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Banff, Alberta Canada Ski Trip 2024

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!

Update - We may have a spot for you depending on your room choice and gender. Please  register to be placed on the standby list.


Trip Details

Dates:  Saturday March 9 - Saturday March 16, 2024

Price: $2000 (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.

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 35 Rooms (70 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 will take the Santa Barbara AirBus to catch a non-stop flight on West Jet between LAX and Calgary. We will then travel by bus for the ~2 hour ride up to Banff.

Current flight schedule (subject to change) UPDATED 10/6/23

West Jet 50 Seats outbound schedule on March 9th:

FLT# WS1511 LAX 12:50PM - YYC 4:53PM 
West Jet 50 Seats inbound schedule on March 16th:

FLT# WS1514 YYC 2:30PM - LAX 4:46PM

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 3, 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.

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) ... $1045

Round Trip Transportation From Santa Barbara to Banff

Airfare/Transportation LAX to YYC (Calgary) ... $420

Lodging Options

Single (Private) Room Supplement (2 Queen Beds) ... $630

Lift Ticket Options (Pick one or none)

3 day Lift Ticket... $350

4 day Lift Ticket... $430

5 day Lift Ticket... $535

6 day Lift Ticket... $630

3 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)... $275

4 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)... $340

5 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)... $425

6 day Senior Lift Ticket (65 or older)... $500

Trip Sign up and Payment

Online registrations schedule:
Board and Committee Members - at the August Board Meeting
Members - September 1st 2023
Affiliated Members - September 5th 2023


Full Balance due at signup (Credit Cards payments only)


Saturday, March 9, 2024 to Saturday, March 16, 2024
Banff Alberta Canada
Ptarmigan Inn Website
337 Banff Ave
Banff, AB  

(800) 661-8310
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Mark Findley
Ski Trip Front End Events
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
A cancellation fee of $50 will be charged regardless of circumstances. You will be liable for any and all additional liquidation cost that the club incurs due to a cancellation after the deadline(s).

Airline travel (if applicable) is purchased 100 days
prior to departure (11/30/2023). Once the tickets have been purchased no refund for this item is available. Potentially it can be transferred, usually at significant cost.

Base trip costs (lodging, lifts etc) are paid to the trip provider 75 days prior to departure (12/25/2023). No refund will be available unless the trip captain can fill your spot.

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