Best Sundance Canyon Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 6th most popular XC Ski in Alberta.

  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada


  August 19, 2016

Starting from the Banff townsite at the Cave & Basin Site, the Sundance Canyon Trail is a cross country ski tour route along the Sundance Rnage up to the Banff Sundance Lodge and beyond. The first 16 km up to the lodge are groomed intermittently. The solar-powered lodge has 10 rustic guest rooms and indoor showers. An alternate cross country ski trailhead is off Sunshine Road.

Looking for more adventure in the Banff area? Then try the Spray River - Goat Creek trails near Banff Springs Hotel.

Overall, Sundance Canyon Trail is the 6th most popular cross country ski area of all 35 Nordic ski destinations in Alberta. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Sundance Canyon Trail including Skoki Trails, Telemark Loop, Fairview Loop, Pipestone / Whitehorn Loops, Cascade Trail and Shadow Lake Trails.

Local Contacts:  BNP (403) 762-1550; Banff Tourism (403) 762-8421; Alberta Visitors (800) 661-8888; Alberta Cross Country Assoc. (403) 453-8620; Mountain Majic, Banff (403) 762-2591; Avalanche Update (403) 762-1470; Gem Trek Recreation Map #5 (403) 932-4893.

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Banff Sundance Lodge (403) 762-4551

Luxury Loding:  Banff Springs Hotel; Caribou Mountain Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  Melissa's

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  8/19/2016

ID:  7066

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