Self-Drive through the Canadian Rockies

Embarking on a self-drive tour through the Canadian Rockies is an adventure of a lifetime. With its towering mountains, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife, this region offers unparalleled natural beauty. This self-drive ski safari will introduce you to five of the Rockies’ best ski resorts: Fernie Alpine Resort, Marmot Basin (Jasper), Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. Continue your journey in Banff National Park, where you can explore the iconic Lake Louise and the stunning alpine landscapes while you visit some of the most famous ski resorts in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

A self-drive tour allows you to set your own pace, immerse yourself in nature, and create unforgettable memories in this breathtaking part of Canada.

Day 1: Arrival at Calgary airport, collect your SUV and drive to Fernie

Four nights at Fernie Slopeside Lodge in Fernie.

Fernie Slopeside Lodge in Fernie, Canada, is a premier destination for ski enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Located at the base of the Fernie Alpine Resort, this lodge offers convenient access to world-class skiing and snowboarding slopes. The cosy and comfortable accommodations provide a perfect retreat after a day on the mountain. With stunning mountain views, a hot tub, and a sauna, guests can relax and unwind. The lodge's proximity to charming downtown Fernie allows visitors to explore local shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Whether you're seeking thrilling winter sports or a peaceful mountain getaway, Fernie Slopeside Lodge is an ideal choice.

Day 2 - 4: Ski Fernie!

After a short transfer with the hotel shuttle, you arrive at the ski hill. With an average annual snowfall of 9 metres, Fernie is renowned for its excellent natural snow conditions and perfect runs for every level of skier.

Ski Fernie, located in British Columbia, Canada, is a premier destination for winter sports enthusiasts. With its legendary powder snow and challenging terrain, it offers an exhilarating experience for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The resort boasts stunning mountain vistas, a vibrant ski village, and a welcoming atmosphere, making it a must-visit destination for winter adventure seekers.

Day 5: Today it is off to Banff

After your check-in at Brewster’s Mountain Lodge (4 nights) there is
still time for a stroll through town.

Banff, located in the Canadian Rockies, is a winter wonderland that offers a magical experience for visitors. With its snow-covered peaks, frozen lakes, and picturesque landscapes, Banff transforms into a snowy paradise during the winter months. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating. The Banff National Park becomes a playground for wildlife enthusiasts, with opportunities to spot majestic creatures like elk and bighorn sheep. After a day of adventure, cosy up in a mountain lodge or indulge in hot springs to relax and rejuvenate. Banff in winter is a breathtaking destination that promises unforgettable memories.

Day 6 - 8: Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise

During these three days, you are skiing the most famous ski areas in the Canadian Rocky Mountains: Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise. Every day, the free shuttle will take you to the ski area of your choice

Sunshine Village is a popular ski resort located in Banff National Park, Canada. It offers breathtaking mountain views, diverse terrain, and reliable snow conditions. With over 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, it caters to all skill levels. The resort also provides a range of amenities, including accommodations, dining options, and ski school programs.

Mount Norquay is a renowned ski area situated near Banff, Canada. It offers a variety of terrain suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. With stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, it provides a memorable skiing experience. The resort features a ski school, rental services, and dining options, making it a great destination for winter sports enthusiasts.

Lake Louise is a picturesque alpine lake located in Banff National Park, Canada. Known for its turquoise waters and surrounding mountain scenery, it is a popular tourist destination. In winter, the lake freezes over, creating a stunning ice skating rink. The area also offers skiing, hiking trails, and luxury accommodations, making it a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Day 9: Today you continue to Jasper

Enjoy the great scenery along the Icefields Parkway, one of
the most scenic drives in the Rockies. Upon arrival in Jasper, check-in at the Chateau Jasper (3-nights)

Jasper, located in the Canadian Rockies, is a charming town in Alberta, Canada. It is known for its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers breathtaking landscapes, including glaciers, lakes, and mountains. Visitors can explore the park through various activities like hiking, wildlife spotting, and scenic drives. The town itself offers a range of accommodations, dining options, and unique shops. Other attractions include the Jasper SkyTram, Maligne Canyon, and Athabasca Falls. Whether you seek adventure or tranquillity, Jasper provides an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature.

Day 10 - 11: Ski Marmot Basin!

A ski resort renowned for its abundant, dry snow, trails for every
skiing ability, spectacular scenery and a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere. On both days, a shuttle bus will take you to the ski hill.

Ski Marmot Basin is a premier ski resort located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. With its stunning mountain vistas and abundant snowfall, it offers a world-class skiing and snowboarding experience. The resort boasts over 1,675 acres of skiable terrain, catering to all skill levels. From gentle slopes for beginners to challenging runs for experts, there is something for everyone. Ski Marmot Basin also features modern facilities, including rental services, ski schools, and a variety of dining options. With its pristine natural surroundings and a laid-back atmosphere, Ski Marmot Basin is a must-visit destination for winter sports enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable alpine adventure.

To book this amazing trip, contact your Travel Counsellor today and you’ll benefit from our 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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