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PlanetSKI is back in Canada and once again on the road in The Rockies. Check out our pictures so far. UPDATED

There is nothing quite like a road trip in the Canadian Rockies - big roads, big vehicles and big scenery.

We have been in Banff, Alberta.

Alberta, CanadaSpringtime in Banff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been visiting the ski resorts of Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mount Norquay.

Alberta, CanadaThe road to Lake Louise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta, Canada   The views from Lake Louise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta, CanadaThe views from Mount Norquay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta, CanadaThe views form Sunshine Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See here for a report from Sunshine Village from earlier in the season back in February.

After that it was a 12-day trip round a few resorts in British Columbia in a motorhome.

British Columbia, CanadaMotorhome in The Rockies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

img_1387_500_02On the road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now in April we are doing it in a slightly more luxurious fashion - a Dodge SUV organised by Hertz.co.uk and we are staying in hotels.

A road trip is perhaps the best way to ski Canada as you not only get to see different resorts but experience the country as well.

With all its views and surprises.

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And it is well worth getting slightly off the beaten track to take in the scenery.

Alberta, CanadaLake Two Jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta, CanadaLake Two Jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta, CanadaLake Minniwanka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta, CanadaLake Miniwanka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later this week we are heading up the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Japser and then on to Kicking Horse in British Columbia.

That's the road down there as seen from the summit of Lake Louise. 

Alberta, CanadaThe road goes on.... and on.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We did it last year - see here for our blog from the time - and it is one of the most spectacular roads to a ski resort you will ever find.

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UPDATED THURSDAY  7th APRIL, 19.30....... and here are the pictures from the drive: Smile

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And just in case you want to see a few more pictures from this week in Canada then feast your eyes on these...

Alberta, CanadaThe Canadian Rockies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta, CanadaThe Canadian Rockies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta, CanadaThe Canadian Rockies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Banff and the ski resorts around it then see here.

For further details about car hire check out the offerings from Hertz.co.uk

Later on PlanetSKI we will have a full report on driving in Canada - from the practicalities to the joys of a road trip in the Rockies.

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the world of snowsports.

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