With three world-class ski & snowboard resorts, the Canadian Rockies is truly a snow lovers paradise. Each hill features a wide variety of difficulty levels for skiers and riders of all ages across several elevations. Enjoy the stunning scenery while floating on fluffy natural snow with a choice of Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, or Mt. Norquay ski & snowboard resorts nearby.
If you’re more of an extreme enthusiasts, the backcountry touring in the Canadian Rockies is some of the best in North America. With a short hike, you can find untouched backcountry presenting mounds of powder. Looking for fresh powder without the work? Try heli-skiing, with many services to choose from, heli-skiing can take you to higher elevations sporting rocky terrain and pristine powder.
The big 3 ski resorts near the town of Banff, AB.
Lake Louise Ski Resort
The Lake Louise Ski Resort is one of the largest ski ares in North America spanning over 4000 acres over 4 mountain faces with 145 runs. Lake Louise Ski Resort is the perfect place for families, with beginner, intermediate and expert routes available from any lift. Not only does Lake Louise offer a vast amount of ski runs, there is an extreme terrain park, snowshoe tours and the Tube Park. Not adventurous? Enjoy panoramic mountain views and an upscale menu 6700 feet above sea level at the Whitehorn Bistro.
Banff Sunshine Village
Banff Sunshine Village has 360 degrees of open mountain views across their 3 mountains in the Continental Divide. Travelling to the top of one of the many chairlifts, you can see far above the tree line with the mountain elevations topping out at 8,954 feet above see level. Only 15 minutes from town, Banff Sunshine Village has more than 3,300 acres of terrain including a 12-acre terrain park. The resort attracts advanced skiers and riders from all over the world as this resort is known for some of the most extreme in-bounds terrain in the country.
The training ground for many Olympic and World Cup athletes Mt. Norquay Ski Resort is a local gem excellent for families. Mt. Norquay offers the only night skiing or snowboarding in the Banff area making it the best kept secret in the rockies. Mt. Norquay is the smallest ski resort of the big three making it the perfect place beginners with easy to navigate trails and is often uncrowded. A world heritage site, Mt. Norquay is the birthplace of skiing in the Canadian Rockies and has postcard perfect scenery.