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The Original Ski Holiday Since 1932

Lake Louise

Resort features: 
Beginner skiers
Intermediate skiers
Advanced skiers
Snowboarders
Family resort
Traditional village

Overview

Lake Louise enjoys an enviable position in the heart of the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering a stunning backdrop of soaring mountains, glaciers and lakes. It really is hard to picture a more beautiful place to ski.

Lake Louise itself is a small village and, while it does have a selection of shops, bars and restaurants, those looking for lively après ski may prefer to base themselves in the nearby town of Banff (a regular skier shuttle runs between the two areas). However, families or couples seeking a romantic getaway will love this stunning destination, set deep within a pine forest. Enjoy a real back to nature feeling, surrounded by stunning views and wildlife, but within easy reach of a superb ski area with varied terrain suitable for all levels of skier and snowboarder.


Twin Centre Holidays in Banff and Lake Louise

If you want to make the most of your trip to the Rockies, why not try a twin centre holiday?
Enjoy the best of both worlds with a few nights in the town of Banff, with it's wide range of shops and lively nightlife, before heading back to nature with a stay in the beautiful setting of Lake Louise. Not only will you get to sample two very different destinations in one trip, but will be able to make the most of the excellent skiing available in the resorts of Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise.

Give one of our experts a call now on 0207 584 2841, or drop us an e-mail and we will be happy to put together a tailor-made itinerary for you.

Facilities

Lake Louise offers a wide range of non-ski activities, many designed to give you access to the stunning beauty and wildlife of the Banff National Park. Guests can take guided snowshoe walks, dog sledding adventures, sightseeing tours, snowmobiling, helicoptor tours and sleigh rides. Other activities include ice skating and tubing, while Lake Louise Village offers a range of shops and services, including a local grocery store, bakery and deli, liquor store and post office, along with unique west coast Native art, pottery and Canadian handcrafted goods at the speciality gift shops.

Facilities for children

The Lake Louise Ski Resort Daycare is licensed and accredited through the Alberta government. It is conveniently located next to the Lodge of Ten Peaks in a separate building. Activities include playdough, barbies, music, puzzles, colouring, painting, and optional skiing with expert Snow School instructors.

Winter Hours of Operation
Early November to Early May: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM every day.

Booking information
Walk-in bookings are subject to availablity and advance booking is recommended. Please email daycare@skilouise.com for more information and to book.

Kids and non-skiers will also love the Sunny Tube Park, which is located right at the base of the mountain. Tickets can be obtained from Guest Services.  A discounted 'Family Tuber' ticket is available for 2 adults and 2 children aged under 17 yrs. Please note that children must be at least 3 years old to ride the tube park.

Accommodation in this resort

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Special offers

We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.

Mountain info

Lake Louise is a great mountain that is suitable for all levels of skier and snowboarder. Beginnners have a dedicated area served by three magic carpet lifts, which is conveneniently located at the bese of the mountain next to the Daycare Centre. Progression is helped by the fact that Lake Louise has a green run off every lift (just follow the 'easiest way' signs) , making it an ideal destination for mixed ability groups. The best beginner and low intermediate runs on the Front Side are Wiwaxy, Eagle Meadows and Deer Run (Wiwaxy is a beginner only run, which is ideal for less confident skiers/riders). The Glacier Express Quad services Wiwaxy, while Eagle Meadows and Deer Run are serviced by the Grizzly Express Gondola.

There is plenty of  intermediate to advanced terrain on the front side of the mountain - Grizzly Gully, Meadowlark and Larch are particularly nice runs in the right conditions - while more advanced skiers and snowboarders should head over to the back bowls for some suberb, challenging black diamonds.

The Showtime Terrain Park is one of the largest in Western Canada, offering progressive lines for all standards of skier/rider. The park is located on Easy Street, close to the base of the mountain and offers an ever-changing selection of jumps, rails and boxes. 

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 1646m

Summit Elevation: 2,637m

Vertical Drop: 991m

Total Pistes: 4,200 acres

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Number of Lifts: 10

Snow Parks: 1

Piste map

Ski passes

Give yourself maximum flexibility with the Tri-Area lift ticket, valid for skiing at all three local mountains - Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mount Norquay. Go where the best snow is and enjoy a great variety of terrain, plus you can take a break to try other activities during your stay with rest days built into all ticket durations of three days or more.

Pre-purchase your lift tickets at least five days prior to travel and your tickets will be waiting for you when you check into your accommodation, so you can get straight on the mountain without queuing at the ticket window.

EARLY BOOKING OFFERS - BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST RATES

Make sure you pre-book your Banff and Lake Louise lift tickets early to ensure you get the best deal. There are three tiers of Early booking offers available, ending on 31st August, 31st October and 30th November, so the earlier you book the more you will save on the regular rates. Book by 31st August and save up to 30% on the ticket window rate.

Download our current Banff & Lake Louise lift ticket rates»

Ski rental

Please contact us for information and prices for ski rental in Lake Louise.

Ski school

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Travel info

The Lake Louise Ski Area is located in Banff National Park,approximately 184km (115 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and 60km (36 miles) West of the town of Banff. Calrgary is serviced by various major airlines, with British Airways and Air Canada both offering daily direct flights from London Heathrow.

From Calgary International Airport
(Approx. 2h30m, weather dependent)


    Take Airport Exit road to first set of lights
    Turn left at first set of lights (Barlow Trail)
    Turn left at next set of lights (Airport Road)
    Follow signs onto Deerfoot Trail/Highway #2 South
    Take Deerfoot Trail/Highway #2 South to 16th Avenue/TransCanada Highway #1. You will exit from the right onto this exit ramp.
    16th Avenue becomes TransCanada Highway 1, which takes you straight through to Banff National Park (this is a 45 - 60 minute drive).
    Once you arrive at the Banff National Park gates you will be required to pay a fee. Click here for rates.
    Continue to follow the signs for Lake Louise, continuing on the TransCanada Highway.
    Forty minutes past the Town of Banff, take a right turn off marked for Lake Louise.
 

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