Alberta Rockies Ski Safari

I've done this ski safari four times now, it’s absolutely fantastic. The drive from Lake Louise is along one of the world’s most scenic highways - the Icefields Parkway. With so many opportunities for photos and walks, don’t expect to do it in a hurry!
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
I've done this ski safari four times now, it’s absolutely fantastic. The drive from Lake Louise is along one of the world’s most scenic highways - the Icefields Parkway. With so many opportunities for photos and walks, don’t expect to do it in a hurry!
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada

Driving Times

Calgary - Lake Louise 2 hours 30 mins
Lake Louise - Jasper 3 hours 30 mins
Jasper - Banff 4 hours
Banff - Calgary Airport 1 hour 30 mins

Summary

Explore Banff National Park and ski in three different resorts, experience the Icefields Parkway and go ice-walking in Jasper.

Deep in the Canadian Rockies, the scenery here is sensational. With skiing for all abilities plus unbeatable off-slope activities, it’s perfect for families and mixed groups with non-skiers.

With its pristine setting, Lake Louise is Canada’s largest single ski area. The pistes and back bowls are excellent, and non-skiers can go ice-skating on the frozen lake. From here, the journey to Jasper follows one of the world’s most scenic highways, the Icefields Parkway. Trimmed with glaciers, we usually spend a full day enjoying it but it’s possible to do the drive in three hours.

Expect a big welcome when you arrive in Jasper. It’s one of the friendliest resorts we’ve visited, while the slopes are famously uncrowded and the local ice-walks are spectacular. Finally, Banff is a great place to finish-up, with two local ski areas and more than 100 bars and restaurants in town. Our favourite non-ski activities here include the guided walks and hot springs.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Suggested Itinerary

This sample 14-day itinerary is our suggestion of how you could divide your time between skiing, winter activities and road-trips. For a special treat or honeymoon, we recommend upgrading to the 5* Fairmont properties.

All our ski safaris are completely customisable, and you can adjust the itinerary to suit your preferences - whether that means more skiing, more sightseeing or following our route in reverse.

Lake Louise

Touchdown in Calgary and pick up your hire vehicle for the two and a half hour drive to Lake Louise.

Lake Louise - Spend four days skiing on this remote resort’s two mountains, staying at the 5* Fairmont Chateau. For a magical non-ski ski day, go dog-sledding through the wilderness, followed by ice-skating on the lake and cocktails or hot chocolate in the lounge of the Fairmount.

Jasper

Icefields Parkway - Follow this wilderness corridor through Unesco-listed landscapes as you travel to Jasper past emerald lakes and sparkling peaks. It’s possible to drive through in three hours but it’s better to take your time.

Jasper - Enjoy four days of skiing in Jasper’s Marmot Basin, staying at the 5* Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Take a break from the slopes to go snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or ice-walking at Maligne Canyon.

Banff

Spend four full days in the bustling town of Banff, skiing at Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay. Stay at the 5* Fairmont Banff Springs and go ice walking in Johnston Canyon, watch an ice hockey game and relax in the hot springs.

Price Guide

From £1,615pp for a 14-day Alberta Rockies Ski Safari based on 2 sharing at the Deer Lodge, Jasper Inn and the Mount Royal.

All our holidays are tailor-made. This gives you complete flexibility and allows us to negotiate the best prices for you. With so many potential options, we don’t publish set prices for our ski safaris.

Request a quotation or call 01273 224060 for a tailored price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation.

Reviews

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14/02/2014 Adam Blain

Overall this was a stunning trip, Banff Springs was the standout hotel. The drive through the Rockies was incredible and we'll certainly return to Banff. Travelling between resorts was fine although in hindsight I wouldn't have down Jasper last as its quite a hike back to Calgary on the last day.

04/04/2012 Nicole Shott

We have recently returned from a wonderful 12 days in Alberta, Canada on the Fairmont Rockies Safari staying in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Thanks to the excellent organisation by Andy Knights the holiday went very smoothly from picking up the hire car at Calgary airport to dropping it off 12 days later. Our skis and lift passes were ready and waiting for us at our first stop at Banff where we loved the majestic and imposing Banff Springs Hotel. After 3 days skiing at Norquay and Sunshine Village we headed to Lake Louise. It is a short journey from Banff village to Mt. Norquay and somewhat further to Sunshine Village so you need to take this into consideration when planning your day. The location of Château Lake Louise is breathtaking and for us the skiing here was the best of the 3 resorts with very varied and challenging skiing. It is definitely worth paying the extra for a Lake View room. It is only a short journey from the hotel to the ski slopes but there is no real village at Lake Louise so outside the hotel there is not much else to do if you don’t ski! Jasper has its own unique charm and is a good family resort with a few challenging slopes but it is about 25 kms from the hotel and car parking can be difficult on busy weekends so be prepared. Jasper Park Lodge Hotel is very different from the other 2 hotels with log cabins set around the frozen lake. The drive across the Icefields Parkway is beautiful but beware, weather conditions can change very rapidly and you need to be prepared for ice, snow drifts and blizzards! We thoroughly enjoyed our Fairmont experience and would not hesitate in recommending Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

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