Lake Louise

Closed
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
Pros
  • World class terrain for everyone
  • Stunning scenery
  • Longest seasons in North America (6 months)
Cons
  • Expensive place to ski

Lake Louise Ski Packages

Lodging Discount Price
Lake Louise Inn
18% off $297
Lake Louise Inn
18% off $297
Mountaineer Lodge
12% off $2,111

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Overall

4.9

Lake Louise Ski Resort is the Canadian Rockies' biggest ski resort with over 4,200 ac of ski terrain. It's also one of the most beautiful ski resort in the world, located within Canada's first National Park - Banff National Park. Lake Louise has tons of terrain on four mountain faces including the Front Side, Larch, Paradise, and the Back Bowls, and one of the longest seasons in North America from early November to May. Located just 5 minutes from the pretty village of Lake Louise, The Post Hotel and the famous Chateau Lake Louise, the ski resort is also near the town of Banff and even more skiing at Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay.

Lake Louise

vs
Lake LouiseMount Norquay
beginner25 %20 %
intermediate45 %36 %
advanced19 %28 %
expert11 %16 %
total runs145 60
ski area4,200ac 190ac
summit elevation8,651ft 8,038ft
total lifts10 6
child lift ticket$39 CAD ($29 USD) $29 CAD ($21 USD)
adult lift ticket$104 CAD ($76 USD) $74 CAD ($54 USD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall114″ 26″

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Lake Louise Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 41 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Good!3.8 / 5Apr 20, 2020
Lake Louise ReviewsDanielle D.
advanced skier
Lake Louise is a great destination that you can piggy back with Banff. Beautiful terrain and views. I felt like there were a lot of kids there the last time we were there. The snow was thin with a bunch of closed trails. The few times I’ve been there, the lifts higher up the mountain closed frequently due to wind.... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Mar 22, 2020
Lake Louise ReviewsDanika G.
advanced snowboarder
Lake Louise is a great family resort with lots to offer. Very long runs which I personally enjoy. Absolutely gorgeous views that make the ride down that much more enjoyable.... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Jan 05, 2020
Lake Louise ReviewsBetty D.
intermediate snowboarder
Old, friendly big resort. The facilities and lifts are pretty old (although well maintained), as it's in a national park and construction is very limited. Staff is usually very nice at the lifts, it adds to the fun and safety! At least, more involved and present than in most the hills I've been to. Snow is very good, open Nov-May with a wide... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Apr 29, 2019
Lake Louise ReviewsZixiao C.
advanced skier
Solid location for early season went over thanksgiving holiday in the 2018 season - back bowls are where you want to be. Front side can get most of its snow blown to the backside. Watch out for rocks in the early season! Lessons are very affordable!... More
Average!3.3 / 5Mar 22, 2019
Lake Louise ReviewsDrew G.
advanced skier
Lake louise is a great mountain for any rider. The mountain services and lodges make for a great day even If the conditions aren't great. The views of the lake are one to remember.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Oct 08, 2018
Lake Louise ReviewsKirk T.
intermediate snowboarder
It's a further drive than Sunshine but it has it's charms. There is a lot of terrain to attend to at Lake Louise. It runs a late season (usually start of May) and it's on the way to Kicking Horse Resort. Lift tickets aren't cheap (but where are they cheap?). The gondola is a nice option for families and newer riders. There is a lot of good out of... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Oct 08, 2018
KTKirk T.
intermediate snowboarder
It's a further drive than Sunshine but it has it's charms. There is a lot of terrain to attend to at Lake Louise. It runs a late season (usually start of May) and it's on the way to Kicking Horse Resort. Lift tickets aren't cheap (but where are they cheap?). The gondola is a nice option for families and newer riders. There is a lot of good out of... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Oct 08, 2018
KTKirk T.
intermediate snowboarder
It's a further drive than Sunshine but it has it's charms. There is a lot of terrain to attend to at Lake Louise. It runs a late season (usually start of May) and it's on the way to Kicking Horse Resort. Lift tickets aren't cheap (but where are they cheap?). The gondola is a nice option for families and newer riders. There is a lot of good out of... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Jun 06, 2018
Lake Louise ReviewsAdam J.
advanced snowboarder
Lake Louise is by far the most family friend resort I have ever skied, but the real gem of the Rockies came alive when we met some of the local staff and residents who showed us the truly magical spots!... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Apr 26, 2018
Lake Louise ReviewsMichael R.
advanced skier
Lake Louise is an absolute gem- great mix of terrain from trees to wide open groomers to mogul filled bowl to simple cruising lines -framed by some of the best mountain views in the world! Lovely log mountain base lodge and fun beer patio for apres. It's all about the skiing and the layout though!... More

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Lake Louise
25% 45% 30%
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