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Lake Louise Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Lake Louise
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1645m
  • Ski Season: November to May
  • Mountain Range: Canadian Rockies
  • Number of Lifts: 12
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2637m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1645m
  • Number of Slopes: 113
  • Snowboarding: It won’t matter whether you are a beginner of expert in snow boarding; here you will have a great time as Lake Louise caters to everyone needs. Club Snowboard caters for ages 13 and over.
  • Cross Country (km): 8 – 9.3 kilometres. There are many different cross-country trails on offer from really short and easy one to the more difficult and longer trail.

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General information

After a day on the slopes try the Banff Upper Hot Springs, where you will be able to soak those strained muscles in soothing mineral waters with a superb mountain setting to help you unwind. If skiing is not on the agenda the village has quite a few other interesting places to visit such as the Art Gallery which offers landscape paintings and handcrafts by local artists, plus sculptures and beadwork by Canada’s First Nations’ people. Discover the Rockies or explore the history of the Banff National Park where visitors will be able to see the wildlife or visit the headwaters of the Bow River in Lake Louise with one of the many guided tours that are available. Or take a thrilling dog sled ride or a snowmobile ride whilst enjoying the spectacular Rocky Mountains scenery and visiting old trappers’ cabins.

  • Languages: English French.
  • Temperatures: minus 7°C
  • Driving: Drive on the right hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Population: 1200
  • Religion: All Religions
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Lake Louise offers a number of Apres Ski activities such as 17 restaurants, with cuisine from traditional to international and including fast food. On Mondays and Thursdays visitors can indulge in a torchlight dinner which includes appetizers, a full buffet dinner, live entertainment and a guided ski down the mountain by torchlight. There are 6 bars and one nightclub plus a very good collection of galleries, curios and boutiques which will interest the avid shopper


This ski resort situated in the Canadian Rockies has been portrayed as the ‘Jewel in the Rockies’. It is extremely popular with most Europeans and offers the visitor not only superb skiing but also dramatic scenery and lots of wildlife. The customer service is fantastic and there is a ski slope for everyone; beginners will thoroughly enjoy the gentle slopes and for the intermediate skier there are miles of great pistes; the experts can tackle the array of blacks or the great powder in the Purple Bowl. Lake Louise although small boasts a good selection of accommodation and restaurants which are very reasonably priced. Apres-ski at Lake Louise is definitely North American with line-dancing and Country music being played in most bars. There are few queues to contend with and the childcare facilities are excellent. This is a place with plenty to offer and the visitor will soon find how great the skiing is as well as user-friendly, with snow that is excellent.

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