Skiing & Snowboarding
Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park
Only 15 minutes from Canmore, the mighty Quay is where locals sneak away for 10 or 20 runs before heading to the office at lunch. It has plenty to offer skiers and riders all day long, and the only night skiing in the area every Friday. The terrain ranges from gentle beginner runs that provide areas to build confidence and skill, up to heart pounding double black diamond runs that will challenge any expert. For snowboarders, there is a sensational halfpipe that is sure to be a hit with the experts. The park also features gap jumps, table tops, 1/4 pipes for all levels of riders. Free riding all over the mountain is a delight with glades, steeps and wide open cruisers.
KPOW! (Kananaskis Powder) Awesome-most times, challenging-sometimes, fun-always! Just you and your friends- exploring the former and soon to be again Fortress Mountain Resort. With annual snowfall amounts of between 7 and 9 meters, Fortress offers you amazing chances at skiing and riding virgin snow. Our ski leaders will take you on a tour of the various faces of Fortress and seek out the very best snow available, provide a great lunch, usually in the field, and help you find secret stashes of powder. Untracked?-not guaranteed- but very possible!
In one hour from Canmore, you can be at the top of Lake Louise, looking over the Bow Valley and preparing for an epic day of skiing or riding. Canada’s largest snowmaking network, and more than 4000 acres of spectacular terrain for all skier capabilities spread over four mountain faces. Consistently a favourite for its incredible scenery and terrain, Lake Louise is a must for any visitor to the Rockies.
Only twenty minutes from Canmore, the Sunshine high-speed gondola whisks skiers up to the village at 7,000 feet. From there, numerous high-speed quads spread out all over the area – most above treeline for beautiful views and wide-open cruising. Sunshine is renowned for its all-natural snowfall – located on the Continental Divide, the resort gets over 10 m (33 feet) of snow every year.
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