Lake Louise Ski Resort -
"The Big One"
More Runs than You can Ski in a Week!!!

Lake Louise

Discover the Lake Louise Ski Resort

Travellers to Lake Louise need look no further for a genuine first-class ski vacation in the Canadian Rockies. Discover this fabulous Ski Resort.

This ski area delivers the most awe-inspiring panoramic views and memorable skiing you'll ever experience.

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is consistently rated the most scenic resort in North America, year after year.

The Lake Louise ski resort is the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies. Few places in the world can equal this ski destination for its stunning scenery, and fewer still offer such outstanding hospitality and service.

Originally named Emerald Lake by a CP railway worker in 1882 for its aquamarine waters. The history of Lake Louise is as fascinating as the place itself. Located at the foot of Mt. Victoria, the lake is home to one of Canada's most famous and picturesque hotels - The Chateau Lake Louise is situated on Lake Louise' eastern shore, the Chateau is considered to be one of the most beautiful year-round destination hotels in the world.

Lake Louise Resort offers world class skiing and award winning scenery with incredible terrain that is extremely varied and diverse.

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Pretty impressive awards...

Over the past years Lake Louise Ski Resort has consistently been voted number one for scenery and value in North America by Skiing Magazine. It's also been recognized as one of the Top 10 Ski Areas in North America by Ski Magazine.

The Lake Louise Ski Area is the proud recipient of the WestJet Up! Magazine 2009 Value Award, an accolade acknowledging the resort’s continuous efforts to improve guest experiences.

This ski resort is the 'Big One' of Canadian Skiing. It has over 4200 skiable acres. Lake Louise offers more terrain than can be skied in a week. So it's is very appealing with easy and challenging runs.

From every chair and four mountain faces you can follow the sun all day. That's why I like to ski here....great sunshine. New for 2003 was the addition of Western Canada's first 6 person, high-speed detachable chairlift.

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Imagine a Canadian Rockies winter vacation that includes; skiing at one of the worlds largest most scenic resorts, accommodations at the spectacular Chateau Lake Louise with 4-star dining, followed by ice skating under a moonlit night on Lake Louise. Perfect!!!!

Those looking for an alternative to or break from skiing will not be disappointed. Magnificent snow covered mountains surround the's the perfect backdrop for cross country skiing, heli-skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides or making small snowmen with the family.


Glide along heavenly cross-country ski paths in our mountain wilderness. You'll discover several well-groomed trails just outside the doors of The Chateau Lake Louise. Rental equipment is available from the Chateau Mountain Sports Shop in the hotel, and lessons are offered at the Chateau's lakeside Nordic Stop.


For those who crave extreme adventure, there are local companies which can arrange a day of heli-skiing on glacier slopes that you'll never forget.

You'll be taken to some of the most majestic peaks in the Rockies where a mountain guide will lead you on three descents. You'll be treated to a picnic-style lunch on the mountain and cap off the day with a souvenir pin and certificate.

Reservations are required and can be arranged through the Concierge.

With several accommodation options available only minutes from the resort, this ski resort offers something for everyone's taste and budget. A regular shuttle service is available from the village area to the resort.

Lake Louise

The Lake Louise Ski Resort has four mountain faces add up to at total of 4200 acres of skiable terrain.

Guess what.....there's a beginner run from the top of every chair. You'll love it...skiing for every type of skier. Don't miss the Powder Bowls located on the backside of the mountain.

They offer wide open skiing in a huge 2500-acre area and feature some of the steepest pitches in the Rockies.

There's a Long Ski Season at the Lake Louise Ski Resort

Opens in November and closes in May, depending on weather

Hours of Operations 9 am - 4 pm (winter)

Runs - 25% Novice, 45% Intermediate, 30% Expert, 139 Named Runs


Tons of expert terrain in their powder bowls as well as a terrain park, rentals and lessons available.

Highest Elevation/Base elevation

2637m / 8650 ft. - 1646 m / 5400 ft.

Skiable Area - 4200 acres

Vertical Rise - 991m / 3250 ft.

Longest Run

8km / 5mi. and a total of over 100 kms or 62 miles of runs

Annual Snowfall - 380 cm / 12 ft.

Lift Capacity - 13,716 skiers per hour

Lifts at the Lake Louise Ski Resort

1 High speed 6 passenger chairlift
1 High speed 6 passenger gondola
2 High speed quad chairlifts
1 Quad chairlift
1 Triple chairlift
2 T-bars
1 Carpet

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Daycare - available for children from 18 days to 6 years.

The Lake Louise Ski Resort offers a licensed daycare. The staff members are caring, alert, and love working with children. They are located next to the Lodge of Ten Peaks in a separate building.

Here you'll find lots of nice kids to play with – fun things to do like playdough - Barbies - music - puzzles - colouring – painting - AND MAYBE - go skiing with those funny people in red ski suits - your instructor!!!

Hours of operation: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Phone: (403) 522-3555 ext. 2118

The Lake Louise Ski Resort has lots to offer. Learn to ski here. If you're a first timer then discover what this mountain has to offer. Check out Ski Louise with all kinds of info.

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