Ask the millions of people that come to the Canadian Rockies, a UN protected area that showcases the power and beauty of nature, what they think of Banff Alberta, Canada and once you have asked them what they saw, ask them what they did. Banff offers 3 world class ski resorts with over 248 runs over 7,700 acres. To ski and snowboard these resorts is a sight to behold. In 2002 Lake Louise was voted number one for scenery and number two for value in all of North America by Skiing Magazine.
How is the area? A snow lover’s paradise, with an annual snowfall of over 10 M (30 feet) in champagne powder so dry that your skis or board will float like on the silk of a cloud. With a variety of different levels, Sunshine, Norquay and Lake Louise offer terrain such as the double and triple black diamond runs, with glacier carved bowls, remote powder chutes and challenging mogul fields. First time on the mountain? Sunshine, Norquay and Lake Louise offer world class ski and snowboard schools, along with the green runs for the beginner that is just learning the joy of cruising down the mountain. Do not forget to take advantage of Banff Horizons complementary guiding, where your professional guide will take you to hills and bowls that will challenge and amaze you.
Prefer the snowboard to the skis, then Banff Alberta, Canada is the place for you. Lake Louise offers a world class park designed by Jeff Patterson with over 75 feet of rails, not to mention the huge jumps and superpipes offered by all mountains.
New to the amazing world of Banff skiing or snowboarding? Banff , Sunshine and Norquay in Alberta, Canada offer some of the best ski and snowboard instructors. All instructors are CSIA certified and offer expert lessons that will get you to turning sharp turns on the moguls, shredding up the terrain park or just getting down that first run and feeling the exceleration of Banff skiing or boarding. Even if you’re not new, a lesson can always make the trip go that much better.
Looking at coming in the summer? You’re not alone, and once here, you will understand why. The Rocky Mountains, the dazzling glaciers, the abundant wildlife, the incredible hiking, biking, hotels, spas and golf courses make Banff a place to be. Join us on the Rocky Mountaineer, the train that takes you through the Rockies and shows the true majesty of the area. Come hiking in Banff national park, and see a world that is unchanged in thousands of years. Come join your Banff Horizons guide on the same golf course played by Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill.
Need to unwind after a long day of skiing, hiking or shopping? Banff Alberta, Canada offers some of the worlds best spas, drawing natural spring water from supher mountain, an ariated well. The spas in Banff have won awards on international levels. Soak in the Epson salt baths, take in a massage from the classically trained estheticians, or get covered in a hot mud wrap, one of the most decadent treatments. A great way to relax after skiing or just a great way to treat yourself.
At the end of the day, your accommodation is what makes a holiday great, and Banff accommodations has some of the best hotels in the world. Stay on the slopes at the sunshine on-hill hotel, a true ski in/ski out. If you want to be closer to the action, the morning and evening bus to the slopes will be an adventure of storytelling, as your fellow guests tell of the adventures on the slopes as you make your way to the downtown hotels for true après ski. For a true slice of luxury, stay at the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a view so famous that it is seen in photos around the world. No matter where you stay, Banff Horizons will make you holiday one to remember, with personalized service, incredible accommodations and a vacation tailored to you. We also offer a wide selection of Banff tours and lodges in Banff to make your experience with our holiday packages so much more memorable.
Where else in the world will you find spectacular mountain scenery, flourishing wildlife, year round activities and beauty, not to mention the world class hotels, resorts and lodges in Banff. This spectacular resort offers all this, and more, in a United Nations Protected world heritage site. The Rocky Mountains offer so much, from the world class skiing on champagne powder, the incredible natural spas, drawing water from natural hot springs , long known as a source of vitality and rejuvenation.