LAKE LOUISE SKI RESORT, CANADA
Why Lake Louise is one of Canada’s best ski resorts
Lake Louise Ski Resort may just be the most beautiful place in the world. For real.
This stunning ski area, with views of soaring peaks and twinkling glaciers, sits within Banff National Park, and offers runs to suit all levels of expertise. There’s nothing quite like admiring the spectacular views of the frozen Lake Louise itself, as you glide down it’s mountain tops.
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Aside from it’s exceptional beauty, Lake Louise is noteworthy because it’s the second largest ski resort in Canada. It offers world-class facilities and is very family friendly.
Lake Louise ski runs
Sprawling across 4,200 acres, the skiing terrain has three areas – the front side, the backside powder bowls, and the Larch area.
The front side of Lake Louise is home to loads of smooth and simple runs, as well as some broadly groomed intermediate courses. The backside is better suited to the skiing and boarding whizzes; here you’ll find steep bowls and loads of gullies and chutes to keep you entertained.
Lake Louise restaurants and nightlife
The resort itself is famed as a family friendly destination, and has many brilliant facilities and restaurants – but is somewhat lacking in jumping nightlife. If you are looking to party, never fear as the thriving Banff resort is just down the freeway.
Why would I want to ski in Lake Louise?
Because it’s like skiing in a painting… seriously. Australia may have beaches covered, but Canada wins with Lake Louise in terms of spectacular winter beauty – you don’t want to miss visiting this special place.
Getting to the slopes in Lake Louise
Lake Louise is serviced by 10 lifts, with the front side and larch area claiming the more modern and speedier transport. Don’t miss taking the prolonged journey on the Grizzly Express Gondola – it’s the best way to take in the theatrical panoramic views of the resort.
Lake Louise tips
Due to its supreme location and natural wonder, Lake Louise can get rather congested – especially on the front side of the mountain. If you want fresh tracks, our advice is to work it - get out there nice and early, and consider venturing off the beaten track.