Rockies Loop Ski Safari

I've done this trip many times yet it always amazes me how different each resort is. There are so many different combinations - you could create a different trip each year.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
I've done this trip many times yet it always amazes me how different each resort is. There are so many different combinations - you could create a different trip each year.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada

Driving Times

Calgary airport - Banff 1 hour 30 mins
Banff - Lake Louise 45 mins
Lake Louise - Kicking Horse 1 hour 30 mins
Kicking Horse - Revelstoke 2 hours
Kicking Horse - Panorama 1 hour 30 mins
Panorama - Fernie 2 hours
Fernie - Whitefish 2 hours
Fernie - Castle 1 hr
Castle - Calgary 3 hours

Summary

Ski your ideal combination of pistes and powder as you tour four mountain towns and the stunning landscapes of Alberta and BC.

Perfect for a pure ski adventure, these Rocky Mountain resorts are all within driving distance. Starting and finishing in Calgary, choose the ski areas that appeal most, self-driving between them through Alberta and British Colombia (BC).

Most drives take less than two hours, so you can really maximise your ski time. To fully appreciate each resort, we recommend staying at least three nights, allowing you to ski four locations on a 14-night holiday.

Banff is high on many people’s lists, with its vibrant mountain town and national park setting. Jasper’s friendly locals make it another of our favourites, and if you’re a fan of steep terrain and deep powder then Revelstoke, Kicking Horse or Fernie are a must. You could even nip over the US border to Whitefish and, if it’s your first time heli-skiing, head to Panorama.

For mixed-ability groups, we suggest combining challenging resorts with easier piste skiing in Kimberley. We’ve skied at, stayed in and driven between them all, so ask for our first-hand advice and we’ll create a personalised itinerary for you.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Suggested Itinerary

Completely customisable, our Rockies Loop Ski Safari follows no set formula. You decide which resorts you’d like to visit and for how long, and we’ll create your personal itinerary. For a 14-night stay, we recommend up to four resorts.

Banff - great for the scenery and mountain-town vibe

An hour and a half from Calgary, the much-loved mountain town of Banff makes an excellent first base. Spend four days skiing at Mt Norquay and Sunshine Village, with stunning views of the national park. 

Lake Louise - great for the scenery and sense of wilderness 

The most remote resort in Banff National Park, Lake Louise has a feeling of wilderness and a beautiful lakeside setting. The alpine bowls are excellent.

Jasper - great for welcoming locals and quiet slopes

Known as the Big Friendly, Canada’s northernmost resort is a hugely welcoming place with a historic town. Jasper's slopes are famously uncrowded.

Kicking Horse - great for powder and steep terrain 

With some of the Rockies’ best powder and steepest terrain, Kicking Horse is a resort for adventurous skiers. Hire a guide to make the most of the backcountry.

Revelstoke - great for heli-skiing and cat-skiing

With a vast cat-skiing and heli-skiing zone, backcountry skiers get the most from this remote resort. Revelstoke's piste skiing is also good, and the village is full of Canadian charm.

Panorama - great for heli-skiing and steeps

With one of the biggest vertical drops in North America, the backcountry options are phenomenal in Panorama. A great place to try heli-skiing, RK heli-ski are based in the resort.

Kimberley - great for beginners and intermediates 

With an unintimidating and relatively small ski area, Kimberley is a great resort for less confident skiers, or a good option if you fancy taking it easy for a few days. 

Whitefish - great for all-abilities

This Montana resort sits just across the US border, seven miles from the town of Whitefish. With diverse slopes for all levels, you can ski corduroy groomers and huge bowls with amazing views of Glacier National Park.  

Fernie - great for powder and steeps

With challenging terrain and some of the deepest snow in the Rockies, Fernie is popular with advanced skiers and adventurous intermediates, while the town has a great vibe in the evenings.

Castle Mountain - great for rugged skiing and exploration

This independent resort has long steeps and receives around nine metres of powder each year. Most of Castle Mountain's trails are graded intermediate or advanced, and Castle Mountain Ski Lodge is the only on-mountain accommodation.

Price Guide

From £1,405pp for a 14-night Rockies Loop Ski Safari including accommodation, direct flights and SUV hire based on 2 adults staying in Banff, Panorama and Fernie.

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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15/06/2016 Chris Stone

In March 2016 we embarked on the Rockies Loop Ski Safari. We stopped at Sunshine Village (3 nights), Lake Louise (3 nights), Panorama (2 nights), Kimberley (2 nights), Fernie (4 nights). The Ski Safari organisation of the trip was excellent. There was an all wheel drive SUV waiting for us at Calgary airport and all of the accommodation providers were expecting us upon arrival. We particularly enjoyed our stays at Sunshine Mountain Lodge and Fernie Alpine Lodge. The driving between ski areas was not too onerous. We travelled after skiing, ensuring that we left sufficient time to arrive at the next resort in day light. The Rocky mountain scenery on this safari is awesome and should not be missed. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

26/02/2014 Nathan Robinson

Excellent mix of small town charm (Roseland) and large town amenities (Nelson).

18/03/2013 Jane Moss

We visited Lake Louise, Revelstoke and Fernie. We had a fantastic time. Travel distances weren't too bad with a stop at Radium Springs to break up the day between Revelstoke and Fernie. Felt like we had three separate holidays with each accommodation and mountain being different.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

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