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C8 Banff / Lake Louise - 2018

  • 08 Apr 2018
  • 10:10 AM
  • 15 Apr 2018
  • 7:15 PM
  • Banff / Lake Louise
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C8 Banff / Lake Louise, AB

Downhill Ski and Snowboard

 Contact Trip Leader for further information.

Trip Highlights

  • Cheque Discount Price $1495
  • Magnificent skiing at three renowned resorts: Lake Louise,  Sunshine Village and Mt Norquay
  • 5 day tri-area lift pass included, 6th day add $60
  • Complimentary daily guided tours at all ski areas

  • Shuttle bus service to all 3 ski areas included with lift ticket

  • Daily hot breakfast buffet with freshly baked goods
  • Accommodation: Banff Aspen Lodge, 7 nights, Premium Room, 2 queen beds or 1 queen with sitting area. Based Upon Double Occupancy

  • Non-stop flight to Calgary plus luxury private coach transfer

Banff National Park is home to three of Canada’s finest ski resorts: Mt. Norquay,  Lake Louise,  and Sunshine.  The three resorts offer almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain on one convenient, tri-area lift ticket. There’s terrain to suit every level and desire, from gentle groomed runs to some of the world’s most extreme in-bounds challenges.  Free transportation between Banff-Lake Louise and the hotel, with a tri-area lift ticket, means that when you’re here, the choice of mountains is yours.  Stunning mountain backdrops, lack of lift lines and friendly local hospitality are just some of the bonuses that make a vacation here unforgettable.

Cost: $1495 (cheque discounted price)

Based on Minimum of 26 participants

Full cost if paid by Credit Card: $1550

Dates: Sunday, April 8 – Sunday, April 15, 2018

Accommodation: Banff Aspen Lodge, 7 nights, Premium Room, 2 queen beds or 1 queen with sitting area. Based Upon Double Occupancy

Meals: Daily hot breakfast buffet with freshly baked goods.

Deposit: $500 + cost of insurance if taken due at time of booking. If paying by cheque please send 2 cheques for both deposit and final balance.  All cheques payable to "Merit Travel".

Balance due:  February 1, 2018

Booking Deadline: December 14, 2017

(after this time unbooked space may be released)

NOTE – ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Lifts: 5 day tri-area lift pass valid at Mt Norquay, Lake Louise & Sunshine

  • 6th Day of Skiing Add $60.00
  • Senior 5 Day Deduct $25.00
  • Senior 6th Day Add $25.00 (to Adult package)
  • No Lifts: Deduct $275
  • Land Only: Deduct $450
  • Single:  Add $445
  • National Park Fee
  • Shuttle bus service to all 3 ski areas included with lift ticket
  • Complimentary daily guided tours at all ski areas

Flights: (all times local)

Non-stop Air Canada, Toronto to Calgary

APR08 AC139 YYZ YYC 10:10 12:32

APR15 AC146 YYC YYZ 13:30 19:15

Flights are subject to change.  

Fuel charges and taxes are subject to change

Baggage Fees:  (subject to change)

1st bag $28.25 (per direction, including taxes)

2nd bag $39.55 (per direction, including taxes)

Skis and boots are considered 1 pc even if in separate bags as long as nothing else is in the bags. (Subject to change, check with your airline.)

Deviation charges:  $75 (subject to availability)

Airport and Land Transfers:

Return dedicated ground transfers from airport to accommodation.

Passport / Travel Documents:

Canadian Citizens: Travel within Canada – PHOTO ID is a requirement to board all aircraft.

Note:  Members are solely responsible to ensure that their travel documents are complete, valid and in order.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policies are set by the Tour Operators, not HPSC.  Please consider your commitment carefully before booking your trip. 

  • The Deposits and Insurance Premium are non-refundable.
  • Single Supplement cost has to be covered
  • From 64 days to departure, total holiday cost.

Optional Travel Insurance:

Comprehensive Travel Insurance is available to protect non-refundable payments in the event that participants are forced to cancel their vacation prior to departure or interrupt vacation due to medical reasons.  See menu above for HPSC Insurance advice and Tour Operator’s Insurance Table.  All Insurance payments must accompany deposit in order to be valid.

Insurance is nonrefundable from date of issuance.  Please note that any unused portion of a ski trip will not be refunded as per conditions above. Passengers must submit a claim to their insurance company if they cancel after the above dates.

The Fine Print:  Tickets are 100% nonrefundable once issued. Name changes and deviations are not permitted once ticketed.  Individuals must ensure that all names are spelled correctly and match their personal identification on their passport.  The Tour Operator and Airline will not be held liable for delays or cancellations caused by strikes, labor disputes, government actions, weather or any cause beyond the Tour Operator’s or Airline’s control. The Airline reserves the right to change equipment or schedules. The customer hereby releases and waives any claims against the Airline and Tour Operator regarding cancellation or schedule changes.

Resort Info:   

Enjoy the dry western snow and stunning mountain views of one of Canada’s top ski destinations!  The world famous resort town of Banff is located in the centre of Banff National Park, flanked on all sides by Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Countless visitors travel to Banff each year, lured by the world class resorts, renowned restaurants, decadent spas, eclectic boutiques and bustling nightclubs offering something for any taste.  Lake Louise offers four mountain faces, 4200 skiable acres, 139 named trails and the newly-installed 6-person Grizzly Express Gondola. Lake Louise has it all; from gentle, perfectly groomed beginner runs to double black diamonds rated "the best super steeps in the country". Blessed with abundant, natural snow, Sunshine Village is renowned for its lengthy ski season from mid-November until late May. Located at the top of the Continental Divide, the majority of the terrain at Sunshine Village is above 7,000 feet. Wide-open cruising runs with views of 2 provinces offers an unforgettable experience.

Banff Aspen Lodge

This property offers a friendly and cozy atmosphere with large, newly decorated rooms with great views. This popular inn is just a 3 minute stroll to downtown; close to shopping and a wide range of restaurants. Rooms feature 2 queen beds or 1 queen with sitting area, in-room coffee maker, kettle, in-room safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV. Property features two outdoor hot tubs with gas fireplace, complimentary wireless internet, steam room and sauna. Guests enjoy a daily hot breakfast buffet with freshly baked goods.

Fast Facts:

Altitude, Banff: 1,463 m (4,800 ft)

Sunshine Village:

  • 3 mountains to ski/ride: Goats Eye, Lookout & Standish. Over 107 runs and 12 lifts
  • Annual Snowfall:  up to 33 feet/9 m
  • Terrain:  3,358 Skiable Acres
  • Elevation:
  • Top 2,730 m (8,954 ft.)
  • Bottom 1,660 m (5,440 ft.)
  • Total Vertical 1,070 m (3,514 ft.)
  • Terrain: Over 107 runs and 12 lifts
  • 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% expert
Lake Louise:
  • 4200 Skiable Acres (1700 hectares) on 4 Mountains, 4 Mountain Lodges
  • Elevation: 
  • Top 2,637 m (8,650 ft.)
  • Bottom 1,646 m (5,400 ft.)
  • Total Vertical 991 m (3,250 ft.)
  • Terrain: 139 marked runs + back bowls, and 9 lifts
  • 25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% expert
  • Longest Run: 8 kilometers (5 miles)

 

http://skibanff.com/the_mountain/overview.php

http://www.skilouise.com/

All applicable fuel surcharges and taxes in effect as of August have been included in the package price. However in these volatile times the tour operator reserves the right to charge for unanticipated increases in the cost of fuel and taxes imposed by the resort or airline.

 

Check the HPSC Long Trip Member policies (including cancellation): click here