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Banff, Alberta Canada Ski Trip 2021 CANCELLED

We regret to announce that after careful consideration the SB Ski Club Board has voted to cancel this year's trip to Banff. Two main factors that went into making this decision are that the Canadian border is looking like it will not be open and the accommodations and shuttles to the mountains will put our members into close proximity to too many people.

If you have already signed up and paid for this trip the trip captain will contact you directly about refunds.

Come experience the spectacular winter scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Banff is known for world famous skiing and snowboarding and with the interchangeable tri-area lift ticket that is offered you will have access to all three resorts.
You must have a valid passport to participate on this trip!


Trip Details

Dates:  Saturday March 6 - Saturday March 13, 2021

Price: $1655 (7 Nights Lodging, Transportation, 5 Day lifts)

Trip Leader: Mark Findley

Trip Overview

The trip includes 7 nights of lodging, round trip transportation between Santa Barbara and Banff, 5 days lift tickets. You may tailor your own options to get to the right trip for you.

*(We have not arranged for a Welcome Party, Farewell Party or Hot Tub fun due to social distancing concerns. Should the situation improve before trip time we can add them back in.)

The Mountains

There are lots of great ski vacation destinations, but few - if any - can rival the stunning views and scenery of Banff National Park. The three resorts ( Lake Louise , Sunshine Village , Mt. Norquay) boast nearly 8,000 acres of skiing, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 30 feet of feather-light, dry Canadian Rockies powder annually. The seasoned skier or rider will experience plenty of chutes, bowls, steeps and terrain parks to explore, while beginners can get the same thrills on miles of green and blue runs. And all this in an area so spectacular the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage Site.

The Town
There’s a reason everybody’s heard of Banff. The mountain town's got a lot to love: historic charm, super beautiful natural surroundings, and all the amenities you could ask for. Hit the shops and restaurants on Banff Avenue or check out the thriving arts scene. Enjoy the lively nightlife, take a trip to the Hot Springs, try a Dog Sled ride or Kurling lessons. You can even go full Canadian and try gravy-smothered poutine while wearing your new favorite moose T-shirt.


We have reserved 30 Rooms (60 Beds) at the Ptarmigan Inn centrally located in Banff and only a few steps away from the downtown area. Enjoy the complimentary full breakfast each morning and if after a tiring day you don’t want to go out in the evening you can have dinner and drinks in the lounge and restaurant. Relax in the indoor hot tubs, sauna and steam room. Free bus transportation to and from ski areas is available right in front of the Inn.


Transportation Options

Travel with the club:

If you purchase your travel through the club you will not need to make any other arrangements.  We have reserved seats on two flights out of Santa Barbara to Calgary where we will be taken by bus for the ~2 Hour ride up to Banff.

Flight choices will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Flight times will most likely be changed by the airlines.

Group 1 (United) 27 Seats outbound schedule on March 6th:

FLT# UAxxxx SBA 5:35AM - DEN 7:26AM  
FLT# UAxxxx DEN 11:32AM - YYC 2:08PM

Group 1 (United) 27 Seats inbound schedule on March 13th:

FLT# UAxxxx YYC 1:14PM - SFO 3:19PM  
FLT# UAxxxx SFO 6:50PM - SBA 8:16PM


Group 2 (United) 35 Seats outbound schedule on March 6th:

FLT# UAxxxx SBA 6:00AM - SFO 7:26AM    
FLT# UAxxxx SFO 8:40PM - YYC 12:30PM

Group 2 (United) 35 Seats inbound schedule on March 13th:

FLT# UAxxxx YYC 1:45PM - DEN 4:14PM    
FLT# UAxxxx DEN 6:50PM - SBA 8:30PM

Arrange your own travel:

If you wish to arrange your own flights or perhaps drive that is no problem. You must however arrange your own ground transportation too.


Lift Tickets

If you purchase your lift tickets with the club package you will receive the group discount. We offer 1, 4, 5 or 6 day lift tickets that are good for any of the 3 mountains on any day. If you are over 65 years old a senior discount is available.

If you are over 80 you ski for almost free. You must purchase your over 80 lift pass online directly from the resort. The fees are: Lake Louis $17, Sunshine Village $80, Mt. Norquay $22


Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay are members of the Ikon Pass  . Be advised , if you purchase the Base Ikon Pass you will receive the 5 days at Banff. If you purchase the Full Ikon Pass you will receive 7 days at Banff.

Pricing / Options Costs:

Base Package - Lodging, (Required) ... $825

Round Trip Transportation From Santa Barbara to Banff

Airfare/Transportation SBA to YYC (Calgary) ... $415

Lodging Options

Single (Private) Room Supplement (2 Queen Beds) ... $520

Lift Ticket Options (Pick one or none)

1 day Lift Ticket... $90

4 day Lift Ticket... $350

5 day Lift Ticket... $415

6 day Lift Ticket... $495

1 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)... $70

4 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)... $280

5 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)... $325

6 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)... $390

Trip Sign up and Payment

Sign ups open on July 25th, 2020

Full Balance due at signup


Mailing Address for Checks:


P.O. Box 6751

Santa Barbara, CA 93160


Saturday, March 06, 2021 to Saturday, March 13, 2021
Banff Alberta Canada
Ptarmigan Inn Website
337 Banff Ave
Banff, AB  

(800) 661-8310
Additional Info:
Mark Findley
Ski Trip Front End Events
Registration is closed
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
-Cancellation at any time, regardless of circumstances will incur a $50 fee per person (Covers Credit Card Charges and Club Overhead)

-Cancellation of the entire group due to conditions with Airlines, Lodging or Mountain will receive a full refund (minus $50 per person)

-Individual participant cancellation after trip lodging or airline commit dates will result in the loss of any funds the club cannot recover from vendors unless the Trip Captain can fill your spot.

Lodging Commit Date: December 20,2020

Airline Commit Date: November 25,2020

Participants are encouraged to acquire travel insurance to cover unanticipated situations.

Please see the Ski Trip Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.
No Fee