Another Benefit of Taking the Bus: Skipping the Parking Lot

by | Published on January 2, 2015 | Last updated on October 27, 2018 | Stories, Updates

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We know you’d rather be skiing than walking through a busy parking lot in the morning. Mountain resorts are busy places on the weekend and even with the best of intentions an early start doesn’t always happen.

That’s another benefit of taking the bus from Red Deer: we drop you off right at the lodge, close to the lift and with your lift ticket in hand. While the rest of the crowd is busy walking through the parking lot before waiting in line for a lift ticket you’ll be on the snow already, enjoying your first run of the day.

We usually get to the resort shortly after 9am for Nakiska, Norquay and Sunshine Village; 9:30am for Lake Louise and before 10am for Castle Mountain and Kicking Horse. Since we took care of the driving, you’ll be rested and ready to go for a great day on the slopes.

The same is true at the end of the day. We pick you up close to the lodge and our guides will have hot chocolate waiting for you.

Staying in Banff?

If you’re staying in Banff, or driving into town and trying to avoid the parking lot walk, there are shuttles available from most hotels to Lake Louise, Norquay and Sunshine Village. Head over to for the latest schedule.