Skiing in Banff National Park
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!
Ski Big 3 Passes - Norquay, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village
Come and ski the famous "champagne powder" at any of our three Banff ski resorts in Alberta; Sunshine Village, The Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Banff Mount Norquay. Follow the fresh snow, or ski all three breathtaking resorts with Ski Big 3 tri-area lift tickets.
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Sunshine Village Ski Area
Sunshine village is a vast bowl of deep snow with an average of 30 feet of powder from November to May; 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 Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. Still standing in the original 1928 ski cabin known as Old Sunshine Lodge.
• A 25 minute scenic drive via TransCanada Highway West-bound from Banff.
• 107 named runs in 3,300 acres
Banff Mount Norquay
Mount Norquay is located just minutes from downtown Banff and has been the local’s ski area since 1926; offering 28 runs spread over 129 acres. Mount Norquay awards the flexibility of allowing skiers and boarders to pay by the hour and offers the only night-skiing in the Rockies every Friday night.
• Located just 10 minutes from downtown Banff.
• Snowshoeing available
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Lake Louise is one of the largest ski areas in North America. With over 4200 skiable acres and 139 named runs to choose from, this alpine terrain offers variety for all abilities. The ski hill is open from mid-November to early May.
• 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 available
Chateau Mountain Sports - Rental & Retail Outlet
Chateau Mountain Sports is an independent outdoor retail store within Fairmont Banff Springs. We offer the best brand names in winter and summer essentials and accessories such as The North Face, Spyder, Icebreaker, Oakley, Smith, Dale of Norway, Sorel and many more. Our aim is to offer our guests the best quality products and deliver a memorable shopping experience. Visit our Winter Equipment Rental shop located in the Conference Centre with a great selection of equipment to get you ready to hit the slopes or trails.
Fairmont Banff Spring Ski Valet
Whether you are travelling with your own equipment or need to store your rentals, we are pleased to provide private ski equipment storage located near the Main Entrance of the hotel.
Ski Canada Packages
Skiers in the Canadian Rockies will marvel at the snow-covered peaks and natural beauty of our unspoiled wilderness. Heaps of champagne powder, terrain suitable for all levels, short lift lines and incredible hospitality. Check back in October for rate and availability for the 2016/17 ski season.
Other Winter Activities
Winter in Banff National Park has plenty to offer, especially for non-skiers. From outdoor ice rinks to toboggan hills; from sleigh rides to ice walks; from luxurious spa treatments to curling up with a good book and a great glass of wine; there is an activity for everyone at our Banff ski hotel.