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Old 01-17-2019, 10:20 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I have a friend looking to book a ski trip with his son and have targeted Lake Louise. I am definitely not a skier, so hoping CP can help me help him. Some questions:
- is it cheaper to get a ski and stay package?
- where is the best place to gets ski pass for Lake Louise?
- any recommendations for places to stay? Iíd like to give him a few options based on price.
- anything Iím missing?

Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:25 AM   #2
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There is a free shuttle from Banff to the hill.

https://www.skilouise.com/getting-here/banff-bus.php
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There is a free shuttle from Banff to the hill.

https://www.skilouise.com/getting-here/banff-bus.php
Well, that is amazingly helpful! Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:59 AM   #4
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Costco has discount passes if you buy 2, so you could compare that price to the ski and stay ones. Saturdays are always busier than Sundays, so if they are going to have an off day, keep that in mind. Early in the week is the best for no crowds.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:01 AM   #5
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Oh, depends how many days they want to ski, but it is easy to check out Norquay for an afternoon ski, you can pay by the hour if they just want a short day. They could do a day at Sunshine as well. They also have the free buses.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:27 PM   #6
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So here are some ideas:

If they can get Louise plus cards they can get great hotel discounts. Chateau is $189 a nigh midweek. Kids eat free. Other good deals at emerald lake lodge, deer lodge, lake Louise in. You can’t buy them anymore but can find them online.

Lake Louise inn is cheapest in area. Often cheaper than private room in hostel.

Alberta and bc residents get good discounts at chateau. Pre9 is the code.

Emerald lake lodge is really special, and rooms are cheap midweek. But eating there costs a fortune. Truffle Pig in field is superb.

Getting ski and stay rates likely same as a pre-book hotel discount and costco tickets.

Costco cheapest tickets right now.

Banff is cheaper and better for accommodation, but commute sucks. Basically it’s 20-30 minutes before you are on a lift. Food options better in Banff.

Last minute, especially midweek can be great for a room if using Expedia or booking. We’ve had a room in Banff for $69 a night last year, and almost always under $100.

Hope this helps.
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If yourself and your guest want to stay on the nice / expensive end of things and are thinking the Chateau, i strong suggest you consider The Post Hotel, comparable in price but way less touristy and IMO much nicer.
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Canmore can be even cheaper than Banff if you're willing to do the short 20 ish minute drive to the hill. Check out the Air Bnb there. Some of the Air Bnb are condos that have outdoor hot tubs etc. which are pretty awesome to have access to after a day on the hill.
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Canmore can be even cheaper than Banff if you're willing to do the short 20 ish minute drive to the hill. Check out the Air Bnb there. Some of the Air Bnb are condos that have outdoor hot tubs etc. which are pretty awesome to have access to after a day on the hill.
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Banff is cheaper and better for accommodation, but commute sucks. Basically itís 20-30 minutes before you are on a lift. Food options better in Banff.
Not sure if you guys are on Airdrie Standard Time or what, but you're throwing out some super optimistic travel times. Canmore to Louise is an hour. Banff to Louise is 40 minutes (and more than an hour to getting on the lift).
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Not sure if you guys are on Airdrie Standard Time or what, but you're throwing out some super optimistic travel times. Canmore to Louise is an hour. Banff to Louise is 40 minutes (and more than an hour to getting on the lift).
Oops. I was thinking of Sunshine from Canmore is 20 ish minutes. Wrong hill. But yeah, you're right. It's around an hour.
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Canmore to the Sunshine turnoff is 20 minutes(from inside town). You still have a good 10 minute drive up form there.
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If yourself and your guest want to stay on the nice / expensive end of things and are thinking the Chateau, i strong suggest you consider The Post Hotel, comparable in price but way less touristy and IMO much nicer.
Yah until you run into a bear in the lobby.
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