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Where to Eat, Sleep and Explore in the Bugaboos and the Rockies

Make the most of your stay with a deep stretch session at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and custom-fit skis in Banff.


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Photo: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

If you’re travelling from lower ground, such as Toronto or Montreal, it pays to acclimatize to loftier elevations for a couple of days. With the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise as your 1,750- metre-high base camp, explore the black diamonds at Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mt. Norquay, then head for the hotel’s Deep Stretch session. Your legs and lungs will thank you when you’re standing at the top of your first heli run.,


Black Tie Ski Rentals of Banff

Photo: Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery of Banff

Black Tie Ski Rentals of Banff

If you opt for the prep days, have Black Tie Banff deliver and custom-fit skis, including the latest demos, right in your hotel room. Let the roving concierges know if you need a pair of ski socks or goggles – they can kit you out with any gear you might have forgotten.


CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

Photo: Craig McGee

CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

Bring your own ski or snowboard boots and let CMH take care of everything else, from finding the best powder to feeding you lobster and filet mignon to firing up the sauna and steam room.

What we loved The view of the Hound’s Tooth spire from the rooftop hot tub at Bugaboos Lodge, home to 32 cedar-panelled guest rooms.



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