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Skiing & Snowboarding Winter Outdoor Activities

Imagine floating on top of a cappuccino. That’s kind of what it’s like to ski or board the legendary, airy powder in the Canadian Rockies. ● Good to know: You’re spoiled for choice with ski resorts in Alberta. Wide open runs and uncrowded ski lifts may be so exciting you'll forget you're on the world's best dry and powdery snow. ● Try it: Leave the resorts behind and book a backcountry trip. The pure white slopes are just begging for your attention. ● Level up: Take a helicopter with some pals and cut into that untouched alpine marshmallow fluff. Make it a multi-day heli-trip with a stay in a mountainside lodge. 

Lake Louise | Mike Seehagel

Snowboarding

Lake Louise Ski Resort | Jake Dyson

Ski Resorts

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Mt Norquay, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be a local favourite. Famous as the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, the resort offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise including a fully lit terrain park. Après ski, dine at the base of the mountain in the Cascade Lodge or at the top in the Cliffhouse Bistro.

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Mt Norquay, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be a local favourite. Famous as the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, the resort offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise including a fully lit terrain park. Après ski, dine at the base of the mountain in the Cascade Lodge or at the top in the Cliffhouse Bistro.

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Marmot Basin

Jasper, Alberta

Marmot Basin is located in Jasper National Park and is the northern most Rocky Mountain ski area. At Marmot Basin you can enjoy abundant dry, light & fluffy snow that is a dream to ski and snowboard on. The ski area has the highest base elevation of any major ski area in Canada. Over 400 cm of natural snow blanket the mountain annually allowing skiing from November to early May. Explore a wide variety of runs, from novice to expert, on four mountain faces spanning 1,720 acres (696 hectares) of skiable terrain.

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Holiday Packages

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Ski Banff

Spend 7 nights at the beautiful 4 star Caribou Lodge, flights and transfers included.

Offered By: Inghams

Expires: 2018-10-31
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Tailor-Made Lake Louise Skiing

Let Ski Independence's team of Ski Specialists create the perfect Lake Louise itinerary for your 2018/19 ski holiday. Save up to 35% at the fantastic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Inn - book by 31 August 2018.

Offered By: Ski Independence

Expires: 2018-11-30
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Fortress Mountain and KPow cat skiing

Canmore, Alberta
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KPOW! (Kananaskis Powder) No lift lines! Just you, your snow cat ,and 13 others exploring Fortress Mountain. With annual snowfall amounts of between 8 and 11 meters Fortress gives you a great chance of virgin snow!

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Alpine Air Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Alpine Air Adventures specializes in rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses. Fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide and ACMG Guides. AAA offers a variety of private and course based adventures to suit all levels of adventurer.

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Tonquin Valley Adventures

Jasper, Alberta
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Ride horseback, hike or cross-country ski through the beautiful Tonquin Valley to this backcountry lodge on the shores of Amethyst Lake in the Canadian Rockies. Multi-day trips can be arranged. Tonquin Valley Adventures lets you enjoy the backcountry in style.

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Events

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SnowDays

Banff, Alberta
2019-01-17 To 2019-01-27 MST

The annual SnowDays Festival is the highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. A month-long celebration held during January and February, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture and winter adventure.

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Brewski Festival

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-03-16 To 2019-03-16 MST

What goes together better than a day of skiing & riding followed by beer sampling? Join the BeerSki Festival in the Lodge of Ten Peaks. Live music by Freak Motif, tasty snacks & amazing craft beer from Canadian breweries. Tickets are $25 + GST. Includes entry, a plastic Beerski cup, free shuttles to & from Banff & Lake Louise plus live entertainment. Beer sampling tokens can be purchased for $1 each.

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Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies' Downhill

Lake Louise, Alberta
2018-11-30 To 2018-12-01 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. November 30th and December 1st bring the best ladies' downhill skiers to Lake Louise, where you can see them cross the finish line for free at the base of the Lake Louise Ski Resort in the Fan Cheering Zone.

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