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Banff, Alberta

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Top Skiing Spots in and near Banff

  • Banff, Alberta

    Ski at Mount Norquay

    Oh, small but mighty Norquay! You might not hear as much about this gem as you do its larger siblings in the area, but don’t underestimate its charm or gnarly terrain. While we couldn’t quite access all of the nooks and crannies at the beginning of the season, old-timers regaled us with tales com...
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  • Edgewater, Alberta

    Ski Sunshine Village

    Do you like skiing wide open slopes of light, fluffy powder? How about staring off at massive, jagged peaks while you do it? Then do I have the resort for you… Sunshine Village in the heart of Banff National Park offers something for everyone on the slopes. There are ample wide open groomers for ...
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  • Lake Louise, Alberta

    Ski at Lake Louise

    Lake Louise has risen to the ranks of a legendary ski resort for more than just its views alone. The massive vertical drop and expert-focused back side make it a mountain to test your mettle. On the front side of the mountain are wide, flowing groomers and sneaky little powder patches in between ...
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  • Field, British Columbia

    Ski Tour/Snowshoe Mt. Paget

    6.8 mi / 8399 ft gain
    Trailhead:  Approximately 5.5km West of the Alberta/British Columbia border sits the Great Divide Lodge. Towards the back left of the main building is the trailhead.  Route:  The trail is clear from the trailhead and for most of the way to the summit of Mt. Paget. Be aware on your descent if you ...
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  • Bragg Creek, Alberta

    Cross-Country Ski and Scramble to Oldforgetmenot for Sunrise

    9.9 mi / 2395 ft gain
    I think it's because I tend to watch football on Sundays that I've started doing more sunrise hikes --- can't say I regret it either! Oldforgetmenot is a perfect objective to take in a sunrise on: elevation gain isn't too intense, distance isn't too trying, and there are quite a few stretches tha...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Ski Mt. Hector

    8.6 mi / 5275.6 ft gain
    Mt Hector's main route requires a ski mountaineering ascent. It moves through a lot of complex avalanche terrain, across glaciers, and through many terrain traps. Most people will do this route in spring, aiming to be off the mountain before noon.  This route should be attempted only by very fit ...
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