Banff

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Four Days in early May for skiing around Banff with wife and a friend.

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Trip Overview

Went for late season skiing at Banff and Lake Louise in early May and were rewarded with mid-winter type conditions and some fresh power!

Full Itinerary

Flew SFO to Calgary, then drove up to arrive evening of Day 1. Beautiful drive. Stayed at Banff Caribou Lodge which was comfortable and had reasonable meal in on-site steakhouse. Prepared to head up to Sunshine to ski next morning.


Day 2 – Beautiful 25 minute drive up to base gondola at Sunshine which takes you up to the true base(another 20 minutes) .There are buses from Banff to Sunshine but we drove up for flexibility. Beautiful day skiing in mid-winter type conditions with phenomenal views. First time skiing there. Dinner at a good locals place for food, beer, and watching Warriors playoff game.


Day 3 – Drove out to Lake Louise. Took a quick look at the lake/Chateau but not much to see as it was raining and snowing. Drove across the valley to Lake Louise ski area for another good day of skiing. Five inches of powder in the morning was fun, but by noon we were in Spring conditions and powder was skied off. Went to Banff Springs hotel for dinner in one of their more casual restaurants. Food was pretty good and it was nice to see the old hotel which I had last seen in the 80’s. If visiting, try to park on the road in as parking is exorbitant, even if dining.


Day 4 – Back to Sunshine for another good morning of skiing and then drove back to Calgary.

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Time of year

April-June

Type of Trip

Adventure/Active

Duration

1 week

Who Went

Couple

Accommodation Type

Hotel

Budget

$200-$400

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