Incredible- we just spent a last weekend (Nov 24/25 2006) there and it was unbelievable in every aspect- Record Snowfall, friendly people, huge terrain...what can we say....Our friends have been saying for years that we have to try the Canadian Rockies and we did it and we are very pleased. I would stay in Lake Louise as it so close to ski area , also take a drive into Banff for one afternoon of shopping. We focused all of our ski days at Lake Louise as there is so much terrain to explore from Back Bowls to groomed runs and everything else in between. Good lodging packages with Chateau Lake Louise as well. Lots of fun and scenery to take your breathe away!