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Alberta, Canada

Jaw-dropping scenery, big skies, superb skiing, iconic National Parks, culinary excellence, world-class hotels. The province of Alberta, Canada offers all of these things and so much more.

Ski Independence can create your perfect tailor-made ski holiday to Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. We offer many styles of carefully selected accommodation, from self-catered condos to boutique and full-service luxury hotels, and with first-hand knowledge of the area we’ll make sure we find the right resort and the right property for you. Alberta is perfect for a twin or triple centre ski holiday:

  • Make the most of your Tri-Area lift ticket; spend a few nights in vibrant Banff and then head up to the tranquility of Lake Louise, getting deep into the heart of the Banff National Park.
  • For something extra special, Jasper is located to the north via the spectacular Icefields Parkway.


Banff

Banff Avenue by Paul Zizka

A pristine wilderness of staggering beauty, Banff is renowned for its restaurants, bars, shopping and sense of community. The town has a great range of accommodation with something to suit every budget, and the three ski areas are on the same Tri-Area lift ticket.

Recommended Accommodation:

Fairmont Banff Springs

  • Historic and iconic Banff landmark
  • First-class service and facilities
  • Enjoy the Willow Stream Spa, one of the best spas in the Canadian Rockies

7 nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from £1185 per person, based on 2 sharing a Fairmont Room (room only), including flights with Air Canada from Heathrow to Calgary & shared airport transfers, departing early Dec 2018. Includes 35% Early Booking Discount. Must be booked by 31 August 2018.

10 nights at the Moose Hotel & Suites including an evening of stargazing from £1434 per person, based on 4 sharing a Rooftop 2 Bedroom Suite, including flights with Air Canada from London Heathrow to Calgary, return transfers and Stargazing at the Banff Gondola. Includes 25% Early Booking Discount. Must be booked by 31 August 2018.

Top Tips:

Upgrade to Fairmont GOLD for the ulitmate luxury hotel experience. This exclusive 'hotel within a hotel' product features a dedicated reception and check-in area, and signature services including concierge staff, a private lounge, deluxe contiental breakfast, honour bar and evening canapés. Immerse yourself in the Fairmont Gold experience and you'll never want to stay anywhere else!

Stargazing at the Banff Gondola is truly an immersive experience not to be missed. Enjoy the sights of the Canadian Rockies from the top of Sulphur Mountain. Savour the authentic flavours of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and gaze upon the stars from 2,900ft above Banff. Discover constellations, galaxies and stars as you take in the night sky from the Banff Gondola’s 360-degree observation deck, then complete the experience with Canadian inspired dishes as you enjoy dinner at Sky Bistro. Prices from £55 per person (call us for details)

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Lake Louise

Lake Louise Ski Resort by Kiwi in Banff Photography

Lake Louise offers the best scenery of any resort in North America. The Tri-Area lift ticket features Sunshine Village and Banff Mount Norquay as well as the Lake Louise ski area - tripling your fun and allowing you access to over 7,500 acres of terrain.

Recommended Accommodation:

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

  • One of the world's great hotels
  • Breathtakingly situated on the shores of Lake Louise
  • Seven restaurants and lounges
  • Exemplary Fairmont service

7 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise from £1191 per person, based on 2 sharing a Fairmont Room (room only), including flights with Air Canada from Heathrow to Calgary & shared airport transfers, departing early Dec 2018. Includes 35% Early Booking Discount. Must be booked by 31 August 2018.

Top Tip:

All our Lake Louise ski holidays include a shared scheduled coach transfer from Calgary, but the area is perhaps best explored with the flexibility of a self-drive car, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold option' car rental with Alamo and Avis which includes all taxes, fees, extra driver fees, fuel and ski rack.

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Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Located in the breathtaking, vast and rugged mountain landscape of Jasper National Park, this ski destination inspires lasting memories. The ski area of Marmot Basin offers 3,000 vertical feet of superb skiing. Jasper has managed to preserve a small-town feeling while still offering fantastic amenities. People greet you warmly, even though they’ve never met you and it doesn't take visitors long to feel part of the community…and find it hard to leave!

Recommended Accommodation:

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

  • Perhaps the most unique luxury hotel in the Rockies
  • All accommodation is in cabins set throughout the grounds of the hotel, on the shore of Lac Beauvert

7 nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge from £1342 per person, based on 2 sharing a Fairmont Room (room only), including flights with KLM from Heathrow to Edmonton via Amsterdam & shared airport transfers, departing early Dec 2018. Includes 35% Early Booking Discount. Must be booked by 31 August 2018.

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Top Tip:

Take to the road! The stunning Canadian Rockies scenery and wildlife are the hallmarks of the classic Alberta itinerary taking in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. One client recently said "We loved the "off season" feel of Jasper... and the drive along the Icefields Parkway was a highlight rather than a chore."


What to expect?

>> Read: Alberta Road Trip 2015

>> Watch: Fantastic skiiing & amazing scenery