, ancient Native rock art, and icefalls.
Dogslead Tours | An age old Canadian tradition, Dogsledding is one of the most unique adventures you can take
Featured Banff Accommodations
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FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.
Originally built as a base for outdoor enthusiasts and alpinists over 100 years ago, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a year-round luxury mountain resort offering guided mountain tours, world-class skiing in the winter, scenic hiking and canoe activities in the summer, kid's camp, a luxury spa, and exceptional dining experiences.
FAIRMONT Banff Springs
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 130 years.
Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, the award-winning European-style Willow Stream Spa and authentically local dining experiences