The Canadian Rockies are one of the places that instantly come to mind when I think of world class landscapes and grand views. It’s no secret that Alberta is one of my favorite places to visit, but this place is somehow even more magical in the winter time. Banff and Lake Louise are home to three mountain resorts: Banff Sunshine, The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt Norquay. With almost 8,000 acres of skiing, it’s easily one of the best places to hit the slopes for some winter fun. The magical landscapes around every corner command your attention and being up on the slopes gave me an entirely new vantage point on these mountains I know so well.
SkiBig3 offers an easy and affordable way to experience all three mountain resorts. With one ticket you can get free transportation between Banff, Lake Louise, and any of the three ski resorts. What I love most is that each mountain offers something completely different than the others. No matter which mountain you decide to visit that day, you won’t be disappointed with the views around you. The awe-inspiring mountains surround you and make your experience all the more epic. One of the newest programs at SkiBig3 is the guided adventures. We had two incredible guides that showed us the best of Banff Sunshine, The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt Norquay. This custom tailored experience was the perfect way to get the most out of our trip and go off the beaten path to find hidden gems on the mountain.
Not only do Banff and Lake Louise offer world class skiing and snowboarding, but these towns are some of the most photogenic and easily accessible in Alberta. If you’re a photographer like me, you’ll appreciate the late winter sunrises which allow you to shoot sunrise and then hit the slopes for the day after a good night's rest. There aren't many places where you can not only enjoy stunning views but also amazing ski slopes all in the same day. If you’re looking for a perfect winter getaway, you’ve found the right place!