Lake Louise Ski Holidays
Voted the # 1Ski Resort in Canada in the prestigious World Ski Awards 2017, Lake Louise is located in the heart of Banff National Park amidst some of the world's most spectacular mountain scenery.
Our Lake Louise ski hotels are located around 5-10 minutes from the base area and there's a regular free ski shuttle. At the luxury hotel end, we'd highly recommend the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise which offers superb amenities and service, plus jaw-dropping views across the frozen Lake Louise to the Victoria Glacier. If you're looking for a lower cost hotel option, the Lake Louise Inn is a great value option slightly closer to the Lake Louise ski area.
Skiing in Lake Louise
Lake Louise is one of North America’s biggest ski mountains, with an incredible 145+ trails, 3,250ft of vertical and over 4200 acres of wonderfully versatile ski terrain to explore, all set against a truly awe-inspiring backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
The resort layout works exceptionally well for families and groups of all abilities who want to ski and ride together. The lower mountain features predominantly gentle tree-lined slopes and long cruising runs which are ideal for beginners, but really all skiers and riders, no matter their ability, can enjoy the freedom of the whole of Canada’s largest single mountain. At the top of every chairlift you’ll find beginner, intermediate and expert trails. This is simply a great resort to explore safe in the knowledge that there is always an easy way down. As a beginner on a powder day you can still join your back bowl buddies by taking the Top of the World Express and cruising gently down Saddleback - guaranteed back bowl legend status with the safety of a green trail down – what’s not to love?
When the sun shines, and you’re up at the top of the mountain the views are out of this world. A cliché to be sure, but it really is an exceptional view! The upper mountain is mostly above the tree-line and you ski-what-you-can-see. Big, wide and open, you can let them rip as you crank big fast turns down the World Cup Downhill run, or side to side through the Gunbarrel, or down through some of the very best gladed runs on the mountain featuring tonnes of cheeky wee stashes with both rhythmic and erratic lines.
Experts should head to the very top of the mountain and over into the back side, home to Lake Louise’s huge back bowls with 2500 acres of exhilarating powder terrain. Stacked with plenty of powder chutes and wide open faces, this massive area has gullies, bumps and glades and some of the most fun ski terrain in Canada.
Freestylers can enjoy one of the biggest terrain parks in Western Canada. The Showtime Terrain Park offers the usual jumps, rails and boxes and periodically throughout the season you can try out new tricks on the 'Bag Jump' air bag. Lake Louise also offers a world-class Snow Cross Course. Challenge your friends and family as you navigate your way down through cambered turns, berms, over gap jumps, drops and steep and flat sections. The course is typically open from December onwards.
Check out the fine-dining cuisine at the peerless mid-mountain Whitehorn Bistro, grab a burger straight off the grill at the Temple Lodge, and then finish your day with a pitcher or two of Alexander Keith’s and a pound of wings at the Powder Keg in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks.
An additional benefit of skiing Lake Louise is its proximity to Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay, approximately 40 miles away. If you do wish to ski these areas, be sure to purchase a Tri Area Lift Ticket, the price includes local bus service subject to schedule and access to almost 8,000 acres of terrain.
Getting to Lake Louise
Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying from London into Calgary and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.
All of our holidays to Lake Louise include a shared shuttle transfer from Calgary, but the area is perhaps best explored with the flexibility of a self-drive car, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra drive fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.
- Important information
Season Early November–Mid May Ski Area 4,200 acres Annual Snowfall 15ft Number of Lifts 10 Ski Range 5,400–8,650 ft Blue Runs 25% Red Runs 45% Black Runs 30% Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season
- Snow report
4cm Last snowfall
- Partly cloudy, some sunny spells
8/10 Lifts open
- Piste conditions
- The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
- Best up high
- Runs to resort:
- Spring snow
- Featured accommodation
- Distance from airports
Calgary 2hr 30mins