Winter sports aficionados flock to the World Heritage area to practice their carving skills and enjoy the selection of activities.
You’ll be struck by landscapes peppered with lush sub-alpine forests of Fir and Spruce trees. The Rocky Mountains will have you aghast with the craggy angular pinnacles making for a photographer’s paradise.
The transport is simple to use and frequent amongst the three villages of Banff, Sunshine and Lake Louise all of which are conveniently close together.
Many holiday-makers use Banff Village as their base and is the highest town in Canada. The hugely popular destination is home to cozy boutique cafes, lodges and spas.
Ski on some of the driest powder in the world at Banff National Park. For a uniquely Canadian experience, book a dog-sledding tour and enjoy a day zooming past the tall firs and pines.
Animal lovers should take a guided tour around the national park. You’ll have a chance to spot wild deer gallivanting, beaver’s amongst the foothills and porcupines eating tree bark.
The Goat’s Eye is an astonishing 2,000 vertical feet and perfect for experts wanting a thrill!
Beginners don’t miss out at Sunshine. The Strawberry Triple Chair and Wolverine Express caters for those who want to practice their carving technique on wide slopes. Of course, you will have access to beginners, adult and children’s classes with experienced instructors.
Beginners can take to the Minute Maid Wilderness Nature Park and the Sunny T and familiarize yourself with the terrain. Or try the Wiwaxy Runs or Express Quad and hone your skills with other beginners.
If you love a challenge, the Mineshaft and Jackpot terrains are perfect for experienced winter sports enthusiasts with exciting chutes and bowls.
Spend the day getting closer to nature and do some cross-country skiing. There are plenty of trails perfect to absorb the beautiful vistas of Lake Louise while you ski Banff. Take the Trackset or Backcountry tracks for the perfect day out in the snow.
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort start at just $110/night.
Thank you to our guest author, Rebecca Parish+, who is a fan of left-of-centre travel destinations and trying exotic food.