Friday, February 2, 2018

Banff Ski Trip - #SaturdaySnapshots

Recently, the subject of downhill skiing came up. That prompted me to look up some photos taken long ago when my husband, son, and I would go skiing during the Christmas holidays almost every year. One of our most memorable trips was to Banff, Alberta, Canada, in December, 1991. Here are a few photos from that adventure. This was before the time of digital cameras, and these pictures aren't very sharp. The panoramic photos were taken with a disposable camera. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

We stayed in the historic Banff Springs Hotel,
first opened in 1888.

View from our room. I had to take two photos and
splice them together to capture the whole scene.

Here's the same view, taken when the hotel
first opened. I copied it from the hotel's website.

The hotel was decorated beautifully for Christmas,
including this gingerbread replica.
Frozen waterfall behind the hotel.
We skied at nearby Sunshine Village

This was the coldest I've ever been in my life.
I'm pretty sure I was shivering in this photo.

I tried skiing several years ago at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, and managed pretty well. However, I stayed on the beginner slopes. I'm not sure I'm up for a week in serious snow anymore!

More info about Banff Spring HotelHERE
More info about Sunshine Village Ski ResortHERE

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  1. Gorgeous!

    It brought back memories. Not of skiing, but years ago Mom and I took a long driving trip through that area. It was sooo beautiful! As was Lake Louise.

    Keep up the great posts. I love 'em!

  2. Thank you, Colleen. I'd love to revisit the Canadian Rockies. The scenery was among the most beautiful and dramatic I've seen.

  3. Wow. That spot looks so rugged, so beautiful.

  4. It was beautiful, Deb. I'm ready to go back.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  5. I was in that area well, a couple of decades ago, I think. We stayed at a place on the other side of Banff that had a good view of the Springs.:) That was a fun trip. It snowed in August!

  6. Years ago, our family drove through this marvelous country. Can't wait to go again. I remember Lake Louise. Unparalleled beauty. Thanks for sharing, Sandy.

  7. Lovely photos...and memories. I was in Banff once, but it was a summer family vacation. I realized that I've never been in Canada in the winter.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. LuAnn: I'd love to go to Banff in the summer. As beautiful as it was in wintertime, I imagine summer must be glorious.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  9. Kelly: We visited Lake Louise, too, but only as a day trip. I'd enjoy spending more time there. Hard to believe those photos were taken more than 25 years ago! It's definitely time to visit there again.

  10. Hi, Laurel-Rain. One thing I remember about our winter trip to Banff was the cold. The temperature was below zero for several days. We'd ski for a while, then stop to warm up, and then ski some more. It was fun anyhow.
    Thank you for reading my blog and commenting. I'm delighted that you enjoyed my photos.

  11. it looks as codl as I am feeling right now. Snow here as well.


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