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Banff Douglas Fir Temporary Waterslide Closure

Please note that the Banff Douglas Fir‘s in-house waterslides will be shut down for one week due to regular maintenance. In order to minimise the disruption they have chosen the shutdown to occur Sunday April 25th at 9:30 PM after their regular closing time. The slides will re-open on Friday April 30th at 4 PM, just in time for the weekend!

Banff Douglas Fir Resort Playzone

While the waterslides are closed for maintenance, the Douglas Fir Resort will have the playzone, amenities, pool, saunas, jacuzzi, tennis/basketball courts, fitness room and barbeques all open for your convenience.

The Banff Douglas Fir Resort is perfect for families and we are currently offering an early-booking discount of up 30% OFF for summer 2010 bookings. Some restrictions (but not many) apply!

Book early and save!

Now is the time to be thinking about securing your 2008 winter ski holiday in Western Canada. By booking your ski holiday early you can save anything up to 30% to 40%!

Rocky-Peak Holidays released their latest news mail giving you an idea on how much you can save when you book your accommodation and lift passes in advance.

September 30 2007 is the dead-line for deals on some ski accommodations, whilst other deals end as late as Novemeber 15 2007.

Be sure to secure your ski holiday in good time!

All Ski Hills Now Closed

Despite the recent heavy snowfall we have just received last night, all the ski hills in the Canadian Rockies are now CLOSED.

We had a great season here with great snow from start to end and we hope you enjoyed yourselves in our winter playground!

Remember, you can book your ski vacation package with us for winter 2008 and a small deposit will secure this years prices for next year for all of our ski vacation packages. What are you waiting for?! – 1-888-PH-ROCKY or email us!

There is still time to book your summer or fall vacation with us too!

Thank you for booking with the Canadian specialists – rocky-peak Holidays!

Snowfall Warning – May 24

Environment Canada’s Official Weather Warnings

Kananaskis – Canmore
4:10 AM MDT Thursday 24 May 2007
Snowfall warning for
Kananaskis – Canmore continued

A further 5 to 10 centimetres of snow is forecast this morning.

An additional 5 to 10 centimetres of snow will fall over the regions listed above this morning and early afternoon as an intense upper disturbance moves southward across southwestern Alberta.

Heavy Snowfall Warning – April 18

Environment Canada’s Official Weather Warnings
Banff National Park
6:39 AM MDT Wednesday 18 April 2007
Snowfall warning for Banff National Park continued

Heavy snow expected tonight.

A low pressure system moving through northern Idaho will bring snow to much of southwestern Alberta tonight.

The low will bring moisture laden air to the upper levels from the south, while at the surface a cold northerly flow will develop. Initially in many areas the precipitation will start as rain, but as the temperatures fall we will see the rain change to snow.

The southernmost areas – the Crowsnest Pass, Cardston and Lethbridge regions will see 10 cm of snow tonight before the snow changes back to rain on Thursday.

Elsewhere, 15 to 20 cm of snow can be expected with the snow continuing into Thursday. Also, the airmass associated with this system is quite unstable, so we could see some local snowfall accumulations in excess of 30 cm.

Earth Day is April 22nd. Make Every Day Earth Day!

First launched as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970, Earth Day is celebrated as the birth of the environmental movement.

For over 30 years, on April 22nd, millions of people have united to heed this urgent call to action and celebrate the environment. Earth 911 has taken the mission of Earth Day and made it an everyday opportunity by offering information and resources available to protect the environment in every community in the United States and Canada.

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Sunshine Village Spring Concert Series

This is one line-up you will appreciate!


Come out to Sunshine Village April 21st & April 22nd to see country singer Aaron Pritchett live in concert. Concerts will begin at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday and will take place on the outdoor stage in the village. The concerts are FREE to anyone with a lift ticket, gondola only ticket or season pass.


Default will be playing at Sunshine Village on April 28th and 29th. Concerts will begin at 1:30pm on Saturday and Sunday and will take place on our outdoor stage in the village. The concerts are FREE to anyone with a lift ticket, gondola only ticket or season pass.


Sunshine Village is thrilled to have Johnny Reid part of their Spring Concert Series Saturday May 5th & Sunday May 6th. The concerts are FREE to anyone with a lift ticket, gondola only ticket or season pass.


The Dudes are playing at Sunshine Village on Saturday May 12th & Sunday May 13th as part of the Spring Concert Series. The concerts are FREE to anyone with a lift ticket, gondola only ticket or season pass.


May 19th, May 20th & May 21st

The last weekend of the ski and snowboard season at Sunshine Village will wrap up with the biggest party and you definitely do not want to miss out!

BC/DC who has rocked the village a few times will be back to end the season off right. The band will be playing three concerts with the final on Slush Cup Day. The concerts are FREE to anyone with a lift ticket, gondola only ticket or season pass.

All concerts are scheduled for 90 minutes and start at 1:30 pm. Only exception is the May 21st concert will start at 12 noon due to 79th Annual Slush Cup which follows at end of concert.