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Hotels in Banff & Lake Louise, AB
Banff and Lake Louise offer spectacular scenery, with vast, clear lakes, deep valleys, and mountains covered in a thick powder. From an elevation of 1645 metres, you can get panoramic views over the Canadian Rockies, and the cold, dry climate during ski season means you can enjoy an amazing powder.
The majority of ski trails in the area are intermediate to advanced difficulty, with double black diamond runs for real thrill seekers, although there are a few easier trails too. Amongst the many incredible natural features of the area, the hot springs are a big attraction, with many hotels and chalets in Banff and Lake Louise featuring pools that are fed by the warm, soothing waters. After a long day on the slopes, there's nothing quite like a soak in a steaming pool while you look over the snow covered mountains, and the mineral rich waters are said to have many health benefits.
Banff has three main ski areas, and is a charming small town with boutiques, restaurants, and cosy pubs, all surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. A 40 minute drive away is Lake Louise, with a distinctive turquoise lake surrounded by luxury hotels, and has many impressive trails for intermediate and advanced skiers. It also features the challenging Back Bowls, where you'll find some of the area's most challenging skiing.
Hotels With Hot Springs
If you want to enjoy the mountain's famous hot springs, then staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel has indoor and outdoor pools filled with these warm, healing waters. Other water features include whirlpools, hot tubs, and waterfall treatments, and the hotel is dedicated to wellbeing, with spa treatments including a eucalyptus inhalation room, world class treatments, and a spa terrace.
At The Oxford Ski Company, we handpick hotels that offer excellent relaxation and pampering opportunities, and the Fairmont Banff Springs offers a hair salon, fitness centre, and nail spa. There's a wide choice of rooms and suites, which include the Fairmont Gold floor, with its own concierge, and extras such as afternoon tea and après-ski appetisers included. If you're considering booking chalets in Banff & Lake Louise, then one of the multiple room suites can be a good alternative, as you enjoy all the amenities of a hotel while still having plenty of space.
In addition to being just a 10 minute walk from the centre of town, the hotel has a selection of 12 restaurants and lounges, so even the most discerning diners will find something to enjoy. You could sample traditional, hearty Canadian cuisine, or enjoy an elegant Italian or Japanese meal, just steps from your room.
Other Rental Properties in Banff & Lake Louise, AB
Booking a ski holiday isn't just about finding the right accommodation, but can also mean booking childcare, making travel arrangements, or finding extra staff to help during your stay. At The Oxford Ski Company, we have a team of ski enthusiasts on hand who can help you to book ski chalets in Banff & Lake Louise, or find the perfect hotel for your trip, with a great selection of accommodation and services at your disposal, meaning you can simply relax and enjoy yourself.
- Our favourite run: Rock Garden
- Best off-piste: Boomerang Bowl
- Mountain Lunch: Temple lodge
- Après Ski: Wild Bill’s Saloon
- Dinner: Elk & Oarsman
- Non-skiers: Natural Hot Springs
- Ski School: Banff Ski & Board School or Ski Big 3
- Private Guides: Banff Ski & Board School or Ski Friends
- Childcare: Private through Tourist Office
- Massage: Fairmont Hotel Spa
- Transfers: Banff Charters
- Domaine: Lake Louise only
- Resort Height: 1645m
- Skiing Elevation: 1645-2635m
- Pistes: 4200 acres
- Green: 25%
- Blue: 45%
- Black: 30%
Banff & Lake Louise, AB Piste Map
Calgary International Airport (to Banff)
140 km / 1.5 hrs
Banff to Lake Louise
58 km / 45 mins