KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
• Twenty years ago, Mike Wiegele and some friends started the Tour de Blue, a 320-mile bicycle trip from Banff to Blue River. At age 79, Wiegele still rides it every summer as a way to get into shape for ski season.
• Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and apps can go fast if there are large groups in town. But don’t start loading your plate before the bell rings, or you may get reprimanded.
• Lunch is all about homemade soup, complements of head chef Jimmy Mcdermott, a fine skier originally from Ireland.