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Do you know the story of the Banff Crasher Squirrel? 

Banff squirrel

Before selfies and photo bombs were all the rage there was the Banff Crasher Squirrel. It all started on a beautiful day in Banff National Park in May 2009. A husband-wife couple, Jackson and Melissa Brandts were posing on some rocks in front of Lake Minnewaka using a camera with a remote shutter release to […]

How to ski Banff & Lake Louise’s extreme terrain 

Larch Lookout Chutes

When most people think of expert skiing in the Banff & Lake Louise area, an image of the World Cup downhill runs at Lake Louise Ski Resort probably pop into their head. While certainly pucker worthy, the downhill trails pale in comparison to the off-piste, technical steeps at Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. Some terrain […]

How to experience Banff National Park in the winter 

Established in 1885, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most treasured national park. Home to soaring, rugged peaks, crystal-clear mountain lakes, pristine forests and a populous array of wildlife, Banff National Park is a top destination for the ski vacationer craving a scenic, outdoor-oriented getaway. Conveniently, the town of Banff and hamlet of Lake […]

5 Days in Banff Lake Louise: A first-timer’s guide 

Sunshine Village

Banff, Alberta is a soul-stirring place to visit. Here, the Canadian Rockies rise sharply to soaring heights and form a dramatic landscape as far as the eye can see. If that wasn’t enough, the many high-alpine lakes, including Lake Louise, feature breathtakingly vivid turquoise and blue waters. We can keep going. Banff is also home […]

Video: Banff and Lake Louise’s #ProjectSnow 

Banff #ProjectSnow

Banff and Lake Louise is one of the most picturesque ski destinations in the world, and the resort’s most recent artistic endeavor, dubbed #ProjectSnow, celebrated the beauty and grand scale of its Canadian Rockies setting. World-renowned “snow artist” Simon Beck created three spectacular works using Banff’s snowy mountain landscapes as his canvas and his snowshoes as his brushes. […]

Announcing the winner of our Banff and Lake Louise trip giveaway 

downtown Banff

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! We’ve turned back our clocks, we’ve tuned up our skis and we’re ready for ski season to start… With nine resorts in North America open this week, it’s very plausible that you could be taking some turns very […]

THE BANFF SQUIRREL’S ANSWERS | OCT. 31 

Banff Squirrel

Editor’s Note: The Banff Squirrel—best known for photobombing pictures in the park—heard the #BanffLocalLegends chatter and wanted to get in on the question-answering action. If you haven’t entered to win, visit the Ski.com Facebook page and ask your question! You have until Monday, Nov. 4!  Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways […]

Final Edition: Banff & Lake Louise Legends’ Answers 

Enter to win a Banff Lake Louise ski vacation

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! We’ve arrived in our final week of our Banff & Lake Louise Local Legends sweepstakes! Read on to see which questions Casey, Stavros and Rocket answered this week and which participants receive an extra 5 entries in our random drawing […]

Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Answers | Oct. 23 

Ski Sunshine Banff Lake Louise

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: We have so many excellent questions about Banff and Lake Louise, we enlisted help from our friends at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. They fielded some of the great questions that didn’t quite make the Legends’ list but are […]

Banff & Lake Louise Legends’ Answers | Oct. 21 

Paul Zizka;

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Week 3 was another great week of questions for the #BanffLocalLegends. Casey, Rocket and Stavros answered four excellent questions below, and the curious Facebook fans who asked them will receive and extra 5 entries in our random drawing […]

The Banff Squirrel’s Answers | Oct. 21 

Banff Squirrel Snowboard Bomb

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: The Banff Squirrel—best known for photobombing pictures in the park—heard the #BanffLocalLegends chatter and wanted to get in on the question-answering action. If you haven’t entered to win, visit the Ski.com Facebook page and ask your question! Why should […]

Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Answers | Oct. 14 

Banff Lake Louise

Update: This sweepstakes is now over, but stay tuned for more great giveaways on our Facebook page! Editor’s Note: We have so many excellent questions about Banff and Lake Louise, we enlisted help from our friends at Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. They fielded some of the great questions that didn’t quite make the Legends’ list but are […]