Winter in Alberta
Ski into springtime in Alberta, Canada, making the best of both seasons and extending the wintertime recreation while the sun shines brightly.
SKI Alberta’s slopes remain inviting until April, when skiers shed their coats in favor of T-shirts. Slice down Banff National Park’s “big three” ski resorts — a single pass accesses night skiing at Norquay, the world-class terrain of Lake
Louise Ski Resort and endless trails at Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort.
SLED Blue-eyed huskies charge through powder as the saw-toothed Canadian Rockies rush past. Shout “mush!” like a seasoned dogsledder as a pack of spirited pups hauls your sled through the alpine wilderness of Canmore.
PLAY For little ones, snow tubing is a playful alternative to the bunny slopes.
A two-lane run rushes down Sunny Tube
Park at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Even experienced adventurers ride the dedicated lift to the tubing park at Sunridge Ski area in Edmonton t
zip down the smooth, walled chutes.
SLEIGH In a classic horse-drawn sleigh, take a romantic ride around the mountain-encircled shores of Lake Louise. With kids, opt for a roomier Western-style sleigh and traverse the meadows beneath Banff’s Cascade Mountain, ending with a steaming cup of cocoa.
SOAK Relax in Banff Upper Hot Springs’ hundred-degree waters, seated at a crisp 5,200-foot elevation, as vistas of snow-topped summits emerge from the steam. We also suggest Jasper National Park’s Miette Hot Springs, the Rockies’ hottest mineral springs, best appreciated as snowflakes drift around you.
GAZE Home to the world’s two largest Dark Sky Preserves, there’s no place like Alberta for constellation-watching. Catch a nightly show of dazzling stars, the Milky Way’s glow and even the Northern Lights in the 4,200-square-mile Jasper National Park and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta.
At Just Cruises & Vacations, we’ll tailor each adventure in Alberta and provide a host of privileges in your luxury hotel. For more information, give us a call at 586-840-7447 or visit our website, www.justcruises.com.