Banff

The Heart of the Rockies!

The Heart of the Rockies!

Banff is a unique, stunning location, and is home to Canada's largest ski area. Based in the middle of a national park, it boasts first-class training, uncrowded pistes, epic powder, unspoilt views and a buzzing nightlife, and is widely regarded as one of the world's best ski and snowboard resorts.

Banff is home to three resorts and we run our courses in the largest of the three, Lake Louise. It boasts the most varied terrain, has an amazing powder section, great long runs, lots of challenging steep sections, a great snow park, and also employs the most ski instructors, which means that the chances of returning as an instructor in following seasons are great.

During the course you'll stay in a 3* hotel in the centre of Banff. Arguably Canada's greatest ski town, Banff is home to some of the best skiers and boarders around, and has a great selection of restaurants, pubs, bars, shops clubs and even a cinema.

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LAKE LOUISE - All training is based at the epic, stunning, and dramatic Lake Louise ski resort. The area has spectacular scenery with uniquely amazing terrain, and is a perfect environment for instructor or performance coaching. With 4200 acres of skiable terrain it is one of the largest ski areas in North America. There are runs to suit all levels, no crowds, plenty of dry powder, and the unique layout caters well for large groups who are looking for an incredible time. There are endless chutes, gullies, parks and pistes for the more advanced rider and Basecamp take full advantage of this awesome playground.

The ski area is based between four mountains: Front Side & South Face, Ptarmigan, Paradise Bowls, Back Bowls and Larch. Between them you'll find everything you need for a lifetime of riding!

SKI SCHOOL - The Lake Louise Ski School is the largest in Alberta, the second largest in Canada, and has the highest ratio of top qualified instructors on its books. By working uniquely and directly with them it means anyone who graduates from a Basecamp course has the best possible chance or employment in the following season.

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Banff Accommodation

We know what people want from course accommodation, and we provide it!

  • Double beds
  • All-you-can eat breakfast
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub, sauna, steam room
  • Central location

You'll stay at the Banff Ptarmigan Inn, right in the middle of town, and you simply could not want anything more from your stay! Fridges, microwaves and kettles are provided in each room, and it will also be cleaned by housekeeping twice a week.

Food - You will be provided with a hot breakfast buffet 7 days a week at the Meatball Restaurant (The Ptarmigan Inn in-house restaurant), and a wholesome home-cooked dinner will be provided in the hotel from Monday to Thursday each week. At the weekends you can treat yourself by sampling the amazing restaurants around Banff! 

Single Upgrades - are available (£850 for the 4 week courses, and £2250 for the 11 week courses). Just give us a call to discuss the options.

Nightlife

Banff nightlife is lively and varied. With a huge range of pubs, bars and night clubs there is something for everyone. 

Beer lovers should head to the St. James Gate Irish pub. The Pump and Tap is the place to go if you want to watch Premiership football or, if you fancy competing in a pool tournament, then head over to the Rose and Crown. 

Cheap drinks can be found at Mel's, with Hoodoo Lounge offering great drinks specials. The best nightclub in town is the Aurora Nightclub where the DJs spin the latest house music as well as some great classics. There are many more venues to check out and, whatever your scene, Banff is a party town, simple as that!