Eating my fears in Canada

In March I went on my first ever ski trip. Well, second but we don’t count the first one…

It was a baptism by fire and despite a lot of lessons, it was still one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. You can read about how I pushed myself to the max over on Transformative Travel.

On here, I’d rather relive the beautiful snowy times that didn’t have me half way up a mountain having a panic attack. I’m kidding, the trip was great and while there was one panic attack, I learnt a lot about myself. I’d go back to Banff in a flash and even though skiing was hard, I know I’m hooked.

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The town of Banff is magical. There was a huge dump of snow on the first few days we were there, which made for amazing skiing and slippery walks around town.

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Every day’s OOTD was pretty similar, if I’m honest.

I suppose what I really want to talk about is the food. Food plays a very big part in my life but never more so when I’m burning 2000 calories during my daytime ski session. Thankfully, Banff did not fail to deliver on that front.

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While we went to a couple of standard breakfast buffets, the highlights were meals at Melissa’s Misteak (above) and Tooloulous (below). Both were perfect ways to set up for a day of skiing, crying and shivering.

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I’m pretty sure both of these breakfasts contain more calories than I normally eat in an entire day at home.

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Even the lodges perched on the side of a mountain served up fabulous food. This salad captured my heart and soul on our last day at Lake Louise.

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Sunshine Village was my favourite of the three resorts around Banff. The big dump of snow ensured there was lots of powder and it was pretty darn gorgeous to boot.

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The food was also great…

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High Rollers, in Banff itself, was like stepping into an American teen movie. The restaurant had a bowling alley, lots of beer, a lively atmosphere, great music and very tasty pizza and poutine. We had to take some pizza home and it served us as a post-ski snack for a couple of days.

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Banff Sushi House was also a joy. The sushi is delivered on a train and I will forever dream of these crispy shrimp rolls.

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Finally, this was a Beavertail. A pancakey/waffley thing topped with Nutella, peanut butter and Reeses Pieces. Actual heaven.

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If you’re nervous about skiing and like to use food as a reward, go to Banff. Nothing got me through those tiring (but wonderful!) days on the slopes more than the promise of finding somewhere new and exciting to eat.

Does anyone else spend a ridiculous amount of money on food when they’re on holiday?

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