All three mountains offer plenty of gentle slopes and good ski schools, perfect for complete beginners or those who just want to take it easy. Lake Louise and Sunshine Village are especially great, since beginners can get around pretty much the whole area on easy slopes.
Sunshine Village and Lake Louise offer endless runs for the intermediate skier, plus there are some gentle bowls for the adventurous. If you're looking to progress, try mastering both the Ladies' and Mens' Downhill courses in Lake Louise.
An expert's playground, the back bowls on Lake Louise are phenomenal. On Sunshine, try the steeps and bumps on Goats Eye Mountain and, if you are after a real challenge, then Delirium Dive is for pros only.
Banff boasts amazing off piste thanks to huge amounts of snowfall and high tree lines which, in turn, create some fantastic tree routes for the more experienced skiers. Mount Norquay is the best for powder - Long Pine run is definitely one to try - while Lake Louise has plenty of beween-the-piste opportunities for you to get stuck into. Louise's backside bowls also have tough challenges - some runs may be vertical, but the challenge is rewarding, especially on powder days. Lastly, Sunshine's Delirium Drive and Wild West backcountry areas (accessed at an entry gate that's manned by a snow patroller) have steep chutes and varied terrain.
Banff has great riding for all abilities, and, what's more, there's no draglifts. Freeriders should head for the Mystic Ridge lift on Mount Norquay for the best slopes on the mountain, where long blue runs snake through the trees, and even an airbag jump. Sunshine Mountain has one of the best terrain parks in the Rockies, with loads of features to test your skills. The Roger's terrain park is accessed using the Continental Divide chairlift and offers dozens of boxes, jumps, tubes and rails. And, if you're not satisfied with your day's riding, Banff even offers night riding to really get your adrenaline pumping.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
| 6 Days ||Adult |
|Lift pass ||£317 |
Reduced prices for children under 17 years and seniors over 65 years.
1 Adult & 1 Child lift passes are available, so long as the child is aged 12 years and under.Photo required for lift pass?
NoLift Pass Coverage:
All lifts at Mount Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise and the shuttle bus.Please note:
changing names on lift passes after booking will result in their cancellation and new passes will have to be purchased, as they are non-refundable.
To allow for non-ski days, your lift pass does not need to be used on consecutive days. For example:
• 6-day passes can be used within a period of 8 days starting from the day after your arrival in resort
• 9-day passes can be used within a period of 12 days
• 10-day passes can be used within a period of 13 days
• 14-day passes can be used within a period of 17 days
Please note that equipment hire does not take into account any non-ski days. Therefore, for example, if you wish to use your 6-day lift pass non-consecutively over 8 days, you will also need to hire equipment for the full 8 days.
|Adult ||6 days |
|Standard skis ||£142 |
|Standard skis and boots ||£127 |
|Snowboard ||£121 |
|Intermediate skis ||£167 |
|Intermediate ski and boots ||£189 |
|Superior snowboard ||£155 |
|Superior snowboard and boots ||£167 |
|Helmet ||£34 |
Reduced prices for children under 12 years.
|Sunshine Ski / Board School ||Days ||Adult |
|Ski/Board school AM+PM ||4 ||£351 |
|Ski / Board school AM+PM ||1 ||£98 |
|Ski/Board school half day ||1 ||£77 |
Reduced prices for children under 12 years.
Daily ski tuition featuring small group sizes designed to take your skiing or riding to the next level.
Usual timings are 10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4pm. Max group size is 8. Other day prices available.
| ||Days ||Adult ||Child (6-12) |
|Club Ski Tuition ||3 ||£211 ||£211 |
A three-day course of guiding and instruction with one day in each ski area - Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Norquay.
Lessons start on Sundays and Thursdays at 9.45am and last for 4 hours. Tuition is available for all abilities, including complete beginners, and includes guided tours of each resort.Ski and Play Kindergarten
is available for 3-5 years. Includes rental with helmet & lift pass, skiing 1 hour am & pm. Does not include Lunch but can be added. Usual hours are 8.30am-4.30pm. Other day prices available.