Banff & Lake Louise
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Banff & Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise

Skiing in Banff and Lake Louise offers visitors world-class ski resorts set amidst stunningly beautiful backdrops. Located in Banff National Park, a protected UNESCO Heritage Site full of scenic glaciers and dramatic waterfalls, there are three individual ski areas that make up the ‘Ski Big 3’ – Mt Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise.

Terrain ranges from an abundance of wide, easy slopes to some of the Rockies most challenging territory offering variety for all level of skier.

The town of Banff offers great après-ski including a cinema and a Canadian 5-pin bowling alley. There are also the famous thermal hot springs a short bus ride away, and 3 shopping malls in Banff that stay open until 9pm.


The ‘Ski Big 3’ resorts are famed for their amazing snow records and combined skiable terrain of over 7,700 acres and 274 runs. Our groups usually ski a combination of 2 of the 3 areas.

Lake Louise offers unparalleled skiing, riding and an exceptional layout – there are green, blue and black runs from the summit of every lift and on all sides of the mountain, so even novices can move around the resort with confidence. Family-friendly Norquay is just minutes from Banff town, while Sunshine Village is Canada’s highest elevated resort and is located on the border of British Colombia and Alberta.

  • Direction of slopes All
  • Resort Height m
  • Acres of terrain 7700 acres / 31.2 km¢
  • No of trails 274
  • Longest trail 5 miles / 8 km
  • No of lifts 26
  • Photo needed No
  • Highest lift 8954ft / 2713m
  • Snow-making Yes
  • Average snowfall 360 inches / 915 cm
  • Destination airport Calgary
  • Flights times Approx 11 hours
  • Transfer times 2 hours
  • Medical facilities Medical facilities in resort, hospital in Banff town
  • Children's facilities Creche and kindergarten from 18 days – 12 years


Swiss Village

Swiss Village 3 star

  • Fantastic views from roof-top hot tub
  • Swimming pool and games area in-house

The Swiss Village is a comfortable hotel with lovely alpine views and great facilities.

Location: Situated less than a mile from the centre of Banff and a 40 minute drive from Lake Louise.

Facilities: This hotel shares the facilities of The Inns of Banff next door, including an indoor swimming pool, outdoor roof-top hot tub, games area, restaurants and in-house ski shop and storage.

Accommodation: Based on 4 students sharing 2 double beds with en-suite bath/shower, WC, cable TV and radio.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner are taken in the hotel dining room or a function room.

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Useful Information


  • Canadian 5-pin bowling
  • Swimming
  • Thermal springs
  • Shopping
  • Cinema

Equity Ski USA/ Canada Price Package:

  • Return travel by Air
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Includes half-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, ski boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive insurance, and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski USA/ Canada package details:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air (coach to airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Resort / City Stopover* Inclusions...

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service

*City Stopovers themselves are optional and at a supplement

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Some resorts provide 4½ or 5 hours tuition per day as standard)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Lunch
  • Evening entertainments
  • ESTA or visa – please note that all visitors to USA/Canada require this

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Three world-class ski and snowboard areas combined in one – you can’t go wrong with skiing the 'Ski Big 3'.

Jonny, Equity Ski Manager