Expect lots of options for off-hill activities. Lake Louise is something of a natural winter paradise and Banff down the road offers all the amenities of a town. The Lake Louise Ski Area offers sightseeing up the gondola, the perfect place to take in the view, cross country skiing and snowshoeing for those looking to do something other than ski.
If you’re looking to do something active other than skiing then dog sledding, ice climbing and walking, cross country skiing, hot pools, snowshoeing, yoga classes, fitness centers, biking and hiking trails are all on the agenda.
But for those of you looking to relax in Banff – Lake Louise can take a trip to the Willow Stream Spa in The Fairmont Banff Springs to enjoy the pools or partake in one of their many treatments. You can also take a trip to the upper hot springs and soak away after a day of skiing.
If you are looking to shop while in the area Banff is the best place to do it, many stores line the streets whether you are looking for a souvenir or the latest gear someone’s got what you are looking for.
The Lake Louise Ski Area is host to the first World Cup Downhill Race of the season, a great time to come out and see some world class athletes. They also host some great slopestyle contests and cap off the year with Rukus in the Rockies, a Monster Energy event that is a real party.