They’ve packed the ski boots, returned the skies & with their heads hanging, they’ve reluctantly begun their journey home after an incredible Canadian ski escape.

The Canadian ski resorts of Panorama and Banff rounded out the amazing adventure that was the 2019 Sno’n’Ski Mega Famil.

After experiencing the best of Jasper and Lake Louise with two nights at each, the group of 30 consultants from all across Australia traversed to Panorama Mountain Resort in the East Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia.

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Checking in at Panorama Springs Lodge, the agents were quick to take advantage of the resort’s direct connection to the mountain with ski-in / ski-out access to the beginner lifts and the Mile 1 Express from their apartment accommodation.

Flight Centre Consultant Trista Mogridge said the temperature during the day was a bone-chilling zero degrees… but that didn’t stop her from slipping into the lodge’s renowned (and Canada’s largest!) slope-side hot pools.

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A two-hour drive then landed the agents in the major ski centre of Banff, which is famous for its proximity to the Big 3 (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay) and its thriving nightlife.

The elegant Moose Hotel & Suites, with its charming rustic features and rooftop pools, was the base for the group in Banff.

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Thanks to Banff Gondola, the agents were able to summit the peak of nearby Sulphur Mountain in less than ten minutes. This offered a great vantage point from the comfort of a newly renovated summit centre, which has a theatre, interpretive centre and restaurant at an elevation of 7,486 feet.

Helloworld Travel Consultant Megan Laureau said her pick of the Big 3 mountains was Banff Sunshine.

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“Being an intermediate skier, I really liked Sunshine’s gentle terrain,” said Ms Laureau.

Those in the group who prefer smaller ski resorts with fewer crowds loved Mt Norquay (also known as the local’s hill). This easily accessible resort is only minutes from downtown Banff and offers plenty of runs for all levels.

Here, the group took their pick of a range of on-snow activities included skiing, snowboarding or tubing.

Overall, Sno’n’Ski’s 2019 Mega Famil was a mega success with 30 of Australia’s top-selling ski and snow travel agents experiencing four of Canada’s finest ski destinations – Jasper, Lake Louise, Panorama and Banff – over eight magnificent days.

 

Have you made your way down the Canadian slopes?