Banff by train or plane to Calgary, then 85 miles by rail or bus to Banff.
Buses take skiers to Mt. Norquay, but car is useful.
Best season Feb.
1 to March 15, with snow from Dec. 1 to April 30.
Package deal at
three Banff hotels offers six days' room, board, lifts, lessons for $59. Write
to the Banff Chairlift Co. for this and other packages, and to the Banff
Information Office for other housing.
include 3,240-foot chair lift servicing all slopes.
Best runs feature
powder snow, many runs safe for novices.
available for rent at shops in Banff. Cost per day for boots, poles, and skis:
entertainment is outdoorsy, energetic. Swimming in hot springs, skating and
curling are examples. Dancing, bowling, movies are indoor diversions.
Van Wagner heads ski school at Banff; teaches Canadian technique
(Arlberg-French) to groups for $2.50 half day, $4 full day. Package of seven
lessons $12, private by arrangement.