For anyone with a passion for skiing, Lake Louise is one of the ultimate experiences. With 4,200 skiable acres of pristine wilderness set in the heart of Banff National Park, Lake Louise is one of the largest single ski areas in North America. The backdrop is glorious, with breathtaking views that are hard to beat, and the snow is incredible. No wonder skiing in Lake Louise is a favourite with British skiers who know their stuff.
The magnificent natural snow record is backed up by Canada’s largest snowmaking system. The Lake’s huge wide open bowls lay claim to some of the driest, lightest snow in North America – making for a long season of exceptional skiing. Lake Louise caters brilliantly for every level, with everything from perfectly groomed beginners’ runs to double black diamonds and the amazing Purple Bowl. Best of all, there are green, blue and black runs down from every chair, allowing beginners as well as more experienced skiers and boarders to enjoy this fantastic mountain. Lake Louise is also host to the FIS World Cup every winter.
Enjoy unspoiled scenery, great value for money and guaranteed friendly local hospitality. Be sure to plan a visit to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, for lunch or dinner. The experience itself is worth the drive up the hill!
Despite its large ski area, Lake Louise itself is a relatively quiet place. It is the perfect retreat for nature-lovers seeking to break away from routine and unwind. Nonetheless, the lower village has an array of bars, a nightclub and a range of fine dining and reasonably priced restaurants for you to choose from, as well as those ever important shops.
A very special lady! Lake Louise is one of the favourite places in Canada for European skiers. In the heart of the Banff National Park, the setting is glorious (see our Virgin Holidays' Weddings brochure for details of wedding packages). There's an excellent all-natural snow record. It's good value and customer service is second to none, with a hi-tech lift system whizzing skiers of every ability to various parts of the mountain. Be sure to at least have lunch at the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Please note, Lake Louise is in Banff National Park and there is a charge to enter – approx CAN$125 per family/small group. après-ski Despite its large ski area, Lake Louise is a small, quiet village located in a stunning mountain setting. There are over 9 dining and evening entertainment options, most of which are located within the resort hotels.
Great nursery slopes and green runs with slow skiing zones, make progressing easier and safer.
Almost half the runs in Lake Louise are classified as intermediate, with a wide range of slopes, from open to narrow and winding, for you to choose from.
Numerous steep runs and loads of picturesque double-black runs through the trees plus loads of wide, open bowl skiing off the ‘backside’.
Extremely impressive Telus Showtime Terrain Park can be found in Lake Louise.
Good bus service available to the 3 mountains, Lake Louise, Banff and Sunshine Village. Picks up from within a short distance from many hotels (Free with your interchangeable lift pass).
- Amazing Scenery
- Plenty of Shops
- Relatively Quiet Slopes
- Hot Springs
Slope closure info Please note the current predictions for slope closures as follows:
Lake Louise - Approx 08 May '13