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Location - where is The Fairmont Banff Springs

· spectacularly beautiful location · 15 minutes' walk to Banff centre · regular shuttle bus to Mount Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise ski areas with up to five departures every morning, depending on the resort (free with Tri-Area lift pass) · 15 minutes from Mount Norquay, 25 minutes from Sunshine and 45 minutes from Lake Louise · regular shuttle bus to Banff town (small extra charge)


Overview - hotel description - The Fairmont Banff Springs description

The Fairmont Banff Springs is an icon of Canadian history. Built in 1888 with the laying of the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was one of a string of opulent hotels designed to tempt skiers out to the Rocky Mountains - and it worked. The hotel has become the destination for wealthy Europeans looking to see Canada’s staggering mountain scenery and to climb its rocky peaks. They attracted the cream of society, with the likes of King George VI, Winston Churchill and Marilyn Monroe among the hotel's star-studded showreel of past guests.

You can’t help but be bowled over by the Fairmont Banff Springs, or the Castle in the Rockies, as it’s known. It was modelled on a Scottish baronial castle and its austere walls contain a mind-boggling mix of restaurants, bars, lounges and grand ballrooms. Each is dotted with little nods to its historical theme, from whole suits of armour to grand thrones carved from wood. There’s a world-class spa, naturally, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and swimming pools - open from 6am until 11pm, so great for jetlagged travellers - marble-floored lounges and even a bowling alley. This is North American luxury at its finest, so the bedrooms are beautifully styled, with all the mod cons you'd expect - not to mention their heavenly beds.

The famous Fairmont breakfasts will keep you on the mountain until dinner, but you’re also just a short walk from Banff, which is full of lively restaurants, bars and shops. And when you’re ready to hit the slopes, the hotel shuttle bus is right outside to whisk you up to Banff's famous Big 3 mountains: Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise.

Please note:

Rooms are priced on maximum occupancy. The price of the room is the same regardless of the bed configuration.


Facilities - The Fairmont Banff Springs features

· one of the world's leading luxury hotels set in its own extensive grounds · indoor and outdoor swimming pool and hot tub · extra charge for the award-winning Willow Stream Spa with mineral pool, massage and beauty treatments - free entry with any treatment · selection of 20 in-house shops · several onsite restaurants and bars · ice-skating rink · free WiFi throughout · 764 bedrooms


Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

All rooms have cable TV, pay-per-view video, free WiFi, hairdryer, telephone, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, safe and bathroom with shower and WC

Fairmont Room - sleeps 1-2: Either one king bed OR one queen bed.

Deluxe Room - sleeps 1-4: Either one king bed OR one queen bed OR two queen beds OR two twin beds.

Junior Suite - sleeps 1-4: One king bed and a double sofa bed.

Fairmont Gold Room - sleeps 1-2: One king bed OR two queen beds OR two double beds. On an exclusive private floor with its own lounge, serving complimentary continental breakfast, après-ski canapés and an honour bar.


Meals - food and drink in The Fairmont Banff Springs

· optional upgrade to bed and breakfast with full American breakfast · continental breakfast included with Fairmont Gold rooms

We update The Fairmont Banff Springs's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.
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Resort - about Banff - about holidays in Banff - about ski holidays in Banff - about ski holidays in Banff Canada

3 ski resorts Cosy mountain town Stunning sights of the Rockies

With a slightly different ski holiday on the cards, spend your days out and about exploring the sights and ski areas of the magnificent national park (featuring some of the best scenery and slopes on the planet) – before heading downtown for hearty Canadian grub, friendly nightlife and world-renowned accommodation in one of North America’s legendary mountain towns.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Long ski breaks Non-skiers Varied terrain

Banff webcam

Snow Report: Top 89cm, Bottom 89cm

Snow Forecast: 3cm expected this week

Snow History: April average depth 33.17cm

Banff trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Calgary126 km (78 miles)
Region:Alberta, Canada
First opened:1948

Banff lift pass price last reported as $477.12 (Adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking The Fairmont Banff Springs.
Night skiing: Yes (Mt Norquay)
Banff has N S E W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing Nov - May.

Town altitude: 1,630 – 2,133m
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Total length of trails:8000 acres / 274 runs
Longest piste:1,167m
Downtown Banff is made up of traditional timber and stone buildings that make up a simple grid system, meeting up on the main road – Banff Avenue - that’s been purposely positioned to open up a fabulous view of the Cascade Mountain. Unlike your average ski resort, winter is low season here (good news if you’re staying in town as this usually means better deals). Accommodation mostly comes in the form of classic lodges and inns, the cream of the crop being the Fairmont Springs Hotel. This ‘castle in the Ro...
Mt Norquay’s runs are sheltered by trees - head up on the Cascade chair for wide and easy-going greens like Temptation and Speculation. Intermediates can take the Mystic Express to a number of blues like Bruno’s gully, where you have the opportunity to dabble in a bit of powder. The North American Chair serves some exhilarating black diamonds (don’t miss the bumps on the Memorial Bowl) and a double diamond - Lone Pine. If you’ve been skiing elsewhere in the day, return to Norquay in time for the night skiing...
The whole area is known for its laid back après and friendly locals. In Norquay, the Cascade Lodge has a fabulous sun terrace - you could head inside to the Kika Café for a warming cuppa but make sure you stay out to watch the sunset at least once… After a day in Sunshine village, grab a quick eat at the Burger Shack or go fine dining at The Eagle’s Nest (the fantastic Alberta beef is their specialty). At the base of Lake Louise, Kokanee Kabin often has live music and even sells Starbucks Coffee. Anothe...

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