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Real Banff is an inside look at the events and activities around the park, brought to you by Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.

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 6 Reasons To Ski Banff National Park

1 – Visit three new resorts

Not only will you discover one new ski area on this trip – you’ll discover three: Mt Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village. The three resorts boast 8,000 acres of skiing, two gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 30 feet of dry Canadian Rockies powder every year! The best part? One tri-area lift ticket will get you into all three resorts.

2 – There is something for everyone

Such variety of resorts means you’re in for a variety of terrain! From friendly groomers to steep chutes – the three resorts will keep you skiing new runs every day. Advanced skiers will appreciate the unique freeride terrain like Delirium Dive at Sunshine Village and The Back Bowls of The Lake Louise Ski Resort.

3 – Get more for less

With a very competitive exchange rate, visitors from the US and UK will notice that their money goes further in Canada! Experience the best that Canada has to offer and keep a few extra bucks in your pocket.

4 – Ski in a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Trade the condo-lined slopes of many large ski areas for the pristine, untouched wilderness of Banff and Lake Louise. A day at the resort can easily feel like a day in the backcountry as you float through the untouched powder of Banff National Park.

5 – Discover the taste of Banff

Indulge in an exquisitely prepared meal or join the locals on the apres scene – with over 130 bars and restaurants to choose from, there will be something for everyone in you group to enjoy. Discover the taste of Banff and Lake Louise by sampling some locally brewed craft beer or try a exotic cut of game meat.

6 – It’s super easy to get here

Four hours from Dallas. Five hours from NYC. Three hours from LA –  There are more than 80 direct routes into Calgary. Once you land, it’s a stunning 1.5 hour drive on a well maintained and twined road to Banff. Getting to the mountains has never been easier!

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