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Banff Resort Report Feedback Thread

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This is a feedback thread for luigi's resort report:

Banff (February 2008)

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Excellent report and very pleasing reading - I'm there January 2009. Very Happy
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Good report, was there at the same time as you (albeit for 10 weeks more). Someone would need to check up on this but I think Lake Louise is the largest area.

Snow quality agreed but Lake Louise terrain is far better. What did you think of the Horse? We had about 90cm fresh when we were there-insane day-best hill i've ever ski ed but the lfit system does not make sense.
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Good report - was there first two weeks in March Smile have to agree with arv, LL is the larger of the two areas. Runs on sunshine often seemed very short compared to LL. Temple Lodge is a great place to eat at LL, and if you go to the seated area upstairs its usually less busy( have to wait to be seated ) and the prices arnt much different to the self serve section. wink

Spent two days at Kicking Horse, thoroughly enjoyed it and heading there again this year for the start of our trip Toofy Grin
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Thanks for the feedback guys, I agree that the terrain at Louise was more interesting with longer runs than Sunshine.

Thanks for pointing out that Louise is marginally "larger" than Sunshine in terms of skiable acres (4,200 to 3,358) and cumulative piste length (100km to 82km), I was comparing numbers of lifts (1 gondola & 5 chairs to 1 gondola & 9 chairs), so poor choice of word, now wondering if I should go back and edit for accuracy. The point I was trying to make is that these ski areas aren't mega-resorts like the big linked resorts in the Alps.

I liked the vibe at the Horse, only spent one day there, conditions weren't perfect lower down but was nice up in the bowls. The resort started off as the ski hill for the town of Golden (it was called Whitetooth back then), it was just the chairs on the lower half. Then they grafted that new gondola on top to open up the upper half with it's bowls and chutes, maybe that's why it doesn't quite work. You seem to end up dropping all the way to the base area to get back to where you want to be.
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To ski terminator ridge I wish you didn't have to go all the way back down to the gondola, a chair from half way to top gondola station would be ideal but then it may track out too quickly hmmm
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Good reading! I think we're going back to Banff next year - cheapest way of getting a Canadian fix Toofy Grin
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Thanks cathy, sounds like you're hooked!
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luigi, well we've been a couple of times and do like it there. You can get packages pretty cheap and love Banff itself. Just a shame the liftpass is so expensive. A slight mark against it is that you can't get to the ski hill and then find you've left something back at the hotel - have to be organised! Toofy Grin (We use the ski bus)
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