Rocky Mountain Ski Tour
Guided ski tour of the Rockies featuring sunshine, lake louise and kicking horse.
Ever wondered what it's like to live in a snow globe? We did too, and trust us, it's just as fun as it looks. This Western Canada ski tour brings you right to the heart of the Rocky Mountains, where the slopes are wide open, covered in powder and the sun is most likely to shine on you. Skiing Sunshine, Lake Louise and Kicking Horse has always been a bucket list item for self respecting skiers and snowboarders. Our ski tour in Banff boasts an exceptional selection of restaurants ranging from "which fork do I start with?", to jostling around a counter for your midnight goat cheese and elk gravy poutine. Banff Avenue is world famous for shopping, cultural souvenirs, mouth watering sweets and rowdy nightlife, as if skiing some of Canada's best mountains didn't tire you out already. If you prefer to relax, Banff is home to an incredible selection of spas, hot springs and cafés. To make this Rocky Mountain ski tour really special we have decided to take our groups out for a signature Banff dining experience at a fondue restaurant during one of the tour nights.
The Canadian Rockies- home of light, fluffy snow and sunny skies
The second half of this guided ski vacation visits the rustic mountain town of Golden, British Columbia, home of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. This classic Canadian ski town features some of the best advanced ski terrain on the planet, including a lifetime supply of steeps for you to challenge yourself on. Your guide will help you find the best run for the conditions and your personal skiing ability, making this Canadian Rockies ski tour the perfect place for you to hone your skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Before creating this ski tour, we always seemed to keep gravitating back to the Rockies for their irresistible charm. Now is your chance to find out why we keep coming back.
quick facts: Rocky Mountain Ski Tour
|9 days - 7 skiing|
start/ end location:
|Pick up and drop off from your Calgary hotel or bus station.|
Ski/ board Ability:
|Beginner to Advanced (every mountain has options for all skill levels)|
|20% expert, 30% advanced, 30% intermediate, 20% novice.|
|Available at each mountain. We can help arrange these for you.|
Dining/ Apres Ski:
|Each town on your ski tour has some of the best apres ski in Canada as well as an excellent choice of dining options. We will help you choose the best restaurants and make reservations. Your guide will also arrange group dining and apres ski options each night.|
|Hand picked hotels, lodges and inns, in convenient locations for you. We prefer accommodations with hot tubs for optimal relaxation each day.|
|XC skiing/ snowshoeing, dogsledding, heli/ cat skiing, scenic flights, sleigh rides shopping and spas|
+ Rocky Mountain Ski Tour Itinerary
Tour Itinerary (Itinerary may change based on weather and road conditions).
Day 1: Calgary pick up - Your ski safari starts with a pick up at your Calgary hotel before heading 2 hours west into the majestic Rocky Mountains. After enjoying the incredible mountain views we check into your comfortable hotel where you stay for four nights. Once you are settled in we head downtown as a group for a quick tour of the legendary Banff town centre where your guide will recommend a tasty place to eat before a relaxing soak in the hot tub.
Day 2: Ski Sunshine and hot springs - We head to Sunshine Village today, world renown for open alpine slopes and some of the world's most playful terrain. Challenge yourself on the steep fall line ridges or make the most of the scenery while cruising down one of the many beginner runs. Go hard until your legs burn because we're going to the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs and treating our sore muscles tonight!
Day 3: Ski Lake Louise and explore Banff - Wake up feeling refreshed and hop aboard as we head 45 minutes North to Lake Louise. Today you get to test your legs on one of the most highly rated ski mountains on the planet. Rip it up through open bowls or crank out turns through endless tree runs. If your legs are still feeling wobbly from Sunshine don't worry, Lake Louise is blessed with an unbelievable view of the lake and glacier. Enjoy some free time exploring the wealth of amenities, such as restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes, spas and shops in Banff tonight.
Day 4: Ski Norquay and Banff signature dining experience - Today we head to Norquay which is conveniently located right above Banff. Enjoy skiing some highly underrated terrain while taking in picture perfect views of Banff and the surrounding mountains. As a special complimentary treat tonight, enjoy a signature Banff dining experience at the Grizzly House, renown for its delectable fondue platters, local game steaks and healthy salads.
Day 5: Ski the Rockies - Push yourself today as we spend another amazing day skiing the epic bowls of Sunshine or Lake Louise. Skiing in the Rockies is a life changing experience with the abundant scenery in all directions and peaks that make you feel like an ant. Tonight we will arrange a group activity, such as a scenic walk or tour of the Banff Springs Hotel. Of course, you may also go your own way and create your own memorable Banff experience during your Rocky Mountain ski tour.
Day 6-8: Ski Kicking Horse and explore Yoho National Park - This morning you get the chance to relax during the stunning 2 hour drive through Yoho National Park on our way to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. If we are lucky we'll see the sunrise casting a fiery orange glow on the ice capped peaks of Yoho National Park as we enter British Columbia and head to the rustic mountain town of Golden.
We spend 3 days exploring the countless bowls, chutes, headwalls, spines and tree runs at Kicking Horse, where you truly get to test yourself as a skier or boarder. This BC ski resort offers amazing hiking opportunities with your local guide there to show you secret runs from several peaks while feeling like a true side country experience. Although Kicking Horse is home to some of the most challenging runs in North America, it also boasts amazing beginner and non skier options, such as panoramic bowls, sunny peaks and Canada's most elevated dining and après experience at Eagle's Eye Restaurant.
Feast at the best restaurants Golden has to offer, ranging from organic and locally sourced health food to "mountain food" that sticks to your ribs after a big day on the mountain.
Day 9: Return to Calgary - Today we head back to Calgary as a group and drop you off at your hotel. Enjoy the epic mountain scenery in 2 of Canada's national parks and reflect on the adventures you have had. You may be departing from tour, but you will be part of our family forever!
- Transportation in comfortable van.
- Expert guide for entire trip.
- Accommodation in hand picked hotels, lodges and inns.
- 7 lift passes to 3 or 4 world class ski resorts. (With LT package)
- 1 entry to Upper Sulphur Mountain hot springs.
- Pick up and drop off at hotel on day 1/ 9.
- Complimentary signature Banff dining experience.
- Park passes and entry fees
- 5% local tax
- Single supplement ($795).
- Equipment rentals and lessons.(We can arrange these)
- Meals and alcohol.
- Travel medical/ trip cancellation insurance.
- Transportation to/ from tour start/ end location.
- Personal alcohol during signature dining experience.
- Personal transportation during free time, extra activities.
Rocky Mountain ski tour dates
- December 9 - 17, 2017
package options and rates
Prices subject to 5 percent local tax and may change.
Full tour with 7 lift tickets: $2995
full tour with no lift tickets: $2395
single supplement: $795
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