BANFF & LAKE LOUISE
FEB 23 – 29, 2020
We are taking an epic trip to Alberta! Three ski areas, two towns, and endless fun are waiting for us.
We start with four nights at the all-new Mount Royal Hotel, located right in the middle of historic downtown Banff. The shuttles to all ski areas leave from the hotel, and all bars, restaurants and galleries are just around the corner. The hotel’s inviting rooftop has two hot tubs with fabulous views of the mountains, and drinks will be ready for your relaxation.
Next stop: the magnificent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. It is a fairytale. Built into the mountains and overlooking the lake it leaves nothing left to wish for. Ice skating, snowshoeing, skiing or maybe you choose to enjoy the Chateau’s luxury amenities: a beautiful spa, bars with creative cocktails and spectacular views, a fabulous gym, shops, an English tea hour, and many restaurants.
SKI SOULS takes care of all the transfers, so pack your bags, book your flights, find your passport, and be ready for an adventure-packed week.
Your package includes 4 nights at the Mount Royal Hotel and 2 nights at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with full breakfast at both hotels. SKI SOULS provides you with a 4 out of 5 days lift pass, guided mountain tours, après ski activities, a group yoga session and a snowshoe tour. We will treat you to a welcome reception and a three-course farewell dinner. Each guest will experience a private mountain photo session with our fabulous photographers.
All transfers are included in the package; flights are not.
February 23–29, 2020
Your transfer to the Mount Royal Hotel meets you in the Calgary International Airport. Depending on your arrival time, you may want to get your equipment today. Your SKI SOULS adventure starts with an evening reception, with drinks and appetizers. Meet your fellow SKI SOULS, ask questions, and get into the SKI SOULS spirit. We will get oriented and go over the schedule for the week.
We meet for our full breakfast; if needed, you’ll pick up your equipment before boarding the shuttle to Banff Sunshine Ski Resort. We’ll all meet at the lifts for a guided tour of this three–mountain snow mecca on the Continental Divide in Banff National Park. The Mad Trapper’s Smokehouse (est. in 1928) is our lunch target. Back at the hotel, maybe you’d like to relax in one of the roof–top hot tubs—first round’s on us!—before exploring the fun and vibrant town.
After breakfast, we’re off to another beautiful day on the mountain! Sunshine receives up to 30 feet of snow in a season, and with 3,300+ acres of skiable terrain there’s fun for everyone. We will try to meet for lunch at the Lookout Kitchen. Live music and drinks or hot cocoas are on us at the Creekside Lodge for après ski today! Soaking in the hot tub later is optional. Join us for games after dinner in the hotel lobby.
How about a break to explore Banff’s museums, galleries, hot springs and scenic beauty? If you’d like, SKI SOULS will set up a yoga session for you to stretch those muscles. We hope that you’ll join us for an included tasting tour of Banff’s famous Park Distillery. If you can’t get enough of the slopes, take the shuttle to one of the three area resorts.
Off to Lake Louise! After an early breakfast, we transfer to the breathtaking Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and drop off our luggage, then continue to the Lake Louise Ski Resort. With spectacular views and 4,200 skiable acres—with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair!—our guided mountain tour will be a great help. Or for those who want to take it a bit easier we will have a snowshoe tour ready for you. Later, take your time to explore everything our luxurious hotel has to offer—the tranquil spa, ice skating on the world–famous glacial Lake, curling, horse–drawn sleigh rides … and so much more! Let’s meet at the new Fairview Bar at 5pm for happy hour and to enjoy the spectacular views framed by the large arched windows. A craft cocktail or other beverage is on us!
Picture time! We take a break from gentle groomed runs, remote bowls, chutes, glades and cruisers to meet our photographers on top of the mountain. After our group picture there’s time for everyone’s personal photo session. Bragging rights are included!
Time to say goodbye. One more gourmet breakfast at the Chateau before getting our transfer to the airport.
Itineraries may change slightly based on weather, the group’s interests, or other circumstances.