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Ski Banff

Great Deals on Banff Hotels, Apartments and Ski Accommodation, Plus Our Comprehensive Banff Ski Holiday Guide.

One of the world’s leading mountain destinations for more than a century, Banff ski resort has it all. There’s a great resort town, spectacular scenery and three world class ski areas too choose from, all on one ticket. Better still, the snow is legendary, giving the region the longest ski season in Canada, with the slopes opening from as early as Halloween, to as late as mid-May.
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Banff facts

  • Village Height: 1739m
  • Avg. annual snowfall: 200cm
  • No. of lifts: 30
  • Season dates: Early Nov - Mid May
  • Terrain parks: 1
  • Snow making: 90% / 8 cannons
  • Distance to airports: Calgary 128km
  • Runs: 544812456

Read Our Banff Blogs

Our Top 7 Extreme Ski Runs

The Most Extreme Ski Runs | Our Top 7

Every ski area has their difficult ski runs. Here are 7 extreme s...

Top Five Spookiest Ski Resorts

Top Five Spookiest Ski Resorts

It's Hallowe'en, so in celebration of the scariest holiday of the...

Banff Snow report

insider's guide

A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers


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Piste conditions

Piste conditions
Great conditions for this time of year


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Piste conditions

Piste: Excellent
Off-piste: Spring snow
Runs to resort: Spring snow


lower/upper snow depth

Piste conditions

Last snowed: 15th Apr
Report date: 30th Apr

Banff Webcams

  • Sunshine Village Divide cam

    Sunshine Village Divide cam
    Last update: 17:45 / 12 Feb 16

  • Sunshine Village cam

    Sunshine Village cam
    Last update: 17:45 / 12 Feb 16


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Aprés Ski

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Mountain Restaurants

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Resort Charm

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Overview of Banff Ski Resort

Although most people know Banff resort as one of the world’s great ski destinations, few are aware of the key differences between it and most other ski resorts. In fact the historic town has three ski areas and offers a lift pass that includes all three as well as operating a shuttle bus between them.

You can opt to ski Mount Norquay, a local ski hill and the closest to Banff, located ten minutes drive from most of the resort’s accommodation, just across the trans-Canada highways. Despite being small it nonetheless has enough to keep beginners busy all week, or an early intermediate most of the week – there are even plenty of steeps for more advanced skiers – several Canadian Olympic champions have trained here. The other two areas are much bigger but a little more distant, with a 30-45 minute drive to reach them each day – you can ski Lake Louise or ski Sunshine.

Banff grew up in the 1880s as the railway line was developed across Canada and workers discovered the hot springs here (where you can still take a dip during your stay in your accommodation). The vast Banff National Park was established around it, and this recently celebrated its 125th birthday. Although still a vibrant, buzzing resort in winter, the town actually does still more business in summer when millions of campers and hikers descend to explore the area’s stunning natural beauty.

In 2008 Banff completed a ‘refreshing’ project which made it even more attractive. The main street, lined with hotels, condos, shops, cafes and restaurants has seen a complete rejuvenation. Downtown Banff has an improved streetscape including wider pavements, more rest spots, additional trees and landscaped areas and new lighting to reduce light pollution. The town was also the first municipality in Canada to introduce an all-hybrid electric bus  

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Skiing Guide

Whether you’re a first timer or expert, there’s plenty terrain for everyone, whatever your ability

Après Ski

Banff has a definite buzzing atmosphere and offers a great choice of lively venues


Banff happily welcomes families with its extensive range of activities, good ski schools and friendly locals

Off the Slopes

There’s plenty to keep you occupied off the ski slopes and it’d be criminal to leave Banff without a dip in its natural hotpools

Restaurants & Dining

There’s a fantastic selection of eateries, from gourmet dining to budget pizzas

Spa Guide

For relaxation and beauty, there are a selection of spas in Banff to pick from