SkiBig3, located within the protected boundaries of Banff National Park, provides easy access to three authentic ski resorts and two vibrant towns.
Discover Banff and Lake Louise, the beating heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Ahhhhhhhhh. Banff and Lake Louise. It really is magical here, isn’t it? Just look at it. Yeah, we know. But here’s the thing: it is so sublime that it might be hard to believe if you haven’t seen it with your own two eyes.  Get ready for another season of storybook skiing as SkiBig3 welcomes back Banff and Lake Louise’s mystical mountains Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt. Norquay. With more than 8,000 acres of world-class terrain to explore, nestled amongst two vibrant mountain towns in the Canadian Rockies, it sounds absurd. But we promise we’re telling the truth.
Located within the protected boundaries of Banff National Park (yet only 90 minutes from Calgary International Airport) Canada’s wild is a place that only feels a million miles away.

Resort Opening Dates

Mark your calendars! SkiBig3 resorts are excited to open in early November, this year. Thanks to high elevation and up to 9 meters (30 feet) of annual, feather-light snowfall, SkiBig3 is known to have the longest non-glacial ski seasons in North America – up to 7 months (from early November through May).  It makes it a great destination to get a skiing fix outside of the traditional December-March period, and you can book with confidence knowing great snow is likely.

Sunshine – 10 November

Lake Louise – 10 November

Mt Norquay – 3 November


Banff Sunshine
Banff Sunshine sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park, just 20 minutes drive from the modern mountain town of Banff. Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking site lines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization beyond the resort boundaries.
Sunshine can receive up to 9 meters (30 feet) of snow in a season. With a base-area altitude of 2200 meters (7,200 feet), the snow stays light, dry and incredibly skiable.

What’s New?

Whether you’re new to boxes or craving airtime, Banff Sunshine’s five terrain parks cater to freestyle progression. Start with the beginner-friendly Kids Play Park, advance in Spring Hill and Strawberry, and experience slopestyle and some airtime at Great Divide and Grizzly. From learning to ride to hosting world-class events like Holy Bowly each park offers something unique for all skill levels.

Coming Soon to Sunshine

Work is underway on the Angel Express in preparation to replace the current lift with a highspeed luxury 6-passenger bubble char, with heated seats. The project is in its early stages. With smooth progress, guests can expect a 24/25 winter opening date. As of this point, no completion date is confirmed.


Lake Louise Ski Resort

Lake Louise Ski Resort is known for its diverse terrain. You’ll find everything from gentle slopes to thrilling chutes and expansive bowls – all set against breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the incredible sights of one-of-a-kind mountains, glaciers, and the famous Lake Louise.

What’s New

Lake Louise Ski Resort is redeploying its fleet of snowmaking facilities to help improve early-season access. The enhancement will help to provide more reliable initial conditions allowing the ski season to kickstart even sooner!

The Juniper Express continues to elevate the mountain experience. It takes you to a fantastic area perfect for beginners and intermediates looking to progress. The new chairlift makes the resort more accessible and welcoming, and provides a seamless transition from the learning area to the lower mountain. After mastering the lower slopes, you can adventure onto the more challenging upper mountain runs. In addition, you will be able to see the lower and upper Juniper Express Chairlift routes included on this season’s trail map in anticipation of installation of the upper section for next season (24/25).

Coming Soon

Development continues for the Upper Juniper Express Chair as the second phase of the two- part chairlift expansion. Reaching the base of the Summit Chair it will provide better access to the resort’s West Bowl, offering some of the most exciting and technical in-bounds terrain in Canada for intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders.


Mt Norquay

Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay Ski Resort continues to be known as the locals’ gem. Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, and with excellent beginner terrain, it’s hard not to love this small, family-friendly resort. Located just 10 minutes from the Town of Banff this resort has it all – local culture, night skiing, Alberta’s longest tubing lanes, and virtually no lift lines. Mt. Norquay is Banff’s best-kept secret.

Get ready to hit the slopes this winter as Mt. Norquay has upgraded its snowmaking capabilities. With the new and improved upgrades, the resort will be able to produce snow more efficiently and effectively. Skiers and riders will be able to gain access to the slopes and
start creating winter memories earlier in the season.

For those who love tree skiing, Mt. Norquay continues to impress. The resort in Banff’s backyard is enhancing the glading across the mountain to provide more powder stashes, adventure, and excitement. Skiing through the glades allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the winter landscape creating the ultimate setting for your day on the slopes.

Banff SunShine village skiing