Snow and skiing in Banff
Banff National Park – Snow Days Festival
Winter enthusiasts heading to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies between 19 January and 4 February 2024 will get to join in the annual SnowDays festival embracing the magic, energy, and fun that winter brings in a spectacular winter wonderland setting. The multi-day-faceted family-friendly festival is inspired by the iconic setting of Canada’s first national park.
Visitors can expect Banff to transform into larger-than-life winter galleries with giant snow and ice sculptures, adding an extra dash of magic to the already vibrant townsite. Carved out of thirty cubic meters of snow by six teams of two to three Canadian and international artists, the ten sculptures will represent winter magic and mountain culture. Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of the finished sculptures.
Snow Days highlights:
Watch Canadian cowboys and cowgirls and their speedy steeds partner with slick skiers and boarders to thrill and entertain the crowd during this action-packed show, complete with a SkijorStyle Fashion Show. Arriving early is recommended as there are limited seating and standing zone spots available.
Snow and ice sculptures at Banff
An exhibition of mastery and an outdoor gallery of great size and grandeur transforms downtown Banff during SnowDays, a signature component of the festival. During the first days of SnowDays, catch talented sculptors in action as they contour enormous blocks of snow/ice into works of art. Grab a hot drink to-go, bundle up, and follow the trail of sculptures throughout downtown Banff. After dark, sculptures will be illuminated with technicolor lights for visitors to enjoy.
Biking, climbing and sliding in the play zone
Bike, climb, slide and play at the Play Zone. Round up the family for a memorable day in the snow and try a winter sport you have never experienced in a safe and controlled environment.
Wrap up the day on Banff’s new $9.5 million renovated Bear Street and enjoy daily outdoor multi-disciplinary entertainment under the stars between 4-8 p.m. Artists with live music, circus, street performers, and stilt walkers will all perform.
High-resolution SnowDays images can be downloaded here.
Banff and Lake Louise
Banff and Lake Louise offers incredible experiences that reconnect people to the natural world. Situated in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park, within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accessible year-round adventure and wellness are cultivated every day of the year by visitors from across the globe. Home to three ski resorts, countless glacier-fed lakes, two vibrant townsites, and authentic Canadian culture and cuisine, this place is unforgettable, and it’s truly alive.
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