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There are plenty of outdoor things to do in the winter besides hitting the slopes. With fresh powder on the mountains and valleys, you can enjoy everything from snowshoeing to snowmobiling. For more information or to book your snow experience do not hesitate to contact our Concierge any time by email or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.

SNOWSHOEING

Marble Canyon Tour - Operated by Discover Banff Tours
This afternoon excursion will lead you to Marble Canyon, an area rich in history and beauty in Kootenay National Park. Snowshoes, poles and refreshments provided. 

Departs at 1:30pm daily (November 20 -April 10) 4 hours in duration. Adults $68.00, Children $42.00

Paint Pots Tour - Operated by Discover Banff Tours
The Paint Pots is a great introduction to snowshoeing that provides insight into the fur trade and its impact on Western Canada. Along the way hear stories of Banff's indigenous people and fur traders who travelled through the Rockies. 

Departs at 8:30am Saturday and Sunday ( December 12- April 3), 4 hours in duration. Adults $68.00, Children $42.00

Lake Louise Winterland Tour - Operated by White Mountain Adventures 
The snow is always deep, soft and plentiful at Lake Louise. Enjoy an afternoon tour to Marble Canyon and Lake Louise with ample time on your own to partake in some truly Canadian winter experiences. 

Daily from ( December 17 to April 16), departs Banff 9:45am -10:00am. Adults $65.00, Children $42.00

Snowshoeing On Top Of The World - Operated by White Mountain Adventures
Experience a unique guided adventure above the tree line! Put your snowshoes on and walk into a white powder paradise with incredible views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

Sunshine Village - This excursion includes a professional hiking guide, transportation from the hotel, Gondola and chairlift , snowshoes and hot chocolate and light snacks. This excursion is available with advance reservations and departs from the hotel. Tour times 12:15pm until 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday. Adults $79.00

Fortress Mountain, Kananaskis Country - This excursion includes transportation up and down from Fortress Mountain Access Road, snowshoeing guide, snowshoes, trekking poles, hot chocolate and light snacks. Available with advance reservations and departs from the Fortress Mountain Access Road. Transportation from the hotel is not included.  Tour times 8:30am until 1:30pm Friday to Sunday. Adults $79.00

SNOW TUBING

Snow Tubing - Operated by Norquay Banff
Ride the slopes in a tube! Ever soared down a snow-covered hill with the wind rushing through your hair and looked down to see an inflated tube? If not, you should try it. Whether you've never touched skis or a snowboard, or just want to try something different,  snow tubing is a great way down the hill for all ages. Our snow park has a magic carpet and large sliding lanes to go down along with your group of friends or your family. Our new tube park also has a small sliding area and a kid's play area. It is a unique way to enjoy the slopes, and another reason to call Norquay home this winter. Children must be a minimum of 4 years of age or at least 42" tall.

SNOWMOBILING

Banff Snowmobile Tours - Operated by Awesome All Season Adventures
Departs at 7:30am or 10:30am. Returns at 3:30pm or 6:30pm. Rates include snack, transportation and equipment. Prices do not include taxes or insurance.  

Pricing:

  • Single Rider                            Full-Day $249.00    Half-Day $189.00
  • Add Passenger                        Full-Day $135.00    Half-Day $94.50
  • Zipline/Snowmobile Combo  Full-Day $345.00    Half-Day $285.00

Toby Creek Adventures  
Visit the remnants of an early 1900's silver mining town located on top of a mountain at 8000 ft. With plenty of wildlife, an ice fall, open powder bowl and a hearty lunch in our cozy cabin makes this the Premier Tour of the west. 

Departs at 7:40am/Returns at 6:00pm

Pricing:

  • Single Rider        Full-Day $269.00
  • Adult Passenger  Full-Day $135.00
  • Child Passenger  Full-Day $99.00

White 'N" Wild Tours
Shuttle for half day departs at the same time as full day trip, at 8:30am. There is a 1.5 hour wait for the return shuttle as guests must wait for the full day trip to finish or, you can meet on-site at teh McLaren Lodge in Golden, B.C. Advance reservations required. Please note that you must have a valid driver's license to operate a snowmobile. 

Half day (Approx. 2.5 hours on the trail, snack included), Full day ( Approx. 8 hours on the trail, lunch included)

Pricing:

  • 1 Driver on 1 Machine                Full-Day $249.00     Half-Day $195.00
  • 2 People on 1 Machine                Full-Day $374.00     Half-Day $295.00
  • Driver with child Passenger        Full Day $329.00      Half-Day $265.00
  • Upgrade to a 550c Snowmobile  Full-Day +$75.00     Half-Day +$50.00

High Power Private Trip - This tripis designed for those who want more power and wish to learn mountain-riding technique. This trip takes place in the same area as the full and half day trip but guests will all be operating a new 550c Skidoo. This is a 4-5 hour trip and guests will be served a snack and a BBQ lunch. Minimum 5 guests required. Single Rider $309.00. Cancellation Policy: a 48-hour cancellation policy is in place. 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.