Banff Gondola in Winter

Banff Gondola Ride & Aerial View of Banff Town in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

February 3, 2011: Aerial view of entire Banff town from Sulfur Mountain Summit


Banff Gondola Ride is open all year round, even in winter with heavy snow fall. On the mountain-top terminal of gondola are the Banff Alpine Lights Restaurant and the Banff Skywalk hiking trail. The restaurant opens only on Saturdays. Online reservation is recommended because it gives $10 discount off regular price, which includes the gondola ride $30 value as well as the Alberta prime rib dinner $30 value. Banff Skywalk is an easy 1km well-maintained boardwalk along the summit ridge, leading to the Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Cosmic Ray Station.

Besides the regular discount with combo package, is there a promo code for further discounts? Please let me know!

Banff Gondola Ride, Skywalk, Apline Lights Dinner in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

February 3, 2011: One of the self-guided interpretive exhibit along the boardwalks of Banff Skywalk

Banff Gondola Ride, Skywalk, Apline Lights Dinner in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

February 3, 2011: Banff Alpine Lights Mountain Top Restaurant

Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Cosmic Ray Station in Winter Season - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

February 3, 2011: Sansons Peak Meteorological Cosmic Ray Station



Hiking Trail on Sulfur Mountain Summit to Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Cosmic Ray Station in Winter - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

February 3, 2011: Taking a break at Sansons Peak Meteorological Cosmic Ray Station :D

Winter Sunset on Sulfur Mountain Summit along Banff Skywalk - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

February 3, 2011: Sunset on Banff Skywalk

Winter Sunset on Sulfur Mountain Summit along Banff Skywalk - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

February 3, 2011: Sunset on Banff Skywalk

Bird View of Banff Town on Winter Night - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

February 3, 2011: Bird view of Banff town on a winter night

Map

Exact location is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).


EXTERNAL LINK

Located at the top of Sulphur Mountain, the cosmic ray station was completed by the National Research Council in 1956, in preparation for International Geophysical Year (1957-1958) an undertaking involving 66 countries and a dozen scientific disciplines. The study of cosmic rays held a prominent place, with 99 cosmic ray stations (nine in Canada) in operation worldwide during IGY. Due to its high elevation Sulphur Mountain was the most important Canadian station. In 1960 the University of Alberta at Calgary took over the station, which was closed in 1978. The building itself was dismantled in 1981.

Situé au sommet du mont Sulphur, cette station fut construite par le Conseil national de recherches en 1956, en vue de l’Année géophysique internationale (1957-1958) à laquelle participérent 66 pays et des experts d’une douzaine de spécialités scientifiques. L’étude des rayons cosmiques fut alors trés intense à l’échelle internationale: 99 stations s’y livrérent, dont neuf au Canada. En raison de sa trés haute altitude, la station du mont Sulphur était la plus importante du Canada. En 1960, elle fut confiée à l’Université de l’Alberta à Calgary. Celle-ci la ferma en 1978 et Lle bâtiment fut démoli en 1981.

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