Banff National Park, Canada

The Canadian province of Alberta is home to some of the best skiing and boarding in North America. Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise are resorts full of powdery pistes, panoramic scenery and friendly locals. Here are our top six reasons to go skiing in the Canadian Rockies. Just so you know, this is a paid blog. We’ve worked with Travel Alberta to bring you expert info and tips for holidays to Alberta in Canada. 1. THE SKI AREAS ARE BIG Each ski area covers thousands…Continue Reading “6 REASONS TO GO SKIING IN ALBERTA”

Banff is Canadian skiing at its most natural – three ski areas and a proper little railway town, all set in Canada’s first national park. Your whole trip is spent in parkland, surrounded by untouched scenery and wildlife. Transfers to the mountains are by coach, but it’s likely to be the most beautiful coach trip you’ve ever taken. And you’ll get to meet some of the locals along the way – bighorn sheep, elk or even the elusive moose. Mountain stats Ski area size: 7,748…Continue Reading “AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BANFF”

Banff, Canada

Canada is a bucket-list ski destination and it’s easy to see why. Traditional railway towns are full of friendly locals, and the national parks are bursting with scenery and wildlife. As for the slopes, world-renowned ski areas offer wide open runs and few lift queues. We caught up with one of our ski experts, Lucy, after a trip to the Ski Big 3 area, which covers the resorts of Banff and Lake Louise. Why should I visit Canada over Europe? Lucy: For the great slope…Continue Reading “WHY SKIING IN CANADA IS SO GREAT”

Deep in the Canadian Rockies is the mountain town of Banff – named after the Scottish birthplace of George Stephen, the President of Canadian Pacific Railway who founded the town and its natural springs in 1883. As well as a short transfer of just 90 minutes, there are plenty of reasons why you can’t beat a winter holiday to Banff. Here are a few of our favourites… Outstanding skiing 8,000 acres of feather-light, dry powder cover the three huge mountains that make up Banff’s ski…Continue Reading “BEST THINGS ABOUT BANFF”

Banff National Park

Canada is one of those bucket-list destinations, especially in winter. But don’t just dream – ski holidays to Canada are easier (and cheaper) than you think. And the earlier you book, the better deals you’ll get. Have we ‘peaked’ your interest? Here are some of the great reasons why Canada is simply the best. The skiing World-renowned Whistler is the biggest ski resort in North America. It’s got heaps of powdery terrain to dig your skis into, spread across two mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb….Continue Reading “TOP REASONS TO VISIT CANADA”