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Canada Road Trip – part 1; Alberta

Vicky August 15th, 2014

Canada Road Trip, A First Time For…

Having spent a huge amount of time snowboarding in the French Alps and elsewhere in Europe, as well as in Colorado, last winter I decided that it was about time I experienced Canada for the first time. This was first on the list of many firsts for this trip – and as my other half had never been to Canada either, it was difficult for us to contain our excitement: the vast landscapes, the epic powder, the stunning hotels, the Canadian people, and the adventure that we were about to experience, let’s go now! We got everything booked up back in September and had to wait for what seemed like months before we could get on the flight, and get on the road in February.

Canada Road Trip

Spectacular views like this awaited us – Banff Avenue

Stage 1 of our trip involved a few days in Alberta, before driving over the border into British Columbia. Here are a few ‘firsts’ from our Canada Road Trip – part 1: Read the rest of this entry »

Banff/Lake Louise – best winter in 80 years

Gordon June 12th, 2012

With Banff and Lake Louise in the middle of their best winter in over 80 years we decided it was time that a few of us from the team headed over to Alberta to see what all the fuss was about.  It was a quick trip, just 5 nights in Canada, but in that time we skied 3 resorts, visited over 30 hotels and drove over 1300 kilometers along one of the world’s most scenic routes, The Icefields Parkway.

The skiing was amazing, Sunshine (close to Banff) offered us new snow and cold temperatures and Lake Louise a powder day – we were really spoiled.

If you’ve never skied there before here are a few of my tips for you: Read the rest of this entry »