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Friday, December 31, 2010

Packing for a Winter Trip to Banff

Winters in Banff can be unpredictable, making it difficult to know what to pack for your winter holiday. I think the most important thing would be to bring layers of clothing for you to wear, ensuring you are prepared for any type of weather that hits. If you wear a lot of layers when there is a day with a high of -25 degrees, it doesn't seem quite as cold. You'll need a base layer (thermal is best) and then a mid layer to keep you warm. Fleece jackets or thin sweaters work well for the mid-layer, I wear a thicker zip-up jacket. The last (and most important) thing? Your ski jacket and snow pants.

If planning on doing some outdoor activities, don't forget your sunscreen. I remember one of the first times I was skiing at Sunshine, I didn't wear any sun block and ended up with a horrible sunburn on my face. I seriously looked like a tomato!

Lip Balm is also a good idea; Banff is dryer than a lot of other areas and your body feels this. If you use a specific kind of body moisturizer, I would recommend bringing that as well.

You also need a good pair of winter boots. I understand wanting a cute pair of shoes for your holiday...but make sure whatever you bring keeps your feet warm and dry. And don't forget to bring extra socks as well!

If coming to Banff for a Ski Holiday and you are bringing your ski equipment with you, pack some clothes in the ski bag to save on space. And you can store your ski socks, gloves and hats in your ski boots. Make sure your goggles are kept in a safe spot.

My last suggestion? Make sure you have a fabulous time on your holiday :)

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays~

Happy Holidays from the Banff Aspen Lodge; wishing everyone a fabulous holiday season and wonderful New Years!

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Bit More About the People at the Banff Aspen Lodge...

I've been writing this Blog for a few years now and thought it to be time that you learn more about me and my co-workers. I will be showcasing some of the different people who work at the Banff Aspen Lodge; hopefully you can take some of our favourite Banff things and incorporate them into your next Banff adventure. Here is more about me!

Name: Christy

Position: Sales Manager
When did you come to Banff? Five years ago
Why did you come to Banff? I wasn't ready to grow up...
What is your favourite restaurant in Banff? There are SO many; loves the Maple Leaf, Georgios, The Bison, The Balkon and The Keg
Where do you go for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate in Banff? Evelyn's for Hot Chocolate; amazing!
What is your favourite store to shop in Banff? Banff Mountain Wear for ski gear
What activity do you enjoy doing in the winter time? Ski and Skating
What activity do you enjoy doing in the summer time? Hiking, picnics, BBQ's with friends.
What is your favourite drive to go on in the area? Loves the Icefield Parkway up to Jasper! And the drive to Radium...
Where is your favourite picnic spot in Banff National Park? Two Jack Lake in the is amazingly gorgeous!

My boyfriend and I purchased at house in Banff this past year, so I now officially consider myself a Banff Local. I look forward to spending MANY years to come in the area and consider myself so lucky to be able to live in this amazing part of the world :)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

72 Hour Christmas Sale

The Banff Aspen Lodge wants you to experience how magical Banff is at Christmas Time! We are offering an amazing $99 room rate for those reservations staying from December 21 - 26, 2010. This includes our Canadian Rockies Continental Breakfast, parking and wireless Internet; one of the few hotels in Banff to include all three amenities. Sale details:

Sale: 72 Hour Christmas Sale
Stay Dates: Stay at the hotel from Tuesday December 21 - Sunday December 26, 2010
Rate: $99 + tax per night (based on double occupancy). Two night minimum stay is required.
Booking dates: this is a 72 hour sale, so all bookings MUST be made by Tuesday December 14, 2010
How to book: Scroll over the "Reservations" tab above and then click "Reserve a Room" from the drop down menu
Why: Banff is incredible on a normal day...imagine being here on Christmas!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas in Banff!

Christmas is only 15 days away and I am getting so excited! We purchased and decorated our tree last Monday (and it is still standing, which we were worried about due to our cat's curious nature) and the Christmas parties begin this Saturday.

I love Christmas in Banff because it is a totally different experience; you can head to one of the ski hills for a few hours and enjoy the fresh air before filling up on turkey. Skating on the Bow River is amazing and hiking up Tunnel Mountain is another option. Being in the Mountains on such a magical day is incredible!

Most restaurants are still open on December 25th and offer a special Christmas Dinner. And then there are the boxing day sales; I purchased some awesome discounted clothes last year at the Gap and Roots. If you're lucky, maybe you will find a deal on a new pair of skis or snowboard.

There are lots of things going on in town leading up to Christmas; including "Christmas at the Castle". Every day from now - January 02nd at the Banff Springs, different Christmas Characters are walking around the hotel and interacting with people (including Santa).

Banff is a fun place to be over the holidays and if you are looking for something new this Christmas, you should definitely visit us! The Banff Aspen Lodge will be having a 72 hour sale and offering a rate of $99 on new bookings for those people staying December 21 - 26, 2010 (restrictions apply). This special will be available to book from December 12th - 14th.

Imagine relaxing in one of our outdoor hot tubs (beside the fireplace) and seeing Santa's sleigh fly through the sky...very magical indeed :)

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Corporate retreat, meeting and conference facilities at the Banff Aspen Lodge in the Canadian Rockies
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  401 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 1017
Banff, Alberta
Canada T1L 1A9
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