There are few places in the world like Banff that can genuinely offer spectacular natural mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, four-season recreation and world-class accommodation in a protected National Park setting.
With the main resort area extending 3 mls by 2½ mls, Banff is the largest of Alberta's mountain towns, having established itself long ago as a one of Canada's major summer and winter retreats. The spectacular national park, high Rockies and hot springs of Sulphur Mountain all helped cement its reputation as a genuine all-round resort, equally popular as a touring base, ski-resort or stay-put destination.
Its sizeable downtown area, host of activities and wide range of skiing opportunities mean there is plenty to keep visitors occupied on and off the slopes, the best of which is within a short car or bus journey.
Banff Tri-Area Pass (Banff) Highest lift: 2730m (8956ft), Lowest lift: 2160m (7086ft), Vertical drop: 570m (1870ft), Number of lifts: 12, Snowboard parks: 1 Banff Tri-Area Pass (Lake Louise) Highest lift: 2637m (8651ft), Lowest lift: 1645m (5397ft), Vertical drop:992m (3254ft), Number of slopes: 113, Total piste length: 100km, Snowboard parks: 1 Banff Tri-Area Pass (Mystic Ridge / Mount Norquay) Highest lift: 2133m (6998ft), Lowest lift: 1636m (5367ft), Vertical drop: 497m (1631ft), Number of lifts: 5, Uplift capacity: 7000 p/hr, Number of slopes:28, Total piste length: 16km, Snowboard parks: 1 Banff Tri-Area Pass (Sunshine Village) Highest lift: 2730m (8956ft), Lowest lift: 2160m (7086ft), Vertical drop: 570m (1870ft),