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About Banff

The ski town of Banff  is the main base for the the distinctive mountain resorts of Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village, making up the SKIBIG3 Resorts. The three resorts boast 8,000 acres of skiing, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 30 feet of feather-light, dry Canadian Rockies powder annually. Explore variety, history and views beyond compare all with one lift ticket. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area is known for its exceptional natural beauty, rare wildlife and abundant land-forms. Discover the makings of a fairytale, with castles, châteaux and hamlets nestled amongst the storied peaks of Canada’s first National Park.
Banff is a picturesque town where you will find deer roaming the streets and friendly faces all around. Accommodation is more affordable than most other Canadian ski holiday destinations on account of being in town, rather than on mountain. Dining and shopping options can be found in abundance.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Banff

  • 3 world class ski resorts - 1 tri-area ticket with transport included
  • Over 9 metres of annual dry Canadian Rockies snow
  • Winter is Low Season - great value
  • Canada's oldest National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Body friendly altitude

Where is Banff?

Banff is located in Alberta, approximately 1.5 hours from Calgary International Airport.Nearby destinations including Kicking Horse and Jasper-Marmot Basin

    Resort Stats

    • 20% Beginner Terrain
    • 55% Intermediate Terrain
    • 25% Advanced Terrain
    • 12 Number of Lifts
    • 145 Skiable Runs
    • 3358 acres skiable acres
    • Top Elevation 2730m
    • Vertical Drop 1070m
    • Longest Run 8km
    • Nearest Airport & Distance Calgary International Airport - 140km
    Stats shown for Sunshine Village Resort

     Useful Banff Facts

    • Banff is located in Canada's oldest national park (Banff National Park) which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The towering Rockies make for spectacular views and scenery.
    • The Banff Gondola is a great activities on your day off skiing - ride it high above the town to an impressive interpretive walkway and viewing deck.

    Sunshine Village Trail Map (Download)

    Sunshine Village Map

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    Banff Aspen Lodge

    Banff Aspen Lodge

    The Banff Aspen Lodge hotel offers warm, friendly hotel accommodations in Banff National Park. Enjoy an intimate Canadian mountain experience and make the Banff Aspen Lodge Hotel your base as you explore the surrounding ski areas and the culture of the town of Banff.


    Banff Caribou Lodge

    Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa, all in one outstanding location. This ideal vacation spot is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff. 

    Banff Voyager Inn

    Banff Voyager Inn Canada

    The Voyager Inn in Banff, Alberta, is ready for your next visit! This local favorite stop has comfortable guest-rooms, and offers a great value option for accommodations in Banff!

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    Brewster’s Mountain Lodge Canada

    The Brewster Family is proud to honour over a century of western tradition by providing our guests with comfortable hotel accommodation in the heart of downtown Banff, surrounded by the splendour of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

    Douglas fir banff

    Douglas Fir Banff Canada

    Ideally located on peaceful Tunnel Mountain only 4 minutes above down town Banff, the Resort boasts scenic views of the Canadian Rockies right from your hotel room’s private balcony or patio.

    Banff Elk Avenue

    Elk and Avenue Canada

    Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing après-ski sanctuary or a big night on the town, our contemporary designed rooms pair clean, minimalist design with cozy Rocky Mountain-inspired elements to create the ideal accommodation for exploring the best of Banff.

    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Canada

    Fairmont Banff Springs is famously known as ‘Canada’s Castle in The Rockies’. An easy and beautiful 1 ½ hour drive from Calgary airport this iconic landmark sits proudly within the protected National Park. The hotel features 764 guest rooms, unique suites and an exclusive Fairmont Gold Floor.

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    Hidden Ridge Resort Banff Canada

    Hidden Ridge Resort has a great location, tucked away from the downtown area with some scenic views overlooking the town. This condo style property is popular for its full kitchens, larger units and wood burning fireplaces.

    Inns of Banff

    Inns of Banff Canada

    This mountain hotel is a great escape to the Canadian Rockies. We offer hotel rooms, condo style accommodations, and a few cottages. This is an ideal choice for an affordable Banff accommodation option with self contained facilities. Take a dip in the indoor pool, dine in one of the restaurants and soak in the mountain views, all from the Inns of Banff. 

    Moose Hotel & Suites Banff

    Moose Hotel & Suites Banff Canada

    The design of the Moose is Mountain elegance with warm, rich, natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms.  

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    Elk and Avenue Banff Ski Package

    • 7 Nights in a twin room at the Elk and Avenue
    • 5 Day SkiBig3 Lift Ticket, valid at Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise & Mt Norquay
    • Daily Ski Bus Transport


    Fly – Stay – Ski Banff Banff Ski Package

    • Return Airfares from SYD/MEL/BNE to Calgary via Vancouver
    • Airport transfers
    • 7 Nights at Elk & Avenue Hotel Banff
    • 5 Day SkiBig3 Lift Ticket, valid at Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise & Mt Norquay