Lake Louise

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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.

09/10 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 ($29 USD) $29 CAD ($22 USD)
adult lift ticket$104 CAD ($78 USD) $74 CAD ($55 USD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall109″ 28″
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Lake Louise Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 35 reviews

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Very Good!4 / 5Oct 04, 2007
KKenny
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.
Very Good!4 / 5Feb 12, 2007
JJerry
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
Very Good!4 / 5Apr 11, 2005
EEric
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 lifts have gotten better every year.
Average!3 / 5Aug 05, 2004
RRon
A little cold in jan-Feb, but usually awesome in late march..snow is nice...usually lite
Superb!5 / 5Mar 22, 2004
LLesia
I have never skied this resort, but I have visited and it is absolutly beautiful.

Other ski resorts in Banff, Alberta

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