Banff, Canada – March 13-20 2020

Updated: Aug 4, 2019




The Mountains:

Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies incorporates two great ski resorts—Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. Our trip is divided so that you can experience both mountains. Together they have a colossal 7,500 acres and close to 300 runs. Set within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area is renowned for stunning beauty and abundant wildlife.

Both resorts have a good mix of slopes appealing to all abilities. Lake Louise has 4,200 acres with 145 runs; 25% beginner, 45% intermediate and 30% expert.

Sunshine Village has 3,358 acres and 137 runs; 20% beginner, 55% intermediate and 25% expert.


Lodging:

We will also be dividing our trip between two iconic hotels, the first four nights at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and three nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Both fabled hotels were built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in spectacular surroundings. Chateau Lake Louise is surrounded by soaring peaks, the Victoria Glacier, and sits on the waters of beautiful Lake Louise.

And few hotels in the world rival the majesty and scenery of the Banff Springs Hotel, located near the town of Banff. Styled after a Scottish castle, the Banff Springs offers stunning vistas, great cuisine and the Willow Springs Spa.


Optional Activities:

There is a myriad of optional activities you can take advantage of including cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice fishing, ice skating on Lake Louise, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and snow-shoeing.

And on Tuesday, the transfer day to Banff, we will also offer an optional day ski trip to yet another fantastic ski area, Kicking Horse , renowned for its high alpine terrain, 4th highest vertical in N.A., (4,300’) wide open bowls, ample powder and challenging terrain (20%/20%/60%; Beg/Int/Exp).


Transportation:

Mar 13: Delta: Depart DCA 6:40a, arrive Calgary via Minneapolis 11:25a. Mar 20: Delta: Depart Calgary at 12:15p, arrive DCA via Minn. at 9:10p. (Note flights subject to change)


Ground Transportation:

Lake Louise is about 2 hours from Calgary. Includes RT Calgary and transport between Lake Louise and Banff.


Price:

$2,300 per person double occupancy. Package includes: RT air & ground transfers; 7 nights lodging; 5-day lifts, a welcome reception, and group dinner. Lifts cover both Louise and Sun-shine Village, as well as the smaller Mt. Norquay, quite close to Banff. IKON PASS holders can deduct $300 from the package.


Options:

Single supplement +$825; Seniors 65+ deduct $60 for lift. 6th Day skiing $100. Optional Mid-Week trip to Kicking Horse $100 (includes RT transport and lift).


Application:

Apply Online (here)


Method of Payment:

Deposit: $500 due with application to confirm space. Balance Dec 15. Make separate checks for trip and dues payable to: Fund & Bank Staff Ski Club. Mail to: Van Pulley, 1237 Providence Terrace, McLean, VA 22101


Cancellation Policy:

Before Nov 15, no penalty. After Nov. 15, $200 penalty. After Dec 15, no refund unless substitute is found. Club will assist in finding a substitute.


Trip Leader:

Van Pulley – 202-468-8997 for more information.

* Note: Active 2019/2020 membership is required for all participants in order to confirm a reservation. Please send separate check for membership fee with payment for this trip.

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