New Year adventures in Banff National Park

Jan 08, 2015
The frosty month of January fully embraces the beginnings of a new year: fresh starts, new memories and thrilling adventures. As the next 365 days lie ahead, this month is prime time to kick off your year with the latest events, festivals and packages in Banff.
 
A chance to shred soft, dry powder on premier ski hills within a UNESCO World Heritage Site may be top of mind for many snow lovers, and an inspiring SnowEasy getaway is an excellent new way to experience skiing in Banff. Whether you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, or a beginner on the slopes, these three and six night packages not only include your lift passes, hotel accommodations and transportation to and from any one of Banff’s top three ski resorts, they also include food and beverage credits to the newest all-Canadian après-ski in town! Aside from showing up ready to play among the scenic Rockies’ vistas, you won’t need to worry about much else when it comes to planning the details of your ultimate ski vacation.
 
If you’re interested in an alternate après-ski option in Banff, you may wish to elevate your taste buds to new heights and savor a unique dining experience. Enjoy a delicious mountaintop dining experience on Saturday nights with Alpine Lights returning to the Banff Gondola starting January 17th.
 
And don’t forget that the Canadian Rockies transforms into a divine winter playground with a deluge of exciting events and festivals lined up for great ways to get you outside and exploring. From January 10th to February 8th, Banff SnowDays is a month-long medley of free arts, culture and history events that will inspire you to frolic in the crisp mountain air of this outdoor wonderland. Be sure to carve out some time between January 16th and 25th to explore the magical ice sculptures in Lake Louise for the enchanting Ice Magic Festival! Lastly, to round off your adventurous month, for three days between January 30th and February 1st, the MEC Ice Climbing Festival brings the latest ice gear and outfits for the season to Banff along with a grand 40-foot ice climbing wall on Banff Avenue.
 
If you’re convinced this year is going to be your best one yet and want to experience the merry barrage of winter fun Banff offers, the Mount Royal Hotel and Banff International Hotel offer refreshing overnight deals so you can stay longer and enjoy all the new adventures that await – because this is only the start!
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