So in 16 days I'll finally be in Banff!
Looking at the bus schedule, for Sunshine for example, it leaves at 3:45 and 5pm.. So that means either leaving a little before close or possibly having to wait around a while after close since the lifts shut down at 4pm. So, I'm pretty set on just using the rental car to get back and forth. My main concern/final deciding factor is parking.. My worst nightmare is walking any distance in ski boots or having to carry boots and skis a long distance. So if I get to SS or LL say at 8:30, is there typically plenty of parking very close to the lifts or gondola?
Also, how do you get to Larch? It's hard to tell from the trail map but it looks like from base, take Grizzly Express than you can take 65 down is that right? Or also for a longer trip, take Glacier Express to Top of the World then ski 109 to 65?
I'm also curious as to how to lock my skis when I'm eating lunch, etc? I have a ski key but a few of the resorts I've been to, the racks didn't use that so I'm not sure if SS and LL do and if not, what type of lock would be best?
Any other general info/tips would be much appreciated!