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Lake Louise

Lake Louise Ski Resort Guide

Lake Louise, Canada

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length62 miles
Highest Lift8,661ft
Resort Height5,413ft
 Nearest AirportCalgary International
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Lake Louise

The Canadian ski resort of Lake Louise is in the Canadian Rockies at an altitude of 5,413ft, with 62 miles of marked runs.


Lake Louise has direct access to 62 miles of downhill skiing, with 113 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 5,413ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 8,661ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Lake Louise offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Lake Louise.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Lake Louise is 5 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'ER 3'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Lake Louise?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 4 December, with around 3in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Lake Louise

Ski Area Stats

Lake Louise Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
62 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Lake Louise Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,661ft
Lowest Trail5,413ft
Resort Altitude (Lake Louise)5,413ft
Max Vertical3,248ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Lake Louise
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Lake Louise?

This ski resort is in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Lake Louise is Calgary International, 137 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 18,790 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 100 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Lake Louise open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early November, and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Lake Louise, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Lake Louise Tourist Office for the latest.

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