Is the hotel located in the famous Valley of Ten Peaks? How would one see the area in winter without having a car? We were planning on having a ski vacation in March.
Hey. I went during the winter it is hard to do without a car. BUT, there are still thing close by that is just as good and I would personally say was more exciting. Unfortunately, the Valley is closer to Lake Louise Hotel Instead.
You can take the shuttle bus to go skiing, or if you want, walk into town and relax and enjoy your time there.
As for the outdoors, Suflur Mountain Provides a great 1 day hike, from the bottom to the top, and then to different peaks all along the ridge. You can hike up and avoid the lift fee and bring some lunch and snacks and just explore around. At the end of the day, you can take the lift down, since it is free during the winter season.
I would recommend this is you Do decide to stay at Banff instead of LL.
Not sure about the Valley of Ten Peaks. We were there at the end of May, still lots of snow around. It would be quite hard to get around without a car although with a bit of research on the bus routes you could manage it. The hotel is worth seeing and staying in.
Hi! The Valley of the Ten Peaks refers to the area around Moraine Lake, which is just a short hop from the Fairmont Lake Louise, which is in turn about 30 km's or 20 miles north of Banff townsite. There is an independent Lodge on the Lake itself, but we've never stayed there - it may be hard to get in. If you're in the area, a quick drive to Moraine Lake is a must! Moraine Lake as lake is not quite as stunning as Lake Louise, but an excellent second best. Lots of fabulous walks and hikes from Moraine Lake - perhaps more than Lake Louise. In the fall, above Moraine Lake Larch Valley turns bright yellow when the needles of the Alpine Larches turn yellow, just before they drop. The Banff Springs is right at the confluence of the Spray River and the Bow River, just above Bow Falls, all just a few minutes drive or a nice long walk to the Town of Banff and all the incredible attractions there. Enjoy your visit to Banff National Park! Larry
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