Lake Louise

Closed
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
Overall
4.9

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 ($22 USD)
adult lift ticket$104 CAD ($80 USD) $74 CAD ($57 USD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall109″ 28″

Lake Louise Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 35 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

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Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

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Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

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Average!3 / 5Nov 03, 2013
BBill
Best for February/March. Too cold iin Dec & early Jan. But good skiing.
Very Good!4 / 5Sep 21, 2013
RRobin
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
Very Good!4 / 5Jun 05, 2013
LLarry
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.
Average!3 / 5Apr 05, 2013
ZZeke
Always been fairly good.
Superb!5 / 5Aug 06, 2012
PPaige
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.
Superb!5 / 5May 13, 2012
DDebbie
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 / 5Jan 01, 2012
AAj
Banff has an awesome overall package. The skiing, hiking, and natural beauty of the area are amazing.
Superb!5 / 5Dec 21, 2011
SSusan
I have been to Banff Springs a few times; both in the winter and summer. I highly recommened
Superb!5 / 5Jul 14, 2011
MMary
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
Superb!5 / 5Aug 26, 2010
SStacey
Availablility to ski different mountains, Banff Springs Lodging was outstanding, town had a lot to offer to a family for shopping, dining etc.

Other ski resorts in Banff, Alberta

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