Lake Louise

Lake louise
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke



Lake Louise Ski Resort is the Canadian Rockies' biggest ski resort with over 4,200 ac 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.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Lake Louise vs
Lake LouiseMount Norquay
beginner25 %20 %
intermediate45 %36 %
advanced19 %28 %
expert11 %16 %
total runs145 60
ski area4,200ac 190ac
summit elevation8,651ft 8,038ft
total lifts10 6
child lift ticket$39 CAD ($30 USD) $29 CAD ($23 USD)
adult lift ticket$104 CAD ($81 USD) $74 CAD ($58 USD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall109″ 28″

Lake Louise Reviews


4.4 / 5

based on 31 reviews

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Have your say on Lake Louise

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.

5 / 5

May 13, 2012
The RimRock Hotel and Spa is absolutely gorgeous, they offer fabulous amenities and everyone is exceptionally helpful and accommodating. It is such a lovely place, that I would consider going there by myself to ski, shop and dine. I cannot say enough about how wonderful my experiences have been at Banff.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jan 01, 2012
Banff has an awesome overall package. The skiing, hiking, and natural beauty of the area are amazing.

5 / 5

Dec 21, 2011
I have been to Banff Springs a few times; both in the winter and summer. I highly recommened

5 / 5

Jul 14, 2011
The snow was great, the instructors were pretty good..transportation was great the shuttle picked me up at my hotel dropped me off there also was so very convenient. The lift lines were not to long and were pretty orderly.everyone was very friendly and helpful. The town of banff is just beautiful,pretty as a postcard. Lots of helpful ski shops,... More

5 / 5

Aug 26, 2010
Availablility to ski different mountains, Banff Springs Lodging was outstanding, town had a lot to offer to a family for shopping, dining etc.

5 / 5

Aug 13, 2010
The RimRock Hotel and Spa is absolutely gorgeous, offering fabulous amenities, comfortable rooms with gorgeous views from every direction and everyone is exceptionally courteous, helpful and accommodating. It is such a lovely place, that I would consider going there by myself to ski, shop and dine. I cannot say enough about how wonderful my... More

5 / 5

Jun 20, 2010
May not be the best skiing in North America, but is probably the best location!

5 / 5

May 29, 2010
We love the Banff Springs Hotel, but it would not be so special without the wonderful staff, the great snow, the fun town, and the international crowd there.

5 / 5

Apr 25, 2010
For the value Banff had all what we were looking for in a ski resort. The skiing, the apres ski, the cost, the slopes and the facilities
Other ski resorts in

Banff, Alberta

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