The Ultimate Banff Ski Trip Itinerary

Your Itinerary to 3 Days Skiing in the Canadian Rockies this Winter

Welcome to the heart of the Canadian Rockies, where snow-draped mountains and crisp alpine air set the stage for the ultimate Banff ski trip. In this winter wonderland, every slope is a canvas for exhilarating adventures, and every day promises a new thrill. Buckle up your boots and join us on a three-day journey through the snow-kissed beauty of Banff.

Skiing at Lake Louise Ski Resort on a blue bird day
Skiing Lake Louise Ski Resort


Banff National Park is located in Alberta, Canada and tucked along the TransCanada Highway. Banff National Park covers around 6641km2 of land. Land filled with snow-covered peaks in every direction you look in, diverse wildlife, rushing rivers, and so much more, Banff National Park is a spectacular place to spend some winter vacation time! Below we’ve listed some things you should know ahead of your itinerary:

Location: Alberta, Canada
Nearest City & Airport: Calgary
Available Transportation to the Park: Car Rentals, Shuttle Buses
Available Transportation in the Park: Shuttle Buses, Car Rentals, Bikes, Public Transportation etc.
Park Pass Costs: Can be found via the Parks Canada Website


Skiing Travel Tips

Ski RentalsChateau Mountain Sports is located on the property and is the perfect one stop shop for all your rentals.
Transportation – Let us do the driving for you! SkiBig3 offers a free shuttles from the entrance of the hotel to all 3 resorts and back.
Lift Tickets – Easily book your SkiBig3 tickets through our Guest Experience Platform.

Photograph Credit: Dan Evans / Mt Norquay
man skiing down a mountain
family standing on the patio at mt norquay

Day One – Skiing and Night Tubing at Mt. Norquay

As the sun paints the sky in hues of pink and gold, kick off your ski odyssey at Mt. Norquay. With slopes catering to all skill levels, from the novice to the seasoned pro, Mt. Norquay offers a skiing experience like no other. But the adventure doesn’t end when the sun sets. Embrace the magic of night tubing under the star-studded canopy. Feel the rush as you slide down the illuminated slopes, creating memories that twinkle as brightly as the night sky.

people skiing at lake louise ski resort
Lake louise

Day Two – Skating and Skiing in Lake Louise

Day two unfolds against the backdrop of the iconic Lake Louise. Lace up your skates and glide across the frozen lake, surrounded by the majestic peaks of Banff National Park. The rhythmic swish of skates is accompanied by the breathtaking panorama views that Lake Louise unfurls. After a morning on the ice, transition seamlessly into an afternoon on the slopes. Lake Louise Ski Resort beckons with its pristine trails and powder-covered slopes. This is Banff at its winter best.

Photograph Credit: Banff Sunshine Village
family on a ski lift

Day Three – Skiing at Sunshine Village

On your final day, the grand finale awaits at Sunshine Village. A skier’s paradise nestled high in the alpine meadows, Sunshine Village promises a day of unmatched skiing. With vast terrain catering to every level of expertise, you’ll carve your way through the powdery expanses of the Rockies. The thrill of the descent is matched only by the breathtaking vistas that accompany you at every turn.

people walking across the street with skis and snowboards

An Unforgettable Ski Odyssey

In Banff, the mountains are not just a backdrop; they’re the stage for an unforgettable winter adventure. Whether you’re conquering the slopes at Mt. Norquay, skating on the frozen jewel of Lake Louise, or skiing in the alpine haven of Sunshine Village, each day is a chapter in a story of winter magic.

As you savor the alpine air, relish the thrill of the slopes, and immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Banff, you’ll discover that this is more than a ski trip—it’s a journey into the heart of winter enchantment. Join us in Banff, where every snowflake tells a tale, and every mountain beckons you to carve your own path through the powder-covered paradise.

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