The Magic Bus connects skiers and riders from Edmonton, Alberta, with Marmot Basin and Lake Louise. You can go for one day only or stay for a few nights and leave the driving to someone else.

The Magic Bus is a luxury coach that does not permit drinking alcohol or smoking. Each trip is hosted by the Magic Bus staff, and you land at the resort with your tickets in hand ready to slide onto the lift.

Catch the Magic Bus at the Edmonton Inn Ramada. Those heading to Lake Louise depart at 4:30 a.m.; those heading to Marmot depart an hour later. Return buses leave the resorts at 4:30 p.m.

Rate packages include round-trip transportation, park entrance fees, lift tickets, and taxes. The rate for an adult is $129. Students and youth can buy their Magic Bus packages for $119. Kids 12 years old and under may buy packages for $99.

The Magic Bus runs most Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays throughout the season. Additional dates are added to the calendar on holidays.

You also can get overnight packages to both ski resorts with lodging included. Additional lift tickets are available for overnight packages. Call (780) 478-0429 or (800) 814-4886 for more information.