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Transportation to 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.
Uphill facilities include 3,240-foot chair lift servicing all slopes.
Best runs feature powder snow, many runs safe for novices.
Ski equipment available for rent at shops in Banff. Cost per day for boots, poles, and skis: $2.50.
After-ski entertainment is outdoorsy, energetic. Swimming in hot springs, skating and curling are examples. Dancing, bowling, movies are indoor diversions.
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