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Start Date:
Sat., Jan. 18, 2020 
 Trip Coordinator (TC):
 Ali Pethick
End Date:
Sat., Jan. 25, 2020  TC email:
Full Package Price: 
$1,129 per person
 Asst. Trip Coordinator (ATC):
 Joan Waddill
Land Package Price:  $716 per person  ATC email:
Single Supplement: $685 per person
 Final Payment Date:
 Fri., Nov 15, 2019
Deposit: $150 per person  Resort Pass Affiliation:  Ikon
Total Participants:


On July 1st, 1867, the nation now known as Canada was born. In Canada's earliest years, the countries first Prime Minister had a dream of uniting the country from coast to coast. From that dream, came the Canadian Pacific Rail Way and the discovery of Banff.

What is now the town of Banff was discovered during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. At the sight of the Rocky Mountains, then president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Sir William Cornelious Van Horne proclaimed, "If we can't export the scenery, we'll import the tourists."



THE BIG 3 Mountains…..Lake Louise, Sunshine and Norquay

Non-stop direct flight

We leave on Saturday, January 18th at 9:35 a.m. out of IAH. We enjoy a non-stop direct flight to Calgary. No getting up at 3 a.m. (unless you need to), no lost luggage due to weather and transfers. Once we get to Calgary in the early afternoon we enjoy a scenic bus ride to the Ptarmigan Inn located in central Banff. No schlepping luggage as it will be transported to our rooms. We will rest for a few hours before our Sports America’s Welcome Party downstairs.

This is a joint trip with the Austin Ski Club. Friendships will be renewed and new acquaintances made as well as lift tickets disbursed. 

Apres Ski events are planned for every night including at the famous Banff Springs Resort which is only a few minutes away. Sunday night will be the SCSC welcome party and we can discuss the events of the day and continue planning the rest of the week. 


Mid week optional dinner for both Austin and SCSC.

If you are interested in any non skier activities or just want to take a day off, Matty at Sports America will be coordinating these. They are booked on an individual basis and will include dog sledding, snowmobiling, snow tubing, and sleigh rides. Details not yet available. There are many museums and some historical sites not far from the Ptarmigan Inn. Also Banff national park is nearby.


Canada has a favorable exchange rate. At this writing $1.00 USD to $1.36 CAD.

The Norquay Ski Resort is close and Sunshine Village and Lake Louise somewhat further but what a ride.


AND LET US NOT FORGET THE BIG 3!!!!!  Some of the best and fluffiest snow ever!!!!  I went with the club 3 years ago and have been waiting for the opportunity to go again.  Your ski passes are good at all of The Big 3.  The Big 3 also accepts the Ikon pass.


Oh, and then there is the possibiliy of an aurora borealis.  I will be on the website and keeping everyone posted.  This is on my bucket list.



The Banff Ptarmigan Inn is centrally located in Banff National Park only steps away from the downtown area. This mountain hotel is a great escape to the Canadian Rockies. On your vacation you can enjoy our mountain views, and numerous outdoor activities from hiking trails, canoe rides, and biking in the summer, skiing, skating, and snowshoeing in the winter.

Hot and Cold Breakfast Buffet is served at Ptarmigan Inn. every day (see the website details of Ptarmigan Inn).

With your stay at the Ptarmigan, the bus fare is completely complimentary. It runs every 40 minutes from each stop, starting at around 6 AM.

The Ptarmigan Inn has received very favorable reviews from SCSCers who have stayed there in the past.


Non-stop direct flight

Round-trip air via United Airlines from Houston to Calgary

Jan 18    IAH/YYC      Flt 2393    9:35 a.m./1:05p.m.

Jan 25    YYC/IAH      Flt 1607    1:55 p.m./7:00p.m.


Trip Coordinator: Ali Pethick

Assistant Trip Coordinator: Joan Waddill

ATC Joan Waddell and I are both familiar with this ski area as are many SCSCers and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm with you.




Lift tickets will be made available after final payment date. Please inform the TC which lift tickets you would like. Lift tickets can be used at any of the Big 3 resorts, Lake Louise, Norquay or Sunshine Village.

 Lift Ticket Pricing, USD
 3 of 5 day
 $236.19  $181.26
 4 of 6 day
 $269.92  $214.82
 5 of 7 day
 $309.29  $237.36
 6 of 8 day
 $371.15  $284.84

When you register for this trip, all that you are required to do is pay your trip deposit of $150/per person
. You have until Final Payment Date to pay your balance.

If you require a single supplement to go on this trip, make sure you contact the TC immediately after registering for the trip so that one is assigned to you.

If you are not familiar with the Space City cancellation policy, please read it HERE.

If all or any of the packages offered in this trip have sold out (i.e., they show as Filled on the Event Registration - Activities page), and you would still like to purchase them, then contact the TC to be put on a Wait List.

Click the Button-Accordion down arrow circle next to Activities/Items below to see more details about the trip.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 to Saturday, January 25, 2020
Banff Ptarmigan Inn
Lodging Website
337 Banff Ave
Banff, AB  

1 (800) 661-8310
Additional Info:
Ali Pethick
Joan Waddill
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Full Package
Land Package