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Banff/Lake Louise

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Banff/Lake Louise at-a-glance

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Datos de la montaña

  • Skiable Area:

    1699.6812

    hectacres
  • Vertical Drop:

    991

    m
  • Snowfall:

    454

    cm

Tiempo actual

10.7°C

Alta:11.3°C
Bajo:6.6°C
weather

Condiciones actuales

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Vacaciones de Ski en Banff Lake Louise

Con tres resorts para elegir - Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise y Sunshine - unas vacaciones de ski en Banff Lake Louise seguramente complacerán a todo tipo de esquiadores, desde principiantes que buscan pistas tranquilas hasta los que buscan experiencias extremas. Situado en medio de la vida silvestre protegida de  Banff National Park, aquellos en busca de serenidad y tranquilidad disfrutarán de su belleza. Además, su ubicación - en la frontera interior de la Columbia Británica y Alberta - asegura nieve en polvo, suave y esponjosa que hace que esquiar en Banff Lake Louise sea aún más divertido.

Banff National Park

El Pueblo de Banff es la puerta de entrada al Parque Nacional más antiguo de Canadá y es Centro del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. El Banff National Park ofrece a los visitantes cerca de 1,5 millones de acres de bosque virgen por descubrir, incluyendo el pintoresco Lago Louise, un tesoro canadiense resultado de miles de años de actividad glacial. El Parque fue fundado en 1883 y es el hogar del oso pardo, oso negro, alce, el caribú y el lince, por nombrar algunos.

Esquiar en Banff Lake Louise

Los esquiadores y snowboarders tienen 8,000 acres de terreno esquiable repartidos en 274 pistas. Cada nivel de ski está bien representado en los tres resorts de Banff. Mt. Norquay, que se encuentra a pocos minutos del Pueblo de Banff, es considerado un resort familiar y ofrece ski nocturno de fin de semana para aquellos que no se cansan de estar en las pistas. A toda la familia le encantará aprender sobre la historia de Mt. Norquay que ha sido Campo de Entrenamiento Olímpico y de la Copa Mundial.Con 4,200 de acres esquiables, el terreno para esquiar de Lake Louise Ski Area tiene mucho que ofrecer. Con el 25 por ciento para principiantes y una pista verde accesible desde todos los lifts, con 45 por ciento para esquiadores de nivel intermedio y 30 por ciento para expertos, esquiar en Lake Louise es una experiencia agradable para cada nivel y tipo de esquiadores y es ideal para grupos grandes o familias. Además, es probablemente el resort de ski mejor situado en Banff porque Lake Louise, donde hay opciones de restaurantes y alojamiento, está a pocos minutos del área para esquiar.

El Sunshine Village Ski Area, se encuentra en Banff National Park a 15 minutos del Pueblo de Banff. Sunshine Village se encuentra más arriba que los otros dos resorts y permite a los esquiadores y snowboarders la oportunidad no sólo de esquiar y pasear en el Continental Divide, sino también en dos provincias de Canadá: Alberta y Columbia Británica. Debido a su mayor altitud y lejana ubicación, Sunshine tiene a menudo la mejor calidad de nieve. Mientras que casi el 75 por ciento del terreno es designado para principiantes o intermedios, Sunshine también cuenta con algunas de las mejores pistas de la zona para esquiadores expertos y extremos -  con dos áreas fuera de pista en la cima del Lift Continental Divide.

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Customer Reviews (6)

Overall Customer Experience*

4.2
Good
*based on the average of all Overall Experience ratings given in Traveler reviews.

What the experts are saying

Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
55-1084-1799 X 3692
4.3
Good

Banf/Lake Louise, 3 ski areas set amongst spectacular scenery!

Jon Griffin
03/02/2016

One of the best ski trips ever!

The Lake Louise Ski Hill is a nice venue with a healthy mix of runs for all abilities. The back side was fun and some wide open bowl skiing that tested your mettle. Not so large, but plenty of runs and lifts to keep you going. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. We did not ski at either of the Banff resorts, so can't comment there. We did take time to spend a day of heliskiing with RK Heliskiing. They were great, with great guides, very professional and very safe. Watched after all the skiers and handled an emergency incident like pro's. Can't wait to go back!
Kim in Houston
29/03/2010

Banff - RimRock Hotel / Lake Louise Resort

Rimrock Hotel: excellent rate for quality of room. Beautiful hotel and nice views but a little inconvenient to downtown of Banff - there is a free ROAM bus that comes by the hotel every 40 minutes so one needs to be mindful of the schedule and it's about a 10 minute bus ride to town. For transport to the ski resorts the hotel offers a complementary shuttle to the parking lot behind the Mount Royal hotel where a ski shuttle coach to Sunshine (20 minute drive) or Lake Louise (45 minute drive).

Equipment rental: Ultimate Ski & Ride. They will charge you for damage if you do not purchase the damage waiver and you must not accept skis unless they are in perfect condition. My husband rented high performance skis and they delivered them to the hotel several hours later. Being the end of the season they were a bit scratched up but the bottom of the skis were fine, also they had the bindings set differently for each ski which we remedied at the resort using the tools at the lifts. We are a not aggressive or reckless skiers and were careful to avoid pistes without a lot of coverage, we mainly ski blues and single diamond black runs. My husband grew up in Colorado and has skiied for over 40 years and is an accomplished skiier. When my husband returned the ski's the manager at the shop commented that the side of the ski had a small burr in it, my husband showed him the bottom which was fine and said the skis were not perfect when we got them. The manager said you must have hit something (which he did not) but couldn't explain how the bottoms were without any damage but a slight nick along the edge and he said he would have to speak to his technician. A few hours later he called to say he was charging us $52 for the repair. Since we live in Texas and only ski about 3 times a year my husband rents skis because of the convenience of not having to transport additional equipment and has never had an issue with any damage to skis in any US resort. Also, I did not have time to wax my skis before we left so I had them done at Ultimate Ski and they charge $60 for that.

Sunshine Resort: Runs too short and not a huge variety of terrain.

Lake Louise: Incredible views and even though it was not the best year in terms of conditions we could find pockets of powder. Off the Platter lift the you have to side step uphill for a little bit but the snow fences capture lots of fluffy snow that blows up the hill and on the backside, Boomerang bowl the snow was great, Paradise bowl was full of giant soft marshmallow bumps and Ptarmigan bowl snow also stayed nice. The front side of the mountain was best to be avoided in the morning since it was very icy, it was fine in the afternoon when it was a big slushy mess.

Food: The quality of the food at the resorts was not as good as US resorts and the variety limited along with being a bit more expensive. The food in towns was also more expensive than the usual ski resort prices in the US. We had dinner at the Eden the hotel restaurant and we expected that to be expensive but the experience was worth it to us. However with some of the more casual restaurants in town the prices were higher than expected for a resort and although the food was good, 2 of the restaurants ran out of our first menu choices.
Jay in Littleton
30/01/2010

Banff Great/Don't fly Air Canada

Banff is a great little village with plenty of apres ski activities. Lake Louise is a 1st class ski resort. Would have ski'ed Norquay and Sunshine if Air Canada had not lost our board and skis. Do not fly air canada unless you enjoy rental equipment, leaving late, arriving late, and driving in the dark. This was a short ski trip - arriving on Monday and leaving on Friday. None of our luggage arrived with us. Three out of four of our bags arrived Thursday morning. Our fourth bag, my suitcase did not arrive at all so I wore the same clothes all week. We spent $800 buying gloves, goggles, thermals, jacket, boarding pants. Still trying to get reimbursed. On flight back, we left with 3 bags and arrived in Toronto with 2 bags, arrived in Boston with 1 bag. It seems that the standard operating procedure for Air Canada is to not include your baggage on your flight. And we were not alone. Air Canada ruined what would have been an outstanding vacation. Again I say, DO NOT FLY AIR CANADA.
Leslie in Basalt
11/03/2009

Truly a unique experience!

We stayed at Banff and Lake Louise and skied both areas. That's the way to go! Each area is fabulous and unique. Lake Louise has some of the best and most interesting runs I've ever been on. Great for intermediate and advanced skiers. Sunshine has some excellent terrain above tree line, great powder fields. The town of Banff has some of the best shopping and dining in all of ski country. We stayed at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, both in very dramatic settings and both with their own unique charm. Best of all, this area tends to be overrun with tourists and expensive during the summer, but in the winter is not nearly as crazy and is very reasonable. There are no ski in/ski out hotels in this area, but the liveliness of Banff and the beauty of Lake Louise make up for it!
Bill in Carbondale
05/03/2009

Sunshine Mountain Lodge

This unique resort is the one and only ski-in and ski-out property in the Banff area. Located mid mountain on Sunshine Mountain this older property has been totally renovated. The rooms are on the small side, but really nice with every amenity one would require. This unique property is only accesible via the gondola or by specially equipped vehicles with snowmobile type traks. The views are incredible and you can't get any closer to the slopes! This property is recommended for the adventurous spirit that wants to ski and doesn't require much night life.
Jennifer in Denver
04/03/2009

Unique Ski Vacation Experience

Banff is unlike any other resort you will visit, in that there is NO slopeside lodging. All lodging is located 5 to 40 minutes from the slopes depending upon which of the 3 areas you want to ski.

That being said, the town of Banff has a wonderful charm to it. Downtown Banff is lined with wonderful restaurants and shopping. And since winter is the off-season, you can always find a deal on lodging!

Expert Reviews (1)

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  • 4.0
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  • 4.0
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  • 5.0
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  • 4.0
    Familia
  • 4.0
    Intermedio
  • 5.0
    Alojamiento
  • 5.0
    Lujo
  • 4.0
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  • NR
    Terrain Park
  • NR
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  • NR
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Expert reviews are written by our seasoned mountain vacation specialists based on their first-hand experiences.

Comentarios

Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
55-1084-1799
X 3692

Banf/Lake Louise, 3 ski areas set amongst spectacular scenery!

4.3
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I wasn't prepared for the jaw-dropping scenery when I toured Banff and Lake Louise! Everywhere I looked, the Canadian Rockies towered above me.There are 3 ski areas near Banff and I was able to tour them all. Norquay is the closest ski area to Banff and it is the smallest of the 3 areas. Sunshine Village has the only ski-in, ski-out lodging in the Banff and Lake Louise area, and it is truly unique. The only way to get to the Sunshine Mountain Lodge is by taking a lift, riding up on a snowmobile or in a snowcoach! It is located halfway up the ski mountain. Lake Louise, with 4,200 skiable acres is the largest of the 3 ski areas. There is a common lift ticket for all 3 ski areas and a good mix of terrain for all levels of ability at each. We stayed in the iconic Banff Hot Springs Lodge and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, both of which are truly grand hotels. We also toured the Rimrock Lodge, which has stupendous views. The hotel is built into a cliff. I didn't have time to visit the Banff Hot Springs, so that is still on my bucket list. Either way, I would definitely go back to Banff. Call me at ext 3692 or email Bill@ski.com and let's discuss a trip to Banff and Lake Louise.
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