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The Best Way to Ski Louise

Never skied our beautiful Lake Louise Ski Resort?

Here's some good information to ensure you have a great day in the snow!

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For Kids and Beginners:

The best location for kids and beginners is in the Minute Maid Wilderness Adventure Park and the Sunny-T learning area.

This would be the best introduction to the hill for those very novice skiers

This fully inclusive beginner centre is conveniently located at the resort next to the Daycare Centre, and features the Sunny T-Bar beginner lift, and a magic carpet lift.

Beginners and Low Intermediates:

Follow the green signs marking the "Easiest Way" ski runs, which can be found at the top of each lift at the resort. All chair lifts and the Grizzly Express Gondola, have a green, easy way down from the top.


When you ski Louise start on Sunny T-Bar (lift D). This area is ideally suited to making your fist experience on snow a great one! For the next step, take the Glacier Express Quad (lift B) and Run #9. Run #9, Wiwaxy, is a beginner's only run.

The best beginner and low intermediate runs on the Front Side are runs #9, #55 and #56. The Glacier Express Quad (lift B) services Run #9, and Runs #55 and #56 are serviced by the Grizzly Express Gondola (lift C).

The best backside green runs are runs #65, #109, #143 and #150. The Grizzly Express Gondola (lift C) services Run #65, and Run #109 is serviced by the Top of the World 6-Pack Express (lift H).

Runs #143 and #150 are found on the Larch Face. To get to the Larch Area, ride lift C and follow Run #65, past Paradise Triple Chair (lift E) and Temple Lodge, to the Larch Express Quad (lift G) where Runs #143 and #150 are recommended.

Return to the Front Side and Ski Area Base via Ptarmigan Quad Chair (lift F) Run #55, or Run #56 to Run #9.

Please note: beginner and lower intermediate skiers/riders, should avoid runs serviced by the Top of the World Six Pack Express Chair (lift H) when visibility is poor.

Intermediates and Better:

Run #59 should not be missed, nor should the combination of Runs #39 and #8. Run #148, Larch, can be delightful. Run #132 reached by Summit Platter (lift A), is a tremendous high alpine experience that is definitely worth a go whenever visibility is good.

For those skiers and riders who are seeking the thrills of black diamond runs, focus your attention to the backside alpine bowls, where areas like the Mineshaft and Jackpot will offer you a wide variety of super challenging steeps and chutes. These are great areas to head to on days with good visibility.

On snowy or cloudy/flat light days, high end skiers and riders will want to check out places such as the Ptarmigan Chutes (Runs #62 - #64), or places like Run #147 (Lynx run at the Larch Area) or the Men's World Cup Downhill Run #1, found on the front side of the mountain.

Free Mountain Tours

Are you new to Lake Louise or want to know more about the ski area lifts, runs, facilities, or heritage? Why not let the Ski Friends take you on a free mountain tour of the ski area!

Tours run daily and are completely free!!!

Meeting Place is the base area on the left side of the lower deck area when looking at the mountain. Look for the yellow Ski Friends jackets.

Daily times are 1:15 and it is Free!!! Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time to allow time to be assigned to your group leader.

Ski Louise and make it the best day ever!

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The Showtime Terrain Park

The 2010 Lake Louise Showtime Terrain Park was located on Easy Street, center stage under the Glacier chairlift.

The terrain park offered various jibs, jumps, and rails for every level park user.

Come on out to the Lake and play to your heart's content. Have a ton of fun, and stay safe.

Know your own limits, and stay within them. As for all snow sports, helmets are strongly recommended, but they are no substitute for common sense!

Park Features:

4 Intermediate Jumps
4 Pro Jumps
Rainbow Box
Butter Box
2 Flat Box
Battleship Box
Flat own Box
Culvert Jib
Round Hand Rail
Flat Rail
Flat Down Rail
Flat Down Rail

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