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  • Banff Ski Resort - Canadian Ski Resorts - Skiing Holidays
    all of what Banff National Park s three major ski resorts have to offer these three resorts are Lake Louise Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village All levels of skiers will get something out of their trip to a Banff ski resort Novice skiers will do well on the gentle bunny slopes and advanced skiers will get a challenge out of the extreme alpine skiing trails Getting Ski Equipment at a Banff Ski Resort Visitors to the Banff area do not have to pack their own ski equipment Regardless of what Banff ski resort they plan to visit travellers are able to rent snowboarding and downhill skiing equipment from the handful of equipment rental shops located throughout Lake Louise Banff and the other resorts in the area For those who do want to bring their own ski gear there are technicians at these shops who can tune and repair boards skis and boots for a reasonable service fee Choosing the Right Banff Ski Resort After conducting a little bit of research holiday planning may become more complicated when trying to decide which resort to visit All three of Banff s main resorts are excellent in their own way but for those who simply cannot make up their mind Tri Area Lift Tickets can be purchased These tickets provide holders with unrestricted access to Lake Louise Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village as well as Mount Norquay s famous night skiing that is available from January to March In addition shuttle service is provided to and from the various resorts and hotels around each town This leaves little doubt that those wanting to take a snowboarding or skiing holiday in Canada will not be disappointed by Banff National Park Maneuvering the Ski Slopes The above mentioned shuttle service that runs in between the

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  • Ski Holidays in Whistler - Skiing Holidays in Canada - Skiing Holidays
    towing gear or even climbing the slopes for a full run down the mountainside The Positives of Ski Holidays in Whistler The resort named Whistler Village is an all purpose attractive resort that is famous for its unique ski experience This ski resort also known as Whistler Blackcomb due to Whistler Mountain s and Blackcomb Mountain s two peaks that stand right next to each other boasts the country s highest vertical drop measuring 1 61 kilometres high which gives visitors a shocking yet breathtaking drop The Negatives of Ski Holidays in Whistler Even though there is much to be said of ski holidays in Whistler the resort does have some negative aspects such as a low elevation of 674 83 metres meaning the resort is heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean seaboard and its rainfall Even though the rainfall gives the mountain s higher ski slopes more snow the likelihood of skiing in dampness is greater and that is a turnoff for many skiers When Whistler and Blackcomb United For many years Blackcomb and Whistler were two separate entities determined to outdo one another until 1997 when Blackcomb s owner and key figure in Canada s ski resort industry Intrawest bought Whistler Both mountains are very similar in makeup each one offers over 100 ski trails and plenty of long cruise runs travelling through amazing pine forests But Whistler has a greater amount of bowls like Harmony Symphony and The West Bowl as well as couloirs like the Pakalolo and the Coloir Extreme However Blackcomb contains glaciers such as the Horstman Features of the Whistler Blackcomb There are many outdoor features of the Whistler Blackcomb that make ski holidays in Whistler convenient For example at the Coloir Extreme s bottom there are two quad ski chairs called the Jersey

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  • Skiing Holidays in Banff - Skiing Holidays in Canada - Skiing Holidays
    sure not to disappoint The Area of Banff The small town of Banff is located deep into Alberta Canada s Alberta Rocky Mountains Banff is the largest of the two small towns situated inside Banff National Park Even though Banff has its own airport that hosts international flights most people usually arrive to the area by way of Calgary s airport Once landing in Calgary visitors who are driving themselves must travel west on the Trans Canada Highway For those who plan to take other transportation around the area the airport in Calgary has three different shuttle services that run to and from Banff The three shuttle services are the Mountain Connector Brewster Airport and Resort Connector and Banff Airport Inc Mount Norquay Out of all three resorts for skiing holidays in Banff the Mount Norquay resort is the tiniest It has a base elevation of 1630 1 metres and its summit elevation measures at 2133 metres The 33 ski runs of Mount Norquay can be accessed by four different chairlifts as well as a terrain park designed for riders Sunshine Village Only 15 minutes to the west of Banff there is another skiing holidays in Banff resort Sunshine Village This resort boasts a base elevation measuring 1659 95 metres and a summit elevation measuring 2730 09 metres Sunshine sees approximately 9 14 metres of snowfall each year and has 36 25 square kilometres of terrain that holds 107 runs For added convenience all runs are accessible by one of Sunshine Village s 12 ski lifts that consist of one gondola one double chair one triple chair two grip quad chairs two magic carpets and five super quad chairs Sunshine is able to host up to 20 000 skiers per hour Lake Louise The third area for skiing holidays in

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  • Skiing Holidays in Apex - Skiing Holidays in Canada - Skiing Holidays
    centimetres of snowfall per year on each of its ski slopes The 67 trails that make up the Apex slopes can be accessed by four different lifts And there are plenty of long runs for skiers to enjoy with the longest measuring more than 4 83 kilometres long The resort classifies their runs as approximately one half being reserved for intermediate skiers and the remaining one half being split evenly among beginning skiers advanced skiers and expert skiers Skiing Holidays in Apex Terrain Parks and Trails The skiing holidays in Apex are full of fun and excitement with its two terrain parks as well as its aerial site mogul course tube park accessible via lift night skiing skating hockey rink that is regulation size and an ice skating loop measuring one kilometre Regardless of the skier s skill level and personal preferences there is much to do on skiing holidays in Apex Even daredevil skiers find Apex s steeps and rolling trails highly challenging such as the steep narrow runs located on the mountain s north side the Wild Side Glades and the south bowls For beginners there is the magic carpet lift and when they are ready skiers can get on the quad that lifts 2194 56 metres high in order to experience the five kilometres long Grandfather s Trail and the Billy Goat Hut Skiers with minimal skills also enjoy Highway 97 and Juniper And those who are into cross country skiing should check out the Nickle Plate Nordic Centre s scenic trails that span 56 kilometres of wide open country The Rippin Rascals childcare ski school program is ideal for young travellers this facility takes children starting at 18 months old and up to the age of 12 Skiing Holidays in Apex Travelling Outside of the Resort

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  • Skiing Holidays in Mont Tremblant - Skiing Holidays in Canada - Skiing Holidays
    been built and offers flights to and from major hubs such as New York and Toronto The Slopes of Skiing Holidays in Mont Tremblant Whether the skier is a beginner or an expert there are plenty of ski slopes to suit their fancy The high speed lifts and the gondola help skiers maximize their time on the mountain And the family oriented full of life atmosphere is simply charming and infectious While in Mont Tremblant one may see sites such as fireworks concerts and street clowns making skiing holidays in Mont Tremblant so much more than just a wonderful winter sports experience In addition the resort provides a daycare program that gives adults a much needed break children starting at three years old will have the opportunity to take ski lessons while at the daycare facility The Restaurants and Accommodations There are a plethora of restaurants from which to choose while on skiing holidays in Mont Tremblant Whether one is in the mood for international dining or French cuisine there is an establishment that can suit the appetite Another major attraction in Tremblant is après ski there are plenty of bars spread out along the mountain base where guests are able to enjoy their beverage of choice by the fireplace or if they feel like a night out on the town later the Le Petite Caribou is a great place to go And in the grand tradition of Canadian ski resorts Mont Tremblant has top of the line accommodations that range from studio apartments to grand eight bedroom chalets So anyone can find lodgings that suit their lifestyle and their budget These types of accommodations as well as lodges can be found directly on the slopes of the resort or in the village of Old Tremblant Other Winter Activities There

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  • Skiing Holidays in Fernie - Skiing Holidays in Canada - Skiing Holidays
    to gravitate towards off piste runs like the steep glades cross country trails and alpine bowls Those on skiing holidays in Fernie have six chair lifts from which to pick and should be aware that some travel by foot is required in order to reach some of the slopes The Location of Skiing Holidays in Fernie The Fernie Alpine is a part of the Rocky Mountain s Lizard Range This particular range s name has become a common theme among the various spots and trails that make up the ski resort such as Lizard Traverse Lizard Bowl Lizard Creek Lodge and Face to Lizard Because Fernie Alpine is not located near any large cities the area does not see a great amount of international travellers The actual resort sits in British Columbia s East Kootenay region also known as Canada s powder triangle where dry snow powder falls in abundance Starting as a mining town in the late 1800s to early 1900s Fernie is approximately 60 kilometres from the US border and Alberta as well as five kilometres from the resort A 3 4 hour drive will take travellers to Calgary International Airport while the Rocky Mountain Airport or Cranbrook Airport and the Kalispell Airport in Montana United States takes half the time Accommodations for Skiing Holidays in Fernie Fernie village sits slope side on the mountain and while it is an older village Fernie Alpine offers several modern conveniences such as restaurants and ski rental shop and a few après bars The condos and hotels in the village provide ski in ski out accommodations but for those who want quick access to nightlife and dining there are places to stay in the actual town of Fernie While Fernie hotels are reasonably priced those on a tight budget should check

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