Altitude: 1646-2637 Meters

Lake Louise Ski Resort in short

  • Off-piste paradise
  • Night skiing trips organised
  • Stunning setting in the Rockies

Lake Louise is situated in the stunning Banff National Park in Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The third-largest ski resort in North America, Lake Louise offers 100km of pistes to explore. There are wide, easy slopes for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders, but also many slopes that challenge more experienced skiers. Off-piste fans should visit Lake Louise to ski in the notorious waist-high powder characteristic of North America's Rocky Mountains.

A trip to Lake Louise isn't complete if you don't schedule some days to enjoy the scenery. Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to exotic Canadian wildlife like moose, wolves and the majestic grizzly bear! Nearby Banff, on the tracks of the historic Canadian Pacific Railway, is a popular destination and an easy day trip. Meanwhile, Lake Louise itself is a glacial lake with crystalline blue water. It freezes over in winter so you can enjoy some outdoor ice skating if you're in luck. Lake Louise organises regular events including torchlight dinner & ski evenings, guided snowshoe tours and plenty of cross-country and winter hiking trails to explore. Lake Louise is relatively easy to get to from the UK, around a 2-hour drive from Calgary International Airport with plenty of regular shuttles.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Lake Louise Ski Resort


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes35 km Drag lifts1Start of the seasonOctober
Red slopes62 km Chair lifts5End of the seasonMay
Black slopes42 km Gondola lifts1Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude1646 m
Total139 km Capacity13716 Pers./HourMax. altitude2637 m

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Skiing in Lake Louise

The ski area at Lake Louise is spread out across four mountain faces, with 100km of pistes in total and a vertical drop of almost 1000m. Each chair has options for beginners, intermediates, and experts, so everybody can take advantage of the gladed runs lower down and the spectacular views of the Rockies up top. Freestylers can find five snow parks with a variety of jumps for all levels as well. Lake Louise caters especially to powder junkies, who can sink their teeth into the back bowls full of black-diamond runs through chutes and gullies. Lake Louise offers well-groomed pistes with plenty of cruisers up to 8km long where intermediate skiers can get some carving in. A separate beginners' area allows you to make your first tracks away from the hustle and bustle of the main ski area.

Off-piste & freestyle in Lake Louise Ski Resort

Snow parks 4Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Lake Louise CAD 185.00 CAD 489.00

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Lake Louise CAD 185.00 CAD 489.00

Snow report
Lake Louise Ski Resort

Mountain135 cm
Valley111 cm
open - dicht

The information applies for the ski area of Lake Louise Mountain Resort. During the ski season information is updated daily.

Slope conditions griffig
No. of slopes open 134
Open lifts7 from 7
Toboggan run open
Snow park open