Banff Journals

Rocky Mountains - Skiing in Banff, Alberta, Canada

A January 2003 trip to Banff by coochy

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Accommodation is fine -- with a rustic appeal. If you''ve been skiing before, you may find that the cabins are a little smaller than usual, but I gather that is due to planning regulations, rather than the resort itself. The benefit of the resort is that it''s 10 minutes from the heart of Banff -- close enough to still enjoy apres-ski. The other major benefit is that all the skiing is easily accessible -- Mount Norquay is 25 mins away, Sunshine Village is 40 mins away, and Lake Louise is reacheable in an hour (by bus -- much less by car).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 30, 2003

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
1029 BANFF AVE
Banff, Alberta T1L1A2
403-762-5531

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Best Things Nearby:The town of Banff - skiing is between 25mins and an hour away (by bus).Best Things About the Resort:Peace and quiet. Units are fine, although a little small. Gourmet restaurant (Season's) on site, with a bar/small general store.Resort Experience:Family/serious skier-orientated. The resort is off the beaten track (10 minutes from centre of Banff), although there is a free regular shuttle service. Buses pick-up and drop-off for all 3 mountains in the area, and to my mind, staying in a chalet (with a real fireplace) is a great deal more enjoyable than staying in a cramped hotel room. There is an indoor pool, an indoor and outdoor hot-tub...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 30, 2003

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
1029 BANFF AVE
Banff, Alberta T1L1A2
403-762-5531

Rose and Crown Banff

Restaurant | "The Rose and Crown"

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Right in the center of Banff, the Rose and Crown is a favorite for locals and visitors. The menu is good, offering typical Canadian and American fare, and is good value for money.

Throughout the day and early evening, it is family-oriented--but as the pub usually has bands/groups playing towards the latter part of the week, it can get quite loud!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 30, 2003

Rose and Crown Banff
202 Banff Avenue
Banff, Alberta T1L 1B5
+1 403 762 2121

Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Restaurant | "The Keg"

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By far the best steak in town. I have travelled extensively, and not even in the US have I had a steak cooked to perfection -- they show you photos of what is rare to well-done -- you simply choose. Twenty minutes later, your perfect meal arrives. Along Banff Avenue, there are a number of bars for you to wash down the fine fare. There are two 'Kegs' in town -- check out the URL for more info: The Keg

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 3, 2003

Keg Steakhouse & Bar
117 Banff Ave
Banff, Alberta
(403) 760-3030

Sunshine Village

Attraction

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Sunshine Village is the only one of the 3 'local' mountains that relies solely on natural snow (the others in the Tri-Area pass are Lake Louise and Mount Norquay -- the links will take you to the appropriate sites for current weather, lift passes, trail maps, etc.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Sunshine Village
Located just 15 km west of Banff
Banff, Alberta

Lake Louise Ski Area

Attraction | "Lake Louise"

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Lake Louise is a very scenic area -- it boasts the famous chateau of the same name Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise , the only one of the 3 'local' mountains that relies solely on natural snow (the others in the Tr-Area pass are Lake Louise and Mount Norquay -- the links will take you to the appropriate sites for current weather, lift passes, trail maps, etc.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Lake Louise Ski Area
Junction of TransCanada Highway and Highway 93
Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0
+1 403 522 3555