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#1 Whitehorn Road
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
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Overview by Alistair Wearmouth

Of the Banff-Lake Louise area's three ski resorts, Lake Louise is the biggest, weighing in at a whopping 4,200 acres. It posts some other impressive stats, too, including a summit elevation of 8,650 feet, a longest run of five miles, ten lifts to take you to all corners, plus two mid-mountain lodges that should mean you don't have to go back to the base-level Lodge of the Ten Peaks until it's beer time. But don't let the big numbers here intimidate you. Lake Louise has something for everyone and is probably the best place to start if you're a newbie or need to get back into the groove. As you'd expect from those ever-smiling Canadians (and the resort's share of snow-chasing Antipodean ski bums), the hospitality here is excellent. Lake Louise offers a free "Lake Louise Ski Friend Program" to allow you to tour the mountain with a local and discover the best sections. Of course, there's a whole lot to discover down 139 marked runs, plus some off-piste steeps in the back bowls. For those seeking a champagne moment at Lake Louise, look no further than the sweeping, black-diamond Men's Downhill and Women's Downhill runs, a glorious ride through the showpiece terrain of the 1988 Alberta Winter Olympics as well as more recent World Cup ski races. Try not to pretend you're Lindsey Vonn.

What's New for 2012-13 Season: Lake Louise's new Learning & Adventure Centre offers magic carpets and other beginner-friendly amenities. Non-skiers can also enjoy the sweeping Rocky Mountain views with the new Tri-Area Sightseeing Pass ($39.95 Canadian for adults), offering access to Ski Banff at Norquay's chairlift as well as the two gondolas at Sunshine and Lake

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Average Snowfall
179 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
3250 feet
25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Mid-November to mid-May
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Lake Louise, CA

Current Conditions:
Clear, -2 F
Fri - Sunny. High: 30 Low: 6
Sat - Sunny. High: 33 Low: 6
Sun - Sunny. High: 35 Low: 11
Mon - Sunny. High: 36 Low: 13
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 33 Low: 16

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Packed Powder


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    10 of 10
  • Trails:
    98 of 145
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Last Updated: December 08 2014 02:44 PM

Traveler Reviews of Lake Louise

Mary rates Lake Louise
I have skied Lake Louise with a group and with my boyfriend. This resort is beautiful. We enjoyed burgers outside by the fire pit and the lodge is wonderful for Apres Ski. It wasn't crowded both times. Pros: Easy to access, Scenery, Well maintained, Long Runs.
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John rates Lake Louise
Banff Canada and Lake Louise was some of the best skiing and absolutely awesome vistas I have ever seen. I stayed in downtown Banff, and used the shuttles to ski Lake Louise and the two other ski areas available here in Banff. Skiing is the BEST in North America in my opinion.Watch out for giant elk grazing in downtown Banff and be sure and visit the awesome Banff Springs hotel and take a dip in the natural hot springs. I could go on and on about this beautiful place. Go see for yourself. Pros: Short lines, Great for kids, Good tours, Well maintained. Cons: Bad location.
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Florence rates Lake Louise
We were on a once-in-a-lifetime trip and Lake Louise was the absolute highlight of our 2 week trip with its awesome views. I have never seen such beautiful mountains and the lake is soooo blue. A return trip to Lake Louise in my lifetime is definitely on my "bucket list". Pros: Well maintained. Cons: Expensive.
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