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February 20 – 27, 2021 (Saturday Saturday)

Trip Application Form:  TRIP APPLICATION 2020-2021 final.pdf

Trip Terms Document:  TRIP TERMS Banff-Lake Louise Final.pdf

Trip Status:  Last Call!! 4 spots still available. The COVID-19 pandemic persists globally with current new highs of infection rates, making any change in border entrance less likely in the next several months. SSC will closely monitor the current situation and we remain cautiously optimistic about our travel to Canada. The tour operator has issued December 17 as the final date to cancel without penalty. We will review at the November board meeting and no additional payments are due at this time.

Number of Nights:  7

Trip Details:  Canada Wild is Calling! Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to three World Class ski resorts: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Mt. Norquay. Set within the vast Canadian Rockies, it is known for its scenery, unspoiled wilderness, and natural beauty. Enjoy the driest and lightest snow with terrain to suit every ski level.

The three resorts combined boast nearly 8,000 skiable acres, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts, 356 runs, 30 feet of powder annually, 276 Elk, 70 grizzly bears, 40 black bears, and 45 wolves! Banff Sunshine sits on the Continental Divide just 15 minutes’ drive from Banff. The three sprawling mountains that make up Sunshine provide 3,300 skiable acres and 137 runs ranging from gentle beginner up to big mountain runs. Sunshine’s Delirium Dive has been named one of the 10 top off-piste destinations in the world. Lake Louise, known for its spectacular scenery and versatile terrain, is a 40-minute shuttle from Banff. Across four mountain faces, Lake Louise provides over 4,200 skiable acres and 145 runs plus huge back bowls. Lake Louise is also one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Mt. Norquay is just minutes from Banff and offers a terrain park, 190 skiable acres and 60 runs with terrain for all levels. This is the best-kept secret in the Canadian Rockies. 

We will be staying at the recently opened 4-star Moose Hotel & Suites, a 1-minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff. The design of the Moose is Mountain elegance with warm, rich, natural materials. Amenities include breakfast daily, the Meadow Spa & Pools, indoor swimming pool, exercise room, free wifi, and 2 spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains!! Dining is available at Pacini Italian Restaurant.

Non-skiers? So much to see and do! Explore the Banff village, shop on Main Street, tour numerous museums, relax in the nearby hot springs, shuttle to visit the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, visit the hotel spa, or go cross-country skiing. It is a one-block walk from the hotel to downtown Banff central.

Let’s not forget the favorable exchange rate!!

Lodging:  Moose Hotel and Suites

Airline:  Air Canada (Non-Stop: Newark to Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Trip Size:  44

Features Included (Meals, Side Trips, Etc.):  Standard trip package includes 7 nights lodging, ground transfers,  air Newark to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, welcome party, 5-day lift ticket, daily breakfast. Deduct $300 for non-skiers or IKON pass holders. Deduct $60 for Seniors 65+ with a 5-day lift ticket. Add $60 to upgrade to sixth day lift ticket. Add $48 for Seniors 65+ with a six day lift ticket.

Trip Cost Standard Package per person double occupancy:  $1,855

Initial Deposit Amount:  $650    Due Date:  Due with application
2nd Payment Amount:  $650   Due Date:  September 4, 2020
Final Payment Amount:  Balance + any extras requested    Due Date:  November 6, 2020

Reference Links:  https://www.skibig3.com/ --  https://moosehotelandsuites.com/ --  https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff

Trip Leader:  Gary Smith
Address:  21 Dakota Drive
City State Zip:  Hazleton, PA  18202
Phone:  717-503-2332 (cell)
Email:  262gsmith@gmail.com

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Harrisburg, PA 17106-0713

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