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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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 30 reviews

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RRobert
Average!

3 / 5

Aug 26, 2009
Most impressive but not as accessable to me in the U.S.
TTyler
Superb!

5 / 5

Aug 01, 2009
If you are going to Banff...make sure you pay a little extra and stay at the world renown "Banff Springs Hotel" or the "Chateau Lake Louise". It is worth paying a couple of hundred dollars more to live like a king or queen!
TTyler
Superb!

5 / 5

May 10, 2009
Where else can you stay in luxury hotels and have 3 different ski resorts that you can take advantage of within a 50 minute drive?
WWilliam
Superb!

5 / 5

Mar 18, 2009
Have skied lots of places and the snow here is by far the best
DDirk
Superb!

5 / 5

May 01, 2008
Ski Package pricing, and the fact that I never had skiied in Canada before
KKenny
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 04, 2007
There are three ski resorts within 30 mins of Banff, and it is located in a national park, so it also has very beautiful scenery.
JJerry
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 12, 2007
These comments are directed to Lake Louise in the Banff area. This mountain has the most stunning scenery of any mountain that i have ever skiied at. A close second is Heavenly
EEric
Very Good!

4 / 5

Apr 11, 2005
Banff is located in a national park and remains natural and pristine. Unlike Vail and Park City there is no glut of development and commerce. It is the most beautiful place in North America. Another plus,although less so than in the past, is the value.The skiing is varied and the... More
RRon
Average!

3 / 5

Aug 05, 2004
A little cold in jan-Feb, but usually awesome in late march..snow is nice...usually lite
LLesia
Superb!

5 / 5

Mar 22, 2004
I have never skied this resort, but I have visited and it is absolutly beautiful.

Lifts

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

Elevation

Base
5,400 feet
Summit
8,651 feet
Vertical drop
3,251 feet

Terrain

Total runs
145
Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
5 miles
Skiable Terrain
4,200 acres
Snowmaking Area
680 acres
Other ski resorts in

Banff, Alberta

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