Lake Louise Ski Resort-Canada


Lake Louise: Snow for Everyone!


Lake Louise is classified as a hamlet which is located in Alberta, southern Canada. As far as its name is concerned it gets the name from a nearby located lake which further, in turn, was named after – Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. She was the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria.

This is one of the most well-known skiing destinations in western Canada so to speak. To further illustrate its fame one has to indeed explore the entire region particularly the Banff National Park. Lake Louise is almost centrally located in the heart of this national park almost as though it has its very own nest in there. Secondly, its size – roughly 4,200 acres of skiable terrain sure does attract a great number of visitors. These terrains can be equally accessed by skiers and riders, and overall it features among the three biggest resorts in the whole of Canada.




Lake Louise Statistics


Base Elevation: 5400 feet

Summit Elevation: 8652 feet

Vertical Drop: 3251 feet


There sure is something and definitely everything that so to say the heart of a powder hound might desire. Individuals of all skill levels can find something of their own here. No single word can actually describe the ski resort but a combination of – pristine, inspirational, varied, friendly and warm – quite vividly form its vibrant petals.  



The mountain that you see here belongs to the Canadian Rockies and basically forms the very foci of the ski area. Broadly speaking the features of the ski area are – endless chutes and gullies, gentle slopes, cruising runs, remote bowls and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. It also offers limitless off-piste adventures on some of the most exhilarating super steeps and a green run down from every chairlift. Here you will find terrains which will challenge you while bringing out the best in you. There will be green runs which go down from every chair lift and so many terrains that you will find a week prove to be less when it comes to covering the entire terrain.

Opening hours

  • The opening hours of the resort are as follows:
    • Lift Operations: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    • Guest Services Department: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Opening hour of the main lodge:
    • Main Cafeteria:    7:30am – 5:00pm (hot food line closes at 4:00pm)
    • Slopeside: 7:30am – 5:00pm
    • Kuma Yama Sushi: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    • Powder Keg: 11:00am – 6:00pm
    • Sports Alpine – Retail: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • Rental & Repair Shop: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Opening hours of Whiskyjack Lodge:
    • Guest Services & Season Pass Processing: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • Ski School Office: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • Whiskyjack Cafeteria: 11:00am – 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday – starting December 17)
    • Northface Bistro: 8:00am – 2:30pm (starting Dec 16)
  • Opening hours of Kokanee Kabin:
    • Kokanee Kabin and Smokehouse: 11:00am – 6:00pm (starting December 15th – weather permitting)
  • Opening hours of Whitehorn Lodge:
    • Whitehorn Bistro: 10:30am – 3:00pm (food service begins at 11:00 am)
  • The opening hours of Temple Lodge is as follows:
    • Temple Market Cafeteria: 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Temple Beach BBQ: 11:00am – 2:30pm (Saturdays & Sundays depending on adequate weather conditions)
    • Sawyer’s Nook: 11:00am – 2:30pm (starting December 10th)

They also have a fully functional daycare center at the Lake Louise and it operates between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the evening.

Dining Facilities


Dining facilities

So you got inside of your gear then scaled the hill and even had the time of your lives on the slopes and / or in the park – towards the end of the day your engine gets this craving for something truly delicious but wait, where do you go? Well, here are your options:

  • The Lodge of Ten Peaks
    • Kuma Yama Sushi
    • Slopeside Coffee Bar
    • Powder Keg Lounge
  • Whiskey Jack Lodge:
    • Whiskey Jack Café
    • Northface Bistro

Retail Store

The retail store at Lake Louise is unique because just like the snow-sports school it has special equipment geared in for individuals of every skill levels. They carefully select equipment and maintain them at top notch functioning grade.

Their rental rates for high-performance equipment are as follows:

  • Skis: The PM rates for skies is CAD $49.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $54.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $49.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Boots: The PM rates for boots is CAD $18.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $20.95 and the daily charges go really down to CAD $18.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Poles: The PM rates for poles is CAD $10.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $10.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $10.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Ski Package: The PM rates for Ski Package is CAD $54.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $59.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $54.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.

Mid-performance equipment for the same are as follows:

  • Skis: The PM rates for skies is CAD $34.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $30.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $34.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Boots: The PM rates for boots is CAD $15.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $16.95 and the daily charges go really down to CAD $14.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Poles: The PM rates for poles is CAD $10.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $10.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $10.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Ski Package: The PM rates for Ski Package is CAD $41.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $44.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $41.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.

The same for children are as follows:

  • Skis: The PM rates for skies is CAD $17.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $19.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $17.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Boots: The PM rates for boots is CAD $9.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $10.95 and the daily charges go really down to CAD $9.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Poles: The PM rates for poles is CAD $10.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $10.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $10.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.
  • Ski Package: The PM rates for Ski Package is CAD $25.95 whereas the same for a full days period is CAD $29.95 and the per day charges go really down to CAD $25.95 on a daily basis if you purchase tickets for a minimum period of 3 days.

Summer time fun time



Now, if you were wondering that Lake Louise was all about winters and snow-sports well guess what you are wrong. The summer months are equally exciting. Take a look below to glance through the various summer time features of the region:

  • Sightseeing Gondola: This whole ride last for about 14 minutes and is definitely the perfect way to explore the Banff National Park.
    • Dates of operation: The Gondola rides begin during the middle of May and closes towards the end of September.
  • Wildlife Interpretive Center: It is located at an elevation of 6,850 feet.
  • Dining: Open your mouths to breakfast buffets or lunches which include local and international delicacies.  
  • Gifts and Souvenir Shop: Lake Louise Gondola is the place where you come to get some memorable items for your friends and families.
  • Childcare: Get your young ones the same, safe and secure homely environment of their homes here.    

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