The [R368R, Lake Louise Ski Area] runs a late spring ski season in to May. Deals for lift tickets and lodging are available in Banff or Lake Louise to hit the slopes for the spring corn snow season.

Lake Louise runs its lifts for skiing and snowboarding through May 2. A special spring season pass is on sale for Western Canadians looking to get a deal on lift tickets. The passes, which are valid through closing day, cost $299 CAD for adults. Spring passes are available for students, youths, midweek, and seniors at $249 Canadian. Child passes cost $89 CAD, and family passes cost $699 CAD.

Spring passes are only available for residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The adult pass pays for itself in four days. Spring pass holders also receive the same benefits as Louise Card and regular season pass holders.

Lodging deals ramp up in spring in Banff and Lake Louise. Lodging packages through Ski Big 3 include options for skiing Lake Louise as well as [R448R, Sunshine Village] and [R802R, Norquay] with accommodations in the Lake Louise area or Banff. Packages include several fourth night and day free options.   

The winter season runs so late at Lake Louise it nearly collides with summer. Those visiting Banff National Park in summer may want to take in a ride on Lake Louise's gondola. The gondola accesses hiking trails, interpretive programs, grizzly bear viewing, and big views of Temple Mountain and Mt. Victoria dripping with glaciers.

More information: spring passes, 877-956-8473; lodging, 877-754-7080.