SKI BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA - FEBRUARY 15 - 22, 2020
Base Price: $1,218*
Trip Leader: JOE GILBERT
Banff is a lively town inspired by the surrounding rugged mountains. It is uniquely located within Canada’s first national park home to three world-class ski resorts; Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay. A skiers and snowboarders paradise offering light fluffy snow and the most stunningly scenic backdrop you’ll ever experience all equal a must-visit resort for snow lovers. The opportunities for non-skiers are endless hot-springs, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, dog sledding, and more. The bustling streets of Banff are lined with top-class restaurants, bars, shops, and a vibrant range of arts galleries and museums. This is not an annual SCWDC ski trip, so now is your chance to Ski Big Three and take advantage of the favorable exchange rate as this will be one of our least expensive week-long trips.
Banff honors the IKON ski pass
Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Mt. Norquay combine to boast a massive 7,748 acres of accessible skiing. 26 lifts transport you to the action with over 360 inches of dry, light, rocky mountain snow annually. The skiing ranges from gentle beginner runs, to rolling blue runs, all the way to extreme off-piste skiing. Don’t forget your camera as the scenery is spectacular. Sunshine consists of three sprawling mountains and is where you will find Delirium Dive named one of the top ten off-piste destinations in the world. Lake Louise, spread out over four mountains, is known for its variety of terrain, easy runs, long cruisers, glades, chutes, and some of the most exciting and wide-open bowls in the Canadian Rockies. Mt. Norquay is the closest to Banff and known as a locals’ gem and the training ground to Olympic and World Cup athletes. Head here for a late start or early finish leaving time to take in Banff.
SCWDC will be staying at The Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa, a short walk to the center of town. Rooms have a rustic elegance with either a king, two queens or two full beds and include coffee pot, tea kettle, mini-fridge, free WiFi, plus the usual amenities. Property amenities include a hot pool, sauna, fitness room, a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a full-service spa. A shuttle stop directly in front of the hotel will wisp you to and from the mountain of your choice each day.
Number of Skiers: 32
Base Price: $1,218* (does not include lift tickets or optional costs)
5-day lift ticket: add $332 (see other options on registration form)
Single Supplement: add $618 ($1,836) - Trip Leader will advise availability
Ground Only: deduct $409 ($809) - available after group air minimums are met
Through November 14, 2019, a $50 cancellation fee is assessed. After November 14, 2019, $50 plus all unrecoverable expenses if a replacement is not found.
Payment Schedule (per person):
Advance Deposit: $500
Remaining balance of $718 (plus optional costs) is due on October 13, may be paid by credit card or check.
You may also pay in three monthly installments (by check only, not by credit card):
10/13/2019: $240 (plus optional extra costs items)
Please mail payment checks to SCWDC, 5309 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207. Do NOT mail payment checks to the trip leader.
If sign-up is after 10/13/2019, full payment is due immediately.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club. You can sign up as a member online HERE.