Lake Louise Ski area and the village of Lake Louise are located in Banff National Park, approximately 115 miles (184 km) west of Calgary, Alberta, and 36 miles (60 km) west of the town of Banff.
Lake Louise is the largest ski area in Canada with 4,000 acres of skiable terrain. With four mountain faces to choose from, it takes most more than a week to explore all of Lake Louise.
The mountain's terrain offers a perfect mix for every ability level. Each chairlift at Lake Louise has an easy and a hard way down, which means that even a novice can enjoy the whole mountain, including the back bowls. And if the weather turns unfriendly, there are miles of tree-lined runs.
A variety of cross-country ski trails is available for all ability levels, plus 50 miles of track-set trails and access to the rustic Skoki Lodge in the mountain backcountry.
The scenery here is unsurpassed. Lake Louise is constantly ranked number one by ski magazine readers for scenery. Stop for a moment at the summit of Mt. Whitehorn on a sun-drenched day and take in the panoramic vista of jagged, glaciated peaks, impossibly turquoise lakes and endless, untouched forests.
Food and warm shelter are never far away. You can take your pick from three separate day lodges strategically located throughout the area. The Whiskyjack base lodge alone features a children's nursery and day care center, rental shop, ski school, ski shop, locker area, drop-off zone and plenty of free parking.
The Village of Lake Louise offers all the amenities, with enough variety to suit every taste and pocketbook. Nine hotels operate year-round, and the apres-ski scene has come of age. Lake Louise offers a full spectrum of dining, partying and entertainment options.
Lake Louise is a scant two hour drive from Calgary International Airport, and airline deregulation has provided Calgary with innumerable direct or one-stop flights from most U.S. and world centers.
TRAIL RATINGS Easiest: 25 % More Difficult: 45 % Most Difficult: 30 % MOUNTAIN STATISTICS Base Elevation: 5,400 ft (1,646 m) Summit Elevation: 8,650 ft (2,637 m) Vertical Drop: 3,250 ft (991 m) Skiable Area: 4,200 acres (1,701 hectares) Annual Snowfall: 144 in (366 cm) Snowmaking: 40 % Number of Lifts: 10 Uphill Lift Capacity: 15,499 per hour Types of Lifts: 3 Surface Lifts 2 Double Chairs 1 Triple Chairs 1 Quad Chair 4 Hi-Speed Quads Number of Trails: 113 Longest Run: 26,400 ft (8,047 m) CONTACT INFORMATION Telephone: 403 522-3555 Snow Phone: 403 244-6665 Facsimile: 403 244-3774