Lake Louise

Alberta, Canada

About Lake Louise

Located in Banff National Park, with its monolithic mountains, shimmering glaciers, deep-frozen lakes and equally deep powder, Lake Louise, one of the so-called ‘Big 3’ is perhaps the most beautiful place in the world. It’s certainly one of the most stunning to ski. Totaling 4,200 skiable acres, 145 trails excluding countless back bowls and 990m of vertical, it is unsurprising Lake Louise was voted as the number 1 Ski Resort in Canada for the 3rd consecutive year in 2017.

A 45-minute drive west from the town of Banff will see you to Lake Louise. To say the drive is scenic is a gross understatement and it’s a drive that could certainly take a little longer depending on how many photo stops are taken.

Lastly, no trip to Lake Louise would be complete without visiting the lake itself, located some 5km from the hamlet-village of Lake Louise. The lake that’s unbelievably turquoise in summer couldn’t look more different in winter. Upon the frozen lake you can ice-skate – or learn to ice skate – or be witness to the Ice Magic Festival in January, where ice carvers from all over the world create incredible sculptures.


Snow Resort Stats


Lake Louise
  • Elevation Top 2,637m
  • Elevation Bottom1646m
  • Vertical Drop 991m
  • Skiable Terrain 1700ha
  • Longest Run 8 kms (5 miles)
  • Beginner 25%%
  • Intermediate 45%%
  • Advanced 30%%
  • Total Number of Trails139 runs + back bowls


Lake Louise
  • Total 9
  • Highest Lifted Point2,637 metres (8,650 feet)
  • Gondolas & Trams 1
  • High Speed Sixes
  • High Speed Quads 2
  • Quad Chairs 1
  • Triple Chairs 1
  • Double Chairs 0
  • Surface Lifts 3
  • Uphill
  • Capacity 13,716 people/hour

Snow Making

Lake Louise
  • Snow Making 
  • Total Number of Guns100
  • Annual Average Snowfall 4.54m

Terrain Parks

Lake Louise
  • Total 1
  • Name Terrain Park
  • Half Pipes 0
  • Half Pipe Size n/a
  • Total Terrain Park
  • Area Size