· 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)
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.
Rooms are priced on maximum occupancy. The price of the room is the same regardless of the bed configuration.
· 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
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.
· optional upgrade to bed and breakfast with full American breakfast · continental breakfast included with Fairmont Gold rooms
•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.
Great for •Long ski holidays •Non-skiers •Varied terrain •Expert skiers •Off-piste
Snow Report: Top 58cm, Bottom 58cm
Snow Forecast: 3cm expected this week
Snow History: December average depth 63cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Calgary||144 km, 1hr 30|
Banff lift pass price last reported as $626 (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 – 2,730m|
|Top of slopes:|
|Bottom of piste:|
|Vertical drop:||1070m (Sunshine Village)|
|Total length of trails:||7748 acres / 357 runs|
|Longest piste:||8 km|