Your Spring Skiing Event Guide to Banff and Lake Louise

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Your Spring Skiing Event Guide to Banff and Lake Louise

Spring has officially arrived in the Canadian Rockies, with lighter mornings and longer evenings there is an atmosphere of excitement across Banff and Lake Louise. If you thought that the ski and snowboard season was coming to an end, think again. There are still plenty of exciting events lined up throughout April and until the end of the season in May. Whether you want to show off your skills at rail jams or simply join in on the closing day celebrations, there’s something for everyone. Check out our Spring skiing event guide to Banff and Lake Louise for a detailed look at what’s happening over April and May.

Spring Events:

Untracked Concert Series: April 6 – May 20, 2024

Untracked Concert Series Spring Skiing at Banff Sunshine
Enjoying the sunshine and cold beverages at the Untracked Concert Series | Photo by Banff Sunshine

Where: Banff Sunshine

When: April 6 – May 20, 2024

Price: Free

Get ready to rock out in the Rockies at the Untracked Concert Series p/b Coors Light. After an adventurous day of skiing and snowboarding at Banff Sunshine, join bands from all around Canda in the Coors Light beer garden at Mad Trappers. With the sun shining and music pumping, sit back, relax and soak up the sunny spring rays.

Spring DJs: April 6- May 5, 2024

Banded Peak Basecamp Spring Skiing Vibes
Embracing the spring skiing vibes at Banded Peak Basecamp at Lake Louise Ski Resort | Photo by Jill Tester

Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort

When: April 6 – May 5, 2024

Price: Free

Après season is in full swing at Banded Peak Base Camp. Enjoy soft turns, and ride down to the base of Lake Louise Ski Resort and finish off your spring skiing day in style. With live DJ’s on April 6, 13, and May 5 – you won’t want to miss out!

Pride Ski Day: April 12, 2024

Mt Norquay Pride Ski Day
Join Mt. Norquay and Banff Pride for Pride Ski Day on Friday, April 12 2024 | Photo by Banff Pride and Mt. Norquay

Where: Mt. Norquay

When: April 12, 2024

Price: Free

Mt. Norquay is excited to be hosting its second annual Pride Ski Day. In partnership with Banff Pride, Norquay will be hosting a range of Pride events throughout the day. Events include a Drag Race, Snow Hosted Mountain Tours, S’more the Merrier, and Stay & Aprés. There will also be shuttles running all day long. For more information, see here.

Kids Rail Jam: April 14, 2024

Spring skiing event Rail Jam at Mt Norquay in Banff National Park
Show off your skills at the Mt. Norquay Kids Rail Jam | Photo by Mt. Norquay

Where: Mt. Norquay

When: April 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm

Price: $10 entry (does not include lift ticket)

If you’re aged 10 and under, it’s time to show off your skills at the Rail Jam happening at Mt. Norquay. Don’t miss the chance to impress the judges and win awesome prizes for your mind-blowing tricks as they will be awarding prizes throughout the event. Plus, head over to the Lone Pine Lodge after for the awards ceremony to celebrate the winners.

ShredAbility: April 15, 2024

Where: Banff Sunshine

When: April 15, 2024

Price: Fundraise to enter – $50 per adult team and $25 per youth team

Rocky Mountain Adpative’s ShredAbility 2024 fundraiser event is back! Join in on the fun at Banff Sunshine for an epic day of adventure. Teams of 2-4 solve clues and compete in unique adaptive challenges to complete the scavenger hunt. Open to all abilities and levels (green, blue, or black runners), with volunteer and adaptive equipment provided as needed. This is also a costume event with prizes for the best dressed, top fundraiser and much more! Enjoy a great day out with family & friends and help raise money for a local charity, Rocky Mountain Adaptive. Click here, to register and find out more!

Made with Love: April 19 – 20, 2024

Made with Love - Banff and Lake Louise Tourism
Visit the Made with Love Festival on Bear Street April 19 – 20 | Photo by Made With Love

Where: Bear Street, Banff

When: April 19 – April 20, 2024

Price: $35 – $95 (35% off with promo code: loveisinskibig3)

Get ready to indulge in an unforgettable experience at the Made With Love Food and Cocktail Festival. This event is taking place in the heart of downtown Banff on Bear Street and is the ultimate food and drink lover’s paradise. With outdoor food, cocktails, mocktail tastings, live music, and mouthwatering food and drink combinations from 20 local vendors, this festival is sure to satisfy your cravings. But wait, there’s more! If you have a SkiBig3 Lift Ticket, Ikon Pass, or Mountain Collective, you can use the promo code loveisinskibig3 to get a 35% discount on a general admission ticket for Friday. What are you waiting for? Buy your ticket, here.

Bozo Cup – Kinder Cup: April 20 – 21, 2024

Bozo Cup Mt Norquay
Take part in the annual Rob Bosinger Memorial Weekend at Mt. Norquay | Photo by Mt. Norquay

Where: Mt. Norquay

When: April 20 – April 21, 2024

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the Annual Rob Bosinger Memorial Weekend on April 20th & 21st 2024, at Mt. Norquay. Come out and celebrate Rob Bosinger’s legacy where our alpine ski racing community’s past, present and future unite featuring junior racers, current and alumni national team members, Olympians, coaches, masters’ racers, junior racers and friends of the ski racing community.  This fun-filled weekend will feature head-to-head racing action during the Bozocup and Kindercup, where you can win $10,000 in cash and prizes. You can also show off your creative side with crazy costumes and cheer for your favourite racers from the BOZO beer garden while admiring the stunning views of the mountain.

For more information and to register, visit

Cardboard Box Downhill Derby: April 21, 2024

LLSR Cardboard Box Race
Get creative with cardboard boxes for the Cardboard Box Downhill Derby at Lake Louise Ski Resort | Photo by Lake Louise Ski Resort

Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort

When: April 21, 2024

Price: Free

It’s time to get your creative hats on and cardboard boxes at the ready for the annual Cardboard Box Downhill Derby! Using only cardboard, string, tape and glue, prove your cardboard carpentry by building the fastest sled in town! Prizes will be given for top three fastest sleds and the best three designs. Get your household team of 1-4 people together to see if you can out-design, out-wit and out-sled the others. All ages welcome in this FREE Event!

Closing Day: Mt Norquay – April 21, 2024

Mt Norquay Closing Day
Take one last ride at Mt. Norquay and see off the season in style on April 21, 2024 | Photo by Dan Evans

Where: Mt. Norquay

When: April 21, 2024

Bid farewell to another epic season at Mt. Norquay on April 21. Don’t miss out on the Closing Day festivities and your final chance to squeeze in some spring skiing. Take advantage of this last opportunity to carve down Cascade or ride the Big Chair with your buddies. Dress code: spring skiing attire and speedy sunnies.

Mt. Slushmore: April 27, 2024

Enjoying the Mt Slushmore celebrations at Lake Louise Ski Resort | Photo by Lake Louise Ski Resort

Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort

When: April 27, 2024

Price: Free

After a fun day on the mountain, boogie your way down to the Banded Peak Base Camp and party the day away! Enjoy spring skiing at its finest for the last time of the 23/24 season. The best part is that the spring party is completely free!

Holy Bowly: April 29 – May 5, 2024

Holy Bowly Banff Sunshine
Snowboy Productions present Howly Bowly 2024, get ready for another awesome event | Photo by Banff Sunshine

Where: Banff Sunshine

When: April 29 – May 5

Hosted all across North America, Holy Bowly embodies all that is well with snowboarding and delivers some freakin’ awesome footage. Back at Banff Sunshine, Holy Bowly features park builds as you’ve never seen before. There is nothing quite like scooping out the mountain and then snowboarding on it. It’s wild, it’s fun, and it’s happening April 29th-May 5, 2024.

Closing Day: Lake Louise Ski Resort – May 5, 2024

Lake Louise Ski Resort Bluebird Day
Take in the jaw-dropping views one last time at Lake Louise Ski Resort for the 23/24 season on May 5, 2024 | Photo by Dan Evans

Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort

When: May 5, 2024*

Price: Free

On May 5, 2024*, we wrap up another epic season at Lake Louise Ski Resort for the 23/24 season. Don’t miss Lake Louise Closing Day for one last chance to explore the back bowls or carve some deep turns in the front side of Whitehorn Mountain. Spring fashion and fun sunnies are highly recommended. See you there!

*Closing date subject to change based on conditions.

Bikinis & Boardshorts: May 11, 2024

Bikinis and Board shorts ultimate spring skiing event
Get ready to ride in your bikinis and boardshorts at Banff Sunshine on May 11 | Photo by Banff Sunshine

Where: Banff Sunshine

When: May 11, 2024

Price: Free

Open to everyone, this event will see skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities having fun in their bikinis and boardshorts for the ultimate spring skiing experience! More details coming soon

Slushline Rail Jam: May 18, 2024

Slushline at Banff Sunshine
Riding the waves at Slushline Rail Jam and compete for some awesome prizes | Photo by Banff Sunshine

Where: Banff Sunshine

When: May 18, 2024

Kick off Slush Cup long weekend with our SlushShine Rail Jam. This event will see skiers and riders take on special features spread over water competing for awesome prizes!

Slush Cup / Closing Day: Banff Sunshine – May 20, 2024

Banff Sunshine Slush Cup Spring Skiing
Celebrating the season in style at Slush Cup, the spring party not to be missed! | Photo by Banff Sunshine

Where: Banff Sunshine

When: May 20, 2024

Price: Free

IT’S BACK and better than ever! Sunshine’s BIGGEST and BADDEST event. SLUSH CUP! Held each year on the last day of the season, Slush Cup is a competition where participants ski or snowboard down a run into an icy pool of water. The aim is to skim across the pool until you’ve reached the end.

Spring skiing in Banff and Lake Louise

With the warmer weather, longer days, and the spring snow falling at the resorts it’s a great time to book your ski vacation. If you’re looking to squeeze in one last trip or looking to book your winter getaway for next season, our friendly reservations team are always happy to help you book your dream trip. Take a look at our current vacation specials or take advantage of the Early Bird Packages. Need to speak to someone? Call our reservations team at 1-844-754-2243.