SkiBig3’s Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise & Mt Norquay Open for the 18/19 Ski Season

Opening Day at the SkiBig3 resorts is revered as nearly sacred here in Banff National Park. After an endless three-month summer dreaming of the day that flip-flop tans would be swapped for goggle tans, locals and visitors finally flocked to the front lines for first chair. The season of perpetual stoked-ness is here.

November 9th went down as the most anticipated day of the winter in the Bow Valley, as Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mt. Norquay welcomed the first skiers and snowboarders of the 2018/19 season. Collectively, they were the first resorts in Canada to open for full-time operations, seven days a week.

We had an early start to winter in the valley as Fall was seemingly skipped, and snow graced the mountaintops as early as September. With a week of cold temps leading up to opening day plus plenty of hard work from the resort teams, the mountains were set up beautifully for all to enjoy. Cumulative snowfall has already reached up to 104cm at Banff Sunshine Village!

Here’s a recap of Opening Day highlights from the SkiBig3 resorts.

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Day one and found some pow 💥🏂

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Remember to never say no and go with the flow

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Ready to start your winter season with a ski holiday to the Canadian Rockies? Booking a ski vacation to Banff and Lake Louise is a great way to take advantage of one of the longest seasons in North America.

Take the first easy step in your winter ski vacation to Banff National Park, and talk to our Reservations Team today! Reach them via Live Chat, call 1-844-754-2443, or scroll through the online booking options!

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