Ski Alberta

Surround yourself with the dramatic, rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies and enjoy Alberta’s towering peaks, rushing rivers, turquoise lakes and powerful waterfalls. 

The resorts of Banff, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village are situated in the idyllic Banff National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which us a United nations designation helping to protect over 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Canadian ski holidays are also great for beginners, providing a safe haven for them to explore and experiment with their newfound technique. Ski Big 3 offer an excellent 3 day ski school package for skiers. Learn with the same certified ski instructor for 3 consecutive days and explore each of the local resorts of Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mt Norquay (Banff) using your Tri Area Lift Ticket

Banff, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village offer excellent skiing for intermediates across all three ski areas with around 45% of trails designated intermediate, allowing easy progression for beginner+. Mount Norquay (Banff) is the smallest of the 3 ski areas with just 28 runs, providing long, consistent intermediate terrain as well as night skiing, with a range of floodlit trails and two snowparks.

Lake Louise boasts fantasitc views and great terrain, and is the biggest of three ski areas with 128 trails (plus back bowls) spread across 4,200 skiable acres. Lake Louise caters for all abilities with plenty of wide, open cruising trails for beginners and more challenging trails for intermediate to advanced skiers and riders. The unique layout, with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair, allows your family or group of varying abilities to ski and share the experience together.

Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide, just 15 minutes drive from the town of Banff. It's 107 trails are fairly well enclosed by trees, and the views are uninterrupted by any signs of civilization due to the resort's position on the mountain - Sunshine Village is accessible from the road by gondola only. The resort features more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from smooth riding beginner runs up to the most extreme big mountain runs. Delirium Dive has been named one of the 10 top off-piste destinations in the world. For the more adventurous amongst us, you will also find a massive 12-acre Great Divide Terrain Park

All three resorts are covered by one great pass - the Tri Area Lift Ticket. With SkiBundle this great value pass also includes a complimentary skier shuttle between the three resorts - for details of times and pick up / drop off locations please visit: http://us.skibig3.com/ski-shuttle/ 

For non-skiers, or on the odd day you wish to spend away from the mountain, you can enjoy and explore the icefields in Banff and Jasper National Parks, and visit Banff Upper Hot Springs.  These natural hot mineral springs are among the top attractions in the Canadian Rockies, and were responsible for the creation of Canada’s first national park. Free entry this winter with any 3+ day Tri Area Lift Ticket as part of Canada’s 150th year celebration! (1 entry per lift ticket, excludes kids ski free).