Ski Canada - 9 night Alberta Ski Safaris
2 Days Marmot Basin, 2 Days Sunshine, Lake Louise, Norquay
INCLUDES BONUS OFFERS: 20% off Lodging and a discounted lift pass
Price: From $2699 pp twin share ( Prices are subject to change.)
Valid for travel 20 Jan2020 - 31 MAR 2020
Ready the hand warmers and hot chocolate – here’s a guide to the best snow in the Canadian Rockies
Marmot Basin, Jasper National Park
This is the is the most northerly park in the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site. The ski area has the highest base elevation of any major area in Canada. Over 400 cm of natural snow blanket the mountain annually allowing skiing from mid-November to early May. Explore a wide variety of runs, from novice to expert, on four mountain faces spanning 1,675 acres (678 hectares) of skiable terrain. Visitors to Jasper regularly get to see wildlife such as elk, deer, coyotes, Bighorn sheep and others throughout the winter
Location: 22 km (13.6 mi) from Jasper
Terrain: 1,675 Acres
Breakdown: 30% beginner; 30% intermediate; 20% advanced; 20% expert
Highlights: With the highest base elevation of any Canadian ski resort, Marmot Basin has a reputation for sparkling scenery, a well-balanced mix of terrain and short lift lines.
Inside Tip: Looking for untouched snow? Head over Upper Eagle Flight. It’s an effort to get there but you’ll be rewarded with tree skiing, deep powder and spectacular views of the Athabasca Valley.
Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff National Park
Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the Lake Louise Ski Resort has a legendary 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain, and famous friendly hospitality, that speaks for itself. The unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair allows families and groups of varying abilities to share the experience together. There are endless chutes, glades and gullies, gentle slopes, cruising runs, remote bowls and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. Renowned dining options included a sushi restaurant a gourmet meals. Non-ski activities include the Winter Sightseeing Gondola, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and events.
Location: Lake Louise, 59.5 km (37 mi) from Banff
Terrain: 4,200 acres
Breakdown: 25% beginner; 45% intermediate; 25% advanced
Highlights: Named Canada’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski Awards for the last three years running, it’s a no-brainer why this resort consistently comes out on top: breathtaking vistas and awesome terrain.
What’s New: Look for the new Ocean Wise designation on menu items at Whitehorn Bistro and Whisky Jack buffet. Mid-mountain beef and octopus carpaccio, anyone?
Insider Tip: The First Tracks Experience is the best way to explore Lake Louise, top of the morning. You’ll be whizzing down the mountain half an hour before lifts open to the public.
Mt. Norquay, Banff National Park
From the legendary ski racers that have claimed their glory on Norquay’s slopes since the 1930s, to beginners clipping on skis or a board for the very first time, Norquay is for everyone with over 60 runs to choose from. The fun does not stop when the sun goes down. Norquay offers the only night skiing in the Alberta Rockies. On Friday and Saturday nights the Cascade chair is fully lit, including the entire terrain and tube parks. Banff National Park’s deep-rooted ski culture started at Mt Norquay. Norquay is also home to Alberta’s largest tube park. Just take a seat on a purpose designed inflatable tube, hold onto the handles and get sliding! Summer months offer opportunities to climb, explore and relax. Norquay has maintained its place as the locals’ hill for over nine decades, it’s Banff’s backyard – all while hosting skiers, riders and sightseers from all corners of the globe. Norquay is a Banff classic!
Location: Six km (3.7 mi) from Banff
Terrain: 190 Acres
Terrain Breakdown: 31% beginner; 25% intermediate; 28% advanced; 16% expert
Highlights: A quick shuttle ride from the town of Banff, Mt. Norquay provides a family-friendly environment with a top-notch ski school, affordable season pass and a variety of on-hill dining options.
What’s New: The Spirit Chair underwent a makeover that will make for a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Insider Tip: Don’t miss the Moonlight Ski and Dine events. You’ll ride the chair to the Cliffhouse Bistro for a meal, including wine pairings, with the option to ski laps under the moon between courses or just watch the skiers descend by lamplight
Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort, Banff National Park
This resort boasts the longest non-glacial ski season in the Canadian Rockies, receiving up to 9 m (30 ft) of snow in its mid-November to late-May season. Located just 15 minutes from the town of Banff and spread over 3,300 acres, the resort is also home to Canada's first heated lift - the TeePee Town LX. In the centre of the village at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) you will find the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff's only ski-in, ski-out hotel.
Location: 8 km (5 mi) from Banff
Terrain: more than 3,300 acres
Breakdown: 20% beginner; 55% intermediate; 25% expert
Highlights: Sunshine doesn’t use snowmakers. All the snow covering its three mountains is natural and known for its dry, light consistency. You can pop over to British Columbia as you swoosh down the Continental Divide Run.
What’s New: The Eagles Nest Canadian Bistro, which sits at an elevation of 2,195 m (7,200 ft) menu offerings range from a traditional smoker at Mad Trapper’s Bar and BBQ to a curry station at the Lookout Kitchen & Bar.
Insider Tip: Skip the morning lift lines and make a beeline for Goat’s Eye express.
- 3 nights twin share in a Fairmont Room at the Fairmont Jasper Hotel
- 3 nights twin share in a Fairmont Room at the Fairmont Lake Louise Hotel
- 3 nights twin share in a Fairmont Room at the Fairmont Banff Hotel
- 7 day lift ticket - 2 days at Marmot Basin, 5 days at Banff/Lake Louise (Sunshine, Lake Louise or Norquay)
- Add car hire from only $279 per person.
- Pick up and drop off must be from Calgary Airport.