Banff ‘The Big 3’ – Alberta Overview

Quite simply right up there with some of the best and largest ski areas in the world. Banff is just 2 hours’ drive from Calgary, around 5.5 hours from Edmonton, and nestled in the heart of a beautiful national park. The Select package includes the tri-area pass, covering Mt Norquay, Banff Sunshine and Lake Louise. Groups will generally ski two of the three areas during their stay. Snow is all but guaranteed, with the resort open for business from November through to the end of May, and all abilities are well catered for by the fabulous ski school. City stopover at Edmonton available – contact us for details.


Banff ‘The Big 3’ – Alberta Accommodation

Inns of Banff

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Location: Banff

Capacity: 244

The Inns of Banff is a Swiss village building 15 minutes’ walk from downtown Banff and the ski bus stops right opposite the hotel. Ski Monday to Friday for the quietest slopes and you’ll feel like the mountain is your own!

Rooms: Accommodation is based on 4 students sharing 2 queen/double beds with TV, mini fridge, hair dryer, telephone, safe and all with en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Roof-top heated outdoor pool, indoor pool and whirlpool, meeting rooms for evening activities, fitness facility, Wi-Fi, spacious lounge and in-house restaurant “Wild-Fire Grill”.

Banff ‘The Big 3’ – Alberta Après Ski

Banff ‘The Big 3’ – Alberta Resort Facts

Resort height Mt Norquay 1630m/Lake Louise 1646m/Banff Sunshine 1660m
Highest lift 2133m/2637m/2730m
Vertical drop 503m/991m/1070m
Total acres of piste 7748 acres
Total no of trails 60/143/137/
Beginner 31%/25%/20%
Intermediate 25%/45%/55%
Advanced 44%/30%/25%
Total no of lifts 6/10/12
Longest run 3km/8km/8km
Lift pass covers Tri-area pass – Mt Norquay, Lake Louise, Banff Sunshine
Glacier No
Snowboarding facilities Terrain parks at Mt Norquay and Banff Sunshine
Snow making Extensive snow making
Transfer time by air Calgary – 2 hours, Edmonton 5 hours 30mins
Medical facilitites In each resort
Nearest hospital Banff town