23. June 2000, Rest day in Banff
is a really beautiful city. It is a popular Canadian ski resort with nicely
designed houses and surrounded by wonderful mountains and forests. There
is also a wide selection of shops even now in summer, probably mainly
thanks to the many Asian tourists (Japanese, Koreans but also Asian-Canadian)
who enjoy the mountains.
Banff offers all kinds of activities in summer such as golfing, mountain-biking,
river-rafting. Another interesting fact about Banff is the number of Swiss,
German, Austrian people living and working here. This has a long tradition
and the first mountain guides and skiers in Banff were from the Alps.
We ask one Swiss waiter about skiing in Banff. He says that the snow is
perfect powder but the pistes in the Alps are larger area.
Overall 1 hour 19 minutes penalty