With the opening day for Banff’s 2011-2012 ski season just a few weeks away, now is a great time to be thinking about visiting the mountains for a few days of skiing or snowboarding. A great way to take a ski vacation in Banff Alberta and save money is to take advantage of one of the many Banff ski deals on offer where the hotels offer a great value package including lodging and lift ticket. These Banff ski packages include Tri-Area lift tickets, which can be used at any of Banff’s 3 mountain resorts, namely Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, or Mount Norquay, and considering a day pass can cost over $75 per person, the prices for the ski and hotel packages are very reasonable indeed:
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel has two different ski and stay specials to choose from this winter, each of which includes passes plus accommodations at Banff’s most famous luxury hotel.
If you are just looking for a room and a lift ticket, the Ski & Play for Free is the most economical of their Banff ski packages. Starting at $299 per night the package includes your overnight accommodation, 2 Tri-Area ski passes per room per night, free storage for your skis and boards, 15% discount on equipment rentals at the Banff Springs Ski Shop, plus bus transportation to the resorts. If you do not wish to hit the slopes, you can replace each ski day with a $100 resort credit per room per night.
The Luxury Ski the Canadian Rockies Package includes your overnight accommodation, 2 Tri-Area lift tickets per room per night, transportation to the mountain, daily breakfast (a la carte or buffet), plus a daily pass to the Willow Stream Spa. Rates for this special start at $419 per night.
The above hotel & ski packages at the Fairmont Banff Springs are available from November 11 2011 to May 23 2012, subject to availability.
The Mount Royal Hotel has a 1 day ski deal available which includes 1 night’s accommodation, breakfast at Tony Romas, a 1 day Tri Area lift pass for skiing at Sunshine Village, Lake Louise or Mount Norquay, plus bus transportation to and from the hill. Prices for this Banff ski package start at $140 per person based on double occupancy of a standard room.
Banff Lodging Company is offering specials at several of its Banff accommodations which include lodging, breakfast, plus one Tri-Area lift ticket per adult per day. Their nightly rates based on 2 adults sharing a room start at $270 for a superior room at the Inns of Banff, $278 for a superior room at the Ptarmigan Inn, $298 for a one bedroom condo at the Rocky Mountain Resort and $298 for a standard room at the Caribou Lodge & Spa.
The Banff Park Lodge has specials throughout the winter including hotel and lift ticket, with prices ranging from $104 per person per day for a 5 or more night stay for early and late season skiing and from Jan 3 to Feb 16 2011, up to $164 per person per day for a 3 night stay or longer over the Christmas and New Year holidays. These rates are based on double occupancy, are valid Sun-Fri and a supplement starting from $30 per room is added for Saturday night stays. Ski shuttle transportation is extra, costing $5 per person per day.
For lift ticket & hotel deals in Banff with condo or suite style accommodations with a kitchen, the Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets has several options including a Ski & Stay package which includes your accommodation plus one Tri-Area lift pass per adult per night plus one ‘cook your own’ breakfast delivered to your condo. Rates vary depending on dates of travel and accommodation type, for example a one bedroom condo from Jan 8 to Feb 15 2012 is advertised at the reduced rate of $281 per night. This package does NOT include transportation to the resorts.
* The above Banff package rates are generally based on double occupancy and are subject to applicable taxes, subject to availability, subject to change without notice, and blackout dates may apply. For current information and for reservations, please contact the Banff hotels directly.
If you are coming to Banff for New Years Eve 2012, you may wish to view some special New Years hotel packages by clicking here.