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Top Banff Ski & Snow

In winter, Canada’s snow-blanketed Rocky Mountains are the perfect playground. Travelers to Banff National Park are spoiled for choice when it comes to winter adventures, with everything from horse-drawn sleigh rides to wildlife-watching hikes to world-class skiing on offer. See below for inspiration on Banff’s best winter activities. 

Sleigh Rides
The snowy surfaces of Alberta are perfectly suited to sleigh rides. Passengers in horse-drawn sleighs are given blankets to keep cozy as they streak across snowy meadows, admiring the views of the majestic mountains and valleys of Canada’s first national park.  
 
Wildlife Watching
With many of Banff’s resident animals descending from their high-ground summer retreats in winter, the cold season provides unexpected wildlife-watching opportunities. Of course grizzly bears will be in hibernation, but other species, such as mule deer and bighorn sheep, are active year-round. For the best chances of spotting wild animals, go with a guide who can also explain how these hardy creatures survive the harsh winter conditions of the Canadian Rockies.

Winter Hiking
Winter hiking in Banff National Park is the ultimate escape, and with so few tourists braving the elements, you’re more likely to have the trails all to yourself. Trek through the Johnston Canyon to see frozen waterfalls. Go as part of a guided tour and you’ll be given ice cleats and hiking poles to help you along.

Skiing and Snowboarding
It’s just a 10-minute drive from Banff to the powdery slopes of the Mt. Norquay ski resort, where around 60 runs cater to all levels, from new to experienced skiers. The resort, which is typically open from December through mid-April, also has snow tubing runs. Sunshine Village, a resort with more than 3,300 acres (1,335 hectares) of skiable terrain, and Lake Louise Ski Resort are also good options, being just 15 minutes and 40 minutes, respectively, from Banff town. For cross-country skiing, try the Fairview Trail or Pipestone Trails near Lake Louise.
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from BanffDay Trips

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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Enjoy this full-day tour from Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier and the stunning scenery lining the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. This tour travels halfway along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, recognized as one of the top drives in the world passing numerous Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and emerald lakes. Your tour also includes round-trip transport from Banff, a mountain picnic lunch, Glacier Skywalk, and an all-terrain Ice Explorer tour.
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Learn to Cross Country Ski in Lake LouiseSki & Snow

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Learn to Cross Country Ski in Lake Louise

Beginners can book these cross-country ski lessons amidst the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies. With a small group of just four people or fewer, you'll get personalized attention from your guide as you learn a new skill. Practice how to fall down, get back up, glide, and stop on a pristine snowy trail with other beginners.
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Introduction to Backcountry Skiing / RidingSki & Snow

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing / Riding

Our guides are incredible instructors, fun to be around, and have a vast wealth of experience skiing and riding in the backcountry. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA. Skiing and riding safely in complicated mountain terrain requires a lot of experience and proper mentorship. We are here to ensure you start off in the right direction.
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Experience Ice Climbing

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The Ice Experience program is designed to allow people of all abilities to experience the exciting sport of waterfall ice climbing. Our guides are incredible instructors, skilled climbers, and fun to be around. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
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Private ACMG Ski & split-board guideSki & Snow

Private ACMG Ski & split-board guide

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Explore the Banff National Park back country on skis or splitboard with certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. With years of training and local knowledge the Alpine Air Adventures guides will lead you the best touring locations, with safety as a primary detail on any given day. Learn from the local experts and ski/ride some epic powder!
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk from BanffSki & Snow

Johnston Canyon Icewalk from Banff

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Trek safely through Johnston Canyon in the winter, surrounded by frozen waterfalls and ice pillars, in the company of a guide. This half-day tour allows you to embark on an icy trek without worrying about safety issues or directions; your guide is with you the whole way. Listen to guided commentary on the canyon's formation and see fossils buried in the rocks, giving a window into the past. This moderately difficult hike includes cookies and hot chocolate to warm up with at the conclusion.
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First Tracks Snowshoe ExplorerSki & Snow

First Tracks Snowshoe Explorer

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Journey into Banff National Park on the border between Alberta and British Columbia on this snowshoeing tour. Try to spot animal tracks along your way, including wolverines, lynxes, and hares. Just remember to be prepared with your own snow boots and outfit, as this tour only offers access to snowshoes for trekking.
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