Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 8652ft
    Summit
  • 3251ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5400ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 10
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    25%

  • Intermediate Runs

    45%

  • Advanced Runs

    19%

  • Expert Runs

    11%

  • Runs

    145

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    4200 ac

  • Snow Making

    680 ac

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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.

 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/08/202005/03/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    184
  • Projected Days Open
    177
  • Years Open
    68
  • Average Snowfall
    179"

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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.

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.

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

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Lake Louise Reviews

K Dundefined
7th March 20201
Got hurt getting on the Partridge chair lift after attendant mishandled the lift and swung the chair into my legs. Never happened...Full review
Chris S
3rd February 20205
Skied Lake Louise Jan 27-28, 2020. This was my first time visiting with a group of friends. The place does not disappoint....Full review
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Contact Info

  • Lake Louise

    Box 1085, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L 1H9

    T0L 1E0 Banff

    Canada


    Phone: 1-877-956-8473

    info@skilouise.com

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation