- Nakiska Mountain Resort
- Mount Norquay
- Sunshine Village
- Lake Louise
Built for the 1988 Olympic downhill races, Nakiska is a great family-friendly hill for all skier abilities. Now offering a convenient bus service to and from Canmore, this is a great way to enjoy a downhill day and leave the drive to someone else!
Only a 25 minute drive from Canmore, Mount Norquay is a great option, especially during the busy Christmas and February family day week times of year when Sunshine Village and Lake Louise get very busy. Another nice thing about Norquay is that you can buy 2-3-4 hour passes which is great if skiing with little ones. Norquay is the only resort that offers night skiing as well as a fabulous snow-tube sled hill.
Nothing can beat Sunshine Village’s pristine powder snow (no man made snow here with up to 30 feet falling annually) and on those clear crystal blue sky days, the views go on forever! With 3,358 acres of skiable terrain,107 runs and a 5 mile long ski out at the end of the day, you’ll be blissfully tired at and ready to sink into the nearest hot tub. At busy times of year, make sure you get up to the hill early to avoid a long wait for a shuttle to get to the gondola. Some years cars have been parked along the Sunshine road right down to the highway! They are also the last resort to close at the end of May so try and come back for a spring ski holiday too. They recently built new ski in/ski out hotel lodging up in the Village which is a real treat as well as a huge outdoor hot tub to enjoy at the end of your day.
Voted North America’s “most scenic resort” a trip to Lake Louise is truly memorable. With 4200 skiable acres and 139 named runs and tons of off-piste adventure, it is our largest resort in the area. With such an incredible variety of runs to suit every level of skiing ability, no one will be disappointed. Louise has 6 restaurants to choose from housed within very nice lodges. If you still have energy after your ski day, a quick drive over the highway and up to visit the historic and beautiful Chateau Lake Louise Hotel is also recommended. Or, stay and enjoy some great fondue at the Chateau’s casual and cozy Walliser Stube restaurant. Yumm…..