|Originally posted by FlipFlopFly:
With some apres ski:: 1) Banff (from here you can do Sunshine, Lake Louise, Nakiska(in town), plus Kicking Horse is about 2 1/2 drive. Bus available to all these areas.
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I think FlipFlopFly means Mt. Norquay is in town (well, a few miles outta town). For more info, check out www.sblls.com
this will tell you more about the tri-area passes, which are a great deal, and include transportation to and from the resorts. Lake louise is a beautiful resort but has been known to miss out on huge snowfall, and get icy. During any peak times, it is really busy and you spens a lot of time waiting in line and dodging other skiers. Sunshine is a great high-alpine resort with some awesome terrain and 100% natural snow. If you like ripping on winch-groomed steeps, try Norquay. It is so quiet during the week that you will never have to wait in line. I lived in Banff 2 years ago and it is definitely a fun place to be.. great nightlife, beautiful town, and amazing scenery. But I would also suggest Kicking Horse and Fernie if you are interested in strictly skiing and terrain. they are not as developed as the Banff area. Hope this helps!