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Ignore the ski snobs: Banff rocks for a family getaway

Author: Craig Offman

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Mention a family ski trip to Banff National Park to any sultan of snow and you will likely get an absent nod and hear obligatory words of niceness – as one might afford to a boring old auntie.

The unspoken – and unjust – argument is that the park’s downhill scene is dated and difficult to navigate. It’s so achingly 1980s, a haven for Japanese tourists in the summer and, as Albertans themselves will complain, it’s inhospitably cold for most of the winter.

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