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    Banff Budget Ski Vacation

    Banff Lake Louise is located just a mere hour and a half from Calgary, making it a popular destination with local Canadian skiers and Calgary weekend warriors. This is good news for the budget-conscious, as they’ll find plenty of affordable lodging and dining options. Plus, the convenient Calgary International Airport is under two hours from Banff Lake Louise—which reduces your travel costs. Banff Lake Louise is full of affordable dining options from theCascade Food Court, which is home to a multitude of cheap, tasty eats, to a host of inexpensive grills and pub joints to choose from in downtown Banff. Don’t forget, staying in a condo allows you the ability to cook your own meals, and with two Banff supermarkets—Nesters Marketplace on Bear Street and Safeway on Elk Street—you’re sure to find plenty of affordable, healthy options.

    Banff Budget Hotels

    When we say you can find suitable Banff lodging on any budget, we really mean it. Below we've highlighted Banff's most affordable hotels:

    • Experience warm hospitality and exceptional comfort from an ideal location at the base of downtown. The Banff International Hotel is modern, spacious and richly decorated with lots of wood and warmth to blend into the local surroundings. Ski and sightseeing buses offer curbside pickup.
    • Located in the heart of Banff, theBanff Park Lodge is just steps from the lively social scene that downtown offers and the serene ambiance of the glacier-fed Bow River, the Banff Park Lodge offers the best of both worlds.

    Banff Affordable Restaurants

    If you’re in the mood for some Asian persuasion, Banff has some great choices, including Pad Thai, located at the back of the ClockTower Mall, Chaya, a sushi and noodle joint on Banff Avenue, and Sushi House, which allows you to pick your favorite sushi on a mini train as it rolls through your area. If you’re looking for a place that offers quality food, at a great price, then Paddock Gri****ll will please. This budget-conscious restaurant, in the Mountain Royal Hotel, serves up sandwiches, soups, pizza and paninis. Old Spaghetti Factory is a favorite for simple, good pasta dishes that locals and visitors alike love. 

    To learn more about a Banff budget ski vacation call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.