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Fairmont Triple Crown Ski Tour

Tour Description

Duration

Date

Price per Adult

Start Building

Inclusions

  • One day lift ticket to Marmot Basin
  • One day lift ticket to Lake Louise Ski Area
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • All taxes

Top Sites

  • Townsites: Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff
  • Jasper National Park
  • Marmot Basin
  • Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Lake Louise Ski Area

Postcard Views

Suggested Itinerary

  • Day 1: Travel To Jasper

    From Edmonton, travel west until you are in the middle of the towering Rocky Mountains. Here you will find the town of Jasper, a small, bustling community in the National Park. After you check into your deluxe room at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, wander around the property to get acquainted with the area and it’s services or take a trip to the Sunwapta Falls to view the impressive landscape. We have made you reservations at the DownStream Lounge to indulge in a meal that captures Jasper’s mountain town spirit and casual feel with the freshest and most innovative plates. You’re set for 6pm, so please leave a bit earlier to ensure that you find parking and have time to walk over.
    The Jasper Park Lodge has a groomed skating area on Lake Mildred that is maintained daily. Bring your skates or rent some on-site to to experience gliding on a mountain pond.

    (additional charge)

    Upgrade your accommodations to a Premium Deluxe room to enjoy larger spaces with sitting area, or a Junior Suite to receive a wood burning fireplace and a lake view.
  • Day 2: Ride Marmot Basin

    Good morning! Head on down to the Great Hall for breakfast as early as 7am for an energy packed breakfast. Once you’ve had your fill, return to your room, stretch and pack a bag full of layers to help you dress warm for today. Load up your gear and jump in your vehicle, then drive 20km south of the Jasper to the Marmot Basin ski resort. The area has 91 named runs on five mountain faces and offers 3,000 vertical feet of drop and 1,720 acres of accessible terrain. This winter playground has 7 lifts and a wide variety of groomed runs, trees, moguls, alpine bowls, chutes and terrain parks for riders of all ages and skill levels. Best of all, Marmot Basin is also one of the least crowded ski areas of its kind in North America!
    Both gloves and mittens are great for outdoor activities and should be fully waterproof to keep your hands warm and dry. Gloves have the most dexterity whereas mittens are often warmer overall. Make sure you have the gear that will protect you while you’re out in the elements.

    (additional charge)

    Include rentals or lessons with your package. The Rental & Repair shop offers standard and high performance rentals of skis, snowboards, boots and poles. The Snow Sports School offers lessons for first time skiers and snowboarders, high performance clinics, freeride clinics, private lessons and a variety of children’s programs.
  • Day 3: Drive the Columbia Icefield

    Wake up, enjoy a hot breakfast, pack your bags, and check out of your hotel. Say goodbye to Jasper as you head south on the scenic Icefields Parkway that parallels the Continental Divide, traversing the rugged landscape of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll get to view the frozen Athabasca Falls, Bow and Peyto Lake along the way. As you make your way to Lake Louise, head up to the iconic Chateau Lake Louise where you can enjoy world class views. Named as one of the “10 most beautiful ice skating rinks in the world,” by CNN Travel, you can rent skates and carve up the sheet of ice while appreciating the view of the Victoria Glacier and the surrounding snow frosted Rocky Mountains. Don’t forget to bring your camera and grab some images of the stunning ice castle on the lake. Once you’re ready to warm up, check into your lakeview room at the Chateau Lake Louise to unwind from your day.
    When departing Jasper, it’s best if you grab a snack and fill your tank with fuel as there isn’t anywhere to stop before the town of Lake Louise, 230km away.

    (additional charge)

    Upgrade your accommodations to a Junior Suite to enjoy larger spaces with sitting area and much clearer lake views.
  • Day 4: Let's Ride!

    Rise and shine! We trust you slept well, so spring up and head downstairs for another hearty breakfast. Following your meal, swing by the front desk to confirm the complimentary shuttle service pick up/drop off times to the ski area and book your spot on the best available time. Return to your room to change and grab your equipment and clothing for your day on the slopes. Upon arrival at the Lake Louise Ski Area, you’ll be in awe of the over 4200 skiable acres and the 160 named runs. Lake Louise may appear intimidating, yet there is plenty of terrain for beginners and every skill level. You day will be full of some of the most breathtaking vantage points in the Canadian Rockies, so soak it in! Ride as much or as little as you like and once you have gotten your fill of the slopes, pack up and head back to the hotel for a relaxing evening.
    Visit www.snow-forecast.com to see how much snow is at the Lake Louise Ski Area and how much is on the way.

    (additional charge)

    Include rentals or lessons with your package. Each mountain has a selection of standard and high performance rentals of skis, snowboards, boots and poles. Each Snow School also offers lessons for first time skiers and snowboarders, clinics, private lessons and a variety of children’s programs.
  • Day 5: Explore Banff

    Wake up, enjoy breakfast and pack up for your next hotel adventure. As you depart Lake Louise, if you’re up for a winter hike, stop off at Johnston Canyon to explore the water worn limestone rock and sheets of ice frozen in time. The walkway overhangs the canyon, so you venture along the bedrock to enjoy the dramatic natural beauty of your surroundings. Beyond the upper falls, you can hike for another 3.1km to the Ink Pots – seven cold mineral springs bubbling to the surface in the open meadows that can be slightly different colours depending on the time of year. Note that this may be frozen when you arrive, but the stunning mountain vista is sure to impress. Following this experience, spend the rest of the afternoon shopping at Banff’s variety of retail stores and purchase a true Canadian treasure of original art, handcrafted jewelry, native crafts and souvenirs to remember the trip.

    In the late afternoon, make your way up to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel to check into your deluxe room for your last stay of the tour.
    Skip out on the fashionable footwear to reduce the risk of slips and falls on ice. Wear warm boots with good soles to grip to ice and snowy surfaces, or grab yourself crampons to help give you added stability.

    (additional charge)

    If you want a relaxing activity, consider visiting the Historic Luxton Museum. The Historic Luxton Home tells the story of a Banff family – Norman Luxton, Georgina McDougall Luxton and their daughter Eleanor. The Home Museum features a glimpse into the life of this pioneer family and of Banff over a period of nine decades. It houses stunning collections of First Nations artifacts, paintings, china, furniture, and more. Or if you want another day on the slopes, consider the neighbouring mountain resorts, Mt.Norquay or Sunshine Village, to get in a third day of riding.
  • Day 6: Connect With Nature

    Morning! When you’ve built up the energy to raise from your bed, head downstairs to the Vermillion Room to enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, that starts as early as 7am. Today is a liesure day to explore the beautiful town of Banff. Take a drive for some more epic views at Banff’s largest lake, Lake Minnewanka. Surrounded on all sides by enormous, towering mountain peaks, you can enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the area and its walking trails. You can discover various wildlife nearby like deer, moose, big horn sheep, American bald eagles, ospreys, and even bears. On the way back towards town, plan to take a short drive up Mt. Norquay road for terrific photo opportunity of Mt. Rundle across the valley. Then lace up your shoes and take a light hike along the Cave and Basin Trails. This 3.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop leads visitors to the site where the Cave and Basin steam vent was originally found. Beyond the vent, you can follow the boardwalk along a river and to two smaller springs bubbling from the mountainside.
    For the final evening on the tour, we recommend you visit the Saltlik Banff. This classic steakhouse has a menu that goes beyond that. From succulent seafood to rustic homemade pasta and season-inspired desserts, their team do it all, and they do it all well. Complete your experience with their sommelier-curated wine list and handcrafted cocktails.

    (additional charge)

    Take a dip in the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Submerge yourself in the 37 and 40ºC mineral-rich water for a soothing soak. Relaxing in the outdoor pool among the jagged peaks of Rundle and Cascade Mountains is a magical experience. Or, if you would like to enhance your view, join Nightrise at the Banff Gondola. From December to March you can enjoy interactive lights, projections and original soundscapes atop of Sulphur Mountain.
  • Day 7: Depart

    It was bound to happen, it’s time to wrap up your mountain experience. Pack up your belongings, make your way downstairs for breakfast and then check out. Don’t forget to search your room for any belongings left; its a long way to return to pick up any forgotten items! This is your last day in the Rockies, so it can be anything that you want. Visit more trails and stunning vistas or see the neighbouring town of Canmore. If you are heading towards Edmonton or Calgary, enjoy the drive and stop off at some of the small towns along the way to explore the little places on route to Alberta’s biggest cities.

    Note: allow yourself enough time to get to your destination as the conditions can change during your travels.
    If you leaving out of Calgary you can stop by Calgary Olympic Park to see what’s happening there. If you have time, you can enjoy 17th Ave and the many interesting restaurants, pubs and local shopping sites.

    (additional charge)

    There are numerous activities that we can add to today: Take a dip in the Upper Hot Springs, rent a fat bike for trail riding, enjoy a spa treatment, dog sledding, Banff gondola, caving, visit a Nordic Spa or participate in a food tour.

    Option to include accommodations in Calgary or Edmonton.

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Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy (assuming 2 adults in the room)

The inclusions are listed above.

Our prices include hotel taxes and GST!

What else you Might need

Below is a list of common things you might need to purchase for your tour at an extra cost. (not included)

  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Rentals
  • Lunch, Dinner & Gratuity
  • Transportation / Flights
  • Parking Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellation Terms

We understand that plans can change. If you need to make an adjustment, you can do so without any change fees up to three days prior to the departure date (based on availability). With our flexible cancellation policy, you can cancel your tour 72 hours prior to the travel day. See our full Terms & Conditions page for details.

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Something Not Perfect?

That’s ok. We can customize any part of this tour so that it suits you perfectly.

Leisure

Leisure activities are the least physically demanding and are accessible to almost everyone. You should be able to stand and walk in short bursts. Examples: Sightseeing, nature walks, golfing, food tours. 

Active

A step up from easy. For those looking to do something more exciting and get their heart rate elevated. Examples: Skiing, hiking, canoeing, skating. 

Challenging

Difficult yet rewarding activities. You should be in great physical shape to participate in these activities. Examples: Rock climbing, heli-skiing, whitewater rafting, diving.