Old 01-11-08, 06:25 PM   #1
 
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hi all, my wife and i and our son age 15 will be going to banff in jan we have all skiied before but my wife is worred as we have been told it can be very cold in jan please can some one tell us what to expect .we are new to the site so sorry if this question has been asked before
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Old 01-11-08, 09:19 PM   #2
 
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Wrap up warm

Hi
We are going in Feb one of the guy,s were going with spent a few years in Canada, Hey it don't snow if it ain't cold, he recons -10 to -30 regularly in winter so wrap up warm, with lots of layers
On the up side they have some of the best skiing in the world
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Old 02-12-08, 07:02 PM   #3
 
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hi
We are also going in Jan see you there. Yes it can get cold but it is a different cold to the UK its a dry cold . Wrap up well and you will be fine. We lived there for 3 years. When are you going in Jan?
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Old 03-12-08, 09:25 PM   #4
 
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Hi Taff, Toff, Dave n Tracy!

Great to hear that you're headed our way. It can get cold in January, but those are often the days when the sky is beautifully clear as well, so as long as you've got the right gear for skiiing you'll be fine.

Here are a few ideas of things to do in and around Banff in January:

In terms of things to do off the slopes, you're coming at a great time -- be sure to check out the Ice Magic Festival and International Ice Sculpting Festival in Lake Louise starting January 23rd - 25th. You'll also be able to catch the Banff Winter Festival the last week of January, with a cardboard sled derby and lots of other fun stuff.

Keep your eyes peeled for Hollywood stars in town and on the slopes at Sunshine around the third week of January -- Banff hosts Robert Kennedy's Banff Celebrity Invitational and past attendees have included Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan, Daryl Hanna, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer and many more. There are day events open to the public (you'll have to buy a lift ticket), but other evetns are by invitation only and they keep things pretty quiet until very close to the event so I'll try to keep you updated.

Other great things to do off the hill include sleigh rides, taking a guided snowshoe tour with one of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise's in-house heritage guides, or taking in some live music in town.
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Old 04-12-08, 06:18 PM   #5
 
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Have you told them we are all coming LOL
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Old 04-12-08, 06:42 PM   #6
 
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Yes - we're even baking a cake!
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