SKI BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA - FEBRUARY 4 - 11, 2023
Base Price: $1,410 (w/o lift tickets)
Trip Leader: Ron Rolfe
TRIP IS NOW FILLED, WAIT LIST IS OPEN.
$30 Group Trip Insurance - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! To purchase Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) Insurance, contact Myra Altschuler, must be purchased within two weeks of deposit.
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
NOTE: This is an International trip, so a passport is required and must have 6 months remaining until the expiration date. American citizens do not require a Visa to enter Canada. Citizens of other nations should check with the Canadian Embassy to determine whether they require a Visa or not.
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.
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. Complete the Big 3 Trifecta Challenge, ski all three resorts receive a free beer, commemorative award, and bragging rights.
The 3 ski resorts of Banff & Lake Louise, Canada – SkiBig3
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. Breakfast is included. 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: 40
Base Price: $1,410* (does not include lift tickets)
5-day lift ticket: add $485 ($385 65+) book by October 31, (see other options on registration form, lift tickets must be purchased by October 31 and are non-refundable. After October 31, prices for adult lift tickets increase to $115 per day x # of days)
Single Supplement: add $525 ($1935) - Trip Leader will advise availability
Ground Only: deduct $634 ($776) - available after group air minimums are met
Note: Trip prices are subject to change due to airline, resort, exchange rate (International trips) and other factors. We continue to work towards lower airline rates in the current market. Price increases or decreases will be reflected in the final invoice.
The Big 3 (Lake Louise, Sunshine, and Mt. Norquay) honors 5 days with the Base Pass and 7 days with the full pass. Multi-Resort Unlimited Ski/Snowboard Season Pass | Ikon Pass which is available for purchase from our tour operator Ikon and Epic Passes (ski.com), or Ikon Pass. For your consideration:
- Please read the terms and conditions of the pass product(s) you're considering carefully before buying including blackout dates on the Base Pass. Your Ikon Pass product, once purchased, is non-transferable and non-refundable. Please consider trip insurance to cover your Ikon Pass cost.
- Ikon Pass products are subject to future price increases until purchased. Buy early to lock in your price.
- Special passes for Nurses, Military, and College students must be purchased directly from Ikon.
A $50 cancellation applies for any cancellations prior to 10/07/22. Afterwards, the participant will also be responsible for any unrecoverable expenses, including 3% credit card transaction fees on applicable payments.
Payment Schedule (per person):
$500 deposit is due w/ registration. Remaining balance is due on October 7, 2023, and may be paid by credit card or check. You may also pay in three equal monthly installments (by check only, not by credit card):
10/07/2022: One-third of the balance
11/06/2022: Second third of the balance
12/06/2022: Remaining balance
Please mail payment checks to SCWDC, 5309 Langston Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22207. Do NOT mail payment checks to the trip leader.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club. You can sign up as a member online HERE .