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									Winter & Ski Adventure Banff / Canadian Rockies
Join Kosher Expeditions for a 7-day winter & ski holiday in the famous resort town of Banff. For more than a century, Banff and Lake Louise have drawn savvy travelers from around the world by combining inspiring natural beauty with unique and sophisticated vacation experiences. Nestled in the heart of Canada’s premier national park (a 90-minute scenic drive from Calgary International Airport) Banff and Lake Louise engage visitors with world-class luxury amenities, extraordinary outdoor adventures, distinctive culture, exciting nightlife, rich heritage and the world’s greatest ski and winter playground. Ski: This region boasts three outstanding ski resorts: Banff Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise provide more than 7,700 acres and 240 trails offering countless options to skiers and snowboarders of any ability. From wide-open bowls and tree-lined glades covered with fresh dry champagne powder, to meticulous groomed slopes and state-of-the -art snowmaking, visitors enjoy unspoiled scenery, short lift lines, and guaranteed friendly local hospitality. With an interchangeable, multi-day Tri-Area Lift Ticket, which includes free transfers from your hotel to the slopes, visitors can enjoy frequent and worry-free shuttle transportation between the hotels and each ski area. Three Ski areas 1-ticket - The Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Tri-Area Lift Ticket includes: • Unlimited use of all lifts at Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Mountain Resort • Direct to Lift Access at Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, and Sunshine Village • Direct shuttles from hotel Ski Norquay: Starting with the first ski runs cut in 1926, Mt. Norquay now encompasses a wide variety of terrain to suit everyone. Its location only 10 minutes from the town of Banff makes it the perfect ski destination. Lake Louise Mountain Resort: As Canada's largest single ski area, Lake Louise Mountain Resort offers four mountain faces, 4,200 skiable acres, 139 named trails and a 6-person Gondola. Sunshine Village: With the world's fastest gondola, over 3,300 acres of terrain on three mountains, and an average annual snowfall of over 30 feet, the 'Shine' is a must ski. Winter & Ski Adventure: Your ski holiday includes a 4-day lift ticket or for those who do not ski or are looking for a break from the slopes, trade in your lift ticket and get ready for some winter adventure fun exploring Banff National Park. Choice of optional adventures includes: Ice Walks: Walk on frozen creeks through canyons of ice, past unusual rock formations, ancient Native rock art, and icefalls, through prime wildlife habitat. The history of rock art and the geology of the mountains are at your fingertips as the guides explain their mystery. (Minimum age 8 years) • • Grotto Canyon Icewalk: Walk on a frozen creek through Grotto Canyon, past unusual rock formations, ancient Native rock art, and icefalls. Here ice climbers can be seen scaling the frozen waterfalls. Johnston Canyon Icewalk: Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls that give an airy view of the canyon below. Travel through prime wildlife habitat on your way to the trail head and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed. This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls. • •
Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights Trip Dates January 21-27 2008 Tours & Activities 4-day lift ticket or 4 days of guided winter adventures. Adventures include: - Ice walks - Snowshoeing - Wildlife viewing - Winter sightseeing tours - Sleigh riding

sledding, ice climbing, mountain hot springs plus much more!

The area boasts numerous additional activities including: Snowmobiling, dog

You will be supplied with a full list of local activities, hot spots and winter events going on during your stay. The town of Banff is a unique destination that expertly accommodates visitors without losing the charm of a small mountain community. Its location in the southwestern corner of Banff National Park, less than a two-hour drive from Calgary International Airport and just 50 minutes east of Lake Louise, makes it the perfect vacation destination. Because the Town of Banff is just 4km in size, this community really does share this space with the wildlife. Some say that a local on their way to work is as likely to see a deer as a neighborhood dog. Elk, sheep and bear sightings are not uncommon near this town filled with trees, parks and trails. Banff also abounds with opportunities to experience just about anything, from the most rugged of outdoor activities to world-class arts and culture displays. Enjoy strolling alongside locals and world travelers as you discover a cosmopolitan collection of galleries, boutiques and cafés. Shops range from internationally recognized clothiers or independently-owned establishments to Canada's oldest department store.

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Evening Icewalk & Campfire: Walk to historic Stewart Canyon Bridge under the night time winter sky. Explore along the shoreline of Lake Minnewanka, listen to the crackling of the frozen lake’s ice cap, and learn about the native history of the lake as your guide leads you to historic Stewart Canyon Bridge using headlamps. End the walk with a roaring campfire and toasting marshmallows.

Pricing Standard Room Double - $1950 Triple - $1870 Quad - $1845 Single Supplement - $300 Superior Room Double - $2085 Triple - $1950 Quad - $1895 Single Supplement- $450

Snowshoeing: Explore the National Park by guided snowshoe adventure. With a choice of two adventures, enjoy the wonder and excitement of The Paint Pots or take a Winter Survival Basics mini course. On either trip you'll see spectacular scenery, winter wildlife and unique mountain locations. (Minimum age 8 years) Winter Wildlife Viewing: Build a connection to this World Heritage Site as you visit Banff’s landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat. See and learn about wildlife behavior, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations. (appropriate for all ages) Sightseeing Tours: Our sightseeing tours utilize 24 passenger buses. All tours are guided by enthusiastic interpretive guides who love to share their knowledge with you. Tour includes Banff hotel pick up and drop off, light refreshments, use of binoculars and spotting scopes as well as hands-on interpretive items. (appropriate for all ages) Two exciting tours to choose from: • Discover Lake Louise and the Icefields: View powerful landscapes first-hand on your way to Lake Louise and Bow Lake. Learn from expert guides about the area’s rich mountaineering history and heritage. • Discover Banff: Build a connection to our World Heritage Site as you visit Banff¹s landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat - Hear how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden treasure - See and learn about wildlife behavior, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations - This is Banff¹s best tour for viewing wildlife which are seen on 95% of the tours. Sleigh Rides: Relax as you become captured by the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The sleigh ride will take you through the Bow River Valley to the remote areas around Banff. (appropriate for all ages) Additional optional area tours include: Snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice climbing, mountain hot springs plus much more! Banff National Park - A 100 Year Tradition - Unique, Preserved and Protected The three ski resorts of Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine are located in Canada's first national park, Banff National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Park is a year-round protected wilderness area offering rugged alpine beauty, first-class amenities and the best powder skiing in the world. Today, Banff National Park (6,641 square km / 2,564 square miles) is one of four adjoining mountain parks comprising more than 20,235 square km / 7,813 square miles of spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape. When you visit the Banff/Lake Louise area you will see why each year more than 4.5 million visitors come to enjoy the unique feeling of the Canadian Rockies. As one of the world's premier destination spots, visitors can tour historic sites, soak in hot springs and stroll along the shop-lined streets of the town of Banff. The park is home to a number of outstanding geological and ecological features including an abundance of wildlife, where travelers may see elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves and a host of other large and small mammals.

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Children 17 & under sharing room with 2 full paying participants: $1695pp Children 6-12 years of age receive a discount of $120 off the total price. Children 3-5 years of age receive a discount of $300 off the total price. Children 0-2: $200pp

Pricing is per person based on number of participants per room. *Quad occupancy maximum per room Suites are available upon request. Please contact us for a quote. *Please add 9% for tax & fees. $30pp for gratuities will be collected at the start of the program. Tour includes: 6-night hotel stay, all Glatt kosher meals under strict supervision, 4-day lift ticket or 4 winter adventures, on-site synagogue, Kosher Expeditions expert tour leaders & staff. Price does not include: Airfare, transfer to and from Banff from Calgary, ski & equipment rental and optional tours. Air Travel: Please note airfare is not included in the price of your tour. Participants will fly into Calgary International airport. Upon arrival airport shuttles and car rentals are available for transfer to Banff (not included in the price of your tour). Accommodations Set amongst the majestic mountains in the protected landscape of Banff National Park lies the world-class resort town of Banff. In the center of this breathtaking experience, the Mount Royal Hotel's heritage and charming accommodations will create a long lasting memory for you. We invite you to enjoy 135 tastefully appointed rooms in standard, superior, junior suite or deluxe suite, fitted with all the modern day amenities. Just outside our doors are unlimited attractions, outdoor activities, and shopping. Amenities include: A large hot tub & sauna area, secured ski and board storage, free parking and high speed internet access. Best of all, the hotel is so conveniently located that shopping, restaurants, attractions and night life are literally right outside your front door.

For additional detailed information visit: www.kosherexpeditions.com Tel: 800-923-2645 or 310-237-0122


								
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