Lake Louise Alberta

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Trails

Beginner
25%
Intermediate
45%
Advanced / Expert
30%

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Overview

Lake Louise Ski Resort is the Canadian Rockies' biggest ski resort with over 4,200 acres of ski terrain. It's also one of the most beautiful ski resort in the world, located within Canada's first National Park - Banff National Park. Lake Louise has tons of terrain on four mountain faces including the Front Side, Larch, Paradise, and the Back Bowls, and one of the longest seasons in North America from early November to May. Located just 5 minutes from the pretty village of Lake Louise, The Post Hotel and the famous Chateau Lake Louise, the ski resort is also near the town of Banff and even more skiing at Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay.

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Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
2
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chair
1
Surface Lifts
4

Elevation

Base
5400 feet
Summit
8651 feet
Vertical drop
3251 feet

Terrain

Total runs
145
Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
5.0 miles
Skiable Terrain
4200 acres
Snowmaking Area
680 acres

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KPKate P.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
My boyfriend and I were here last winter. He had never seen snow before let alone skied. Although he was (and still is a novice) he loved every moment of it and so did I. Staff were friendly and helpful, the food and drinks were perfect and hills themselves were the... More
NMNicholas M.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
I’m a man of few words. Lake Louise is spectacular in summer and paradise in winter. This resort has something for everyone at every stage. Restaurants, bars, activities. Whether you’re 10 or 110 you’ll find something you’ll love.... More
GSGenadiy S.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Excellent POW and huge terrain to enjoy it. I got lucky to snowboard in 40 cm of fresh pow. Lifts were fast and plenty. It is a long drive from BC though, especially if you are in the lower mainland. ... More
BLBen L.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Huge resort. Lots of really fun hike in back country runs on the backside. You would need a few days to fully explore this whole resort. Great for all levels although more options for intermediate to advanced.... More
CMChris M.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
On its day, with new snow, the lake is hard to beat. Its a bit further from Banff, so expect a longer drive or bus ride, but once there, you can be rewarded on a great day. The back side and the t bar, with fresh snow, are amazing. Just as good as some much harder to access areas... More
BBill
Average!

3 / 5

Nov 03, 2013
Best for February/March. Too cold iin Dec & early Jan. But good skiing.
RRobin
Very Good!

4 / 5

Sep 21, 2013
This is my all time favorite place to visit even if there isn't skiiing involved. I first visited when I was a child, so I have a lot of good memories in Banff
LLarry
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jun 05, 2013
I like the scenery around banf about the same as Whistler, but we find the lower temps a bit harder to take. In Whistler, you still get the snow but the climate just seems to be gentler.
ZZeke
Average!

3 / 5

Apr 05, 2013
Always been fairly good.
PPaige
Superb!

5 / 5

Aug 06, 2012
I haven't skied Norquay or Sunshine (I've heard Sunshine is a challenge) but Lake Louise ski area is great. Then the main street in Banff has a lot to offer as well and the food is great.
Other ski resorts in

Banff, Alberta

Lake Louise
25% 45% 30%
Mount Norquay
20% 36% 44%
Sunshine Village
20% 55% 25%