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Jaw dropping National Park scenery and fabulous skiing spread over four ski areas, each with their own charm.
Spectacularly set in Canada's original National Park, Banff and its associated ski resorts are primarily summer resorts that luckily happen to have some excellent skiing on their doorsteps. Snow conditions vary from area to area. Sunshine Village prides itself on not requiring artificial snow, with Mt Norquay having snowmaking on all green and blue slopes. Lake Louise has about 40% of its terrain covered by snowmaking facilities. All in all, lack of snow is rarely a problem in a normal season on a Banff skiing holiday.
The town of Banff is mostly spread along the central thoroughfare of Banff Avenue, with the majority of hotels, apartments, shops, bars and restaurants being on or just off the central stretch (although some hotels on Banff Avenue are a good walk to the centre of town). Lake Louise Village, about a 45 minute drive away, is less of a village, more an accumulation of accommodation with a few shops and a petrol station. Lake Louise itself, with the imposing Victoria glacier looming over the lake and famous Chateau Lake Louise, is a couple of miles further up the road.
Lodging in Banff has something for every budget, from the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs to a local youth hostel. Other accommodation options include the Rimrock, next to the Upper Hot Springs, and Banff Avenue hotels including the Banff Caribou Lodge, the Fox Suites and the good value Inns of Banff.