Accommodation Choices for Your Spring Break Getaway

by Carolina Novotny

If you haven’t already booked your Spring Break getaway it should be top of mind. With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, skiing the Canadian Rockies becomes more and more tempting as our base gets deeper, temperatures become milder, and day light hours get longer. Perhaps even more appealing is the fact that a ski vacation to Banff National Park can be designed to fit any vision – to please any traveler. Whether you are looking for something budget, luxury or simply something strikingly unique, you can easily find it here.  So here are a few ideas to guide you through the myriad of options.


Ski and Stay packages at any price point

With multiple specials running until February 2nd, it’s not too late to find great savings with Ski and Stay packages that ultimately get you a lower price compared to booking components individually. Most packages include a free night of accommodation and a free day of skiing when booking multi-night stays. These packages can cater to both the budget traveler and to those hoping for a bit more luxury. Running as low as $100 per person per night with lift passes included, a stay at The Banff Rocky Mountain Resort offers a great budget friendly option with the added bonus of a kitchenette. Keep in mind that $89 is the price of a lift ticket if you buy it at the window! For those looking for more luxury, both Fairmont properties provide it in spades; the Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise are both castles after all.  With prices starting from just $140 per person per night including lift tickets, treating yourself to a weekend fit for a royalty may turn out to be more reasonably priced than you thought.


Strikingly Unique Stays: Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Sunshine Mountain Lodge is the only ski-in, ski-out lodge in Banff National Park and, there are definite benefits.  Staying on hill makes the opportunity to get first tracks a much more attainable goal even if you aren’t a morning person. The convenience of having a storage locker and boot room only a few yards from the slopes also makes it much easier to keep track of all your gear – no more splaying your clothes out to dry in any open space in your hotel room or madly searching in the morning for that one glove that is M.I.A. Once the lifts close at night, the mountain also becomes the private domain of lodge dwellers.  With crowds gone, you can take in the beauty, isolation and expanse of the Rockies while still in the lap of luxury!  So take a minute to take in the night sky or, if you’re lucky, the northern lights or indulge in a sunset snowshoe through an alpine meadow to see another aspect of the slopes you may miss otherwise.


Backcountry Heaven: Skoki Lodge

Skoki Lodge can be described as a ‘ski-in’ lodge for those up to the challenge of the 11km trail arriving by snowshoe, cross-country skis or a ski touring set-up.  The trail starts at the Lake Louise Ski Resort and takes you to the high alpine where, at 7,000 feet (2,164 meters) of elevation, the historic log lodge awaits.  Dating back to 1931, the homey lodge offers access to five adjoining valleys, all while offering the solitude and isolation of a Canadian Rockies backcountry experience. The best part though: Chef Katie Mitzel will take care of all your food and drink needs with family-style buffets at breakfast and dinner and packed lunches conveniently available to allow you to go out and play during the day.


Whether you are looking for a remote getaway, the ease of a ski-in, ski-out property, or simply a bargain at the right price point, Banff National Park has a wide variety of accommodation with varying attributes to meet your needs. Let us know what constitutes your dream ski vacation and we’ll help you find the property and package that best suits your needs and expectations.


To book your dream vacation at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, check out all our ski and stay vacation packages or call us at 1-844-762-7190.