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Winter Activities in the Rocky Mountains

The mountains in winter…

A magical place with snow-capped peaks, clear starry nights and an abundance of sunshine-filled days enabling you to make the most of your Rocky Mountain vacation.

Let us know what winter activities interest you and we would be delighted to provide you with more information or we can book them for you as well.

Winter in the Canadian Rockies
snowmobiling in the Canadian Rockies

Some winter activities you can enjoy in the Rocky Mountains:

Back Country Skiing
Canyon Icewalks
Columbia Icefield Tours
Cross Country Skiing
Dog Sledding
Downhill Skiing
Flightseeing Tours
Ice Fishing
Ice Skating
Rail Tours
Ski Joring
Sleigh Rides
Watchable Wildlife Tours

Hot Tub
Fireplace and Hot Chocolate

After an invigorating day in the great outdoors how about:

Aquatic Centre
Fitness Centre
Art Galleries
Skiing in the Canadian Rockies

Nordic Skiing - Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper

There are over 80km of cross-country trails within a short drive of the Banff townsite alone. The vast network of track-set and untracked trails, and telemark slopes throughout Banff National Park calls nordic skiers of all abilities.

The Canadian Rockies visitors face the toughest decision of the day. Which mountain to conquer? With an interchangeable lift ticket, which includes free transfers from the hotel to the slopes, skiers and snowboarders can choose from three full-service resorts in Banff and Lake Louise, each with its own distinctive flavour.

Banff Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise provide more than 7,558 acres and 200 plus trails offering skiers and snowboarders of any ability countless challenges. From wide-open bowls and tree-lined glades covered with fresh dry champagne powder, to meticulous groomed slopes and state-of-the-art snowmaking, visitors enjoy unspoiled scenery, short lift lines, and guaranteed friendly hospitality.

Skiers and snowboarders can easily visit each ski area during their stay and then settle at the mountain that suits their style. A heli-ski excursion enables one to find truly untracked snow. Banff and Lake Louise present several great options and the freedom to try them all.

Skiing in the Canadian Rockies
Snowboarding in the Canadian Rockies
Skiing in the Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise
Vertical 1000 meters (3250 feet)
Base Elevation 1645 meters (5400 feet)
Peak 2637 meters (8650 feet)
Acreage 4000 acres
Average Snowfall 360 cm (142 in)
Snowmaking 20% of designated runs (over 400 acres)
Trails 105 runs
Terrain 30% Advanced
45% Intermediate
25% Novice
Longest Run 8 kms (5 miles)
Cumulative Length of Runs Over 100 kms (62 miles)

3 Quad Chairlifts2 Triple Chairlifts 3 Double Chairlifts 1 Lower Mountain T-bar 1 Upper Mountain Platter 1 Isolated Children's Tow

Lift Capacity 19 million vertical transport feet/hour
(Approximately 16,400 people/hour)

Sunshine Village (Banff, Alberta)
Vertical 1070 meters (3514 feet)
Base Elevation 1658 meters (5440 feet)
Village Elevation 2160 meters (7082 feet)
Peak 2730 meters (8954 feet)
Acreage 3,168 skiable acres
Average Snowfall 914 cm (360 in)
Snowmaking All natural snowfall
Trails 89 runs
Terrain 10% Expert 20% Advanced 50% Intermediate 20% Novice
Longest Run 8 kms (5 miles)
Cumulative Length of Runs Approximately 82 kms (52 miles)
Lifts 3 High-Speed Quad Chairlifts 1 Triple Chairlifts 3 Double Chairlifts 2 T-bars 2 Beginner Tows 1 Six Passenger Gondola
Lift Capacity 13 million vertical transport feet/hour (Approximately 17,000 people/hour)

Banff Mount Norquay
Vertical 503 meters (1650 feet)
Base Elevation 1636 meters (5350 feet)
Peak 2133 meters (7000 feet)
Acreage 162 acres
Average Snowfall 300 cm (120 in)
Snowmaking 90% of skiable terrain
Trails 25 runs
Terrain 16% Expert 28% Advanced 45% Intermediate 11% Novice
Longest Run 1167 meters (3828 feet)
Cumulative Length of Runs Approximately 16.4 kms (10.2 miles)
Lifts 1 High-Speed Quad Chairlift ? 1 Quad Chairlift 2 Double Chairlifts1 Surface Lift
Lift Capacity Capacity Approximately 6,300 people/hour

Marmot Basin (Jasper, Alberta)
Vertical 914 meters (3000 feet)
Base Elevation 1704 meters (5590 feet)
Peak 2601 meters (8534 feet)
Acreage 1500 acres
Average Snowfall 400 cm (160 in)
Snowmaking Lower (hardly used)
Trails 75 runs
Terrain 30% Advanced · 30% Intermediate · 40% Novice
Longest Run 5.6 kms (3.5 miles)
Cumulative Length of Runs Approximately 16.4 kms (10.2 miles)
Lifts 2 Quad Chairlifts· 1 Triple Chairlift · 3 Double Chairlifts · 1 Lower Mountain T-bar · 1 Upper Mountain T-bar
Lift Capacity Approximately 10,000 people/hour

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