This season, there will be a new altogether relaxing- alternative activity for those at Sunshine Village. A brand new restorative yoga mountain retreat is being opened. The new program will combine a majestic Rocky Mountain ski experience with the serenity and relaxation of an on-mountain yoga practise.
The weekend retreats, slated for spring 2014, will also include a specialized menu featuring healthy, organic fare crafted exclusively by Executive Chef Martin Brenner of the Sunshine Mountain Lodge.
Perched at 1500 metres amidst the natural wonders of Banff National Park you will find the Lake Louise lodge. Canada’s largest ski area is just minutes away with an abundance of snow.
The Post Hotel wine cellar has an inventory of over 25,500 bottles and more than 2200 selections of the finest wines available. Thanks to the efforts of Lake Louise Hotel owner George Schwarz, the wine list at the Post has become one of the most comprehensive in the country and continues to impress dining room guests.
“Living proof that god’s a skier”. So say those who spend winter exploring the pistes of Banff National Park - home to three of the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village.
The 100th Calgary Stampede is due to take place in Alberta, Canada on the 6th of July. It will bring people together from all over the world. Not only does it includes rodeo, chuck wagon racing and a parade, it also gives you the chance to see the world’s finest lasso experts.
Kateri Cowley is a true cowgirl, having grown up on a ranch in the heart of cowboy territory, Alberta, Canada. The 26-year-old is a former Stampede Princess, and has even had the pleasure of teaching actor and adventurer Charley Boorman how to use a whip while he was in Canada filming his recent Extreme Frontier programme. In this video, filmed in London, not only does she give a lassoing tutorial, but she also takes on, manages to rope herself a cowboy – whilst blindfolded!
Banff National Park is home to three of the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. The three resorts offer almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain on one convenient, tri-area lift ticket. There’s terrain to suit every level and desire, from gentle groomed runs to some of the world’s most extreme in-bounds challenges. The unique inland location guarantees the dry, light snow and plenty of it. Free transportation between Banff-Lake Louise and the resorts, with a tri-area lift ticket, means that when you’re here, the choice of mountains is yours. Stunning mountain backdrops, lack of lift lines and friendly local hospitality are just some of the bonuses that make a vacation here unforgettable.
The Calgary Stampede bills itself as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Festivities this year will run from the 9th to the 18th of July and with over $2 million in prizes, the Stampede attracts top competitors from across North America.
This video gives a glimpse into the magic of the event, and also shows how you can go to Alberta and emulate the cowboy lifestyle