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Hotel Winter Activities


Welcome to the Canada's Castle in the Rockies! If you are visiting our little slice of heaven in the winter then consider yourself lucky. With the surrounding Rocky Mountains covered in perfect powder, it truly is a magical sight to see. Those visiting us are in for a treat as the Castle offers a variety of winter activities, so grab your toque and get going!  For more information do not hesitate to contact our Concierge any time by email or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.


Ice Skating - Enjoy gliding across the ice while taking in the views of the Bow Valley. Our skating rink is located at the Spray Meadows, opposite to our warm and cozy Waldhaus Restaurant and Pub. Ice skates may be rented from Chateau Mountain Sports, located on the main level of the Conference Centre.

Cross Country Skiing - Breathe in the fresh outdoors on the "Spray River Trail" or ask the Concierge for trail suggestions in the Banff area. Cross Country skiing provides a challenging and refreshing experience. 

Equipment rental is available at Chateau Mountain Sports, located on the main level of the Conference Centre.

Canmore Nordic Centre 

The site of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Nordic Events, this pay facility is a 30 minute drive from Banff. There is no shuttle available. Nordic Centre trail maps, conditions and lesson information can be found at Rentals are available on site. 

Equipment Rental - Operated by Chateau Mountain Sports

Do not let the lack of equipment stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. Located on the Main level of the Conference Centre, Chateau Mountain Sports offers a variety of high performance equipment and tuning services of downhill skis and snowboards. For those staying in both the Banff and Lake Louise areas, you can now rent your equipment from one location and return to the other location. Rental service is available during the ski season from November to April.

Rental Pricing- Available from half day to 5+ days 

  • Alpine Skis/Boots/Poles - Mid Performance starting at $41.00     High Performance starting at $53.00 
  • Cross Country Skis /Boots/Poles- Classic or Skate Skis starting at $25.00
  • Snowboard / Boots - Freeride or Freestyle starting at $41.00 
  • Other Rentals: Snowshoes, snow boots, toboggan, Helmets, Ski Jacket & Pants or Ice Cleats

*Prices do not include the 5% GST.

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Please note that schedules and prices noted are subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are recommended for all transportation bookings, dining and social activities listed. Please carefully review cost, cancellation policies and arrival times. Should you have any questions or require reservations, please do not hesitate to contact the Concierge at any time.

Contact the Fairmont Banff Springs Concierge by e-mail or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.