Alberta

Lake Louise Ski Resort

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Overview

Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, Lake Louise is home to 4,200 acres of skier and rider accessible terrain. Featured as the largest resort of the Big 3 (Banff, Lake Louise and Sunshine), spectacular views accompany Lake Louise's longest run at 8 kilometers (5 miles) and a total vertical rise of 991 meters (3,250 feet). There are also four terrain parks. At Lake Louise, skiers and riders of all ages and abilities will find something that meets their needs.

Where Is Lake Louise Ski Resort Located?

The nearest airport is Calgary International Airport, which is 2 hours from Lake Louise. The ski resort is 36 miles from the town of Banff. You can rent a car from the airport to get to either Lake Louise or Banff. There is a free shuttle between the village of Lake Louise and the ski resort, and one between Banff and the resort.

 

Transportation

1.5 miles to the nearest lodging with free shuttle service in Lake Louise. 1,100 rooms in six lodges, motels, and hotels in Lake Louise with studios and suites available.

Restaurants

Breakfast Places

  • The Trailhead Cafe serves up breakfast sandwiches that you can grab and take with you. 101 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • Open for lunch and dinner, and located inside a former train station, Lake Louise Railway Station & Restaurant has a wide selection of lunch items, ranging from light salads to mac and cheese. 200 Sentinel Road, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

Dinner

  • Located inside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Walliser Stube is an upscale, European-inspired restaurant and wine bar. 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

Après/Nightlife

  • Also located in the Fairmont, Lakeview Lounge provides visitors with amazing views of the lake as well as a lengthy cocktail and wine list. 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

Terrain

Terrain

Beginners or intermediates will find an abundance of gentle slopes and long cruisers. Experts can explore endless chutes, glades, gullies and remote bowls at Lake Louise. For the freestyle skiers and riders, the Showtime Terrain Park offers progressive lines for all levels and abilities with jumps, rails, boxes and even an air bag jump on which to practice tricks. A Snow Cross course is available for skiers and riders to practice cambered turns, gap jumps, berms, drops with steep and flat sections as well. There are also the Tube Park and Beginner Fun Zone.

There are more than 145 runs serviced by 9 lifts with a lift capacity of more than 14,000 skiers per hour. The base elevation is 5,400 feet, and top elevation is 8,650 feet. The area receives on average 180 inches of snow per year. The breakout of the runs is 25% beginner, 45% intermediate and 30% advanced. The resort is typically open November through May.

Inside Scoop

Lake Louise offers lodging packages for stay and ski at great rates. Skiers and riders can take advantage of free mountain tours to explore the extensive terrain or participate in a fresh tracks experience. Other fun activities include sightseeing, snow tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and Torchlight Dinner and Ski events.

Lake Louise Ski Resort is not just the only place in Canada to host the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup circuit; it’s also the first stop on it. It’s also hosted the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup. The mountain is open year-round, and you can go hiking, looking for wildlife, dog sledding, cross-country skiing and ice skating. Group and private lessons are available. Daycare is open to children 18 days to 6 years old.

Plan Your Trip

Lake Louise Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

54"
34"
23"
11"
0"
23"
Nov
40"
Dec
17"
Jan
45"
Feb
15"
Mar
35"
Apr
0"
May

Total Lifts: 10

1
Gondolas & Trams
1
High Speed Sixes
2
High Speed Quads
2
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

8652'
Summit
3251'
Vertical Drop
5400'
Base

Important Dates

November 05, 20212021/11/05
Projected Opening
May 01, 20222022/05/01
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
138
Days Open Last Year
69
Years Open
179"
Average Snowfall
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