Banff Winter Ski Destination

Banff Ski Mountain Info

Banff’s big three areas of Lake Louise, Banff Sunshine and Mt Norquay offer a combined total of 7,744 acres of skiing over 334 runs, with an average snowfall over 9 m (30 feet) across the three areas.

Lake Louise Ski Resort is described as a friendly giant with over 4,200 acres spread across four mountain faces and is the host of the World Cup downhill at the start of the season each year.

Banff Sunshine Ski Resort with its three sprawling mountains sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of the Baff National Park with amazing wilderness scenery. With over 3,300 acres from gentle beginner to extreme big mountain runs and with the Village’s altitude of 7,200 feet ensuring the snow stays light and dry also allows the resort to stay open late each season.

Since its opening in 1926, Mt Norquay Ski Resort is considered the local’s gem with excellent beginner terrain, easy access from town it’s a very small family-friendly resort of 190 acres and 74 runs that’s produced more than its fair share of Olympic and World Cup athletes because you biggest.

For an individual breakup of each of the resorts, you can visit their dedicated resort pages of Lake Louise, Banff Sunshine, and Mt Norquay.

Banff Ski Resorts Terrain

Skiable Terrain7,748 acres (3,100 hectares)
Vertical1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Top Elevation2,730 m (8,960 ft)
Base Elevation1,660 m (5,450 ft)
Average Snowfall914 cm (360 in / 30 ft)
Beginner Terrain15%
Intermediate Terrain37%
Advanced Terrain40%
Winter lifts Total26
Lift Capacity46,000
Longest Run8 km (5 mi)
Season OpensBanff Sunshine 9 November, 2018
Season ClosesBanff Sunshine 20, May, 2019 (Estimated)

Banff Winter Ski Destination Powder