Lake Louise

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Lake Louise
Phone: 403 522-3555

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About the Ski Resort

Lake Louise Ski area and the village of Lake Louise are located in Banff National Park, approximately 115 miles (184 km) west of Calgary, Alberta, and 36 miles (60 km) west of the town of Banff.

Lake Louise is the largest ski area in Canada with 4,000 acres of skiable terrain. With four mountain faces to choose from, it takes most more than a week to explore all of Lake Louise.

The mountain's terrain offers a perfect mix for every ability level. Each chairlift at Lake Louise has an easy and a hard way down, which means that even a novice can enjoy the whole mountain, including the back bowls. And if the weather turns unfriendly, there are miles of tree-lined runs.

A variety of cross-country ski trails is available for all ability levels, plus numerous miles of track-set trails and access to a rustic lodge in the mountain backcountry.

The scenery here is unsurpassed. Lake Louise is constantly ranked number one by ski magazine readers for scenery. Stop for a moment at the summit of Mt. Whitehorn on a sun-drenched day and take in the panoramic vista of jagged, glaciated peaks, impossibly turquoise lakes and endless, untouched forests.

Lake Louise is a scant two hour drive from Calgary International Airport, and airline deregulation has provided Calgary with innumerable direct or one-stop flights from most U.S. and world centers.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: Yes
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 80 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  25 %

 More Difficult:  45 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  5,400 ft
Summit elevation:  8,765 ft
Vertical drop:  3,365 ft
Skiable area:  4,200 acres
Annual snowfall:  144 in
Snowmaking:  40 %
Number of trails:  113
Number of lifts:  11
Types of lifts:  2 Surface Lifts,
 2 Double Chairs,
 1 Triple Chairs,
 4 Hi-Speed Quads,
 1 Six-Pack,
 1 Gondola

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

Ski Resort Maps (click on maps to enlarge)

Lake Louise map
Lake Louise map
Lake Louise map

Ski Resort directions

The Village of Lake Louise and the Lake Louise Ski Area is located in Banff National Park, approximately 184 KM (115 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and 60 KM (36 miles) West of the town of Banff.