At a Glance
145+ marked runs and back bowls
Terrain to suit all ability levels
Average annual snowfall of 4.5m
Spectacular mountain views
Quiet hamlet in the Rockies
Skiing in Lake Louise
Lake Louise is a fantastic warm-up option as it is located 2 hours from Calgary, has a long (and reliable) six-month season, and is one of the largest ski resorts in the region. Beginner and expert skiers alike can enjoy the large selection of perfectly groomed pistes as well as some more adventurous chutes, glades and gullies. Known for its beauty (think scenery from The Revenant), you can expect spectacular mountain panoramas in a largely unspoiled wilderness – and if you’re lucky, you might get some powder skiing.
Powder Skiing Watch
Lake Louise is located in the Rocky Mountains which are the most easterly mountain range before you hit the flat prairies. As such they don’t get quite as much snow as the ranges to the west of here, but you can still enjoy a great powder skiing day if you are lucky.
How do I get there?
Lake Louise is located 2 hours from Calgary by road. Shuttle buses, private transfers or hire cars (one way hire car drop offs are also available) can be easily arranged for you by our team.
Pure Powder Recommends
The Post Hotel & Spa
With a world-renowned restaurant, one of the finest wine cellars in North America and exceptional accommodation, The Post Hotel is the place to stay in Lake Louise. This Relais & Chateaux hotel offers impeccable service and you will always be warmly welcomed. They will run you to and from the mountain as you please and after a day of skiing the luxurious spa is the perfect place to unwind.
For Alternative Stays…
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
If it is all about the scenery and grandeur for you then look no further than the Fairmont Chateau. Based lakeside of Lake Louise, most rooms have views of the surrounding mountains and are spacious and comfortable. They also have five restaurants and three bars to enjoy on-site.
Lake Louise Inn
The Lake Louise Inn has suites and comfortable bedrooms to suit all budgets. There is a heated indoor swimming pool and sauna to soothe your ski legs after a day on the hill. There are also three restaurants on-site to enjoy.
Pure Powder Loves
√ The opportunity to ski with a local; just turn up at the base of the resort at 10AM each morning and a local will show you around (for free!).
√ Taking a break from downhill action and following one of the snow shoeing trails around the lake (do check local conditions before heading out).
Things to consider
– Winter in the Rockies can get really cold so we suggest you make sure you have all of the right gear. Check out our equipment tips.
– The town is tiny and so if you are after somewhere with a more of a buzzing social scene this isn’t the place for you – consider Banff as an alternative.