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Banff Ski Resort Guide

Banff, Canada

Rated: 2/5 (from 3 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers.
Highest Lift2,730m8,957ft
Resort Height2,160m7,087ft
 Nearest AirportCalgary International
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The Canadian ski resort of Banff is at an altitude of 2,160m7,087ft.


Banff has direct access to a total of 12 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,160m7,087ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,730m8,957ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Banff offers good sking, particularly, for Expert skiers.


Banff offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Banff.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Banff?

The next notable snow forecast is 11cm4in, expected on 6 November.

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Snow Forecast by day for Banff

Ski Area Stats

Banff Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Banff Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,730m8,957ft
Lowest Piste2,160m7,087ft
Resort Altitude (Banff)2,160m7,087ft
Max Vertical570m1,870ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Banff
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Banff?

This ski resort is in Alberta, Canada.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Banff is Calgary International, 106 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are 12 ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is Banff open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Banff, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Banff Tourist Office for the latest.

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