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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to everyone from the Banff Aspen Lodge; have a fun and safe night tomorrow night! Ever wonder what happens to all the pumpkins in Banff on November 1st?

Friday, October 29, 2010

World Cup in Lake Louise

The Lake Louise Ski Area hosts the World Cup this month. This is the only Canadian stop on the World Cup Tour and if you want to see some amazingly talented skiers, I recommend checking it out. November 27th and 28th 2010 are the men's races and the women have their turn on December 3 - 5, 2010.

Watching the Olympic ski races this past February on TV was awesome, so to have the chance to see World Class Olympic Athletes live, skiing over 100km an hour, is an opportunity I do not want to miss! There are big screens both outside and in the lodge so that you are able to watch the entire race, and then see the skiers cross the finish line in person at the bottom of the mountain.

Here is a photo from the 2009 World Cup in Lake Louise (courtesy of Travel Alberta

If coming to Lake Louise to watch the women's races on December 4th, make sure you are in Banff by 5:15pm. The Santa Claus Parade of Lights will be starting at 5:30pm on Banff Avenue and you do not want to miss it :)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Banff Aspen Lodge; a Modern, Boutique Banff Hotel

Banff Aspen Lodge has undergone an amazing transformation in the last few years. All public areas have been renovated and this last year we have been upgrading our guestrooms. This is one of our outdoor hot tubs beside the outdoor fireplace; clearly an amazing way to relax after a day exploring Banff National Park:

All guestrooms will be completely renovated by December 31, 2010 and have a very modern, boutique style to them. This is our Premium Room with two queen beds:

With all these changes, I've had people tell me that the hotel looks "brand new". I like to think that is pretty good for a hotel that was built in 1973 :)

The Banff Aspen Lodge is the perfect option for someone who is looking for a modern, 3 star property in Banff. We are a smaller hotel, which enables us to ensure all guests receive the care they need!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Winter in Banff and Lake Lousie

Sorry for not writing lately; I was on a sales trip to the UK and Germany for the last couple of weeks. I met with different companies who sell the Banff Aspen Lodge and I was speaking a lot about this coming winter season. Talking about winter (along with early snow falls we've been getting), makes me really excited about the upcoming snowy months.

There is so much to do in Banff and Lake Louise in the winter time; it can be a true winter wonderland! Skiing at one of the three local ski hills is one of the most popular activities. Imagine skiing in a National Park, in champagne powder with hardly anyone around! There is Mount Norquay, located 10 minutes from Banff. Sunshine Village is around 25 minutes from Banff and then Lake Louise is approximately 45 minutes from Banff. My favourite mountain is definitely Sunshine Village, but all three resorts have something for everyone!

I also enjoy cross country skiing . There are SO many different trails in Banff National Park; my favourite trail is just outside the Park at Emerald Lake. It is an easy beginner trail that doesn't have too many hills.

Ice skating is another option in the winter. A skating rink is made on the Bow River in Banff (by the Blue Canoe docks) and you can rent skates from Snowtips (225 Bear Street). A rink is also made up at the Banff Springs, along with a fire pit and there is a tobogganing hill. In Lake Louise, a skating rink is made right in front of the Chateau Lake Louise on the Lake itself; it is Awesome!

Dog sledding in Lake Louise is also an amazing activity to try. Kingmik Dogsled Tours has a few different options ranging from a 30 minute "Mushing 101" tour to a 2 hour "Great Divide" tour. You may even get the opportunity to drive your own sled!

The best part of all these winter activities? Enjoying a cup of hot chocolate (with some Bailey's if desired) and relaxing in front of the fire at the end of the day :)

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Corporate retreat, meeting and conference facilities at the Banff Aspen Lodge in the Canadian Rockies
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P.O. Box 1017
Banff, Alberta
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