Banff is a world famous lively and bustling ski town and the gateway to three world-renowned resorts: Lake Louise, Sunshine and Mount Norquay. Banff's three resorts offer an incredible variety of terrain. The combination of Lake Louise, Sunshine and Norquay is the largest ski area in Canada. We are the only company able to offer training in all three of the Banff ski areas, not just one!
Lake Louise is world renowned for its extensive area, dry powder, modern services, and stunning scenery. The vast resort is spread over four mountain faces, giving a massive 4,200 acres of trails and pistes. The wide, well manicured pistes and the challenging opportunities off piste make it a resort for everyone.
Lake Louise is also famous for having one of the best North American parks. There are a variety of lines laid out for different levels of experience offering beginners a variety of small tables, hops and rollers that provide a perfect introduction to park riding. The intermediate and pro lines offer more advanced riders larger table features and technical rails.
Sunshine is known for having some of Canada's best and most reliable snow conditions, so good in fact that there's no need for snow making! On average Sunshine receives a staggering 33ft of the white stuff a year!
At an altitiude of 8,954 feet (2730 meters) Sunshine is the highest resort in Canada and has one of the longest seasons in North America. The resort has a huge range of terrain from wide groomed pistes and winding cat tracks to open powder bowls and gladed tree runs.
In general Sunshine is not a particularly steep area, offering novice and intermediate skiers and snowboarders a wide choice of runs. However, the 'Delirium Dive', only accessible to those wearing avalanche transceivers, is an awesome double-black extreme area that will push the most experienced skiers and riders to the limit.
Located just outside Banff, Norquay is the smallest of the three resorts but offers a wide variety of terrain including perfectly groomed pistes through to challenging lines on some steep double black diamonds. It is a quieter and more laid back resort and when it snows this is one of the best places to get fresh tracks without long lift lines.
Norquay has a good park, a selection of kickers and a variety of rails. There is a quick quad chair lift alongside the park so there's no need for hiking. Every Wednesday evening Norquay is open for night-skiing so you can make some late turns or session the park before enjoying beers in the Lone Pine Pub at the base of the resort.
The town of Banff is full of energy and vibrance. Set within the spectacular Banff National Park, you're surrounded by mountains and natural beauty in every direction.
Walk down Banff Avenue and enjoy any one of the many shops, bars and restaurants. You won't be short of things to do after a day skiing. Banff is particularly renowned for its nightlife, so if you're after the typical ski resort party vibes, you can't go far wrong.
Set within the Banff National Park, any time you spend here will be full of adventure. There's something for everyone and if you want to enjoy as many winter experiences as possible, Banff is the place to be. Try your hand at dog sledding, go snowshoeing, relax in the hot springs, take a heli tour over the National Park and so much more.
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