Altitude: 1600 Meters

Lake Louise in short

  • Located in Banff National Park
  • Fine dining and outstanding skiing
  • Stunning location in the Rockies

Lake Louise in the Canadian province of Alberta is a peaceful destination where the emphasis revolves around nature. A handful of restaurants serve up local specialities, and a few friendly bars welcome locals and tourists looking for a place to hang out chatting about skiing and snow. But the real draw of Lake Louise is its beautiful setting in the midst of the Rocky Mountains, and this is the reason thousands of people visit from around the world in winter and summer alike. Getting here is easy, with a selection of private shuttles from Calgary International Airport.

Lake Louise is situated in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the stunning Canadian Rockies. The village is set in a breathtaking location against the backdrop of pristine turquoise lakes and dense, dark forests where there's no doubt the grizzly bear is roaming free! The Lake Louise Ski Resort boasts almost 1000m of vertical drop, reaching an altitude of 2637m above sea level. The famous light and fluffy Rocky Mountain powder snow falls in abundance here and the season usually runs from November to May. At 100km of slopes, this is the third-largest ski area in Canada. Lake Louise is definitely a ski resort for the bucket list!

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Skiing in Lake Louise

The ski area at Lake Louise is quintessentially North American, with plenty of gladed runs and accessible off-piste terrain. Spread across four mountains, each chair has options for beginners, intermediates and experts, making it easy to ski with a mixed-ability group. The top of the ski area presents beautiful views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, which even confident beginner skiers can enjoy thanks to the user-friendly layout. Experts especially will love the back bowls with their powder-filled chutes and gullies, while beginner and intermediate skiers can cruise through the trees on the winding green and blue runs lower down. Lake Louise also has five terrain parks designed for beginners, intermediates and experts, with a variety of jumps, rails and boxes for all levels. While the ski area has no floodlit pistes, Lake Louise does offer night skiing by torchlight.

Gorgeous scenery in the Banff National Park

Lake Louise is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada, appreciated by millions of international visitors for its gorgeous aquamarine glacial lake and spectacular surroundings. Along with neighbouring Banff, this corner of the Rocky Mountains makes a perfect nature getaway on the tracks of the historic Canadian Pacific Railroad. While you're here, don't miss the chance to visit the Columbia Icefield and take a tour of Banff National Park to see some of the local wildlife, including elk, moose and wolves. Closer to the resort, kids can have their fun snowtubing in the Sunny Tube Park or skating on the frozen lake, which offers discounts to lift pass holders. Take a scenic snowshoe tour or hop on a horse-drawn sleigh to experience Lake Louise at a slower pace.

Kids at Lake Louise

Skiing and snowboarding lessons are available for kids starting from the age of 5. The separate beginners' area helps kids learn in a safe and controlled environment with a progression of magic carpets and fun mascots along the way. During special events, the tiniest tots can play in the magic bouncy castle. Daycare is available for kids as young as 18 days! You can rest assured you're leaving your children in competent hands while you explore the slopes. Lake Louise offers a range of child-friendly activities for those days when the weather isn't cooperating or the kids have just had enough of skiing. This is a trip they'll remember for the rest of their lives!

 Apres-ski & entertainment Lake Louise

Restaurants 11 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 5 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Lake Louise

No. of ski schools 1Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiing -

 Facilities Lake Louise

No. of hotels 7 Supermarkets -
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks -
Total no. of beds -

 Tourist information for Lake Louise

The Lake Louise Ski Resort
001 - 0403 - 522-3555

 Distances from Lake Louise

Railway station
- by bus
Calgary approx. 182 km by bus
From the motorway:Near the motorway

 Lake Louise for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet -
Playground - Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Lake Louise

Public saunaFootpaths
Fitness centre - Torchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness - Curling -
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

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Lake Louise Ski Resort

Lake Louise Ski Resort
Total slopes 139 (km)
Blue slopes 35 km
Red slopes 62 km
Black slopes 42 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (7 )
Drag lifts 1
Chair lifts 5
Gondola lifts 1
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