Alberta March

Five reasons why spring skiing in Banff-Lake Louise is a great idea:

  1. Snow conditions – March tends to be one of the months with biggest snowfall. Considering we receive over 30ft of the white stuff annually, you’ve got a good chance of March pretty awesome for freshies.
    1. Weather temperatures – Since we’re talking about the weather let’s mention temperature. People tend to think Canada is cold (really?). The average temperature in Banff in March is around 1°C. With our dry climate, that makes it practically t-shirt weather.
    2. Events at resorts – At this time of year we’re starting to get into spring skiing and we know how to celebrate.
Mt. Norquay hosts the Snowboard Game of Snow, the Caribou Cup and the Bruno Engler Memorial Race.
The Lake Louise Ski Resort kicks off with the Canadian Powder 8’s Championship and the Big Mountain Challenge. That’s swiftly followed by a public Torchlight Parade, the Krowd party, the Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter & Rail Jam AND the Ski Louise Stampede. Phew!
To top it off, Sunshine Village will offer their unique and brand new Yoga & Ski package for those staying at on-mountain accommodation Sunshine Mountain Lodge, as well as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and Salomon Demo days.
    3. Things to do Banff and Lake Louise – Activities are not just confined to the ski resorts! The Blitz Snowshoe Fun Run & Walk and the month long Geocaching on Snowshoes both happen at Lake Louise. Plus there’s dinner specials galore including 2 For 1 Specialty Themed Buffets, jam nights and live entertainment. So when you’re not skiing at any of the three resorts in Banff-Lake Louise , you can enjoy what else is on offer in town.
    4. Non-ski activities in resort – We realize that while on your Banff ski vacation you may want to experience other thrills, so try one of the following. Sunshine Village is offering Heritage Snowshoeing and Fondue tours allowing guests to taking in the incredible views from a different vantage point. The Lake Louise Ski Resort offers high alpine snowshoeing accessible via the sightseeing gondola. Furthermore, Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort offer snow tubing! And if you think snow tubing is just for kids, we dare you not to let out an excited scream as your speed down the slope on a snow tube!

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— Text by Alison Jones,

Photo by Henry Georgi courtesy of Lake Louise Ski Resort.

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles