[R368R, Lake Louise] Cards have always been a good deal for Western Canada skiers and riders. But this year, the deal gets better. The card now includes access to four resorts.

The card provides discounted lift tickets for 13,600 skiable acres and 26 lifts. Of course, the card is valid at Lake Louise. Last year, the card included access to [R1093R, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort] and [R1346R, Castle Mountain]. Both are partners again this winter. But this year, [R2804R, Revelstoke Mountain Resort] is in on the deal, too.

The Lake Louise Card, which costs $99, grants three days of free skiing or riding at your choice of the resorts. After the three free days, the cardholder can purchase lift tickets at any of the resorts for $20 off. With no blackout dates, the card is valid all season.

Revelstoke powder (RMR:Andrew Danyluk)
You can now ride Revelstoke with the Lake Louise Card. Photo by Andrew Danyluk. Courtesy of Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

In addition to free and discounted skiing, the card comes with perks. Some of those perks include discounts of up to $85 per day at Castle Mountain’s Powder Stagecoach, Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing and Revelstoke Cat Skiing. Discounts are also granted at 13 hotels and 17 restaurants in Lake Louise, Banff, Kicking Horse and Revelstoke. Cardholders can jump the line and dodge cover charges at two Banff nightclubs and get discounts at Cross Iron Mills and Mr. Lube.

Cardholders also get special discounts at Lake Louise. Discounts of 10-50 percent are granted on high performance rentals, the Full Challenge Max tune, full day group lessons and afternoon lessons. Full day lessons for children can be purchased for the half-day price.

Lake Louise kids in gondola

Lake Louise Cardholders can buy full day lessons for chidren at the half-day price. Photo by Henry Georgi. Courtesy of Lake Louise Ski Area.

The cards also come in a direct-to-lift version. This option has restrictions, though. The direct-to-lift feature works only at Lake Louise. You still need to go to the ticket window at Castle, Kicking Horse and Revelstoke to ski free or purchase a lift ticket for $20 off.

Lake Louise Cards can be purchased online until Dec. 31 or in person at any of the four resorts until Dec. 24. They will also be sold at SportChek and Sport Mart stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Selected Sobeys in Golden, Invermere and Alberta will also carry them. Other Alberta outlets include ATB Financial branches in Calgary, Banff and Canmore. Call first to be sure the outlet has them available.

Once purchased, the cards must be activated. You can do this online or at Lake Louise. Once the card has been activated, it is non-transferable.

Lake Louise Cards are only available for sale to residents of Western Canada. Residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba can purchase them.

Find more information about the Lake Louise Cards here.