Canada Ski Resort Guide for Lake Louise

Lake Louise Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort of Lake Louise

The resort of Lake Louise is said by many of its visitors to be the most stunning of resorts with matchless scenery in a spectacular setting. If you are not looking for skiing, then unlike some resorts, the scenery and ativities such as walks, sleigh rides and dog sledding on offer are enough to keep the non skiers happyIt is a small resort by some standards and this is reflected in the small village that is just a clutch of hotels and shops dotted along the road. The lift station is a mile or two across the valley so a car comes in handy especially as it can be very cold. You can travel to other resorts such as Kicking Horse and Panorama from Lake Louise as well as nearer ones such as Nakiska. This is an all year round resort and the accommodation costs during the winter are much cheaper.

About the Mountains near Lake Louise

There is a wide variety of slopes with plenty of steep black diamond trails above the tree line and many exciting powder runs to be explored. There are plenty of quiet snow sure slopes to get to grips with even though the snow fall can be modest there is snow making in operation. For intermediates there are some good cruising runs. Almost half of the runs are blues and blacks though some can be very short. Beginners have use of a good nursery slope at Lake Louise with plenty of easy greens to progress to.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Lake Louise

There are a few good mountain restaurants although they can become very crowded. The resort has a limited choice of restaurants with some offering pub style food and others great breakfasts. There are a few good venues for apres ski offering with bars, open fires, BBQs and live music.

Lake Louise Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability3 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 12
Resort HeightResort Height 1645 m
5400 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 1645-2635 m
5400-8650 ft
QueuesQueues 4 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 25%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 45%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 0%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 30%

Local Tourist Office Information

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