When booking ski breaks to Calgary with The Co-operative Travel you are sure to have great fun with the family whether you are beginners or experienced skiers.
Experience the rugged beauty for which the Canadian Rockies are famed on a Calgary ski holiday with The Co-operative Travel.
Plenty of snow falls on the peaks of this region every year, producing excellent skiing conditions that stretch from Alberta to British Columbia, and a winter sports season which lasts from early November right through to late May.
Calgary - host city of the 1988 Winter Olympics - sits on a prairie just east of the Rockies, and visitors on a Co-operative Travel winter holiday who love their snowboarding could well find themselves taking turns on the superpipe with Olympic competitors at the Canada Olympic Park training centre. The spirit that was born as a result of the 1988 Olympics coming to Canada remains, and any winter sport enthusiast can't help but be taken along for the ride.
When you're ready for stunning scenery and some time on the slopes you¿ll find yourself perfectly placed, as Calgary is the springboard to the Canadian Rockies. There are 12 resorts lying within a four-hour drive, each with their own brand of natural beauty. Banff is 90 minutes from Calgary, while Lake Louise, one of the largest ski resorts in North America, is only 45 minutes further on.
When you¿re ready for a little après ski, then head downtown and experience the vibrancy of the city. There are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained, such as Calgary's Glenbow Museum where you can admire 28,000 works of art, find out about the early European settlers or come face-to-face with an original full dress uniform worn by a Mountie in 1876. Shopaholics can spend hours indulging themselves in some of Calgary's 1,000 shops, while the more adventurous can visit the hundreds of animals at Calgary Zoo and walk through the six acres of botanical gardens.
Calgary's nightlife is far more lively than you might expect from a 'cowboy and oil town' in the middle of Canada's prairies. The suburb of Kensington's streets are lined with a wide range of bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs, while 17th Avenue, west of Fourth Street, is a quieter area boasting more idiosyncratic pubs and a wide range of ethnic restaurants.
Hotels run right across the price and quality range, with all major chains represented in and around the city, with the swish Fairmont Palliser a landmark of the downtown area, but also accommodation often to be found in converted lodges closer to the slopes.
Seek out your complete Calgary winter holiday with the help of The Co-operative Travel, and you'll soon get into the groove of this popular, lively resort. Check now for availability of your preferred dates.