School skiing trip in Canada

School Ski Trip | School Skiing Trip to Banff, Canadian Rockies, Canada

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Banff offers schools a wide variety of options, and we are reliably informed by the Banff ski office that 321ski are the only UK school ski trip provider sending school groups their way.

Banff gives our school groups the option of three different mountains, from which trip leaders choose two or one to ski. Each has their own advantages:

 

Mountain

Sunshine Village

Lake Louise

Mt Norquay

Ski Area

6000 acres

2000 acres

190 acres

Pistes

91

113

24

Vertical footage

1919 feet

3200 feet

700 feet

Distance from Banff Town

20mins

45mins (there is also a more local accommodation option)

5mins

 

 

Mt Norquay

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Mt Norquay is the closest but smallest resort to Banff. Entirely snow-sure alongisde eually white Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, Mt Norquay offers top to bottom trails only a few minutes from Banff town.

There are 6 ski lifts and 24 trails in total., offering terrain for all standards. Our school groups hop onto a high speed gondola five minutes from town, and enter wide open bowls and tree runs. This resort is ideal for the first two days of a trip, although it does still offer plenty of variety for subsequent days if required.

Sunshine Village

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Sunshine Village is one of the oldest North American resorts, and now encompassses three mountains. The third mountain, Goat's Eye, was previously only available for heli-skiers but is now fully linked with high speed quads for our school groups to explore.

Most schools opt for this mountain area to spend the majority of their time on skis. Their snow record is so impressive and reliable it is the only resort we know not to invest in snow making.

Lake Louise

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Lake Louise is the resort where you can ski four different mountains, and is the laregst ski area in Canada. It was also the venue for the Winter Olympics.

For such a vast area it has a realtively modest number of trails (91) as most skiers enjoy the thousands of acres of open glades, chutes and bowls. Literally, plot your own course from A to B!

Schools can choose to be accommodated close by in the town (approximately 5 minutes via free shuttle) or they can commute from Banff. The resort is entirely snow sure, as you'd expect, and only closes at the end of May as the bears then start to wake...

School skiing trip in Canada
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