When winter rolls into Banff, the fun is just beginning for residents and visitors alike. This winter wonderland features a multitude of sporting activities and breathtaking views that allow you to see the majestic Rocky Mountains from a whole new perspective. No matter how you like to spend those frosty winter days, Banff Plastic Surgery has a few suggestions to help you make the most of the winter months.
Skiing? Of Course!
The Canadian Rockies are well known for their fabulous skiing, whether you choose downhill or cross country. Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, and Mt. Norquay offer a huge variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders, while cross-country skiers can kick and glide through many kilometers of groomed and ungroomed trails throughout Banff National Park.
Skating is open to all ages and skill levels on many ice surfaces, in and around the town of Banff. From the outdoor rink downtown offering mountain views, to the Fenlands Recreation Centre, there are options for both indoors and outdoors skating, including some local lakes, for those who are more adventurous. Rentals are available downtown and at the Rec Centre.
See the Rockies from a different angle by indulging in a gondola ride that takes you level with the majestic peaks. There are three different sightseeing gondolas in Banff National Park, each with its own breathtaking scenery and treats to discover at the top. Restaurants, cafes and sightseeing stations will tantalize and entertain until it is time to head back down again.
There’s nothing like forging through the wilderness behind a team of exuberant dogs. Dog sledding tours begin with meeting each of the dogs on your team before your guide helps you hook up the team to your sled. Let the mushing begin as your guide takes you through the vast expanses of the park, giving you an adrenaline rush and an intimate view of the natural beauty of the area at the same time.
Tobogganing and Tubing
Skis aren’t the only way to fly down the mountains in the Canadian Rockies. Some snow bunnies prefer a trip on a toboggan or inflatable tube that promises to make you feel like a kid again. Two local ski areas offer tubing on dedicated hills, with a magic carpet ride to the top after each trip down.
Après ski is one of the most popular activities in Banff, whether you decide to cozy up to a fire at your ski lodge or head to one of the cafes or pubs for your relaxation time. Steamy drinks, delectable munchies and live entertainment may be just a few of the treats you encounter along the way. This town is all about sharing stories, food and spirits once the winter activities come to an end for the day.
One stop you don’t want to miss in Banff is a visit to Banff Plastic Surgery, where our experienced surgeons and staff are ready to discuss your aesthetic goals and help you find the solutions to meet them. We offer a variety of surgical procedures to assist you in your body sculpting and breast enhancement, as well as some non-surgical options that provide positive results without anesthesia or downtime. To learn more about our practice and services, contact Banff Plastic Surgery today at 403-762-2055.