Lake Louise is perhaps the most iconic of the SkiBig3 resorts – three resorts that share a liftpass and lie near the tourist town of Banff. The other two resorts, Sunshine Village and Norquay, are closer to town; at 45 minutes away Lake Louise is a bit of a commute. But it’s well worth it, set in spectacular Banff National Park wilderness that is pristine and majestic. And of course, there’s the skiing. With 4200 skiable acres, Lake Louise is large for North America, and good for all abilities. As long as you don’t mind the cold…

Lake Louise’s layout allows families and groups of varying abilities to ski together; there are beginner, intermediate and expert runs down from every chair. Beginners and intermediate skiers have access to an abundance of gentle slopes and long cruising runs. Experts can explore endless chutes, glades, gullies and remote bowls in some of the Rockies’ most challenging terrain.

Visitors often spend a few days in Lake Louise and a few in Banff, in order to enjoy the serenity of the former and the lively variety of the latter. There’s not much of a village at Lake Louise, just a few hotels, a small mall, and a cheerful but brief après scene.

At a glance

Altitude

1646 ftm

Piste Area

4200km

Lift Pass Price

CAN$503.40 - 6 days

Nearest Airport

Calgary (185km)

Beginner slopes

21

Intermediate slopes

9

Advanced slopes

27

Lifts

9

Highest lift

2637m

Lowest lift

1646m

Snow parks

1

Glacier

No

Snowmaking

Yes