Skiing in Banff National Park

The Slopes are Waiting

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 mountain 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  
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. 

Sunshine Ski Village
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 developments have been carefully designed to harmonize with the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. Still standing is the original 1928 ski cabin known as Old Sunshine Lodge. The village is home to epic ski adventures, plus guided snowshoe or sightseeing experiences.

General Information 

  • A 25 minute scenic drive via TransCanada Highway West-bound from Banff. 
  • 107 named runs in 3,300 acres  
  • Child care services available at resort

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. 

General Information 

  • Located just a 20 minute drive from the Hotel
  • Snowtubing experiences available
  • Night skiing available on selected evenings
  • Child Care services available at resort

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.  
 

General Information

  • A 40-minute drive from Fairmont Banff Springs with free shuttle services available 
  • Child care services available at resort 
  • Voted “best scenery” and “best steeps” by Ski Canada magazine 
  • Guided Snowshoeing Tours available 

Sports Rentals & Retail  
Chateau Mountain Sports is an independent outdoor retail store within Fairmont Banff Springs offering the best brand names in winter essentials and accessories to support your ski or snowboard adventure. Visit the Winter Equipment Rental shop located in the Conference Centre to view a great selection of equipment to get you ready to hit the slopes or trails. Advance reservations are recommended and can be booked online.

Fairmont Banff Springs 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 
Want to combine your Canadian ski experience the finest Canadian Hospitality? We are pleased to offer Ski and Stay experiences with our Luxury Ski Package 

 

Restaurant
Castello Ristorante
Come celebrate the simple pleasures of great food, wine and company with an authentic Italian meal at Castello Ristorante.

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