Lake Louise Ski Resort, Alberta

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Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta and Escape2ski connect you to SkiBig3 skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The resort is located adjacent the Trans Canada Highway, Highway 1 near the village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is one of the three major ski resorts located within the limits […]

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Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta and Escape2ski connect you to SkiBig3 skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The resort is located adjacent the Trans Canada Highway, Highway 1 near the village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is one of the three major ski resorts located within the limits of Banff National Park, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The resort is located 60km/37mi to the west of the town of Banff, which is the highest town in Canada. Lake Louise Ski Resort was formed in 1971 after the amalgamation of two independent Lake Louise lift stations. The resort is the only Canadian mountain to host a FIS Ski World Cup Event, and it is the first stop on the circuit each year. Lake Louise Ski Resort ranks as one of the most scenic mountain resorts in North America and is part of what is known throughout Canada and the ski and snowboarding industry, as SkiBig3.

On the Slopes

  • Lake Louise Ski Resort has approximately 156 marked runs spread out over 4200 acres of skiable terrain. The mountain has an exceptional layout which features an intermediate run from every chairlift and a wide variety of terrain to suit all ability levels of skiers and snowboarders.
  • The longest run at Lake Louise Ski Resort is 8km/5mi, so you’ll have more time to spend on the slopes. The uphill capacity exceeds 15,000 people/hour so you will be able to quickly reach the summit and do it all again.
  • Lake Louise Ski Resort has hosted over 50 World Cup Races. There are only a few ski areas in the world that have accomplished this.
  • The mountain has a collection of diverse terrain found on both the front-side and the backside bowls. For skiers and riders of advanced/expert level seeking the thrill of black diamond runs, visit the backside alpine bowls, which will provide you extraordinary views and super challenging steeps and chutes.
  • The Lake Louise Showtime Terrain Park is the largest in Western Canada and is well known for providing a variety of features to challenge to all ability levels.

Off the Slopes

  • A great selection of accommodation ranging from luxury hotels to quaint inns, as well as, lots of dining options can be found in the village of Lake Louise, which is situated in close proximity to the base of the mountain.
  • As an alternative, the town of Banff is located only a short distance away and has even more choice of accommodation and lots of shopping and dining options to choose from. Spend a day walking the main street of this quaint, authentic town surrounded by wonderful scenery.
  • Lake Louise Ski Resort is committed to families offering daycare facilities, a tube park, and children’s ski and snowboard programs to keep the little ones entertained.
  • If a day away from the slopes is included in your itinerary, off-mountain activities available include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or make the journey to the Chateau Lake Louise and try an afternoon of outdoor ice-skating on the lake.
  • Both Banff and Lake Louise offer free transportation to and from the ski resorts with a lift ticket.

On the Slopes

Off the Slopes

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3250 ft / 990 m

Base Elevation:
5400 ft / 1646 m

Summit Elevation:
8650 ft / 2636 m

Skiable Area:
4200 acres

Average Snowfall:
144 in / 366 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 156

Beginner: 39 (25%)

Intermediate: 47 (30%)

Advanced: 34 (22%)

Expert: 36 (23%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 2

Snow Cross: Yes

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Limited

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Calgary AB , 121mi / 194km

Nearest Major City:
Calgary AB, 115mi / 185km

Nearest Town/City:
Banff AB, 37mi / 60km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 10 to May 6

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 10

Gondolas: 1

Express-6 Chairs: 1

Express Quad Chairs: 2

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 4

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Calgary Intl Airport  (YYC)
Distance: 121 mi / 194 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-877-956-8473

Direct Phone: 403-522-3555

Snow Phone: 403-244-6665

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation